If you are stuck on ideas for tasty cold appetizers for your party, look no further!
We've searched high and low, and rounded up 45 delicious cold appetizer recipes that your guests will surely devour in minutes!
Cold party appetizers are great because you can make them in advance, and store them in the fridge until they need to be served.You’ll find ideas for perfect cold appetizers, such as some antipasto kabobs, a lemon-chive goats cheese dip, some salami pinwheels, some fig and prosciutto crostini, and so many more...
45 Most Delicious Cold Appetizers for your Party!
You can follow the simple recipes and make these exact sandwiches, or if you are feeling creative, create your own combinations!These easy-to-make pinwheels are full of flavor and such a treat to serve.
Wrap basil-infused pesto, white beans, and yummy veggies in flour tortillas, to create these bite-sized wraps that are the perfect finger food for your party.
Full of flavor, these stuffed mini peppers are colorful and will also look fantastic on a plater.
These bite-sized Greek salads are so quick and easy to make, and no cooking is involved, which makes them the perfect appetizer!
You can easily serve them as a snack during the summer too.
If you can't resist it either, then you are going to love this traditional classic Sicilian dish made with eggplant, olives, tomatoes, celery, and lots of other wonderful ingredients.
Make a bunch and eat it as a salad, a side dish, or even a condiment. For the perfect party appetizer, slathered it on a piece of toasted or grilled bread. It's literally that easy!
As long as you add a bunch of different colors, textures, and flavors, you can make them with as many, or as few ingredients as you like. Try things like olives, marinated artichokes, dried tomatoes, etc... The options are endless!
Serve it with anything crunchy, such as pretzels or crackers, or you could even serve it with a bunch of veggies such as carrots and celery too!
This decadent easy party appetizer is perfect for a cocktail party, baby shower, or bridal shower, and looks absolutely amazing!
Serve them on skewers, and make them that extra bit more special by adding some crunchy croissant croutons, and drizzling them with a little honey.
Loaded with flavorful shrimp, avocado, juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, and more, this appetizer packs a serious punch of flavor.
Add some Clamato juice to give your Mexican shrimp cocktail a yummy Bloody Mary vibe!
Jam-packed with bacon, cheddar cheese, and a creamy ranch flavor, these easy roll-ups are sure to be a hit at any party with everyone scrambling for a bite.
All you need to do is pick out a bunch of different types of cheeses (soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and hard), and other types of food, such as cured meats, crackers, or toasted baguettes. Finish off with some mouth-watering fruits and nuts and you are good to go!
Give your cheese board a vegetarian twist by not adding any cured meats.
13: Crack DipThis creamy flavorful dip, filled with bacon, cheese, green onions, and ranch seasonings, is an all-time favorite and will have your family and friends begging for more!
Make it ahead of time so you can refrigerate for a few hours and the flavors really meld together. Serve with your favorite chips or crackers.
Loaded with chunks of melty brie or herby goat's cheese, and cranberry sauce, tucked into a golden brown puff pastry bite! It's a great savory recipe for any party.
They are an instant crowd-pleaser, full of crunch and a kick of heat!
Not only is it simple to make, but the flavors also are bold, the texture is creamy, and it pairs with almost anything.
Place this goat cheese appetizer in the middle of a board and surround it with a bunch of crackers, tortilla chips, veg, fruit, and nuts!
For a great low-carb option replace the crackers with zucchini slices.
This cold dip recipe is packed with healthy ingredients, like avocado, spinach, olive oil, and lemon juice.
All you need to do is wiz everything up in a food processor and serve with crackers or vegetable sticks. You'll be done in less than 10 minutes!
This delicious appetizer can be served either chilled or at room temperature.
They take minutes to assemble, which makes them a great appetizer for any last-minute party guests!
Tweaked the egg yolk mixture with chopped green olives and pimentos. Then serve them with a scattering of fresh herbs for added flavor!
22: Salami PinwheelsThese low-carb salami pinwheels are the perfect party appetizer for a crowd.
Made with just 3 ingredients, salami, cream cheese, and peppers, you don't need much time to put them together.
Instead of salami, you can try making these pinwheels with any other sliced meats, such as turkey, ham, or even roast beef.
23: French Onion DipFrench onion dip is an irresistibly delicious party favorite made with sour cream, caramelized onions, garlic, fresh herbs, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce for an extra kick.
It’s creamy, full of herbs, and guaranteed to be a hit with your guests!
Make sure you make a double batch so you can spread it on burgers, flatbreads, and even dollop it onto some grilled chicken.
They are a seasonal favorite that are unbelievably delicious when stuffed with goat's cheese and roasted in the oven. Sprinkle each half with some crushed pistachios and just wait to see the look on the faces of your guests!
They are just what you need for a tasty salsa or dip, or even as an accompaniment for a cheeseboard.
Finish them off by sprinkling them with the topping of your choice, such as kosher salt and fresh rosemary, Parmesan cheese, or some sesame seeds.
Layer a slice of salty prosciutto with some sweet fig preserve on a crispy slice of toasted baguette with some cream cheese and you'll feel like you are in heaven!
Drizzle each crostini with a sliver of balsamic glaze and some honey for an extra kick!
The Greek sauce Tzatziki, made with yogurt and cucumber, is the perfect addition to this easy recipe.
Serve the roll as they are, or you can place each one on a slice of cucumber or a rice cracker for some added crunch!
Although it's made with pineapple, the onions and garlic salt in this cheese ball make it savory instead of sweet.
Make it in advance and serve on the day with crackers, fruit, bread, or crunchy fresh veggies.
They take virtually no effort to put together, and both the tangy and creamy flavor, with a pop of sweetness from the pomegranate, is everything you could ever wish for.
It's a great New Year's eve appetizer can you can serve over the holidays. If pomegranates aren't in season swap them for whatever is, such as mango, tomato, strawberries, or perhaps even pineapple.
Made with peaches pickled in champagne or white wine vinegar, assemble them on skewers with fresh mozzarella pearls, crisp basil leaves, and salty prosciutto drizzled with an herb vinaigrette.
Each bite is a combination of sweet and savory flavors that will satisfy everyone's taste buds!
What's not to love about this soft, creamy egg mixture, loaded with cheese and ham, and baked to perfection, right?
Layer some toasted baguette slices with ricotta, curls of peeled asparagus, and a garnish of lemon zest and torn mint.
They are ever so simple to assemble and perfect for a Spring celebration.
The plump juicy cajun shrimp over creamy avocado on a crisp slice of cucumber will definitely get your tastebuds tingling.
The cajun spiced shrimp gives it a fantastic spicy kick. On the other hand, if you prefer yours milder, cut the paprika and cayenne in half. Finish them off with some fresh lime juice.
From pretty presentation to amazing flavor, you really can't go wrong with this perfect light appetizer.
These mini pies are full of flavor, thanks to the two kinds of cheese, the fresh sun-ripened tomatoes, and the buttery pie crusts that are baked to perfection!
All you need to do is layer salami, ham, Swiss cheese, and a mini pickled dill on a skewer, to have yourself a low-carb little Cuban sandwich on a stick.
Don't forget to add some mustard for dipping!
37: Avocado TzatzikiAdd depth and more flavor to your traditional Tzatziki dip by simply giving it an avocado twist.
It will take it to the next level by making the dip extra creamy and giving it a burst of color!
These bite-size pimento cheese balls, are the easiest thing to whip up and perfect for your next social gathering.
There's no better combination in hot weather. The refreshing watermelon and mint complement the salty feta in this sweet and savory pairing appetizer.
All you need to do is mix the smoked salmon with the dill and cream cheese. Then spread it onto your thin strips of cucumber and roll.
It really is that easy and the result is amazing!
Each bite is so delicious, that you won't be able to stop at just one!
Just place a marinated cube of feta, some olives, and a sun-dried tomato into a shooter glass and you're done.
Don't you just love the sweet and tangy combo of strawberries, goat cheese, basil, and balsamic glaze all on crusty toasted bread?
Heaven in a bite!
These Vietnamese fresh spring rolls not only are beautiful to look at, but they are great as a refreshing appetizer or even a light meal.
They consist of pork and shrimp wrapped in rice paper rolls. You can customize them according to your liking though. For instance, Add some julienned cucumber for some crunch and juiciness. Don't forget to serve some dipping sauce.
It has a super moreish taste with a sweet, creamy, garlicky, smoky, and hint of nutty flavor that is a treat to everyone's tastebuds.
Made with roasted red peppers and eggplants, it's a great dip to share with friends at a party, or even as part of a mezze board. Serve with grilled or toasted pitta bread or hummus flatbread.
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