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Fuss-Free Appetizer

I love having easy appetizers to serve at my own parties or take to a friends' event.

 

My sister told me about this easy appetizer that has just four ingredients!  These are the recipes I like to have at the ready for simple, tasty starters for a party or dinner. 

When you are hosting a get-together, my advice is keep the appetizers simple. A few bowls of nuts, olives and one hot or cold appetizer is perfect for a small dinner party.

If you offer your guests a beverage in a fancy glass, have the appetizers prepared and out on a table, and some great music playing in the background, it instantly translates to "p.a.r.t.y." 

Here's one easy appetizer to add to your list of top 10 dishes:

Leslie's Easy as Pie Appetizer

Serves 8-10

hummus, any kind

pesto, store-bought or your own

feta cheese, crumbled

black olives, sliced or chopped

In a pretty pie plate (or low rimmed dish), spread the hummus to the rim, top with pesto spread out evenly, top with crumbled feta and lastly, top with olives. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.  This is best made just before the guests arrive.

Here are some other easy appetizers:

Here are other, no-cook ideas for appetizers:

cheese and crackers

nuts of any kind

pesto and veggies

salsa and chips

proscuitto or ham wrapped around melon slices

fresh figs

grapes

olives

breads/crackers/bread sticks

crudites (cut-up fresh veggies) and dip or salad dressing disguised as dip

smoked salmon - serve it with crackers, capers and sour cream or creme freche

hard sausages and salami

pate

hummus

deli delights: marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, stuffed cherry peppers, bruschetta, etc. from the deli counter

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