recipes for: Appetizers
This easy and elegant savory fig tart comes together quickly and makes a perfect light lunch or brunch side dish! Fresh figs are baked in a homemade tart shell with whipped goat cheese, gorgonzola, and rosemary. Serve with fresh baby arugula and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Vegetarian
These light and crisp cucumber slices with baked salmon and creamy Greek yogurt sauce are a healthy snack you'll enjoy on repeat. We love to serve them with capers, fresh dill, and a sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning. Bet you can't stop at one!
This peach burrata salad tastes like summer! Fresh peaches are thinly sliced then plated with creamy burrata cheese, silky prosciutto, and fresh basil. Drizzle lightly with truffle oil, then season with flaky sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. A perfect lunch plate or side salad for any summer meal! GF
Whipped feta dip could not be easier to make! Simply add feta cheese, fresh herbs, and reserved feta brine (or water) to a blender, then whip until creamy. Garnish with chopped nuts, then serve with seasonal crudité, fruit, and crackers. A ridiculously easy no-cook appetizer that is delicious year round! GF
Scallop crudo is an elegant, light start to any meal! Thinly slice raw sea scallops, then serve with a simple marinade of lime juice, soy sauce, olive oil, and ginger. Top with Thai chilies, fresh chives, and flaky sea salt. GF, DF
This quick and simple antipasto salad is loaded with Italian cold cuts, fresh mozzarella cheese, marinated veggies, olives, and then tossed with a seriously flavorful Italian vinaigrette. You'll love this no cook recipe for summer cookouts, picnics, or easy meal prep. Serve mixed with potatoes or pasta for a summer salad that guests will fight over! GF
This is our go-to house salad recipe, which we serve almost weekly (and is infinitely adaptable)! It features baby arugula, fresh summer raspberries, creamy goat cheese, marcona almonds, and a sprinkle of fresh dill. Toss with rich, sweet balsamic vinegar then serve. A perfect side salad to accompany any lunch or dinner entrée!
Take a pot of creamy corn grits, then turn it into something new: crispy polenta fries! Mix in lots of grated Parmesan cheese, creamy mascarpone, and whatever fresh herbs you've got on hand. Once cool, cut into sticks, then cook until crispy and golden around the edges. We love serving polenta fries with marinara sauce, but these would also be fantastic with homemade aioli! A side dish the whole family loves!
Hands down, the best green olive tapenade you will ever make! Blend green olives with capers, anchovies, fresh herbs, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor. The whole thing takes 5 minutes or less! We love serving this on toasted baguette, but alongside crudité and crackers would be amazing too! An irresistible starter to any meal.