Cold Appetizer Recipes

21 Delicious Cold Appetizers To Celebrate Holidays!

Be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, food has always been my closest companion throughout my life. Food is my love language. I connect with people through food. If you have the heart of a big foodie just like me, we can become friends in no time! I love to eat and cook and feed. What else are we even on this earth for? With the holiday season approaching, I am here to be your Santa to share my sackful of holiday recipes with you! These recipes include mouthwatering side dishes and mind-blowing cold appetizers that are going to be absolute showstoppers at your party. So buckle up, we are going to be on an amazing journey, exploring food together! Head to my blog and you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of the finest holiday recipes, to begin with!

21. Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices

I don’t frequently prepare large side dishes when friends arrive at our house. especially now that my baby kid takes up all of my attention. When that happens, cold appetizers are useful. Everybody is content when I place two or three different one-bite appetizers on a table. With a cup of tea, coffee, or wine, they can comfortably eat at the attractive table.

A win-win circumstance! However, there is one downside. I don’t enjoy having my appetizers repeated too frequently, that’s the point. That is, indeed, me. Being an idealist, I constantly try to make the best of every circumstance. Sometimes I genuinely detest this trait of mine, yet I am powerless to change it. To surprise my guests, I am constantly seeking new snack ideas. This time, I had the brilliant idea to serve cranberry chicken salad stop apple slices.

So easy and beautiful looking! Everyone adored the adorable apple slices I prepared yesterday. I’m telling you, the flavor of crisp, juicy apples goes great with the hearty cranberry chicken salad. I have added a new recipe to my collection of appetizers that I intend to prepare repeatedly. Undoubtedly. Simply replace the mayo in the salad with greek yogurt to make it even healthier. But mayo makes it taste better! Instead of an appetizer, you can also eat this salad alone. Both ways are possible. Enjoy! If you want some healthy meal, try these high protein salads for lunch.
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20. Guacamole Cups

Guacamole Cups

My preferred homemade guacamole is something I like to make whenever I have the chance. And as you are all aware, I enjoy playing with cooked wonton cups. Therefore, today I had the thought, “Why not combine the two?!” Then I did. I’m happy I did. I have no doubt that my friends appreciated what I did.

Because these were unexpectedly fantastic! Okay, I say “unexpectedly,” but I’ll admit that I had some reservations about whether or not people would want to eat cold appetizers that were simply guacamole or whether I should add some chicken or something. But I brought these straightforward guacamole cups tonight to share with a large group of friends, and I had a full plate when I got home. They ate all of them and adored them! We all acknowledged that they are guacamole and bite-sized chips in one.

The amount of guacamole to wonton was just right, and the baked wontons, which were as always pleasantly crunchy and made for a super-cute little appetizer, were ideal in proportion. And I enjoy being able to offer my friends my favorite guacamole knowing that these mini appetizers side dishes are considerably healthier than fried chips. I cannot wait to prepare them once more for gatherings, game days, or just when I want guacamole!
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19. Bacon Avocado Bruschetta

Bacon Avocado Bruschetta

Planning the menus for your forthcoming holiday feasts and gatherings, or perhaps your football parties? These bacon avocado bruschetta bites would make a fantastic addition to that list if you’re searching for an appetizer. Good day, YUM! Despite being quite simple to create, these delectable snacks look lovely and festive enough to be fantastic at a holiday party.

You’re about to find out a little-known fact that truly qualifies these lovely bits as a “no fuss” starter. Very tasty! Because I love avocados so much, this is just up my alley. When visitors arrive and you need something to serve quickly, this is AMAZING. Aren’t this fantastic-looking? They’re lovely and festive, yet quite simple to create.

My style of starter! Simply apply a little amount of avocado spread on some toasted crostini slices, then top with some bacon and tomato. Simple, easy, and quite tasty! I adore dishes like these that don’t need a lot of ingredients or effort! You should certainly pin this recipe and prepare it for any upcoming events you have.
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18. 7 Layer Greek Hummus Dip 

7 Layer Greek Hummus Dip 

This delicious, naturally gluten-free recipe is a Mediterranean take on the traditional 7 Layer Greek Hummus Dip. Consider a thick hummus spread with plenty of fresh feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and herbs on top. Whatever way you like it, it’s delicious and creamy, tastes fresh and flavorful, and goes great with your favorite gluten-free cracker or as a side dish on your plate. It is naturally gluten-free, too, in case I forgot to add that. And making it is quite simple.

You will require the following for each layer: Cucumber, feta, tomatoes, olives, red onions, hummus, dill, and parsley are some of the ingredients. Fresh, creamy hummus serves as the top layer. Then a decadent-tasting Herbed Yogurt Sauce is drizzled on top. Cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, and kalamata olive dice are added next, followed by fresh parsley. Oh my goodness! This dip can act as a fantastic cold appetizers, snack, or even side dishes and is sure to impress everyone! Wanna dip? I really hope you enjoy it just as much as we did!
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17. Best-Ever Southwestern Black Bean Dip 

Best-Ever Southwestern Black Bean Dip 

Best-Ever Southwestern black bean dip is one of the best side dishes for your party! It will become a party and game day standard because it is crisp and fresh. Summer picnic season is almost here! While dinner sizzles on the grill, a huge vat of the best-ever Southwestern black bean dip is placed in front of me. This healthy dip recipe is made up of a tonne of fresh, crunchy vegetables, such as bell pepper, tomatoes, red onion, and corn.

Black beans, a tiny bit of fresh jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, cumin, and Italian dressing from the store complete the dish. This is without a doubt one of the finest cold appetizers ever. It’s crisp and creamy, yet fresh and zesty; oh, it’s so amazing! The ideal chip dip for game day, an appetizer before dinner, or yes, even a picnic, is served with salty tortilla chips. Additionally, you can prepare this dip up to a day ahead of time, so it will be ready when you are.
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16. Everything Bagel Seasoning Kielbasa Bites

Everything Bagel Seasoning Kielbasa Bites

Everything bagel seasoned kielbasa bites – quick, simple, and only requires three ingredients, is the ideal party snacks or side dishes. I have another of these quick and simple cold appetizers particularly for you Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning addicts! The ideal appetizer, after-school snack, or even quick lunch, Kielbasa Everything Bagel Bites are delicious.

An observation regarding Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Due to how delicious this flavor is, it is tempting to add an excessive amount to the Kielbasa Bites. According to my experience, the Trader Joe brand is quite potent and 1-2 tsp is more than enough. Any more than that, and the seasoning will dominate the delicate flavors of the crescent rolls and kielbasa. They’ll disappear in no time if you only serve them with a side of stone-ground mustard and ketchup.
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15. 15-Minute Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles

15-Minute Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles

The ideal holiday snack to prepare in advance is these beautiful Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles! These tiny cheese balls, which are stuffed with creamy goat cheese, cinnamon, cranberries, and crunchy pecans, are often one of the first cold appetizers to disappear. Furthermore, they may be made in just 15 minutes!

We’re celebrating the return of the holidays with my favorite Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles! Although “truffles” is more typically associated with costly mushrooms or desserts, I believe it describes these items much better than “little cheese balls” ever could. Each truffle contains rich goat cheese, cinnamony undertones, crunchy pecans, and honey to tie the flavors together. Then we roll each tiny, bite-sized truffle in a festive combination of walnuts, fresh parsley, and dried cranberries (or cherries!).

They always vanish in a matter of seconds after you drizzle over some exquisite golden honey! It just takes a little over 15 minutes to prepare these holiday recipes. They can also be prepared the day before a gathering, which makes them the ideal holiday appetizers. If using honey, drizzle some on before serving. Serve the dish plain with a toothpick or with warm crostini or crackers!
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14. Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella

Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella

A tasty and easy-to-make appetizer or snack is mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto. Obviously, it’s the perfect snack for holiday recipes, but since everyone enjoys it so much, I really prepare it frequently when we host. It always disappears first at our house when we host a party! The ideal low-carb and keto snack is mozzarella that has been wrapped in prosciutto. It’s delicious and simple to prepare. Remembering to freeze the cheese the night before is the only “tough” aspect. But you must!

Otherwise, the entire dish will melt in the oven and become a sticky mess. This delicious snack only calls for two ingredients: mozzarella sticks and slices of prosciutto. What a cool thing! This recipe works well as a nice starter or a snack. Obviously, it’s ideal for game day! It tastes delicious on its own or dipped in ranch dressing or salsa. I’ll occasionally prepare it for a light lunch or even dinner and serve it with a plain salad like this delicious tomato salad or this arugula salad.
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13. Cucumber Avocado Shrimp Appetizer

Cucumber Avocado Shrimp Appetizer

Sliced cucumber serves as the foundation for this Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Appetizer, which is then topped with spicy grilled shrimp. SO YUMMY and simple! Need a quick and simple summer appetizer to share? Create this Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Appetizer! Little finger foods with grilled spicy shrimp on top, mashed avocado, and cucumber! Hello there! Today, I’m very happy to share these simple holiday recipes with you!

I’m really addicted to shrimp. In my freezer, there is usually a box of frozen shrimp. It cooks quickly and is quite nutritious. These avocado cucumber shrimp appetizers are appropriate for low-carb shrimp side dishes. Because they’re simple to grasp and pop into your mouth, this Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Appetizer is also ideal for gatherings. Your guests will adore how savory and healthful they are!
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12. Mini Cheese Balls Appetizer

Mini Cheese Balls Appetizer

Easy Mini Cheeseballs are delectable side dishes that can be made in little portions. Seasoned, creamy cheese wrapped in bacon and pecans! Cheeseballs are small appetizer or snacks that everyone enjoys. These little cheeseballs are one of our absolute favorite cold appetizers. With cheese encased in nuts and bacon and finished with a pretzel stick, how can you go wrong? In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Stir to combine thoroughly. For 15 minutes, cover and refrigerate. The chopped nuts, chopped pistachios, bacon bits, and parsley should be combined in a separate bowl. To blend, stir. Roll the cooled cheese mixture into tablespoon-sized balls, then coat them with the nut mixture. Each miniature cheese ball should have a pretzel stick inserted before being chilled on a dish until serving time.
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11. Jalapeno Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip

This Jalapeno Popper Dip recipe is really the most amazing recipe for cold appetizers. This is one party recipe that everyone will go crazy after trying. I tried it for the first time on my friend’s wedding anniversary, and believe me it is my favorite cold appetizer since then. I have added it to all my parties since then, because of its delicious taste. Gives me a relaxing, peaceful holiday feeling. 

It’s delicious because of the heaping jalapeno, Monterey jack cheese, bacon, lime zest, and cream cheese. Sour cream and cilantro are added to make it taste crazy. It’s as simple as it is delicious. This recipe is not just for parties, it’s the best dish for any festival or holiday. When you are watching a challenging game show, this recipe will also give you great fun.  Because it tastes like a creamy, soft pillow.  I’m sure you won’t be late. So what are you waiting for? Hurry up! Make it! Test it! I know it’s delectable!
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10. Salami rolls

Salami rolls

An easy appetizer that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare is salami rolls. We received a dinner invitation to a friend’s home last week. She served rolled-up salami with a filling as an appetizer. All of us enjoyed it, particularly my daughter. I made the decision to give it a shot, so the moment I could buy salami, I did. My friend gave me advice on how to prepare it. Nevertheless, I lacked 75% of the components she had used. I, therefore, created my own filler. It came out fantastic. This concept was all my friend’s idea. A big thank you! I appreciate simple side dishes like these salami rolls. Salami rolls can always have a different filling depending on the vegetables you have on hand.
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9. Reuben Pinwheels

Reuben Pinwheels

These Reuben Pinwheels are stuffed with swiss cheese, cream cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing. An insanely delicious, quick-and-easy snack from my holiday recipes! I always serve these Reuben pinwheels as cold appetizers during the Super Bowl and most definitely on St. Patrick’s Day with any leftover corned beef. In order to ensure that I have enough for our favorite Reuben pinwheels, I purposely make my slow cooker corned beef twice.

These Reuben Pinwheels are sure to be a hit at your upcoming party and give a carnival of flavors in your mouth. Pinwheels are ideal if you need to bring something because they are portable as well! These work best after spending at least an hour chilling in the refrigerator. They can be prepared up to 12 hours ahead of time, but I wouldn’t recommend it because the cheese may start to turn brown and the tortillas may become a little too mushy for my tastes. I really hope you enjoy this tasty and simple recipe.
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8. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Fresh strawberries are used in the cheesecake-stuffed strawberry recipe, which is then topped with crushed graham crackers. We enjoy making these as a quick dessert to serve after any meal. They are well-liked by everyone! Mother’s Day always leaves me feeling conflicted. It’s a lovely day to honor and recognize everything that mothers do.

Although I am incredibly grateful to be a mother, I constantly feel like I can do better. I can only aspire to be half the mother that my own great-mother is. Every Mother’s Day, my spouse indulges me. The fact that he always makes dinner is the nicest part. Those cheesecake-stuffed strawberries, steaks, crab cakes, and scalloped potatoes! Sprinkled or dredged in crushed graham crackers, these cheesecake-stuffed strawberries are really heavenly! ENJOY!
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7. Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

Celery sticks with buffalo chicken make delicious cold appetizers, for lunch, or dinner! You may use canned chicken or leftover chicken in this low-carb meal! A lot of people search for low-carb side dishes like these Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks. These days, it seems like everyone is looking for delectable low-carb holiday recipes, and that includes us! These Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks are such a simple chicken recipe that you’ll be preparing them frequently even if you’re not in any way on a low-carb diet. Because we are all constantly looking for simple chicken dishes, am I right?

The fact that you can serve these Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks for a variety of various meal ideas is their best feature. They’re ideal for pre-game snacks, lunch ideas, post-game meals, and yes. Dinner. Dinner? A celery stick? Although you might not have just these chicken celery sticks for supper, they are a fantastic place to start. You may finish the meal off by adding some Italian Deli Roll-Ups, a bowl of creamy soup, or some cauliflower fried rice.
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6. Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites are a simple but elegant starter. Made with brie, cranberry sauce, crescent roll dough, and a rosemary sprig! So allow me to describe how great these incredibly easy-to-make Cranberry Brie Bites are. Although the mixture of the ingredients may not seem like much, it tastes fantastic! These are ideal Christmas holiday recipes! Everyone eats them up because they are so festive. Because of the flavor difference, I prefer cranberry sauce with brie, but you may also use blueberry jam, raspberry, strawberry, or orange marmalade as a topping. As an alternative to rosemary, consider topping with roasted walnuts and pecans. Add a big spoonful of cranberry sauce and a small rosemary sprig to the top of each.
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5. Artichoke Dip Bites

Artichoke Dip Bites

The best way to eat your favorite dip and you don’t even have to turn on the stove is with one of these hot and bubbly, creamy, cheesy artichoke dip bites cooked in soft golden puff pastry and garnished with bacon! These creamy artichoke dip bites are the solution to all of your appetizer problems and are sure to become one of your all-time favorite appetizers — they are one of mine! These spicy bites feature three types of cheese: cream, Mozzarella, and parmesan, as well as mayonnaise and sour cream, green chillies for hand and hand-picked seasoning for maximum flavor.

You won’t be able to stop after five because they are so insanely delicious! Along with their undeniable Wow factor, these Artichoke Dip Bites are the decadently cheesy snack you bring to dazzle your family and friends because they are stunning, little, and chic. Pina Colada Fruit Salad came in second, with Artichoke Dip Bites taking first place by a wide margin. Artichoke Dip Bites are so delicious that I almost finished the entire pan.
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4. Cucumber Bites

Cucumber Bites

I had never tasted anything better than the cucumber bites. I was infatuated with them. More excellent than the previous, each bite was. I relished each and every one. The summer season is well underway for many people, which means barbecues, pool parties, and lots of food! Try cucumber bites if you’re searching for tasty and healthy holiday recipes to bring to your next event. Everyone will adore them, and they are simple to create. For the recipe, continue reading!

Ever hoped your children would consume more vegetables? Cucumber bites are a simple and delicious recipe. Just cut some cucumbers into bite-sized pieces and serve with your preferred dip. Ranch dressing is what I use the most because my kids adore it. However, you could also try hummus, buffalo sauce, or even salt and pepper. Try this recipe; you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much your kids like it! These cucumber bites are fantastic cold appetizers to prepare ahead of time. They are simple to make and can be kept for a few hours in the refrigerator before serving.
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3. Lemon Ricotta Bruschetta

Lemon Ricotta Bruschetta

A creamy citrus ricotta cheese blend is used to make this lemon ricotta bruschetta, which is then topped with salt, honey, fresh basil, and other flavorful ingredients. This is a fantastic gourmet snack because it combines crunchy and smooth textures with sweet, salty, and savory flavors. To make a stunning starter for a formal meal or a vibrant addition to a party, serve the bruschetta with wine. Ricotta should be liberally spread on the slices of bread. Ricotta should then be topped with olive oil, honey, lemon zest, and fresh basil. Serve each slice with a sprinkle of coarse, crispy salt.
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2. Loaded Creamy Ranch Dip

Loaded Creamy Ranch Dip

Loaded Creamy Ranch Dip is so flavorful and full of delectable ingredients that your friends and family won’t be able to stop eating it. Ideal for holiday recipes! This dip is a delicious way to munch on cold appetizers while soaking up the sun. Try any of these side dishes with ranch taste, like these Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Bites. We have been enjoying the hot weather this week and spending every day at the community pool.

We’re making every effort to maintain our composure. Because it seems to last all day, we like to bring snacks to the pool. My children are all fish and could swim all day. I’ve been seeing this Poolside Dip all everywhere, so I thought I’d try it! It contained all the components I adore and offered me the opportunity to smuggle some vegetables for the kids. Ranch dip is rich, delicious, and packed with flavor.

Jalapenos and peppers should be diced, then black olives, corn, and ranch mix should be added. For a creamy foundation, stir in cream cheese. Simply make sure that everything is thoroughly combined in a big bowl, and that’s all. It really is that simple! This creamy dip’s ingredients all work so well together, bringing great taste and texture.
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1. Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Appetizer

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Appetizer

These five-ingredient, 15-minute cold appetizers made with cranberries and goat cheese are straightforward but festive. Your family and visitors will be amazed by this flawlessly herbed, sweet and tangy goat cheese roll, just like during the Christmas season. Hey, there’s a new kid in town: cranberry sauce! It’s a festive starter that’s enjoyable but straightforward. Who doesn’t enjoy a fantastic recipe for a cheese log, really? Goat cheese is the perfect complement to cranberries, pecans, and honey.

It can be paired with your preferred crackers. Since it is gluten-free, more people can spread the love of goat cheese. Although it appears fancy, making it is actually fairly easy. Better if it’s simpler! It takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare this no-cook goat cheese spread. That sounds like music to me! As a garnish, you can add more pecans, cranberries, or a rosemary stem. Enjoy!
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