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10 easy and surprising appetizers

Every party with family or friends starts with some appetizers, little and surprising snacks to get into the mood and warm up for the main course. Sometimes the event consists of a series of appetizers, more tapas-like. Over the years I collected a lot of them, here are my favourite 10 easy and surprising appetizers.

Date candies with orange

date candies with orange
date candies with orange

Date candies with orange is my personal all time favourite. I found it in an international cookbook and to me, it feels quite exotic. They are very sweet but this is compensated by the oranges.

Delicious banana canapes

delicious banana canapés
delicious banana canapés

These delicious banana canapés are a genius combination of bitter, sweet and sour on a small piece of roasted baguette.

Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts

bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts
bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts

Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts are the perfect starter for autumn or winter. You only need three ingredients and a toothpick to make them.

Dates filled with goat cheese and walnuts

Dates filled with goat cheese and walnuts
Dates filled with goat cheese and walnuts

Also for dates filled with goat cheese and walnuts you only need three ingredients to make it. It is super easy to prepare.

Mini zucchini pizzas

mini zucchini pizzas
mini zucchini pizzas

You can make mini zucchini pizzas in many variations, as with real pizza. Be creative! Everybody will like it and it is also very healthy.

Chicken spinach balls with feta

chicken spinach balls with feta
chicken spinach balls with feta

I made chicken spinach balls with feta a few years ago for Sylvester. Here also, you can make a lot of variations on the basic idea. For example I also made them with fish in this fishballs recipe.

Celery snack with roquefort and walnut

celery snack with roquefort and walnut
celery snack with roquefort and walnut

The celery snack with roquefort and walnut fits into the same category as the dates with goat cheese and walnuts. Of course, with celery and blue cheese you get a whole different sensation in your mouth.

Duo of healthy dip sauces

duo of healthy dip sauces
duo of healthy dip sauces

With fresh vegetables like carrots and bell pepper these dip sauces are very tasty and healthy.

Creamy date snack with smoked mackerel

creamy date snack with smoked mackerel
creamy date snack with smoked mackerel

How to bring north and south together in one snack? The dates represent the south and sweet. Smoked mackerel and skyr bring it to Iceland. A surprising combination of skyr, smoked mackerel and dates.

Cucumber walnut brie snack

the easiest healthy Easter snack
the easiest healthy Easter snack

It cannot get much easier: cucumber, brie, half a walnut and a drip of honey. Therefore it gained the title of the easiest healthy easter snack.

Do you have other ideas for easy and surprising appetizers? Don’t hesitate to contact me and maybe we can work on them together!

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