Six Great Vegetarian Appetizers for Your Next Party

Entertaining guests who don’t eat meat can be a challenge, unless you find tasty recipes that will delight both meat-eaters and vegetarians. When you don’t know the dietary preferences of your guests, going vegetarian is a safe choice that will satisfy all and make them want to come back for more.

Crostini With Eggplant Caponata
Martha Stewart suggests this one for your next holiday party or get-together. This recipe uses pine nuts, raisins, eggplant, tomatoes, vinegar and cocoa powder to enhance create a complex, tangy dish. Served on the crostini, this recipe can be found here.
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Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms
This delicious recipe for stuffed mushrooms uses these products to lend a rich, cheesy flavor and crunchy texture to the mushroom stuffing. Make sure you make plenty of these, because guests will want several servings of these tasty, bite-sized hors d’oeuvres.

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Asparagus and Ricotta Toasts
This dish from Gerard Craft combines fresh, light ricotta cheese with sauteed asparagus tossed with lemon and served on toast rounds. Find the recipe here.
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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
This sophisticated (but easy-to-make!) dish is a departure from the traditional deviled egg. Chopped smoked salmon adds a savory touch to this fun appetizer. Find the recipe on Food & Wine.
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Pie Bites Stuffed with Fig Preserves and Brie
This unusual dish will delight everyone, from kids to meat-eaters and everyone in between. Originally from Joy the Baker, these bites make a delightful snack as well as party appetizer. In the form of a cute mini-pie, this dish will awe your guests and charm their palettes. Get the recipe here.

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Zucchini Fries With Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Not fried, but oven-baked, these veggie fries are perfect for a party with kids. Originally from Epicurious, these healthy and delicious fries pair well with a ranch dipping sauce. This is a perfect dish for summer, when fresh zucchini is available everywhere. You can get the recipe here. If you don't have time to make the dressing, don’t worry—using store-bought ranch is just fine!
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It can be stressful to create a menu to suit everyone’s dietary preferences, so going vegetarian with your appetizers—and even a few entrees—is typically a safe choice which no one will object to. The above-listed appetizers are accessible enough to appeal to all palettes, yet bold enough to be memorable.

Your guests will remember your party—and the delicious food there—for years to come.
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Emma Sturgis and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to food, travel, fashion etc.

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