Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category



I also like to stir in some fresh diced tomatoes before serving, especially when they are in season in the summer.


Garbanzo Guacamole

Transfer mixture to a medium bowl; stir in tomato and green onions. Cover and chill thoroughly. Serve with chips.


Black Bean Hummus

1 clove garlic — peeled
1 1/2 cup cooked black beans


Wild Mushroom Spring Rolls with Chinese Mustard Dipping Sauce

Submitted by: Courtney
Recipe by: adapted from a recipe by Tyler Florence


Eggplant Pâté

Posted by Lynne Ross to the old Fatfree mailing list


Artichoke Caper Spread

This easy appetizer keeps so well in the refrigerator that you can make it the day before without fear of it losing flavor.


Black Bean-Quinoa Spread

Submitted by: Courtney (from Vegetarian Times)


Roasted Tomatillo-Mango Salsa

Peel garlic. Place garlic, tomatillos, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until ingredients are coarsely chopped. Place tomatillo mixture in a large bowl; stir in mango.


Bean Spread with Italian Herbs

This is really yummy in sandwiches or on toast with sliced fresh tomatoes and other traditional sandwich veggies. And it’s especially good with a little roasted garlic spread on the bread or toast as well!


Chunky Bean Spread

Delicious on fresh whole-grain or rye bread, you can use leftovers of this tasty spread as a dip for tortilla chips. If using as a dip, thin the consistency with a bit of water if necessary.


Baked Samosa Logs

This baked version of fried samosas makes use of a time -saving shortcut: ready-made whole wheat chapatis. Serve them with a sweet chutney.


Barbara’s Eggplant Hummus

learned a new trick on FoodTV for getting the “guts” out of the eggplant. When it cooled slightly, wrapped it up in plastic wrap (open on the stem end). Cut the stem off, inverted the eggplant over the bowl and squeezed the pulp out and rolled up the plastic-covered skin like a toothpaste tube.


Green Goddess Hummus

Made this up last night…it tastes great and is a good way of getting some extra greens into your diet! Serve it as a dip with fresh veggies and pita wedges.


Carolyn’s Yeasty Fondue

I love eating this, but you may not. My husband in particular hates this dish, so I just make it for myself.


Tofu Dips

Hints: For a spicy dip, use Taco Seasoning Mix made by Bearitos or Hain. For a delicious French Onion Dip, use the one made by Simply Organic. Simply Organic makes a delicious Dill Dip also, as well as several others, including a Southwest Taco. Other packaged mixes may be available in your local natural food stores. Read the labels carefully for healthy ingredients with no added oils or animal products.

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