Cold Appetizer Ideas

Best Cold Appetizer Ideas to Give an Enticing Start to Your Meal

You can make use of cold starters to put together some great party food for your loved ones. Choosing cold appetizers as opposed to warm appetizers has many advantages.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Appetizers make for an enticing start of a meal. The host/hostess can use the appetizers to show off his/her imagination, creativity, and culinary skills. This will tease the taste buds of the guests and also increase their appetite. The appetizers can either be cold or warm. The normal trend is to make warm appetizers. However, you may want to try something different and try out some cold starter recipes instead.

Dips
Dips are simple to make and can be served with different kind of breads or meat. Some of the dips which you may want to try include:
  • Orange Fruit Dip
  • Greek Yogurt Dip
  • Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
  • Clam Dip Recipes
Fruit and Vegetable Salads
Among the easy appetizer ideas are salads. They make for great easy appetizers for a crowd.

Pasta Salads
For some parties, you may want to make use of some pasta-based appetizers that are both easy to make and can be made even a day prior to the event. They can also be combined to make a main course as well.

Quick Cold Appetizer Recipes

Ham Tortilla Roll Up
To make tortilla roll ups, you can either make the tortillas yourself or choose to get them from the market. Take a look at this appetizer recipe.

Ingredients
  • 16 Ham Slices
  • 8 Tortilla Breads
  • 2 cups, Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces, black olives (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons, green onion (chopped)
  • ⅓ cup, mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Method
  • Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise and add black olives along with green onion to the mixture.
  • Spread the mixture on tortilla bread and top it with two slices of ham.
  • Roll the tortillas and place them in the refrigerator to chill.
  • After chilling, make 1-inch pieces of the tortillas and serve.
Stuffed Eggs
The party foods will be incomplete without the mention of stuffed eggs. This is one of the most favorite appetizer ideas. The recipe is given using 2 eggs which will be sufficient for one person.

Ingredients
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 teaspoon, minced sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon, sweet pickle
  • Mayonnaise
  • Paprika, for garnish
Method
  • Hard boil the eggs. When they are boiled properly remove from the pan and hold them under cold running water. Let them cool down completely.
  • After the eggs cool down completely, remove the yolks and keep the egg whites aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the sweet onion, pickle, mayonnaise, and egg yolks together.
  • Using a spoon, stuff the mixture into the egg cavity and garnish with paprika to serve.
You can make use of these different cold appetizer ideas and have your menu planned out for the party. You can also make these appetizers when you are going out for a picnic.
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