21 Top Healthy Appetizers

Say goodbye to the days of filling up on appetizers. Let's snack smartly as we prepare for the main meal with these healthy appetizer options. The portions are smaller, the clean up is quick and the preparation is simple.

Black Bean Dip

“I was a little apprehensive about this when I saw the color, but the aesthetics were soon forgotten when I dipped a tortilla chip in it! It's somehow rich, flavorful and yet refreshing at the same time! That lime juice really lifts it.”


Mexican Ceviche

“This recipe is fantastic, and is a hit at every party I bring it to! I use tuna, shrimp and bay scallops. I also use yellow bell pepper which adds a beautiful color against the green cilantro and red tomato.”

-jodie f

Herb-Crusted Chicken Bites

“This was just excellent. I loved the fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs. It came out so crisp, and the chicken was nice and moist.”


Cheesy Shell Taco Bites

“What a great idea! I was just about to make tacos for lunch, but saw this instead! I’m a sucker for cheese, so what could be better?”


Veggie Pizza

"This is so quick, and so good! My sister told me when she saw it, ‘I’m not much of a veggie eater.’ She tried a piece and loved it!”


Spicy Salmon Poke Taco

“These spicy salmon poke tacos will definitely take your next taco Tuesday tradition to a whole new level! Poke will be the next viral hit in the food industry and these decadent tacos will be the greatest hit!”

-Amy T.

Mini Spinach Quiche Bites

"These are definitely awesome! I brought them for a work party today, and everyone loved them. I used phyllo dough instead of regular pie crust.”

-Photo Momma

Pineapple-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

"The sweet, slightly charred glaze on such tender shrimp was really lovely. This would be perfect to share with friends for a barbecue party!"

-Izy Hossack

Festive Caprese Salad Wreath

“What a beauty! This is even better than traditional caprese. I used balsamic vinaigrette and will stick to that.”


Buffalo Cauliflower Tots

“Gluten-free cauliflower tots that are a bit healthier because they're baked, and then tossed in buffalo hot sauce. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Blackened Tuna Bites with Cajun mustard

“I’ve made this several times and didn't change a thing. My husband loves it so much that he says it’s better than restaurants!”



“I love this recipe, it’s one of my favorites! I make it at least once or twice a month. After scooping my finished hummus into a container, I use a spoon to form a divot to poor good quality olive oil into!”


Marinated Shrimp Canapes

"Very pretty and tasty! I topped each canape with a little sprig of fresh dill."


Garlic Tomatoes

"Very good. I halved the recipe and used rosemary instead of thyme!"


An Egg on the Ritz

“What a fun little treat. I made half as written, and the other half I replaced with a ketchup and hot sauce mix with red pepper jelly. My husband tried both and said he liked them both equally!”


Jalapeños Rellenos

“Boy did these go over well at our poker party! I had to make four batches.”

-Pot Scrubber

Greek Spinach Rice Balls

“Everyone loved these at the family dinner. I made them a little smaller, but still delicious!”

-Chef MB

Smoked Salmon Pancakes

“These were delicious! So quick, easy and they make for a wonderful Saturday lunch for the three of us. My seven year old calls dibs on the leftovers for his lunchbox!”

-Sara 76

Coconut Shrimp

"I butterflied my shrimp so I that could get more coconut on them! I was successful. Yum!"


Chicken Cakes With Avocado Mayonnaise & Tomato Salsa

“Oh my goodness, these were so good! The chicken patties taste a lot like bacon, which was good to us! I added the juice of a lemon to the avocado mayo.”


Prosciutto-Wrapped Greens

"I made this for a quick and easy starter and it turned out great. Simple, yet elegant in flavor. I’ll make this again!"