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Here you will find delicious Gluten-free appetizers from around the world with step-by-step instructions.

Appetizers can be an essential part of a meal. They add interest to the dinner and make it more enjoyable. 

You can have many different appetizers depending on what you are serving. 


An appetizer is significant because it’s the first thing your guests will see and taste when they arrive.

Everyone will love these fantastic Gluten-free appetizer recipes. They are perfect for family meals, get-togethers, BBQs, parties, the 4th of July, and Holidays

These are stunning gluten-free appetizers for you to make at home, whether you are hosting a party, watching the Super Bowl, or having friends around. 

These gluten-free appetizers work as part of your meal or as light bites and snacks.  

A green jalapeno cut in half with a gluten free filling
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Vegan Gluten-Free Appetizer Recipes

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Crispy Baked Cauliflower Bites

These crispy baked cauliflower bites (vegan and gluten-free) are just what you have been looking for for a light appetizer or snack. Flavorful, lightly browned, yet tender – perfect for dipping and sharing. You can enjoy these for a game, happy hour, or a yummy snack anytime, without all of the fat of a deep-fried veggie or wings.

Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Red Pepper and Tomato Soup is super delicious, healthy and full of Mediterranean flavours. This simple homemade soup is made with roasted red peppers, juicy summer tomatoes, onions, thyme and garlic. It is vegan as well as dairy-free and gluten-free.

Guacamole In Food Processor

Guacamole or guac for short is a Mexican dip served with chips, salsa, and other Mexican dishes like quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos and tacos. It is vegan, gluten-free, and really quick and easy to make fresh homemade guacamole in a food processor in just about 30 seconds. It is a perfect party and game day food!

Vegan eggplant roll-ups with tzatziki recipe

The eggplant roll-ups are easy to make and require only a few ingredients. That is why you will love this recipe. You can enjoy them as an appetizer if you are hosting a fest or as a side dish for a family or friends gathering. Eggplants are very delicious by themselves, but tzatziki makes everything even better!

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Vegan Onion Rings Recipe

A classic side dish, appetizer, and a home favorite, these gluten free vegan onion rings are easy to prepare, delicious, and will satisfy your cravings.

Vegan Crab Cakes

Deliciously flaky and ‘fishy’ cakes that are kind to crabs and that your taste buds will love too!

Spicy 'n' Sweet Vegan Cranberry Bean Ball Canapés

A delicious vegan and gluten-free meatless bean ball recipe that is perfect as a canape for party season! Make ahead and heat as needed!

Butternut Squash Slices With Mushroom Duxelles

Duxelles, made with mushrooms and shallots, are served on top of butternut squash slices to make a delicious starter, appetizer or side dish. Perfect for gatherings and Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Allergy friendly and suitable for numerous dietary requirements (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, seed free, oil free, nightshade free, grain free, vegan, autoimmune protocol AIP, paleo & whole30 friendly).

Sweet Potato Stir Fry With Cumin

Savory sweet potato, Sweet Potato stir fry, Vegan sweet potato recipe

Breaded Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Allergy-Free)

A super easy, delicious, and crispy appetizer recipe! These breaded Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts are gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! Tossed in a lightly seasoned breading, there’s no oil needed for these healthy air fried artichokes. They’re a perfect party finger food to go along with a simple dairy-free yogurt dip!

Roasted Air Fryer Oyster Mushrooms

Vegan Air fryer oyster mushrooms are great to be served on their own as a quick snack, appetizer, side dish, or to use as an addition in any recipe. It is a great plant-based meal that everybody will love, even those that hate mushrooms.

Yaprak Sarma - Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Yaprak Sarma (or Dolma) is an authentic Turkish dish made from Grape Leaves Stuffed with aromatic rice, fresh Mediterranean herbs, and spices. You can serve these delicious bite-sized appetizers as a part of a mezze platter or warm as a main meal.

30-Minute Japanese Miso Eggplant (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This 30-minute Japanese miso eggplant recipe is perfect for a quick night meal. It’s also easy to make and for sure is a delicious Japanese dish that the whole family will enjoy. The eggplant is nicely caramelized and has such creamy, velvety texture that will melt in your mouth.

Air Fried Black Bean Taquitos

Corn tortillas stuffed with a fast & flavorful black bean filling and air-fried to crispy perfection! Perfect for a lazy, but nutritious lunch or even a party snack. Dip in your favorite salsa or guacamole! These Air Fried Black Bean Taquitos are vegan & nut, oil and gluten free.

Middle Eastern Twice-Baked Baby Eggplants

Flavorful Middle Eastern Twice-Baked Baby Eggplants make a delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free appetizer or side dish. An easy plant-based recipe that will wow the tastebuds with new exciting flavors!

Vegan Pea Soup (Stovetop, Crockpot, Instant Pot)

You’re going to love this easy Vegan Pea Soup recipe with thyme. It’s delicious and quick to make. The best part about this pea soup recipe is that you can make it with frozen peas in twenty minutes. It’s that simple. But just because it’s easy to make doesn’t mean that it isn’t full of sweet spring pea flavor.

Homemade Gluten-Free Copycat Totino's Pizza Rolls (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

The iconic, bite-sized, pizza pillows that are a favorite snack and party food for kids (and adults!), now as a healthy homemade recipe! These Gluten-Free Copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls are vegan, top 8 allergy-free, baked, easy to make, and 100% freezer-friendly!

Gluten Free Hummus with Roasted Carrots (Vegan)

You’ll love this gluten free carrot hummus from the first dip! Flavored with roasted carrots and a spanish spice blend gives it a smokey savory flavor.

Easy Corn Fritters Recipe

These delicious Indian-style corn fritters are very easy to make, require only a few basic ingredients, and get ready in under 20 minutes. Loaded with corns, this vegan and gluten-free appetizer is crunchy and flavorful.

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Low-Carb - Keto Gluten-Free Appetizer Recipes

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Cauliflower Pulled Pork Nachos

These keto pulled pork nachos are a delicious alternative to traditional nachos. Not only are they just as good, but they are low-carb and keto-friendly as well!

Warm Low Carb Spinach Dip with Cheese

A low-carb spinach dip loaded with a healthy green leafy vegetables. This hot spinach cheese dip makes a great appetizer served with veggies.

Low-Carb Everything Bagel Cucumber Sandwiches

These Low Carb Everything Bagel Cucumber Sandwiches are the BEST healthy snack! This easy snack bites recipe calls for only 3 ingredients and is easily customized for different diet needs.

Air Fryer Cheesy Cauliflower Balls

Super crispy Air Fryer Cheesy Cauliflower Balls are a great low-carb side dish or appetizer and a perfect way to sneak in more vegetables with the kids.

Keto Zucchini Skins

These Simple and Easy to make Keto Zucchini Skins are the Perfect Appetizer for Game Day or Family Get Togethers. The mini Loaded Zucchini Boats are smothered with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon then topped with Sour Cream and Green Onions.

Easy Shrimp Guacamole Bites Recipe

Yummy Shrimp guacamole bites. The fresh crispy cucumber pairs well with the slightly spicy guacamole and the elegant shrimp.

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Paleo - AIP Gluten-Free Appetizer Recipes

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Bacon wrapped prunes (AIP, paleo, whole30)

These bacon wrapped prunes are absolutely delicious. They can either be enjoyed while sitting on the couch watching a game or at a posh appetizer party. These are a staple at every party in France!

Mango and avocado salad with shrimp (paleo, AIP)

This mango and avocado salad with shrimp is the easiest holiday appetizers or starter! This salad is the perfect blend of salty and sweet. It’s paleo, AIP and a total showstopper.

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Dairy Free Gluten-Free Appetizer Recipes

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Spicy Deviled Eggs With Kimchi (Dairy-Free)

A classic, creamy recipe with a tangy twist! These spicy deviled eggs are made with kimchi and cayenne pepper to make a fiery, gut-boosting appetizer.

Root Vegetable Dairy Free Gluten Free Soup

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake is the perfect meal for busy nights when you are craving something comforting and flavorful. This 30-minute meal is full of cheesy goodness and that classic buffalo wings flavor everyone loves!

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Air Fryer Gluten-Free Appetizer Recipes

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Air Fryer Paneer

Crockpot Ranch Chicken Casserole is an all-in-one slow cooker meal that’s ready to eat when the day is done. Crock pot ranch chicken is affordable, easy to make, and a true family favorite. Plus it’s a great freezer meal for easy meal prep.

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed potatoes are a delightful appetizer or snack. This recipe makes crispy-on-the-outside, tender soft-on-the-inside smashed potatoes.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

We serve these Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers for parties, gatherings, or whenever we want something fun and delicious. They are insanely good and only require 4 ingredients, and can be made in the air fryer. You’ll be smacking your lips and reaching for more after the first taste.

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Shrimp Stuffed Jalapenos are cheesy tasty shrimp jalapeno poppers! Easy to make with a simple shrimp dip filling that is even delicious on its own with chips or crackers.

Smoked Oysters

Smoked Oysters are elegant and delicious! Easy to make and rich in flavor, the presentation will also impress your guests.

Grilled Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

This Grilled Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes is versatile enough to serve as an appetizer or light meal. Plus, it’s easy to prepare and it can be prepped ahead of time. The flavor combination will knock your socks off, too!

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is naturally gluten-free, healthy on almost any diet and delicious. It can be used as a dip, or topping.

Mango Pico De Gallo (Easy Fresh Mexican Salsa)

Mango pico de gallo is fresh chunky salsa balanced with salt, acidity, heat, and sweetness. Terrific with Mexican dishes like tacos, grilled meats, or as a dip!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp With Fresh Sage

This grilled shrimp recipe couldn’t be easier! It has so much flavour and only three simple ingredients – shrimp, fresh sage leaves, and bacon.

7 Layer Dip – Easy Party Appetizer

7 Layer Dip is one of the best party appetizers! This easy dip is made with 7 different layers of Mexican flavors including refried beans, salsa, corn salad and fresh tomatoes, olives and cilantro and sour cream. It is the perfect game day appetizer, potluck and picnic dip that people love.

Cornucopia Salami Rollups with Cream Cheese

Salami rollups with cream cheese and fresh herbs are easy to make and fun to serve! Try these cream cheese roll ups with Genoa salami in cornucopia for a fun finger food idea on your next meat and cheese tray. Make these salami appetizers once, and they will become a favorite party recipe.

Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Cherry Peppers are filled with a creamy mixture of tuna, anchovy, capers and parsley.

Marinated Warm Olives Recipe

Italian marinated warm olives are a delicious addition to an antipasto plate. You can make them yourself in just 10 minutes!!un to serve! Try these cream cheese roll ups with Genoa salami in cornucopia for a fun finger food idea on your next meat and cheese tray. Make these salami appetizers once, and they will become a favorite party recipe.

Imam Bayildi (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant)

Imam Bayildi (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant) is a classic Ottoman dish that is widely popular in the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East. It is made with eggplants (another word for aubergines) cooked in a generous amount of olive oil and then stuffed with a mixture of onions, tomatoes, and garlic.

Mexican Corn Ribs

It’s your favorite Mexican street corn on the cob, but cut into much less messy, grabbable, fun, Mexican Corn Ribs! Grilled and spiced then topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro, these vegetarian and gluten-free corn “riblets” are the perfect way to use that fresh summer corn!

Biber Dolmasi - Turkish Stuffed Peppers

These delicious vegetarian Turkish Stuffed Peppers (Biber Dolmasi) are filled with aromatic stuffing made of rice, onions, pine nuts, currants, and various herbs/spices.

Broccoli Cheese Dip

Broccoli cheese dip is a hot appetizer and a perfect game food to serve to a crowd. Check out how to make this homemade broccoli cheese dip with cream cheese and cheddar cheese in the instant pot in just about 30 minutes.

Marinated Cheese Appetizer

This Marinated Cheese Appetizer is easy, festive, can be made ahead, and is the perfect party food for Christmas!

Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites with Brown Sugar Glaze

These Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites with Brown Sugar Glaze will be the star of your Christmas brunch. They’re slightly sweet, slightly salty from the bacon and completely irresistible.

Tender and crispy Za’atar Roasted Baby Red Potatoes are made with lemon and full of delicious flavors! Seasoned with sea salt, olive oil, and earthy rich za’atar, these roasted small red potatoes are easy and perfect for dinner.

Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoke Cream Cheese is a perfect solution for an easy delicious appetizer. From sweet to spicy, you get to pick the flavor you want. Warm, gooey, and flavorful, serve it with veggies for a gluten free treat.

Peach Salsa

This fresh, sweet and tangy homemade Peach Salsa is the ultimate hot weather appetizer. It is perfect for eating with chips, spooned onto toast as a bruschetta or served atop your favorite grilled meats. Do yourself a favor and make it before peach season is over!!

Indian Purple Yam Snack (Konfal Or Kand)

So simple and easy to cook, the purple yam is a tasty healthy appetizer. Sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper this tuber makes a perfect vegetarian starter to any meal!

Mini Cubano Sandwich Skewers

These Mini Cubano Sandwich Skewers are a fun bite sized appetizer your guests will love dipping into! Best of all, they can be made in advance and can be served cold!

Gluten Free Buffalo Wings Recipe (Grilled!)

If you love hot wings, you are going to adore this easy Grilled Gluten Free Buffalo Wings Recipe. These grilled wings are simple to make and a real crowd pleaser!

Easy homemade Chex Mix recipe made with all gluten free ingredients. This is a simple way to make a gluten free snack that all your guests can enjoy at your next party!

Learn how to make a charcuterie board that’s gluten-free! A meat and cheese board is a trendy way to serve cheese and crackers that’ll have your guests raving. Get all the charcuterie board ideas you need to make the most epic appetizer!

Baked tandoori aloo is an Indian-style roasted potato recipe which is a very popular vegetarian appetizer in India. It’s perfectly spiced, has a delicious smoky flavor, and is loved by everyone.

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