Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

It’s that time of year again, Valentines Day is just around the corner! You know what that means? It’s time to prepare for the big day. Delicious valentine’s day appetizer recipes from vegan and Gluten-free, to seafood, cheese, and chicken. Learn how to make a special Valentine’s Day appetizer for your special person. 

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Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

Valentine's Day Appetizer Board

This gorgeous Valentine’s Day appetizer board is so fun to make and serve! It’s made with heart-shaped salami and cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, and a few dips! If you want an easy appetizer or snack board to celebrate with your family or partner, you’ve got to try this recipe.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Board

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Artichoke Cheese Bread

Artichoke Cheese Bread with 2 kinds of olives is a creamy, crunchy, salty, garlicky, savory cheese stuffed appetizer that your sweetie will not soon forget. Toasty, oozy, golden, and bubbly…Oh happy taste buds!

Valentine's Day Appetizer Artichoke Cheese Bread

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Bacon Wrapped Dates With Manchego

These bacon wrapped dates are always a good idea as an easy appetizer. Sweet Medjool dates are stuffed with buttery manchego cheese and then wrapped in a thick slice of applewood smoked bacon. These sweet and salty bites are roasted in the oven till crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Dip them in honey for a little bit of extra sweetness!

Valentine's Day Appetizer Bacon Wrapped Dates With Manchego

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Spanish Garlic Mushrooms – Champiñones Al Ajillo

Champiñones al ajillo or Spanish garlic mushrooms is a classic Spanish tapas dish served all over Spain. It’s a simple recipe to make but is packed with flavour. White button mushrooms are sautéed in olive oil and garlic and further flavoured with glazed onions, Spanish pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Spanish Garlic Mushrooms – Champiñones Al Ajillo

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Canned Artichoke Hearts with Parmesan Breadcrumb Topping

Grab a fork (or spoon) and dig into these Easy Oven-Baked Canned Artichoke Hearts with Crispy Parmesan Breadcrumb Topping.

Canned Artichoke Hearts with Parmesan Breadcrumb Topping

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Thermomix Pumpkin Soup

Velvety, comforting, super easy yet delicious. This Thermomix Pumpkin Soup is one of the best soup recipes to make for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Thermomix Pumpkin Soup

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Simple Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs are a delicious and easy appetizer to make. These deviled eggs take just a few ingredients.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Simple Deviled Eggs Recipe

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Roast Beef Crostini with Horseradish Cream

Roast Beef Crostini with Horseradish Cream is an easy to make appetizer that feel a little bit fancy. Thin slices of deli roast beef top toasty crostini along with a tangy horseradish cream, arugula, a sprinkle of Gruyere cheese and diced tomatoes.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Roast Beef Crostini with Horseradish Cream

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Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes

Gluten-Free Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo

These light and crispy ravioli are delicious pillows of tastiness! And The pesto is utterly addictive.

Valentines Day Appetizer Gluten-Free Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo

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Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms are cheesy, garlicky and irresistible! These are packed with fresh spinach and sprinkled with parmesan for dish that’s as nourishing as it is delicious.

Valentines Day Appetizer Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

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Butternut Squash Slices With Mushroom Duxelles

Duxelles, made with mushrooms and shallots, are served on top of butternut squash slices to make a delicious appetizer. 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).

Valentines Day Appetizer Butternut Squash Slices With Mushroom Duxelles

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Vegan Appetizer Recipes

15-Minute Broccoli and Pea Soup

This vegan 15-minute broccoli & pea soup contains 4 different kinds of veggies and is oil-free as well as dairy- free. The great thing about this soup is that it only requires 5 minutes of prep time!

Valentines Day Appetizer 15-Minute Broccoli and Pea Soup

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Tasty Tomato Vegan Risotto

Creamy vegan risotto, full of tomato flavor, this is a risotto that you must try! It’s quick and it’s easy to make and so big on flavor.

Valentines Day Appetizer Tasty Tomato Vegan Risotto

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Seafood & Fish Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

Healthy Southwest Shrimp, Avocado and Cucumber Bites

Southwest flavors make this shrimp pop and the avocado and cucumber provide for a nice lightness to your appetizer.

Healthy Southwest Shrimp, Avocado and Cucumber Bites

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Mango and avocado salad with shrimp (paleo, AIP)

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

Valentine's Day Appetizer Mango and avocado salad with shrimp (paleo, AIP)

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Homemade Sauce

A roasted Shrimp Cocktail with a homemade cocktail sauce elevates the boring appetizer to new flavor heights.

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Homemade Sauce

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Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

How does a sizzling platter of garlicky, seafood goodness sound? Grab some crusty bread for sopping and whip up this famous Spanish tapa, Gambas al Ajillo in your very own kitchen!

Valentine's Day Appetizer Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

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Vietnamese Shrimp Toast

Vietnamese Shrimp Toast, also known as Banh Mi Chien Tom, is so easy to make and great for an appetizer. A flavorful mixture of shrimp, mayo, green onion, and cheese is spread onto a crusty baguette and baked to perfection. They’re little bites of deliciousness!

Valentine's Day Appetizer Vietnamese Shrimp Toast

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Easy Shrimp Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

This delicious and decadent Easy Shrimp Appetizer comes with two creamy dipping sauces – spicy sriracha mayo and the sweeter and more mellow Marie Rose sauce.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Easy Shrimp Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

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Crab Puffs

An appetizer so elegant, no one will believe it’s homemade! With just a handful of everyday ingredients, these Crab Puffs are sure to win everyone over.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Crab Puffs

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Crab and Lime Salad with Watermelon Gazpacho

A delicate salad made with crab meat, lime and coriander, paired with a refreshing watermelon and vanilla gazpacho. Make this elegant restaurant style dish for your next special occasion!

Valentine's Day Appetizer Crab and Lime Salad with Watermelon Gazpacho

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The Very Best Hot Crab Dip

Creamy, cheesy and perfect for parties, this is the BEST Hot Crab Dip recipe around. So easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, a hint of heat and big meaty chunks of crab. Your cracker may just not be enough, you’ll need a shovel for this one.

Valentine's Day Appetizer The Very Best Hot Crab Dip

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Creamy Crab Dip (Gluten Free Option)

Creamy and crunchy, this warm crab dip is full of crab meat so that the cheese doesn’t overpower its sweet flavor.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Creamy Crab Dip (Gluten Free Option)

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Creamy Lemon Herb Scallops

Fresh seared scallops coated in a light, creamy lemon and herb sauce is absolute perfection! Delicious, easy to make and it comes together in one pan!

Valentine's Day Appetizer Creamy Lemon Herb Scallops

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Oven Baked Scallops with Miso and Ginger Butter

This recipe for oven baked scallops cooked in their shell with red miso and ginger butter, makes for a perfect light and flavourful appetizer or as a pass around canape. It may sound fancy but it is easy to make and tastes so delicious.

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Steamed Clams with Pan Roasted Tomatoes

Learn how to make Steamed Clams with Pan Roasted Tomatoes as an easy date night appetizer to make at home! This recipe makes enough to serve two people, ideal for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, and days off together.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Steamed Clams with Pan Roasted Tomatoes

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Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

If you are looking for an easy appetizer to take to a party, this smoked salmon cheese ball is a versatile addition to any celebration.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

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Smoked Trout Mousse

This classic British appetizer recipe is incredibly easy to make. Moreover, smoked trout mousse is delicious on crackers or bread

Valentine's Day Appetizer Smoked Trout Mousse

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Air Fryer Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

You only need 4 ingredients to whip up this easy and quick appetizer.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

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Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

When you need a quick appetizer these Air Fryer Crab Rangoons are the way to go! Surprisingly easy to make. These bite-sized treats taste even better than takeout. Serve them with a sweet chili dipping sauce for an instant pleaser.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

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Cheese Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

Baked Brie with Fig Jam

Melty, gooey, sweet Baked Brie with Fig Jam is easy to make with frozen puff pastry dough and a wheel of brie.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Baked Brie with Fig Jam

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Brie & Chive Fondue Recipe

Make a pot of brie fondue for a special occasion. Serve this brie fondue recipe with cheese fondue dippers like apple slices, bread, and shrimp.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Brie & Chive Fondue Recipe

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Brie With Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto, And Fig Jam

Brie with prosciutto, caramelized onions and fig jam is a delicious and easy appetizer perfect for those special occasions.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Brie With Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto, And Fig Jam

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Baked Brie Topped with Caramelized Onions

Baked Brie topped with Caramelized Onions sounds a bit decadent but its not. It’s as humble a starter as you can make. When you take creamy, nutty brie and load sweet, buttery onion on it, any effort it takes becomes well worth it.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Baked Brie Topped with Caramelized Onions

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Baked Brie with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

This Baked Brie with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries is the perfect appetizer! It’s simple, beautiful and delicious!

Valentine's Day Appetizer Baked Brie with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

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Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites: An impressive but quick and easy appetizer to carry you through the holiday season. Pre-made phyllo dough shells are filled with buttery melted brie and a quick cranberry sauce.

Valentine's Day Appetizer Cranberry Brie Bites

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Whipped Feta Dip with Black Olives and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious dip to serve with crackers, veggies, and charcuterie, this quick and easy appetizer Whipped Feta Dip with Black Olives and Cherry Tomatoes recipe is one you should try.

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Feta Cheese Garlic Spread

This Feta Cheese Garlic Spread is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for a delicious appetizer to enjoy with a big glass of wine. A quick and easy recipe that’s a hit if you love Feta cheese and garlic

Feta Cheese Garlic Spread

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Bruschetta Phyllo Cups With Whipped Feta And Basil

Bruschetta Phyllo Cups are a quick and easy appetizer recipe that’s sure to rock your next party or potluck! These bite-sized bruschetta cups are full of flavor!

Bruschetta Phyllo Cups With Whipped Feta And Basil

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Fried Goat Cheese Balls

These perfectly fried goat cheese balls are the best shareable appetizer. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, this tasty goat cheese appetizer is served with an arrabiata sauce for dipping!

Fried Goat Cheese Balls

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Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

These herbed goat cheese stuffed mushrooms are piled high with savory whipped goat cheese, spiked with fresh herbs, and drizzled with a sweet + savory balsamic reduction to make them over-the-top delicious.

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Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

These strawberry basil bruschetta are made with mini toasts, goat cheese, juicy strawberries in balsamic and fresh basil. The perfect, easy appetizer!

Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

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Warm Blue Cheese And Fig Bruschetta

Creamy and rich blue cheese paired with sweet fresh figs makes this bruschetta a scrumptious appetizer for a dinner party, a picnic or a simple yet delicious light meal.

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Steak Bites with Blue Cheese and a Raspberry Balsamic Sauce

These steak bites are one of the best appetizer recipes because they are so filling, you only need one or two in order to feel satisfied.

Steak Bites with Blue Cheese and a Raspberry Balsamic Sauce

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Baked Camembert with Truffle Honey

Baked Camembert with truffle honey is a heavenly appetizer that’s as easy to make as it is to eat! It’s just perfect for holiday entertaining, too!

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Chicken Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

Traditional 6-ingredient Vietnamese Chicken Satay

This dish is an appetizer staple on any Vietnamese restaurant menu. The unique flavoring from the coconut milk, curry powder, and turmeric pairs deliciously alongside the peanut dipping sauce. This marinade is extremely fast to throw together and extremely flavorful.

Traditional 6-ingredient Vietnamese Chicken Satay

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Chicken Liver Pâté

This is the perfect recipe if you are after an impressive yet hassle-free appetizer for your Valentine’s day dinner.

Chicken Liver Pâté

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Singapore Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Singapore Chicken Satay is a super easy and versatile dish that even a child can make. Marinate, skewer and cook! Delicious, especially when the chicken satay skewers are served with the peanut dipping sauce.

Singapore Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

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Chicken Cranberry Salad Pinwheel Sandwiches

Chicken Cranberry Salad Pinwheel Sandwiches are filled with chicken, almonds, cranberries, green onions, and feta rolled up in spinach tortillas. A super easy-to-make holiday party appetizer that tastes even better than it looks.

Chicken Cranberry Salad Pinwheel Sandwiches

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