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.
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes
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.
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).
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!
Seafood & Fish Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Air Fryer Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes
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.
Cheese Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.