Here’s an unusual pȃté that would be an excellent addition to a vegetarian riff on a charcuterie platter. Add some good bread, a bowlful of olives, some pickled vegetables, a couple of nice cheeses and you would have quite the spread. It’s also really good on a piece of toast when you want a quick snack.
These crostini are topped with an easy, creamy spread that's loaded with spicy green garlic and tangy fromage blanc.
Sweet Vidalia onions and Gorgonzola are made for each other. Serve this with crusty bread for an easy but elegant appetizer.
Talk about gilding the lily! Ripe avocados get sliced into wedges, battered, fried, then served with creamy cheese sauce. Note that you do need a fry thermometer for best results.
Many of us find ourselves a bit short on time during the holidays. Places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare something fancy that takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these yummy, simply addictive, chocolate-covered almonds.
This jam could be served with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Sautéeing beet greens in olive oil turns them meltingly tender, making them a delicious topping for crostini.
This is an easy but decadent dip to whip up. Serve with fresh apple or pear slices, or even sweet potato chips.
Sweet, salty, and a little spicy, these easy roasted nuts would make a great gift (if you can part with them!).
Baba ghanoush is a Levantine eggplant dish that's perfect slathered on a slice of baguette, making it excellent picnic food. It's richly flavored with tahini, lemon, and lots of garlic.
Crispy, crunchy onion rings, made healthier thanks to quinoa in three forms. These are easy to make vegan, too!
This is certainly an unexpected treatment for turnips, but you won’t be disappointed! Crisp and tender bunched turnips are coated in spicy sauce and mellowed with tangy blue cheese. This is a great substitute for wings, perfect for vegetarians and adventurous eaters alike.
Ramps are also know as wild leeks, and are similar to onion and garlic smashed together. These quick refrigerator pickles intensify their crunch, sharp bite, and pungent flavor.
Sautéing ramps with shallots is a great treatment for these yummy harbingers of spring.
Spicy peppers cool down with a creamy bean and cheese filling in this healthier version of jalapeño poppers.
These grilled avocados lend themselves to improvisation -- just use any fresh herbs and nuts you have on hand, and you can't go wrong.
These easy to assemble crostini are topped with ricotta that's packed with early springtime flavors. If ramps aren't available yet, just use spring onions.
Great spread onto sliced baguette rounds, or for dipping sliced raw vegetables into, this creamy dip will be a staple for parties or impromptu get-togethers.
These roasted chickpeas are a great party snack: really easy to make, simple to adapt, and very yummy!
Fondue is such a fun (and delicious!) way to get friends and family together! This easy recipe will get it on the table in no time.
You can make this tasty and unique salsa up to 4 hours ahead of time. Just keep covered in the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or roasted chicken.
Served with your favorite tortilla chips, this brightly colored, fiber-full dip is such a nice change of pace from run of the mill salsa. Perfect for game day!
This is a super easy, incredibly flavorful dip. Serve it with sliced baguette or crackers.
Use packaged pita chips for an easy Indian-inspired appetizer.
This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.
A Willy Street Co-op creation, this incredible, raw spread is so much more than the sum of its parts. Use this umami-rich pâté as an unexpected ingredient in nori rolls, or slather onto a tortilla with some vegetables for a quick lunch. Note that the almods and sunflower seeds need to soak overnight!