Appetizers and Snacks

If you’re looking to make a little something to nibble—the handful of goodies to tide you over until dinner, an amuse-bouche before dinner, or something to dip crackers or chips into during the big game—we have you covered. Start with some spiced nuts, or try something with the sabor of Spanish-style tapas. Our appetizers and snacks can be sweet or savory, crispy or spicy, but they’re always a great way to enjoy a flavorful bite.

Gravlax with Dill Pollen
Gravlax, a type of cured salmon traditionally flavored with abundant amounts of dill, is a Scandinavian recipe that dates back to 14th-century Sweden.
There are many, many kinds of dolmeh in the world.
Awaze Sauce
Are you ready for the easiest condiment you’ll ever assemble, that will make you look like a wizard in the kitchen?
Three Cheese Puff Pastry
If you’re looking for party-friendly snacks that are rich and delicious and sure to dazzle your family and friends, then look no further. These cheese sticks have it all.
Stuffed Choricero Pepper
It wasn’t that hard to figure out what we wanted to do with Dried Choricero Peppers once we had them in stock.
Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
Chicken wings have become a celebrated part of our culinary landscape. Created in Buffalo, NY, in 1964, chicken wings were mainly local to New York State bar menus until the mid-1980s.
Malagueta Crab Cocktail
When you want a spicy and refreshing appetizer, look no further than our Malagueta Pepper and Crab Cocktail. This brisk, crunchy crab cocktail puts Brazil’s beloved Malagueta Chile to work.
Cinnamon Scones
Scones get a bad rap. They’re often looked upon as dense carb-loads that sit hard in the belly and induce naps.
Marinated Smoky Feta
Feta cheese is the salty, strong, non-melting goat’s milk cheese from Greece. This dish makes outstanding use of feta’s porous structure, which allows the flavors in the oil to work deep into hea
Korean Chicken Wings
We love chicken wings. And while we love the crispy thrill of deep-fried chicken wings, it can be incredibly messy to work a deep fryer at home.
Glazed Roasted Kale
When we decided to bring tamari powder into our lineup, the first thing we thought was, other than reconstituting it with water…how do we use it? So we got to work in the test kitchen.
Bacon Sucker Punch Cheese Ball
Cheese balls are categorically an All-American thing.
Tomato Galette
Green Tomatoes are a southern delicacy that… frankly, don’t make a lot of sense.
Arepas Benedict
Arepas are a popular vessel for delicious street foods in many different Latin American countries.
Fresh Mango and Tomato Salad with Aguachile
Aquachile has recently received some popularity in the states and is often described in relation to a dish with which you're probably more familiar: Ceviche.
Egg Rolls with Hot Chinese Mustard
Looking for the perfect party snack recipe? This is it! This recipe makes 25 egg rolls, which is just the right amount for a small gathering of friends to enjoy as a light snack.
Soft Pretzels
Pretzels are an interesting part of many cultures, and in fact may be the source of the common phrase “tying the knot.” It is believed that because royalty in Switzerland used pretzels in their wed
Pasilla de Oaxaca Black Bean Dip
There is nothing that tastes exactly like the Pasilla de Oaxaca chile.
Zucchini Bruschetta Boats
Zucchini is a star vegetable of the spring and summer. It is good in salads or as a standalone food, and it can be cooked in a variety of ways.
Sambousek with Aioli
Sambousek is a popular food in Egypt. It is a meat pie just like the South American empanada, the Asian Egg Roll, or the Caribbean meat patty. To make the sambousek, begin with a pastry dough.
Crispy Cauliflower Hot Wings
Mark Twain once said “cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education,” which is a funny way of saying that it is the fancier cultivated version of uncultivated wild cabbage.
Artichokes Al Ajillo
Artichokes al Ajillo, also called alcachofas al ajillo, is a great introduction to the world of tapas. This Spanish style of small plates eating has its roots in the 13th century.
Smoked Paprika Almonds
Almonds are the perfect snack food. They are heart healthy and delicious, and they are crunchy enough to beat down even the crispest potato chip.
Champinones Al Ajillo - Spanish Garlic Mushrooms
Champinones al Ajillo, or Spanish Garlic mushrooms, are a tasty recipe that can be made in just under twenty minutes.
Skillet Olive Bread
This is a no-knead bread that's easy on the hands and arms, and a simple introduction to yeast for the novice baker.
The difference between empanadillas and empanadas is the thinner, flakier crust. We made this recipe with beef but empanadillas can be filled with chicken, pork, or shrimp.
Spanish Shrimp Tapas
If you visit Spain, you will discover quickly that there is a great love of seafood present in both the culture and the cuisine.
Tortilla Espanola
With just a handful of everyday ingredients and a single pan, you too can enjoy the deliciousness that is a tortilla Espanola.
Albondigas - Spanish Meatballs
If spicy sauce and meatballs are your thing, this recipe is perfect for you.
Patatas Bravas
Do not be fooled by their small size, these potatoes pack a hugely flavorful punch.
Black Bean Brownies
These brownies are chocolatey, decadent, and delicious, and can turn even the most notoriously picky eater, into believing they are eating a classic fudge brownie when they are really eating blac
Taco Stuffed Zucchini
We absolutely love tacos around here! We also don't mind mixing up a classic with some different variables.
Spicy-Sweet Shichimi Togarashi Popcorn
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. Popcorn is just the perfect snack and how you season it can be as creative as you want. Salty, sweet, spicy - it all works with popcorn.
Quinoa Feta Phyllo Cups
As the weather starts to warm up and blooms appear on trees, one of my favorite things to do is open the windows, feel the breeze, and bake something light and delicious.
German Chocolate Chia Energy Bites
In our ongoing quest to live healthier lifestyles, we continue to look for food and recipes that fuel our bodies, allow us to be stronger, work harder and live healthier.
Oaxacan Guacamole
Guacamole is a delicious blend of avocados and lime. Additionally, ingredients such as onion, chile flakes, cilantro and fresh jalapeno really give 'guac' a robust flavor.
Mayan Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
Gourmet, homemade nut butter is one of our favorite new trends.
Open Face Tuna Melt with Lemon Pepper
During the winter, good, fresh seafood that doesn't break the bank can be hard to come by in most states. This is where a can or two of tuna can really come in handy.
Chili Lime Steak Quesadilla
Quesadillas are one of my favorite foods. They are easy to prepare, are warm and cheesy and can be made from any number of ingredients. Quesadillas can be eaten at almost any time of day.
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla
Whether you are gearing up for the big game with the extended family or just dinner at home for two, this Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla is sure to be a big hit.
Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars
Looking for a healthy, yet delectable treat?
Sweet Chipotle Mixed Nuts
This is a great make ahead snack - perfect for serving at parties or gatherings. Smoky chipotle and chili spices bring out the heat while the honey carries the sweet.
Gingerspice Walnuts
These nuts are a great snack for holiday parties and even better for holiday gifts. They're easy and simple to make but have an outstanding flavor that is perfect for the season.
Spicy Pepitas
Pepitas or pepita de calabaza, "little seed of squash" are the edible, hulled kernal of the pumpkin. Pepitas are commonly found in Mexican cuisine and can be roasted and eaten as a snack.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Almonds
If pumpkin spice is the flavor you crave when the weather gets cold, then you're in for a real treat.
Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern dish, often sold by street food vendors.
Baba Ghanoush
Also known as Baba Ghanouj, Baba Ganush, Baba Ghannouj or Baba Ghannoug. Baba Ghanoush is a Middle Eastern dip made with eggplant.
Sweet and Spicy Herb Roasted Mixed Nuts
A little something for everybody, these nuts are perfect to serve at a holiday party or to take along as a hostess gift or party favor.
Chinese Five Spice Pecans
Spiced pecans are one of the most popular type of party nuts and this is a palate pleasing spiced pecan recipe with a delightful twist - Chinese Five Spice!
Maharajah Curry Coconut Spiced Cashews
When we talk to people about spices, we're always amazed at how many people are interested in curries. A good curry blend can add the most wonderful flavor to many meats and vegetables.
Hill Country Spiced Pecans
Inspired by my Texas roots, these classic spiced pecans get their slight kick from our Hill Country Chili Powder.
Spiced Almonds
These are some heavenly spiced almonds and our La Vera Smoked Sweet Paprika, De Arbol Chile powder, and sweet
Chili Lime Walnuts
While spiced nuts are a great holiday favorite they are usually loaded with salt and sugar - not these delightfully spiced walnuts!
A Sweet Twist on Potato Skins
This is a great spin on the classic potato skin. Sweet potatoes are nutrient rich and are lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes.
Homemade Hummus
Store bought hummus is a quick and reliable go-to food that's great for an easy meal or a healthy snack...especially when you dip it in carrots or celery.
Maple Spiced Nuts
When the holidays roll around you are going to be invited to more than a few parties and if you are looking for a fun dish to bring then you can’t go wrong with some spiced nuts.
Caprese Salad
It just doesn't get much easier than this.
Savory Stuffed Mushrooms
Does the date February 4th mean anything to you? That’s okay, we didn’t know there was an official Stuffed Mushroom Day either.
Cumin Spiced Baked Tortilla Chips
Tortilla chips are a favorite go-to snack for many of us. They're crunchy, salty and soooooo good, but all with the grease that comes from deep-frying, they're also soooooo bad.
Roasted Eggplant Dip
This Middle Eastern dip is similar to Baba Ghanoush, but it's chunkier with the addition of feta cheese, red onion and red bell pepper.
Southwestern Egg Rolls
Looking for a unique idea for party appetizers? These Southwestern egg rolls are a fusion twist, a cross between a crispy egg roll and a savory burrito.
Roasted Tomato Salsa
This is a super easy and healthy recipe and can be done on the grill or in the oven.
Roasted Ajvar Salsa over Grilled Polenta
Almost every weekend you can find me out on the patio grilling family-sized bags of bell peppers, huge packs of whole portobello mushrooms and in-season vegetables to use throughout the week for va