30 Appetizer Recipes for Any Kind of Diet

No matter what your guests eat (or don't) you'll make everyone at your party happy with these 30 delicious, easy-to-make finger foods.
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Gluten-Free

Lose the flour but not the flavor with these meaty, cheesy, indulgent bites!

Gluten-Free

Korean Steak Lollipops

A sweet and toasty marinade soaks into lean beef tenderloin. It's the perfect way to start a party off right!

Korean Steak Lollipops

Korean Steak Lollipops

Brats 'n' Kraut

Everyone can enjoy this fall favorite. No bun necessary!

Brats 'n' Kraut

Brats 'n' Kraut

Prosciutto & Pear Wraps

Crunchy pears, salt prosciutto and creamy goat cheese make the holy trinity of flavor and texture combinations.

Prosciutto & Pear Wraps

Prosciutto & Pear Wraps

Sweet Potatoes with Salmon Roe

Can't find salmon roe? Top with fresh pomegranate arils instead.

Sweet Potatoes with Salmon Roe

Sweet Potatoes with Salmon Roe

Smoked Salmon Sushi

You don't need to be a master sushi maker to try this homemade take on the California roll.

Smoked Salmon Sushi

Smoked Salmon Sushi

Figgy Baked Brie

Sliced apples make the perfect vessel for gooey brie and a nutty fig topping.

Figgy Baked Brie

Figgy Baked Brie

Vegan

No one will miss the meat as they devour these fresh, inventive snacks.

Vegan

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Although they have summer in the name, these rolls would taste delicious any time of year!

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Puttanesca Polenta Bites

While you bake it, polenta gets crunchy on the outside while remaining tender on the inside. It's the ideal canvas for any veggie topper!

Puttanesca Polenta Bites

Puttanesca Polenta Bites

Hot Madras Curried Tofu Salad

Make this salad for the carnivores in your life, too. It's just as tasty with cubed turkey instead of tofu.

Hot Madras Curried Tofu Salad

Hot Madras Curried Tofu Salad

Mini Cauliflower Steaks with Tapenade

Baked cauliflower florets become tender and caramelized, just like a good steak!

Mini Cauliflower Steaks with Tapenade

Mini Cauliflower Steaks with Tapenade

Hummus Jalapeño Poppers

Turn this game-day snack into a guilt-free treat by replacing cheese with protein-packed hummus.

Hummus Jalapeño Poppers

Hummus Jalapeno Poppers

Chickpea Smash

This recipe is like a rustic version hummus, only more addicting!

Chickpea Smash

Chickpea Smash

Extra Calorie-Friendly

At 50 calories or less, you can feel good about taking two (or more!).

Extra Calorie-Friendly

Ricotta-Apricot Crackers

Add some crunch with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios or almonds.

Ricotta-Apricot Crackers

Ricotta-Apricot Crackers

Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Puree

A fried sage leaf is the perfect five-star garnish to quick cooked scallops and warm pumpkin puree.

Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Puree

Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Puree

Manchego-Stuffed Olives

Make your guests feel like they're in a true Spanish café with these spicy, cheese-stuffed olives.

Manchego-Stuffed Olives

Manchego-Stuffed Olives

Greek Flatbread

A sprinkling of lemon juice and fresh dill takes these toasty wedges to the next level.

Greek Flatbread

Greek Flatbread

Beet Salad Cups

Crunchy endive leaves make the perfect cup for marinated beets. Plus, clean up is a breeze!

Beet Salad Cups

Beet Salad Cups

Mini Spanish Tortillas

Serve these mini quiches at a holiday brunch or cocktail party.

Mini Spanish Tortillas

Mini Spanish Tortillas

Carb-Conscious

Who needs bread of lots of sugar when you have savory comfort foods in mini form?

Carb-Conscious

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with a Kick

This dip is so flavorful, you don't even need a crostini to scoop it out of the bowl!

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with a Kick

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with a Kick

Caprese Shooters

If the Carpese salad had a wild child cousin, these shooters would be it.

Caprese Shooters

Caprese Shooters

Caesar Salad Baskets

Make these more filling by adding 1 tbsp. diced cooked chicken.

Caesar Salad Baskets

Caesar Salad Baskets

Chicken Philly Mushrooms

Guess what's hiding under this gooey provolone blanket? A hearty mound of chicken, peppers and onions!

Chicken Philly Mushrooms

Chicken Philly Mushrooms

Middle Eastern Lamb Meatballs

Add a zesty flare to ground lamb with onion, mint, cinnamon and orange.

Middle Eastern Meatballs

Middle Eastern Meatballs

Wasabi Crab Bites

Fresh cucumber mellows out the tangy wasabi mayo. A poppy seed garnish rounds out the flavor and crunch.

Wasbabi Crab Bites

Wasbabi Crab Bites

Dairy-Free

These snacks are big on flavor but light and refreshing, too.

Dairy-Free

Avocado Toasts with Shrimp

Avocados are creamy and rich. They make a great replacement for cream cheese or butter!

Avocado Toasts with Shrimp

Bow-Tie Salad Picks

This pasta salad on a stick is great for portion control.

Bow-Tie Salad Picks

Bow-Tie Salad Picks

Roast Beef Crostini with Arugula Mayo

You read that right! Arugula adds a bright, light addition to creamy mayonnaise.

Roast Beef Crostini with Arugula Mayo

Roast Beef Crostini with Arugula Mayo

Teriyaki Skewers

Make these skewers vegetarian by using teriyaki-flavored tofu in place of the ham.

Teriyaki Skewers

Teriyaki Skewers

Microwave Spiced Pecans

No need to feel guilty about munching on protein-packed pecans. They're lightly coated in peanut oil, a dash of sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

Microwave Spiced Pecans

Microwave Spiced Pecans

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings are just as flavorful as the fried version when they're tossed in a warm Thai peanut sauce and toasted coconut flakes.

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings