18 Appetizers Guaranteed to Start Things Off on a Delicious Note

Matt R.

It's important to get off a good start.

This applies to a basketball game... a relationship... or nearly any meal.

Good luck getting your guests to gush over whatever main course you serve if you preempt that dish with something hastily and sloppily thrown together.

With that in mind, we've come up with 18 appetizer recipes aimed at avoiding this problem.

Scroll through the list below and get your next dinner started on the right, delicious foot:

1. Avocado Crab Mango Salad Recipe

Avocado Crab Mango Salad is a nutritious salad you can eat without guilt. Totally enjoyable.

2. Paleo Deviled Eggs Recipe

Paleo Deviled Eggs will be the appetizer your guests will go for. Delicious!

3. Plantain Chips Recipe

Plantain Chips are a crunchy snack you won't be able to get enough of. Totally addictive!

4. Deviled Egg Eyeballs Recipe

Deviled Egg Eyeballs are gross, disgusting, and absolutely perfect. You've just got to take a bite!

5. Bacon-Wrapped Smokies Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies are great to nibble on while your holiday dinner cooks. These will definitely be a hit at your house!

6. Taco Salad Cups Recipe

Taco Salad Cups are a great appetizer or snack for a crowd. Perfect for a meal or just to munch!

7. Lentil Hummus Recipe

Lentil Hummus is the snack you won't be able to stop eating. And it doesn't matter, because it's so good for you!

8. Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Popcorn Chicken has a crunchy exterior with an inside of gorgeously seasoned chicken. You must try it!

9. Avocado Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

Avocado Goat Cheese Crostini is a creamy and spicy appetizer your guests will love. Always a hit at a party!

10. Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers Recipe

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the appetizer your guests will rave about. Make in the oven or grill outside!

11. BBQ Chicken Summer Rolls Recipe

BBQ Chicken Summer Rolls are an amazing appetizer your guests won't be able to resist. The barbecue sauce will keep them coming back!

12. Avocado Tahini Dip Recipe

Avocado Tahini Dip is an amazing appetizer or dip that everyone will love. A total crowd pleaser!

13. Keema Samosas Recipe

Keema Samosas are a gluten free version of your favorite Indian snack. Baked, not fried, they're also a much healthier option!

14. Loaded Nachos Recipe

Loaded Nachos are great for a cookout crowd or while watching a movie. Spicy and totally irresistible!

15. 5-Minute Peanut Butter Dip Recipe

5-Minute Peanut Butter Dip has cream cheese, peanut butter, and other sweet goodness. A great dessert or appetizer for any occasion!

16. Scotch Eggs Recipe

Scotch Eggs are a traditional British food that combines two of your favorites: sausage and eggs. It can't get any better!

17. Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe

Teriyaki Meatballs make a perfect weeknight dish for when you're too tired to do much cooking. Serve it with rice or pack them in a...

18. Tomato Fennel Tart Recipe

Tomato Fennel Tart is a rustic tart that's delicious and not fussy. Topped with beautiful red tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

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