Appetizers are mini meals served to stop whet your appetite before lunch and dinner. Therefore, the snack must to be small and light and it won’t be very satisfying, since you don’t want your guests to eat the appetizers and not be hungry to continue with lunch or dinner. The perfect size will be a bite and the ideal is to look for recipes with ingredients not on the menu so it doesn’t become repetitive.
These can be and hot and cold. If you choose the first option, bet on appetizers that you can prepare a little ahead of time and to which you can give them a final touch of warmth before serving.
When you’re thinking of a special lunch or dinner and want to create a menu, appetizers are great options to whet your appetite. It’s best to get organized mix between hot and cold appetizers with which to start.
Don’t overdo the tarts and vol-au-vents, because you’re either assembling them now or the dough will be soft by the time they reach the table. You can look for other small forms such as cups or teaspoons. There are many dishes that can be served individually and that will not take you long to prepare.
Some classic appetizers, like Iberian ham or a good cheese board, are always profitable options, which basically only require choosing a good raw material and assembling it. Then there are other small dishes that you can prepare ahead of time and leave for lack of assembly at dinner or lunch time.
The idea is that preparing the appetizers leaves you enough time to devote yourself to the main course or bet on a snack meal as a whole. In this case, everything must be prepared separately, so that each diner can decide what they want to eat.
In the gallery you will find below we have proposals of all kinds and types in the shape of a skewer, herbal creams in cups, more classic preparations served in spoons or in crusty rolls. There are a thousand options to enjoy an absolutely spectacular meal!
Tomato and quail egg skewers with vodka vinaigrette
The skewers of cherry tomatoes and quail eggs are original and authentic. Its presentation is very impressive and its ingredients combine in perfect harmony.
Pasta with shrimps and vegetables
Shrimp and Vegetable Dumplings are the perfect appetizer for your gatherings. Remember: serve them fresh from the oven.
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Cream
This recipe mixes the best fall and winter flavors into one dish. Check out these sweet potato and pumpkin cream shots and give your body extra nutrients.
Asparagus mousse with beet chips
A healthy, nutritious snack, low in calories and fat. Asparagus mousse with beetroot crisps is a winning combination.
Duck pate toast with orange
A recipe from French gastronomy and highly appreciated in our country. Enjoy authentic orange duck pate in this mini version. A dish rich in proteins and nutrients.
Roquefort mini vol-au-vents with fig jam
Mini Roquefort vol-au-vents with fig jam are perfect to start a party lunch or dinner. A combination of flavors that lovers of the strongest cheese really enjoy.
Cubes of polenta with ham and Parmesan lollipops
These Polenta Cubes with Ham and Parmesan Lollipops need no introduction, their picture says it all. They will catch all eyes and be the stars of the night.
Kidney mushroom tarts in sherry
A typical recipe of our gastronomy turned into an aperitif. Enjoy Sherry kidneys served in these mushroom tarts.
Goat cheese, grape and pistachio appetizer
Perfect for cheese lovers and perfect for a quick snack. Goat cheese, grape and pistachio appetizers, different flavors and textures that will be a hit.
Salad with smoked salmon for appetizer
A classic but updated aperitif. Give an original touch to your salad with smoked salmon.
Octopus carpaccio with citrus fruits
Enjoy octopus with this citrus octopus carpaccio. An original, simple recipe that your guests will love.
Cod carpaccio with eels
Cod offers endless possibilities in the kitchen. Try snacking on this cod and eel carpaccio. Take care of your health thanks to the multiple nutrients of fish.