25 Best Spring Appetizer Recipes

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    Spring Ahead

    Beet + Freekeh Salad
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    Small bites are essential to spring eating. Seasonal ingredients become readily available to chop, slice and sauté into fresh, delicious meals. Whether you are entertaining a large or intimate group, it's helpful to have appetizers on hand to appease the appetites of your guests. It's common to pair spring appetizers with seasonal cocktails and skip the main meal altogether. Versatile and bursting with pairing possibilities, these recipes will make planning your next gathering so much more fun.

    Spring ahead with these 25 tasty appetizers perfect for the new season.

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    Breakfast Crostini

    Breakfast Crostini
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    Not only reserved for breakfast, these crostini ideas make excellent appetizer options for any time of the day. Homemade ricotta cheese, jams, and fruit atop market fresh toast are great to keep in mind for your next brunch event too.

    Breakfast Crostini recipe from Honestly Yum

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    Fish Tacos

    Fish Tacos
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    Fish tacos can be served either as a main or an appetizer. If you are planning on having light fare that can be easily eaten without utensils fish tacos should be your go to this spring. 

    Fish Tacos with Mango Cucumber Salsa recipe from Up Close and Tasty

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    Avocado Toast

    Avocado Toast
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    Avocado is rich in nutrients and a wonderful ingredient to explore for your spring appetizer menu. Avocado toast can be prepared in a variety of ways and is delicious with toppings like fresh spring herbs, lime, tomatoes and sea salt. 

    Avocado Toast from The Spruce

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    Strawberry Salsa

    Strawberry Salsa
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    A light, refreshing strawberry salsa is a fun twist on the classic party snack favorite. Fresh strawberries diced into salsa would pair well with spring margaritas.

    Strawberry Salsa recipe from Up Close and Tasty

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    Sweet Potato Nachos

    Sweet Potato Nachos
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    When you are short on time and looking for a quick, easy starter, try these sweet potato nachos. Crispy sweet potato chips are mostly savory with a hint of sweetness that makes the bites irresistible.

    Sweet Potato Nacho recipe from Honestly Yum

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    Chilled Asparagus + Sweet Corn Soup

    Chilled Asparagus + Sweet Corn Soup
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    Chilled soup is a great way to ease into spring appetizers. Asparagus is in season and corn compliments the veggie in this spring recipe.

    Chilled Asparagus + Sweet Corn Soup recipe from Hello My Dumpling

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    Blood Orange Salad

    Blood Orange Salad
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    In the spring blood oranges are making their final appearance of the season. Make the most of them with a big bowl of this delicious blood orange salad to share with guests.

    Blood Orange Salad with mixed beans from Up Close and Tasty

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    Green Bean Salad

    Green Bean Salad
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    Another versatile spring crop are green beans. Unexpected savory twists on this supper mainstay make the most appealing appetizers for spring gatherings. We love the idea of combining clementines, bulgur and feta for a refreshing citrus taste.

    Green Bean Salad with Clementines, Bulgur Wheat and Feta recipe from The Spruce

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    Mexican Street Corn Casserole

    Mexican Street Corn Casserole
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    Cinco de Mayo means spring! Mexican street corn casserole is a dish we can stand behind to welcome the season.

    Mexican Street Corn Casserole recipe from Honestly Yum

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    Beet + Freekeh Salad

    Beet + Freekeh Salad
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    A light veggie and grain salad is filling and easy to serve amongst guests. Fresh vegetables are key to this dish so shop according to what's in season.

    Beet + Freekeh Salad recipe from Hello My Dumpling

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    Homemade Pizza

    Home Made Pizza
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    When in doubt, turn to a homemade pizza for appetizer success. This pizza recipe is topped with cilantro-pesto and shrimp to welcome spring to the party.

    Homemade Pizza with Cilantro - Pesto and Shrimp recipe from Up Close and Tasty

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    Spring Vegetable Potstickers

    Potstickers
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    Spring vegetables are also delicious chopped and diced into tiny pieces to make yummy, warm potstickers. These little dumplings are satisfying and will still evoke all the seasonal feelings for your guests.

    Spring Vegetable Potstickers recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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    Quinoa Salad With Fresh Mint and Parsley Recipe

    Quinoa Salad
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    Quinoa is a great grain to have on hand for last minute spring entertaining. Quinoa is filling and is a wonderful base for fresh herbs such as mint and parsley. If you need a starter that is budget-friendly and works with whatever you might have in the fridge, turn to quinoa.

    Quinoa Salad With Fresh Mint and Parsley Recipe from The Spruce

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    Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps

    Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps
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    A fun appetizer for guests to prepare on their own are chicken satay lettuce wraps. Set up a station with all the ingredients and let your company indulge in the satisfying finger food.

    Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps from Honestly Yum

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    Wildflower and Arugula Salad

    Wildflower and Arugula Salad
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    Edible flowers are the prettiest atop a fresh green salad. Impress your guests in both taste and presentation with this delightful spring appetizer.

    Wildflower and Arugula Salad from Harvest and Honey

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    Avocado Cup Salad

    Avocado Cup Salad
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    Sometimes you just want to eat the avocado right out of it's skin. Luckily the outer edge of an avocado makes a handy bowl for self serve spring bites.

    Avocado Cup Salad recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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    Halloumi, Green Bean and Potato Salad

    Halloumi, Green Bean and Potato Salad
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    Another delicious idea for popular green beans is pairing them with halloumi and potatoes for a filling spring salad. Grilled halloumi is a great excuse to bring the grill out of hibernation.

    Halloumi, Green Bean and Potato Salad recipe from The Spruce

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    Asparagus with Almonds and Yogurt Dressing

    Asparagus
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    Asparagus has many wonderful health benefits and is delicious as both an appetizer and side. Drizzle some yogurt dressing and almonds over your main spring veggie.

    Asparagus with Almonds and Yogurt Dressing recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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    Tomato and Almond Tart

    Tomato and Almond Tart
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    Not exactly pizza, this tomato and almond tart will give you a good use for spring tomatoes. Its perfect balance of sweet and savory makes it an excellent starter for gatherings.

    Tomato and Almond Tart recipe from Honestly Yum

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    Roasted Beet & Sundried Tomato Hummus

    Roasted Beet & Sundried Tomato Hummus
    Harvest and Honey

    A dip appetizer is almost a requirement for any gathering. The rich color and taste of this beet and sun-dried tomato hummus is a lovely option for your spring entertaining.

    Roasted Beet & Sun-dried Tomato Hummus recipe from Harvest and Honey

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    Roasted Artichoke with Chipotle Spiced Aoili

    Roasted Artichoke with Chipotle Spiced Aoili
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    Artichokes are another vegetable that are on the spring produce list. A little chipotle spiced aoili and roasted artichokes is a sophisticated appetizer idea for an intimate event. 

    Roasted Artichoke with Chipotle Spiced Aoili recipe from The Spruce

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    Mediterranean Baked Feta with Tomatoes

    Baked Feta and Tomatoes
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    Anything Mediterranean sounds fresh and appeals to spring sensibilities. Set this delicious appetizer out with fresh bread or crackers and try to keep up with the request for seconds!

    Mediterranean Baked Feta recipe with Tomatoes recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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    Grilled Shishito Peppers

    Grilled Shishito Peppers
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    Simple, quick and to the point. Grilled shishito peppers will be an instant favorite at any spring party you throw. 

    Grilled Shishito Peppers recipe from Up Close and Tasty

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    Watermelon, Blue Cheese & Toasted Pecan Salad on Homemade Focaccia

    Watermelon, Blue Cheese & Toasted Pecan Salad on Homemade Focaccia
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    Foccacia not only tastes great but looks beautiful on a spring table scape. This particularly beautiful bread has elements of sweet and savory to snack happily pre-meal.

    Watermelon, Blue Cheese & Toasted Pecan Salad on Homemade Focaccia recipe from Harvest and Honey

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    Prawn Spring Rolls

    Prawn Spring Rolls
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    Another starter that brings all the spring feels is appropriately called spring rolls. Spring rolls are convenient to serve and delicious to eat. Spring rolls stand well on their own with cocktails and are a great intro dish to the main course.

    Prawn Spring Rolls with Mango recipe from Honestly Yum