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These easy cold appetizers are not only easy to assemble but most can be made ahead of time saving you time and effort when you’re entertaining. From dips to cheeseballs and from skewers to roll-ups you’ll find crowd-pleasing appetizers that your guests will rave about long after the party is over. And the best part? There’s no baking involved! You’ll find hearty and savory cold recipes ideas to try for your party or holiday event. From veggies to cold meat and cheeses, these ingredient options will wow your party-goers with flavor-packed deliciousness. Here’s your collection of tasty, easy, and satisfying easy cold appetizers.
Layered Greek Dip by Garnish With Lemon
Assemble a platter of Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like feta cheese, Kalamata olives, cucumber, and garlic to create a Greek layered dip. Have plenty of pita chips on hand for your guests to dip into this extravaganza of an appetizer!
Honey Ricotta Dip by Well Plated
This sweet and creamy dip will disappear quickly on your appetizer table! Simply mix cream cheese and ricotta cheese together, sweeten it with a little honey and fold in dried apricots. Drizzle a little more honey on top and garnish with chopped pistachios. Delish!
Easy Cheese Ball Recipe With Cream Cheese, Bacon, And Green Onions by Wholesome Yum
This impressive cheese ball takes just 10 minutes to assemble. Cream cheese and cheddar cheese are whipped for texture and ease of forming into a large ball. Roll the ball in the toppings of bacon bits, chopped green onions, and chopped pecans. Secure it with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Cold Crab Dip by Wonky Wonderful
Add crab meat to sour cream and cream cheese mixture that’s been seasoned with lemon zest, horseradish, and garlic. Add chopped celery and bell pepper for some crunch. Mix and chill well before serving with crackers, chips, or chopped veggies.
Garden Vegetable Salad Rolls by Detoxinista
These adorable mini salad rolls are the perfect summer, easy cold appetizers! Complete with a nut-free dipping sauce, you can roll up these salad bites in just a minute, Just add sliced bell peppers, cucumbers, avocado, and shredded carrots to romaine lettuce leaves that are lining the outer layer of rice paper. Tasty!
Antipasto Kebabs by Peace Love and Low Carb
Not only are these kebabs full of zesty flavor, but they’re also possible the quickest appetizer you’ll put together. Thread cherry tomatoes, olives, salami, mozzarella balls, pepperoncini, and artichoke hearts on short skewers and arrange on a platter. Done!
Everything White Bean Hummus by How Sweet Eats
If you love the full-on flavors of everything bagels, you love this hummus dip that uses the same seasonings. This homemade hummus uses cannellini beans as its base with plenty of roasted garlic. The homemade everything seasoning is generously sprinkled on top of the hummus to create the perfect appetizer dip. Oh, my!
Smoked Salmon Dip by Salt And Lavender
A little cream cheese, mayo, smoked salmon, and lots of fresh herbs get zoomed-in your food processor for a smooth and outrageously delicious cold seafood dip. Chill well before serving with crackers, chips, or chopped fresh veggies.
7 Layer Dip by Dinner At The Zoo
This Mexican-inspired layer dip is always a hit. Assemble it in a glass bowl so the layers will show. Start with a layer of refried beans topped with sour cream. Add a layer of guacamole and then salsa. Sprinkle on shredded cheese, black olives, and chopped green onions. Lastly, garnish with chopped tomatoes and get ready to serve this feast with tortilla chips.
Turkey Rollups With Cranberry Cream Cheese by Culinary Hill
These rollups are the perfect holiday appetizer that combines turkey with cream cheese and cranberry sauce. Wrap up in flour tortillas and slice into pinwheels. These make an eye-catching display on a festive platter.
Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups by Recipe Tin Eats
For those who like it spicy, this salami roll-up is just the easy cold appetizers they’ll rave about! Cream cheese, capers, and parsley are rolled in salami slices, chilled, and then sliced as appetizing finger food. And, then serve with crackers. Zesty!
Crudité Platter With Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
This platter will be a beautiful centerpiece for your appetizer table. Full of brightly colored fresh vegetables, you can assemble this quickly on a large platter. The homemade tzatziki sauce is a dairy-free alternative that everyone can enjoy!
Cowboy Caviar by Spend With Pennies
Toss black-eyed peas, black beans, and sweet corn along with diced red onion, diced avocado, bell peppers, and tomatoes with a zesty dressing and then chilled. Serve this “caviar” with tortilla chips for a tasty southwestern appetizer.
Pumpkin Sage Hummus by Crowded Kitchen
The fall holidays are the perfect time to service this pumpkin-infused hummus. Process chickpeas, pureed pumpkin, garlic, tahini, sage, and other spices to make this tasty dip. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh sage leaves, and pomegranate arils. Pretty!
Easy Caprese Salad Skewers With Balsamic Glaze by Zesty Olive
These visually appealing appetizer skewers are little mini Caprese salads on a stick. Thread small mozzarella balls, various colors of grape tomatoes and basil leaves on a skewer. Lightly drizzle will balsamic vinegar. Easy and awesome!
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites by No Biggie
This 3-ingredient appetizer adds a dollop of kicked up cream cheese on top of a sliced cucumber round which is topped with a little smoked salmon. Make this in just minutes! This favorite flavor combo is always appreciated on the appetizer table.
Spinach Dip by Brown Eyed Baker
Cream cheese, frozen spinach, mayo, shallots, and garlic make this classic dip a favorite on appetizer tables any time of the year. Serve this cold spinach dip in a large bowl or bread bowl surrounded by chips, crackers, and sliced veggies.
Smokey Almond Cream Cheese Endive Bites by The Food Charlatan
Endive leaves are excellent appetizer vessels that can hold a variety of ingredients. Here, add a little cream cheese to the leaves with some red pepper jelly and a garnish of almonds on top. Simple, pretty, and quick!
Marinated Cheese by Recipes Worth Repeating
Make this zesty cheese appetizer ahead of time and let it marinate in the fridge. Add sliced cheese in a dish and pour this amazingly flavored marinade and herbs over it. The marinade infuses in the cheese overnight and produces an incredible cheesy appetizer.
Pesto Cream Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes by A Side Of Sweet
The pesto gives a little zing to spreadable cream cheese with these adorable stuffed cherry tomatoes. Just halve each tomato and pipe on a bite of the cream cheese and pesto mixture. Use a pretty piping tip if you want to be fancy. Garnish the top of each with a little bit of basil.
Wrapping it Up
We hope you enjoy trying these easy cold appetizers. They would great for a party, family night, or summer picnic. And here are some other recipe roundups you won’t want to miss: 100 Meals in Under 30 Minutes.