Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar by Lynn Yamamoto Dalman

This is fresh, healthy and delicious. People love it, even kids. You can make it ahead, so it's great for a summer party. Serve it with scoop-shaped tortilla chips, or have it on the side as a relish. I add extra cilantro, because there can never be too much cilantro!

105 votes

Hummus by Frosted Flaker

This is a great snack for any time of year. I personally serve it with Kalamata olives and sometimes even diced cucumber and/or bell pepper. Keep in mind that after blending, fine-tuning the mixture with slightly more tahini and/or lemon juice is often needed (see step 3). As a footnote, tahini is what gives the hummus its creamy…

4 votes
Homemade Seasoned Salt

Homemade Seasoned Salt by Robyn Savoie

This is an MSG - free blend for Seasoned Salt.

2 votes

Hummus by Annette Vlahos

This is very quick to make and lasts for a week in the refrigerator. It's great alone with pita bread or use it in the Mediterranean Layered Spread recipe on this website! Recipe is adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

3 votes
Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade by Piper Seeger

Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

2 votes
Mayonnaise/Sour Cream/Cream Cheese Substitute

Mayonnaise/Sour Cream/Cream Cheese Substitute by Andrea Faz

My mother is a health freak, and I grew up eating strained plain yogurt instead of mayo, sour cream, cream cheese. It actually tastes really good, and is a great way to reduce some calories and fat for you health conscious folk.

3 votes
Stuffed Kalamata Olives

Stuffed Kalamata Olives by Mary Joseph

These salty olives stuffed with a creamy Feta mixture and wrapped in prosciutto will fly off the plate! I’m saying this makes 100 olives but you might actually need another jar if what you’re looking for is exactly 100. Basically it’ll make a whole jar and you’ll probably have some of the cheese mix left over.

1 vote
Raw Vegan Kale Chips

Raw Vegan Kale Chips by The Blender Girl

For those of you not familiar with kale chips – welcome to vegan nirvana. Raw foodists, vegans, health nuts, or those in “the green know” chow down happily on a handful of fresh kale chips as a green, nutritious alternative to conventional potato chips. They are not fried or baked; free from all of the carcinogens, additives and…

4 votes
Feta Stuffed Kalamata Olives

Feta Stuffed Kalamata Olives by Mary Joseph

These are a little time consuming to make but so worth it! They'll be a hit at any cocktail party!

1 vote
Raw Green Pea and Almond Dip - " Kurma"

Raw Green Pea and Almond Dip - " Kurma" by The Blender Girl

The second this dip hit my lips, it was love at first bite – I immediately became intoxicated with the unique zesty flavor and crunchy texture. This dip epitomizes the “blend and chow in under 5 minutes” philosophy that I am so fond of. It is dead easy, bursting with flavor, and incredibly versatile. Another added bonus is that the…

1 vote
Hummus & Greek Salad

Hummus & Greek Salad by Padma Priya Manikam

I decided to go healthy one night and went Arabic and Greek! Some of you may be familiar with hummus which is made from chick peas and the latter is pretty simple using feta cheese and lots of other fresh produce. Both are to be eaten with kubus (pita bread). The Greek salad was inspired by a book titled Vegetarian by Love Food.

1 vote
Smashed Avocado

Smashed Avocado by Jeremy Cheng

3 votes

Ceviche by Michael Chen

Light and refreshing ceviche. I used fresh striped bass that we caught on the Sacramento River, but think you could substitute with any fresh white fish, conch or scallops.

3 votes
Polly's Crackers

Polly's Crackers by Heather Smith

I found this recipe in a "Handed Down" recipe book my mom gave me... This is a very simple snack to make for your family or to take along anywhere! It stays fresh for at least 3 weeks if kept in an airtight container or zip lock bag.

2 votes

Chimichurri by Jeremy Cheng

4 votes