Classy Quick Appetizers with Ingredients You Already Have

Classy Quick Appetizers with Ingredients You Already Have

It’s hard to imagine a party without appetizers. The good news is that a lot of appetizers can be easy to prepare and made with ingredients you might already have. In the following appetizer ideas, the ingredients we list are inexpensive and easy to make.  

These recipe ideas were written to make it possible for anyone to be able to prepare an elegant and delicious appetizer for your guests, even if you have never done this before. 

Mini Crab Cakes

Only a few ingredients are required to prepare this delicious appetizer. The ingredients you need include a lemon, French bread, crabmeat, and an egg. Additionally, you’ll need canola oil, ground black pepper, and chopped fresh tarragon or dill. You should also have a medium-size bowl.  

The food preparation process consists of three stages:   

1) First, tear the French bread into small pieces and place bread pieces into a food processor. Pulse until you have bread crumbs.

2) Now create the crab cake mixture by squeezing 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a medium sized bowl. Add 1 egg and lightly beat. Then add crabmeat, pepper, tarragon or dill, and breadcrumbs and toss to incorporate all of the ingredients.

3) Now it’s time to cook! Using a nonstick pan add 2 tablespoons of canola oil and heat to  medium-high heat. Using a tablespoon scoop a small amount of the crab mixture into a cake in the oil. It takes 2 – 3 minutes to cook cakes on each side or until golden brown. Place cooked cakes on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb any extra oil. Serve with our Yummy Good Sauce Dip Mix for a perfect match!

A Sushi Bar

You can impress your guests with your own sushi bar. Do you have fish, seafood, vegetables, and rice? If so, you can easily set up your own sushi bar. This type of appetizer offers lots of room for your own personal creativity. 

The appetizer contains three types of ingredients. You can use either rice or roasted potatoes as the main ingredient. The main ingredient can be combined with cooked salmon, shrimp, and boiled eggs. Add avocado, carrots, cucumber, kale or peppers, or radishes to your appetizers. 

Definitely experiment with preparing a sushi bar like this one by trying different combinations to create all kinds of sushi. Sooner or later, you will be able to find your favorite sushi that will meet your unique preferences.

Chilled Shrimp with Saffron Aioli

This elegant and delicious appetizer goes well with different types of alcoholic beverages. The appetizer itself is very easy to prepare, so you’ll be able to prepare it quickly, even if you don’t have strong cooking skills. 

The food consists of 5 ingredients including fresh lemon juice, finely grated garlic, saffron, mayonnaise and peeled cooked shrimp. Add in spices and kosher salt to get your desired taste. 

You need to use a medium-sized bowl for mixing all ingredients. Your bowl has to contain 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, 1/8 teaspoon of saffron, 1 cup of mayonnaise as well as 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt. Put all these ingredients in a bowl. Wait for 5 minutes and stir everything. The mixture can be served with ice-cold shrimp. The appetizer is ready now. 

Italian Bread Dipping Mix

This dish goes well with different types of wines. The appetizer itself is very easy to prepare and doesn’t take much time. 

The cooking process always begins with preparation. Italian Bread Dipping Mix is a mix that consists of all-natural ingredients. The mix consists of garlic, rosemary as well as herbs, and spices, and add 1/2 cup of olive oil to the mix. 

The mix has a bold natural flavor that you can combine with potatoes and vegetables or with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Prepare the mix in a way that’s more to your liking. 

Once the mix is ready, you have to prepare either a bowl or a plate. Put either freshly baked bread or crusty bread on the plate. Now, it’s time to enjoy the meal and drink your favorite wines. 

Bottom Line

We’ve just provided some of the best classy appetizers that you can prepare using simple ingredients. Actually, this list of quick appetizers could go on and on. These appetizers are very easy, tasty and are sure to impress. The dishes consist of 3 – 5 ingredients only. In most cases, you can use the ingredients in your refrigerator to prepare the appetizers or by collecting in a quick trip to the market. But most importantly, these appetizers pair nicely with all types of alcoholic drinks and will provide the wow factor at your next get-together.. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try different appetizer recipes. Best of luck!