Top 10 potluck appetizers

These tasty bites will get your party off on the right footing (just be sure to have cool cocktails at the ready)

Stephanie Dean

If you were assigned to appetizer duty, try whipping up our simple, creamy hummus dip or our fresh and healthy avocado and salmon bruschetta.

1.  Creamy Hummus
Why buy this deliciously creamy dip when it is so simple to make? Enjoy with crispy pita chips or cucumber slices.

2.  Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole
Roasting together the tomatillos, onions, garlic, and jalapenos gives this recipe a special smoky flavor.

3.  Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip
Simple crudite is jazzed up with a creamy avocado-lime dip that's accented with fresh mint.

4.  Pesto-Eggplant Dip
Summer's bounty of eggplant, basil, and ripe tomato is perfectly highlighted in this simple recipe.

5.  Bacon Deviled Eggs
This classic appetizer favorite is made even more tasty with the addition of crispy bacon.

6.  Layered Bean Dip
No potluck or backyard party would be complete without a great layered bean dip. Fresh cilantro and both cheddar and jack cheeses make this recipe stand out.

7.  Chili-Spiced Nuts
Both sweet and spicy, this unique blend of pistachios, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and pecans is perfect for party nibbling.

8.  Creamy Artichoke Dip
This simple no-cook dip starts with cream cheese and puréed artichoke hearts, then adds parmesan, parsley, lemon, and garlic for flavor.

9.  Avocado and Salmon Bruschetta
Smoked salmon, creamy avocado, and pesto pair perfectly with crisp and nutty multigrain bread in this party bite.

10.  Baked Spinach-Parmesan Dip
Who doesn't love delicious, creamy, and bubbling spinach dip? Nutty parmesan cheese makes this recipe special.