7 Killer Appetizers to Kick Off a Potluck

Ask potluck guests bringing appetizers to arrive a little bit before the others so these tasty bites are ready and waiting

Angela Brassinga
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Apricots with Basil-Goat Cheese and Almonds

Cheese, nuts, and dried fruit are a classic combination. Put them together in a small stack that’s easy to pick up and enjoy.

Recipe: Apricots with Basil-Goat Cheese and Almonds

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Chorizo Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs might be expected at a potluck, but topping with them with chorizo gives the party classic an unexpected twist. San Francisco Chef Ryan Pollnow also adds lemon zest and juice to the egg filling for extra zing.

Recipe: Chorizo Deviled Eggs

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Green Olive Cheese Puffs

Mini cheese puffs baked to perfection and frozen until you need them for your next potluck? Yes, please.

Recipe: Green Olive Cheese Puffs

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Greek Spinach Dip

Our favorite Greek flavors combine in one great dip. Serve with pita chips and lots of veggies for dipping.

Recipe: Greek Spinach Dip

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Olives With Orange and Fennel

You can make these heavenly-flavored olives up to two weeks ahead of time. Keep them refrigerated until ready to serve and warm them gently in a microwave.

Recipe: Olives With Orange and Fennel

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Eggplant Salsa

Winery owner Amelia Ceja uses this eggplant salsa to make bite-sized tostada appetizers. Make things easy on yourself and serve it with your favorite tortillas chips for dipping.

Recipe: Eggplant Salsa

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Candied Rosemary Hazelnuts

We can’t get enough of these nuts from Portland chef Jason French. They’re great with cocktails! And the earthy candy coating is to die for.

Recipe: Candied Rosemary Hazelnuts