Healthy Recipes: Appetizers

In this section of the site, you can find all of the Skinny Chef appetizer recipes. Typically, there are several pages with recipes - so scroll down and use the paged navigation.... or search for the recipe by title:

 

Tomato Cantaloupe Salsa

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Even beginning cooks can hit it out of the park with this easy yet delicious tomato salsa, kicking it up with cantaloupe for one of Summer’s best calorie-friendly dishes. Check out the pics and decide for yourself…

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

My husband says that pork is the food of the gods and I think most men would agree! Last time I made pulled pork for my neighbor Claudio’s birthday party, we saw 30 pounds of pulled pork vanish in just under 2 hours. Watch your fingers ladies when you set this out for your next party.

Chipotle Orange Shrimp

Chipotle Orange Shrimp

Summer BBQ, here we come! Orange is the perfect summer flavor and the Vitamin C protects your skin while you are grilling in the sun.

Grilled Mango with Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Mango

Thanks to my friend Rob, you’ll be able to taste this unusual lip smacking combo. I added a pinch of chili for warmth and heat which breaks up the sweet punch of balsamic and mango.

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

Granny always had plenty of zucchini, and she would serve these fritters hot – but I like to prepare them ahead and offer them room temperature for a late morning brunch buffet.

Eggplant Manicotti

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Manicotti, which means “muff” in Italian, are idea for filling with cheesy ricotta. Slices of eggplant mimic this pasta-free way to enjoy the same flavors you’ll find in the original recipe. Adding kale to the filling boosts nutrition, lowers calories and fat.

Roasted Lemon Asparagus

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Asparagus pokes through the cool dirt of early spring though it can be found in grocery stores year-round. Look for the thick stalks for this recipe, or if you are using pencil-thin asparagus decrease the cooking time by 2-3 minutes.

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

Serve salmon cakes on top of a lightly dressed mesclun or baby spinach salad. Sprinkle fresh chopped chives and enjoy as an alfresco lunch or the start to an elegant meal. Fish lovers will be hooked on this tasty preparation. A great way to use up leftover white wine and extra fresh herbs, these cakes also freeze beautifully.