If you are looking for the best starter to get you in the mood to have a great meal then you need a sumptuous appetizer. There are low carb appetizers in books and recipe videos to try out. Here is a list of the best low carb appetizers for vegetarians.
KETO LOW CARB SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP RECIPE
This is an incredible appetizer for vegetarians looking for a low carb bite. It is so easy to make and will only take 10 minutes of your time. Not only is it healthy but also gluten-free.
- 4 oz Spinach (chopped)
- 4 oz Cream cheese
- 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Grated parmesan cheese
- 1 (14.5 oz) can Artichoke hearts in water
- 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
- 2/3 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded, divided into 2 parts)
Grease your pan and heat it over medium heat. Start of with the chopped spinach and stir until it is wilted and bright green. Let it cool on the side. As it cools, preheat your oven to 177 degrees C as the cream cheese heats in the microwave. Let it melt enough to stir before adding mayonnaise, chopped artichoke hearts, grated parmesan cheese, black pepper, minced garlic and half of the mozzarella. Mix these ingredients together.
Gather the cooled spinach into a ball and squeeze several times. This is the best way to extract as much water as possible. Add the spinach to the mixture. Transfer this to a large ramekin or a small ceramic appetizer dish. Use a spatula to smoothen the top then sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella on top. Bake this for at least 30 minutes and it will be ready to serve.
BAKED CHEDDAR PARMESAN CRISPS RECIPE
If you have heard of baked parmesan crisps before then you understand how tasty this appetizer can be. These are low carb cheese chips that will get your started.
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)
Preheat your oven to 204 degrees C then line a baking sheet with a parchment paper. Put your cheeses in a bowl and stir together. Use a tablespoon and place uniform heaps of the shredded cheese onto the baking sheet. You can sprinkle some Italian seasoning to taste. Let it stay in the oven for 6-8 minutes. Remove the cheese as soon as the edges start to brown. Allow them to cool then transfer to paper towels to drain.
SALMON STUFFED CUCUMBERS APPETIZERS WITH CREAM CHEESE
Cucumber snacks can be healthy if prepared Well. There is sweetness in every bite of the salmon stuffed cucumbers. And the best part is that they are easy to prepare.
- 1 lb Cucumber
- 2 oz Plain cream cheese (softened, cut into cubes)
- 2 tbsp Sour cream
- 1 clove Garlic (minced)
- 5 oz Chicken of the Sea Pink Salmon
- 1 tbsp Fresh dill (chopped)
- Sea salt (optional)
- Black pepper (optional)
Cut your cucumbers lengthwise in half then crosswise into smaller pieces. Scoop out the center of each. Pat the cucumbers dray with a paper towel. Blend together the crease cheese, sour cream and garlic.
Fold this in the salmon and fresh dill or in a little sea salt of pepper for a taste that suites you. Scoop the salmon mixture into the cucumber boats.
CAPRESE STUFFED AVOCADO RECIPE (LOW CARB, GLUTEN-FREE)
This is an easy recipe and anybody can make the caprese stuffed avocado. It is also a low carb appetizer for vegetarians.
- 2 large Avocado
- 2 oz Fresh mozzarella balls (cut in small pieces)
- 2/3 cup Grape tomatoes (halved)
- 1/4 cup Fresh basil (cut into ribbons)
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- 4 tsp Balsamic vinegar
Slice the avocado in half and get rid of the pits. Scoop half of the flesh from the two halves and put it in a bowl. Mash and add the grape tomatoes, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella balls in. Season with black pepper and salt. Transfer the mixture back into the avocado then drizzle with some balsamic vinegar.
KETO LOW CARB TORTILLA CHIPS RECIPE (GLUTEN-FREE)
This is regarded as the best low carb tortilla chips recipe ever. And it works for vegetarians looking for gluten-free appetizers.
- 2 cups Almond flour
- 1/2 tsp Chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Sea salt
- 1 large Egg (beaten)
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Preheat the oven to 177 degrees C then line a baking sheet with a parchment paper. Mix the almond flour with the spices in a large bowl then add the beaten egg. Mix and ensure the dough is crumbly.
Microwave the mozzarella in a small bowl and ensure it is melted and easy to stir before adding the dough. Place it between two parchment papers then roll it out with a rolling pin to 2mm thick.
Cut the dough into small triangles then align the on the baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Once they are golden brown, remove them and cool them down.
EASY COLD CRAB DIP RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE
This appetizer only take 5 minutes of your time and it will be ready before you even serve your main meal. It is the best for any party or outdoor meetings.
- 4 oz Cream cheese (softened)
- 3 tbsp Sour cream
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 8 oz Lump crab meat (squeezed to remove any water/moisture)
- 2 tbsp Chives (chopped)
Put the cream cheese, lemon juice, sour cream and seasoning in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
Use a spatula to fold in the crab then transfer to a bowl. Cover with a plastic wrap then let it chill until ready.