We don’t know about you, but winter ending puts us in a party mood. Once it's even slightly warm outside, it’s a no-brainer to invite friends over for a party to celebrate spring. The hardest part is deciding what to serve! We say save the dinner party spreads for winter, and just go with easy bite-size appetizers and dips that help proclaim fresh veggies and sunshine are back. Get inspired by our list of 43 recipes that might just have you wanting to throw a party every week this spring.
After a long winter, there’s nothing better than spring produce, so we’re highlighting our faves, like spinach, carrots, berries, radishes, and more. Spinach shines alongside artichokes in classic baked spinach & artichoke dip, of course, but we’re also using its flavor profile in creative spin offs like our spanakopita spinach pockets or our ham & cheese spinach puffs. Carrots replace hot dogs in carrots in a blanket fit for vegetarians (don’t worry, we’ve got the OG pigs in a blanket too) and are the star ingredient in our carrot cake dip. Berries like strawberries and blueberries are just starting to become fresh and juicy again, so we’re enjoying roasting them with cheese to turn them into sticky-sweet apps, like our baked feta & blueberries or our whipped feta with roasted strawberries. If you’re a fan of our baked feta bites, you’re going to LOVE these. Radishes get a bad rap as being spicy and one-note, so we’re taking them to the forefront this season in our “faux”tato chips and our brown butter radish crostini. Take this list as inspiration, and try folding some of your favorite spring fruits and veggies into the mix all season long.
Herby Baked Falafel Bites With Spicy Mint Tahini Dip
Baked Salmon Sushi Cups
Asparagus Alfredo Bundles
Brown Butter Radish Crostini
As is customary in France, we went the butter and salt route for these crostini, but took it a step further. Cue sweet, caramelized brown butter, whipped into an unctuous cloud: the perfect foil for paper-thin radish rounds. Finished with some flaky sea salt, a sprinkling of thyme, and a hit of fresh lemon juice, these are sure to be a hit all spring long.
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Ham & Cheese Spinach Puffs
Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip
Deviled eggs bring the party to any event, but especially an spring celebration. While they are fairly simple to make, there are a few ways you can go wrong when making this staple party appetizer. If you’re looking for a foolproof method to hard boiling and filling your deviled eggs, our best recipe should be your new go-to.
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Whipped Feta With Balsamic Roasted Strawberries
If you’re a fan of our cranberry whipped feta recipe, this is the spring appetizer for you. Fresh feta is combined with mascarpone, whipped until super-smooth, then topped with balsamic-roasted strawberries and fresh basil. The result is a creamy, sweet, tangy dip you’ll find completely irresistible.
Baked Feta & Blueberries
Love our baked feta pasta? Us too, so we turned it into the perfect fruity dessert to enjoy all spring and summer long. The blueberries and feta turn into a creamy, jam-like dip, making it a fun alternative to a fruit and cheese plate. Serve it with crackers and toasted bread, or go for some graham crackers and shortbread if you like things sweet.
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Parmesan Asparagus Fries
We coated asparagus in a cheesy Parmesan and panko mixture before baking, resulting in extra-crispy, golden brown fries perfect for dipping in your favorite creamy, savory sauce (ranch or spicy mayo are our go-tos!). It’s hard to beat French fries, but these are guaranteed to give the classics a run for their money.
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Carrot Cake Dip
Everyone knows the best part of carrot cake is the cream cheese frosting, and this carrot cake dip does not skimp on the good stuff. While many other cake dip recipes use boxed cake mix, this version is gluten-free and uses wholesome toasted pecans, caramelized cinnamon, carrots, and plump rum raisins to bring out that signature flavor.
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Whipped Feta Roasted Potatoes
Think about when something creamy hits your mouth at the same time as something crispy—YUM! This recipe is the perfect example of that satisfying texture combo: Hot, crispy potatoes are spooned onto a billowy cloud of whipped feta, then showered with lemon zest and fresh herbs. It doesn’t get much better than that.
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Cheesy Refried Bean Dip
There's plenty of bean dips out there (our black bean dip and taco dip, to name a few), but refried beans take the center stage in this recipe. Cream cheese and sour cream are added to make thing extra creamy, while two types of shredded cheese turn this dip into cheesy, bubbling goodness. Yum!
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Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
These pinwheels are chock-full of melty cheese and savory-sweet ham, then topped with fresh parsley and toasty poppy seeds for texture and flavor you and your guests will love. They're also extra easy to throw together, thanks to store-bought crescent roll dough.
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Caramelized Onion Dip
Spicy Chicken Taquitos
Camille Lowder is the digital food producer at Delish, otherwise known as our resident queen of recipe galleries. Previously, she attended the Natural Gourmet Institute for culinary school and worked at/managed a number of New York restaurants. She loves anything , foods masquerading as other foods (hello, ), and a well-used Oxford comma.
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