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Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Gluten-Free Butter Lettuce and Shaved Asparagus Salad with Creamy Vinaigrette Recipe

  Print by Niki Ford Everyone should have a salad like this up his or her sleeve. An unassuming yet surprisingly elegant tangle of asparagus ribbons and butter lettuce with a completely addictive creamy vinaigrette, it’s beyond satisfying as a first course, roast- chicken sidekick, or partner to flaked smoked trout or salmon. The dressing is delicious with little gem lettuces and baby romaine, too. Servings 4 people Ingredients 2 […]

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Gluten-Free Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Corn Recipe

  Print In this lively, raw mix, cilantro, coriander, green onions, and lime lend a bright complexity and herbal perfume to the summer staples of squash, corn, and cherry tomatoes. Best on the day it’s made, it’s the perfect antidote to richer dishes. Servings 4 people Ingredients 1 pound yellow summer squash ends trimmed 1 ear corn husked 1 1⁄4 cup yellow cherry tomatoes such as Sun Gold, halved 3 […]

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Gluten-Free Fennel Soup with Garlicky Gulf Shrimp and Yogurt Recipe

  Print An elegant way to start a meal, this ridiculously good soup can be ladled into bowls and served. But arranging the shrimp and other garnishes in the bowl beforehand and pouring the soup at the table makes for an extra special presentation. Add grilled bread and a side salad and you’ve got an awesome meal. Servings 6 people Ingredients 18 about 1 pound, 16/20 size unpeeled gulf shrimp […]

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Gluten-Free Grilled Zucchini with Pistachios and Mint Recipe

  Print In this addictive dish made on a grill pan, Arab-Sicilian flavors of pistachio, vinegar, and mint transform humble zucchini into something you’ll long for again and again. Be sure to make your zucchini slices thick in order to achieve the preferred doneness—juicy, somewhat soft to the bite, just cooked through, and with a little bend to them (they’ll soften more as they rest). You can also cook the […]

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Gluten-Free Smoked Chicken Baby Bell Bites with Chipotle Mayonnaise Recipe

  Print Get everything you love about nachos in one glorious bite. Servings 16 bites Ingredients 1 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon canned chipotle peppers in gluten-free adobo sauce chopped (find in the international foods aisle of well-stocked grocery stores) 8 baby bell peppers halved lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed 2⁄3 […]

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Chili-Spiced Jicama
 Sticks

  Print Crisp, refreshing, light, and riotously flavorful, this silly-simple snack could easily become a habit. Servings 4 as an appetizer Ingredients 1 teaspoon gluten-free chili powder Pinch of cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt Juice of 2 limes 1 or 2 jicama peeled and sliced into French-fry-like sticks Instructions In a ramekin or small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cayenne, and salt. In a bowl, toss together the […]

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Gluten Free Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

Divine in
 flavor and crunch, these soul- satisfying vegan taquitos by Kate Ramos of Hola Jalapeno have a filling tasty enough to serve as its own side dish. For easiest prep, use tortillas fresh from the store that haven’t been refrigerated. Serve taquitos with guacamole. Note: This recipe calls for toothpicks. Print Gluten-Free Black Bean Taquitos Servings 12 taquitos Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus more for frying 1 small […]

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Gluten-Free Pancetta-Wrapped Endive with Anchovy and Saba Recipe

  Print The key to styling this dish by San Francisco chef Craig Stoll look is the cooperation of the pancetta, so make sure to get slices that are thin, yet thick enough to hold together when you wrap them around the endive. (They’ll taste good no matter what.) Also, for easy handling, store the slices in the fridge until use. The garnish, saba, is a delicious thick, reduced, unfermented […]

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Gluten-Free Lamb Meatballs Recipe

  Print The only problem with meatballs is there are never enough, so make a lot of this ever-popular appetizer with deliciously unexpected flavor and texture from currants and pine nuts. The meatball mix can be prepared a few days in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. To take this yummy dish over the top, serve it with Herb Sauce (recipe follows). Servings […]

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Tuna Poke and Avocado Cups with Miso Dressing Recipe

  Print Servings 24 Endive Cups Ingredients 1 tablespoon gluten-free white or yellow miso 1 tablespoon mirin 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons gluten-free Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free Sriracha 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1/2 pound sushi-grade ahi tuna cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 avocado cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallion 24 Belgian endive leaves Toasted sesame seeds for garnish Gluten-free nori seaweed thinly sliced Instructions […]

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Gluten-Free Crab, Fennel, and Grapefruit Cups Recipe

  Print Since this recipe calls for readymade ingredients and a bit of chopping and assembling (but no cooking), you can create an elegant appetizer in no time. Servings 24 Endive Cups Ingredients 1/3 pound cooked crabmeat 2/3 cup shaved fennel 1 tablespoon
 olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh mint cut into extra-thin strips Kosher salt 24 Belgian endive leaves 12 grapefruit segments halved widthwise 1 […]

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Gluten-Free Cheddar Cheese Potato Puffs Appetizer Recipe

  Print Crisp on the outside, moist within, and fancy enough to serve at any party, these potato puffs by James Beard Award-winning chef Hiro Sone are also a huge hit with kids and can be customized with a variety of additions and substitutions, such as minced cooked bacon, fresh herbs, or different cheeses. While they taste best freshly made, they’re still delicious when reheated in a 300°F oven for […]

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Gluten-Free Spicy Coconut Salmon Mousse in Shiitake Mushroom Cups Recipe

  Print This Thai-style mousse by James Beard Award-winning chef Hiro Sone has gentle kick of spice and a bouncy snap when you bite into it, making it an unexpected and exotic filling for the tender, steamed mushroom base. Course Appetizer Servings 30 mushroom cups Ingredients 6 kaffir lime leaves available at Thai and Vietnamese markets 1 cup (8 ounces) salmon fillet, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup large scallops about 5 […]

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Gluten-Free Duck Liver Pâté Recipe

  Print Duck Liver Pâté This light, velvety pâté by James Beard Award-winning chef Hiro Sone can be made two days in advance. Course Appetizer Servings 3 cups Ingredients 9 ounces duck or chicken liver washed, large veins removed 3 cups milk 1 small shallot thinly sliced 1 small clove garlic smashed 1 sprig thyme 1/3 cup port 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Madeira 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon brandy […]

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Gluten-Free Cauliflower and Squid Skewers with Aïoli Recipe

  Print Effortlessly elegant and easy to make in large quantities, this appetizer by James Beard Award-winning chef Hiro Sone boasts a symphony of flavors that makes it a true crowd pleaser. This recipe requires 20 skewers, each about 4 inches long. Course Appetizer Servings 10 latkes Ingredients 1 pinch saffron 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh garlic Kosher salt 20 bite-size cauliflower florets 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil […]

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Gluten-Free Herb Latkes with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream Recipe

  Print Herb Latkes with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream Servings 10 latkes Ingredients 2 medium russet potatoes grated 1 small yellow onion grated 1 egg beaten 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon minced chives 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill plus extra sprigs for garnish 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley 1/3 cup vegetable oil Smoked salmon for garnish 1/2 cup sour cream […]

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Gluten-Free Beet Latkes with Green Apple and Fennel Relish

  Print Gluten-Free Beet Latkes with Green Apple and Fennel Relish Course Appetizer Servings 10 latkas Ingredients 1 medium russet potato peeled and grated 1 small yellow onion grated 1 large beet peeled and grated 1 egg beaten 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup vegetable oil GREEEN APPLE AND FENNEL RELISH 1 cup diced green apple 1/2 ⁄cup diced fennel 1/4 cup diced red onion Squeeze of […]

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Gluten-Free Curry-Carrot Latkes with Mango Chutney and Yogurt Recipe

  Print Curry-Carrot Latkes with Mango Chutney and Yogurt Serve them big for breakfast, mini with drinks, or ceremoniously at Hanukkah. These colorful, fresh, and flavorful potato pancakes are crowd pleasers no matter how you shred ’em. Servings 10 latkes Ingredients 1 medium russet potato peeled and grated 1 small yellow onion grated 1 large carrot grated 1 egg beaten Kosher salt
 and freshly ground pepper 3 ⁄4 teaspoon curry […]

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