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Ideas for vegetable appetizers?

DH and I have been trying to add more vegetables into our diet. We've noticed that one of the difficulties we have is that we like a lot of meals that really don't have vegetables in them and thus are trying to think up a variety of appetizers that the main ingredients are vegetables.

 
tyheamma

Asked by tyheamma at 3:06 PM on Aug. 30, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (10)
  • Do you like stir fry? That is a good way to get veggies and they taste so good. You can also try stuffed mushrooms to serve along with dinner or a small dinner salad. Even a plate of sliced tomatoes. Finely chop up veggies and add them to soups, spaghetti, pastas and other foods where you don't taste them so much. Add a few veggies when you make a rice dish. Add veggies to egg dishes. Make home made salsa which has a lot of veggies. Or buy salsa and serve it in or over dishes. Try some veggies chutney's as a sauce. Try drinking V8 juice?
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 2:35 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Bruschetta! YUM!

    Saute garlic and onion in some olive oil, add 4 chopped tomatoes, add a handful of black olives cook for 3 minutes and 6 basil leaves chopped.
    Serve with toasted french bread.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:11 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto is YUMMY!
    arouthier

    Answer by arouthier at 3:11 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I make a salad of rough chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and green onions, tossed with Kraft Tuscan Home or Good Seasons. Let is sit and get acquainted in the fridge for about an hour. Serve before, during or after! LOL.... Sometimes I even toss in a few radishes!
    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 3:23 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Cherry tomatoes with the tops cut off & middles scooped out, then filled with herbed cream cheese (make yourself or buy ready-made cheese).

    Celery sticks filled with peanut butter or cream cheese

    Baked oninon tart (super yummy!)

    large mushroom caps filled with cheese & baked

    Portabella mushroom caps marinated in italian dressing or similar, then grilled until tender
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 4:29 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • What about just normal plain veggies with ranch, then make it light ranch then use vinegar then cut it all out and just eat them raw ?
    Or you could bake them? Mrs dash is salt free and you can grill anything...
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:10 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I HAVE ONE IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET THE VEGGIES IN LOL

    YOU BUY BACON AND SOME ASPARAGUS, CLEAN THE ASPARAGUS AND CUT OFF THE BOTTOMS WHERE ONE BREAKS, SET YOUR OVEN TO ABOUT 350-375. HERE'S THE GOOD PART!! WRAP BACON ROUND EACH ASPARAGUS AND PLACE ON A BAKING PAN THAT HAS A RACK (IF YOU LIKE YOU CAN PUT FOIL OR WHATEVER UNDER IT) THEN EASY PUT IT IN THE OVEN TILL THE BACON IS YUMMY AND CRISPY.

    GOOD LUCK ON IT I LOVE BACON WITH MY VEGGIES!
    agriffinmom4

    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 3:19 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I'd go with a salad that's loaded with veggies. Radishes, snow peas, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc, along with your lettuce(s) and baby spinach.
    4time-mom

    Answer by 4time-mom at 8:29 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • raw veggies, a salad, veggie pizza, soups, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, edamame, ... there are lots of options.
    asil

    Answer by asil at 11:29 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Add cheese to anything! Salads
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 9:31 AM on Aug. 31, 2010