Try one of these easy appetizers for holiday entertaining this year. Whether you’re looking for paleo, keto, Whole30, or gluten-free appetizer recipes, these low carb party bites have you covered.
The holidays can get pretty hectic, so it’s good to have some easy appetizer recipes on hand. They’re perfect for a buffet, an open house, or an easy dish to pass. Healthy versions of classics like snack mix, shrimp cocktail, antipasto platter, and deviled eggs. A trio of dips for colorful veggies. And asparagus wrapped in prosciutto that you can do on the grill or in a grill pan.
Here are eight easy appetizers for holiday entertaining. All are stress-free recipes that work for a big holiday party or a small gathering. And, of course, all are paleo, keto, Whole30, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free.
Easy Appetizer Recipes that are Paleo and Keto
These appetizers have something for everyone and they’re so good no one will know they are secretly low carb.
Paleo Snack Mix
This party mix is the perfect nibble to serve with holiday cocktails or while watching the game. It’s smoky, salty, garlicky and hard to resist!
Antipasto Salad Platter
This hearty salad is an easy first course or dish to pass at a holiday party. You can even make individual antipasto skewers for a festive appetizer tray.
Easy Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Sugar-Free Cocktail Sauce
Who doesn’t love shrimp cocktail? It’s always the most popular appetizer at a holiday party. This version is super simple. And the quick and easy cocktail sauce is better than anything out of a jar!
Deviled Eggs with Bacon
Deviled eggs are another holiday classic, and this quick and easy recipe with bacon is easy to dress up for the holidays. Roasted red pepper, green olives, and fresh herbs make them pretty and festive!
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
Hummus is always a crowd pleaser and this version swaps out the traditional chickpeas for roasted cauliflower. It works perfectly with the tahini, lemon, and garlic for a keto, paleo, and Whole30 hummus!
Paleo Ranch Dip
Upgrade your veggies and dip with this easy homemade dairy-free ranch dressing. It’s the perfect accompaniment to crudités—try it with cucumber, celery, green and red peppers, and cherry tomatoes for a festive holiday platter.
Roasted Garlic Baba Ganoush
Roasted eggplant, garlic, and other Mediterranean flavors blend perfectly in this traditional dip. Drizzle with olive oil and serve it with cucumber slices (my favorite) and other raw veggies.
This appetizer looks fancy but couldn’t be easier to make! Add a platter of asparagus with prosciutto to your holiday spread.
With these easy holiday appetizer ideas that are paleo, keto, Whole30 and gluten-free, you’ll have something for everyone this holiday season!
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