Low Carb Appetizers and Dips
Low-Carb Party Foods
There are lots of different party foods that are low in carbohydrate. Here are some of my favorites.
South Beach Diet Appetizer Recipes
Hors d’Oeuvres and appetizer recipes reprinted with permission from the The South Beach Diet Parties & Holidays Cookbook. (Most of the appetizers on this page are South Beach friendly as well.)
Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp
This recipe for Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp and is a sugar-free version of the popular appetizer, party food, or main dish.
Delicious guacamole, thrown together in minutes. A very easy way to get kudos on your cooking!
Stuffed Brie Cheese with Low-Carb Fillings
How to make stuffed brie cheese, with ideas for lots of different fillings. An easy, elegant, low-carb appetizer.
Pimento Cheese Spread
This easy pimento cheese spread is so versatile, as a spread, dip, or an instant cheese sauce. Roasted red pepper can be substituted for the pimento.
Low Carb Pizza Bites
These are sort of pizza-flavored mini-quiches using pepperoni as the crust in a mini-muffin pan. They also can be made without the pepperoni. You can use small amounts of whatever pizza ingredients you like.
Four Red Pepper Dip
This dip combines sweet, piquant, smoky, and hot chile peppers. It can be low fat as well as low carb.
Artichoke Pesto Dip or Spread
This artichoke pesto dip or spread is extremely easy to make. Just combine three ingredients (artichoke hearts, pesto and cream cheese) with a blender or food processor.
Spinach Dip - Quick and Easy
Store-bought dip often has sugar or other additives. You can whip up this easy spinach dip recipe quickly yourself, and it tastes better too.
Chicken Wings with Spicy Peach Dipping Sauce
The chicken wings can be grilled or fried, and the sauce spicy and sweet at the same time.
Shrimp Spread with Dill
This can be a spread, a dip, or even as sauce. You can make it with regular or low fat cream cheese.
Homemade Cheese Spread
Do you tend to collect dribs and drabs of cheese in your refrigerator? This is a great way to use it all up! I have suggestions for making it different every time.
Easy Bean Dip
This easy dip can be made super-low carb by using black soy beans, but many low carb diets include some other beans as well.
Low-Carb Spinach Bites
You can have eight of low-carb spinach and cheese hors d'oeuvres for only one gram of carbohydrate! They are sort of like baked mini-croquettes.