Appetizers

A collection of Appetizer Recipes (along with helpful tips and interesting facts) from the Hungry Girl In Queens. Let’s learn together!

Easy Crab Puffs

Creamy delicious crab puffs made with a simple filling and store-bought puff pastry. This creamy and delicate filling sits perfectly in a nest of puff pastry. The crunchy buttery puff is a perfect balance to the creamy filling. The filing is made with mayonnaise, whole grain mustard, apple cider vinegar, […]

pesto pasta with tomatoes

Spicy Summer Arugula Pesto

Spicy summer arugula pesto is a simple and easy sauce to make. It is versatile, adaptable, and delicious. Great for the summer when you do not want to stand in a hot kitchen for hours.  Traditionally pesto alla genovese is with crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and […]

close up Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup in a bowl with chili drizzle

Cold Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Bulgarian cucumber and yogurt soup (Tarator Soup) is a refreshing and cooling dish. It is simple to make and does not require turning on the oven or stove. Picture this, it is a sweltering hot day and the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or […]

Red Pepper and Feta Dip

Red Pepper and Feta Dip

Creamy, sweet, and salty red pepper dip made with roasted red peppers, feta, pomegranate molasses, balsamic vinegar, and walnuts. This wonderful and complex red pepper and feta dip will be your go-to dip. Made in the food processor with minimal work and effort. Just the way I like to cook. This […]

Garlic and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Garlic and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Garlic and cherry tomato bruschetta is a perfect appetizer for an afternoon in the park or in your living room. Simple and easy make as part of a cheese plate or to enjoy with a glass of wine. Perfect for a hot summer day when you don’t want to turn […]

Tomato and Basil Italian Focaccia

Tomato and Basil Italian Focaccia

Soft and sweet focaccia is topped with tomato sauce and fresh basil leaves. Eat it on its own or along with some roasted garlic or good quality olive oil. Focaccia is my favorite bread to make. It was the first type of bread I attempted and continues to be my […]

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Delicious homemade pizza dough topped with pesto, goat cheese, shredded mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes. This topping is perfect for a Sunday dinner or as a fun appetizer. It is a salty and creamy combination that will make your tastebuds sing. The freshness from the tomatoes add some nice acid and […]

Muhammara in a bowl with pine nuts

Muhammara

Muhammara is a delicious and bold flavored roasted red pepper dip. Made with Aleppo pepper flakes, walnuts, and pomegranate molasses. Originating from Aleppo, Syria and found in Levantine and Turkish cuisines. Roasted Red Pepper Dip Simply roast red peppers in your oven or air fryer for 40 minutes until the […]

Aloo Tiki with Tamarind and Mint Chutney

Air Fryer Aloo Tiki (Potato Croquette)

Aloo tiki is a fried spiced potato croquette or cutlet. It is also gluten-free and delicious. For a healthier alternative, try cooking tiki in the Air Fryer. It has a crispy exterior and a soft and spiced interior. Aloo tikki is a snack originating from the Indian subcontinent. Made from […]

crispy gluten free pizza

Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza

A light and crispy low carb pizza dough made with a blend of gluten free and all purpose flour. Super delicious and with stage instructions included. More Bread Recipes: “Necessity is the master of all invention” This motto often comes to mind when cooking in the world of social distancing. […]