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Need a Low Prep and low budget appetizer idea

I'm serving asian or southwestern ribs for a potluck party and guests are bringing sides. What can I serve as an appetizer that will be fast to prep and budget friendly, too, other than edamame or bruchetta with different spreads?

asked by NakedBeet almost 2 years ago
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Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

added almost 2 years ago

These smoky fried chickpeas are a great option. Cheap and versatile!


Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added almost 2 years ago

How about spring rolls ( or guacamole


Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years ago

Those are an excellent idea! I love them. You can make them ahead and cover with a damp towel in the fridge. Cut them in half before serving on the bias to make it easier to spoon in the dipping sauce. Mint and basil are great in those too...but fresh herb only; if you buy, those might be over budget for submitter.

added almost 2 years ago

These are easy:

added almost 2 years ago

I often serve this eggplant as an appetizer, it is easy to make and you can also make the eggplant a day ahead...