What is an easy, delicious low-carb appetizer?

My mother cannot refined or high carbs for health reasons (no gluten, sugar, rice, potatoes or starchy veg, honey etc). We have a family tradition of gathering for a glass of wine and appetizers, but we are tired of crudités, hummus, and salmon dip. Does anyone have suggestions for quick, light, tasty morsels?

  • Posted by: lloreen
  • December 15, 2011


lorigoldsby December 15, 2011
second Midge's idea on the rumaki---I made a "mock rumaki" for my holiday appetizer class. We used cooked, boneless chicken thigh pieces in place of the chicken livers. Be sure to pre-cook the bacon part way before wrapping them--that is the secret to getting a nice crispy piece of bacon. For a dipping sauce, can she use orange marmalade in place of the honey type of sweet n sour sauces? You can spice it up with some red pepper flakes.
Midge December 15, 2011
Retro but still delicious: deviled eggs, rumaki, bacon-wrapped shrimp with bbq sauce.
sexyLAMBCHOPx December 15, 2011
If you own a mini muffin pan - mini crustless quiches. Fill them with appropriate veggies and cheeses, like spinach greyre, manchago red pepper, etc. easy & tasty.
Erica6228 December 15, 2011
Oh you could do button mushrooms stuffed with ricotta, sundried tomatoes, and garlic. Of course there are various items you can create with the stuffing, but non the less easy to do and can easily be kept warm in the proper warming dish;)
hardlikearmour December 15, 2011
Shrimp with romesco sauce (using gluten-free bread) would be good.
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