Glorious (and Gluten-Free!) Appetizers
Many dips are gluten-free -- make sure the ingredients don't include breadcrumbs or other traces of gluten. And serve with rice crackers or crudites instead of wheat crackers. This luxurious dip proves that gluten-free can also be super sumptuous. This dip is featured in our newest book, "Martha Stewart's Appetizers."
Summer Crudites with Green Goddess Dip
Calling all ethereal deities! Descend from Mount Olympus to dine on the exquisite dip (or is it dressing?!) that -- thankfully -- also happens to be gluten-free.
Check the package to make sure any unpopped kernels are certified gluten-free (they are often processed in a factory that processes wheat), but popcorn alone is totally gluten free. Lucky for us, it's also totally delicious. Try with one of our seasoning blends -- chili-lime popcorn, anyone?
Serve these tidy, totally yummy bacon-and-potato packages with a toothpick -- and watch them disappear fast!
Sweet Onion Dip
Skip the store-bought stuff in favor of this creamy dip that features an unassuming star: oh-so sweet Vidalia onions. Allow time for the flavors to meld before serving -- or make up to a day ahead. Scoop with rice crackers or gluten-free potato chips.
Classic Deviled Eggs
When it comes to gluten-free -- or just about anything, really -- the shorter the ingredient list, the better. Our classic deviled eggs have only four (gluten-free) ingredients. Plus, you know they're going to be a hit at your party.
Smoked Trout and Cucumber
Last-minute guests? Whether they're gluten-free or not, they'll enjoy these crunchy bites of cucumber topped with fragrant smoked trout, which are super fast to make.
When your party guests' dietary restrictions put you in a pickle, turn to pickling! These brined beauties are not only gluten-free, they're dairy-free as well.
Our fresh take on spinach dip removes some limiting ingredients; no breadcrumbs here, and no butter. The reveal: a lighter-than-air spinach dip made with just two ingredients.
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
For those avoiding gluten, as well as vegans, and for everyone who just loves a crunchy, spicy snack, make a big bowl of these for your next party.
A three-ingredient wonder! Our twist on the classic artichoke-meets-dip recipe takes salty feta and bakes it with just artichokes and a little olive oil for a dip you'd feta try!
Roasted Beet-White Bean Hummus
Much-loved (and oh-so-easy) hummus is a safe bet when it comes to dietary restrictions: Most recipes are both gluten and dairy-free. But, well, it isn't that exciting. Our brilliantly hued version subs creamy white beans for the usual chickpeas and adds sweet, earthy roasted beets, bringing new flavors and a pop of color to the party spread.
Chicken Satay Skewers
Be sure to use gluten-free soy sauce for these succulent skewers. They corroborate our theory that everything -- absolutely everything -- tastes better on a stick.
Baked Polenta Squares with Mediterranean Toppings
Little squares of leftover or made-for-the occasion polenta make a flavorful base for gluten-free toppings. Use these ideas as a starting point and go from there -- with all kinds of meaty, cheesy, herby combos.