Easter Appetizers

A delicious collection of Easter appetizers – from quick and easy recipes to light appetizers, these dishes are great for Easter. This List will help you have your favorite holiday appetizers ready in no time!

For more Easter collections, check out: Easter Brunch Ideas, Easter Side Dishes, Easter Dinner Ideas, Easter Desserts

Collage of Favorite Easter Appetizer Recipes

Who doesn’t love Easter Sunday?

It’s a wonderful holiday filled with family, food and fun. Whether you’re having a brunch or dinner after church that day, it’s common for friends and family to gather and celebrate.

One of the items we always make sure we have are appetizers. With so many people hanging out, it’s nice to have food for company to snack on while dinner is being prepared.

Today, we have rounded up some of the most popular Easter appetizer ideas on the site.

Best Produce for Easter Apps?

  • Spring vegetables are perfect for savory appetizers: Artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, snap peas,  green beans, assorted lettuce, kale spinach, baby carrots, beets, onions, shallots, young radishes, and more!
  • Fresh herbs and spices can add flavor to appetizers containing fruits or vegetables. Some great spring herbs include: parsley, chives, pepper, cilantro, dill, basil, rosemary, thyme, and mint.
  • Spring fruits can create a sweet balance to more savory appetizers.  Rhubarb, coconut, apricots, mango, some cherries, pineapple, orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, and strawberries are readily available in Spring. I love serving fruit platters and kids especially love Fruit Kabobs 
  • Mini fruit tarts and mini vegetable quiche add variety to any appetizer spread.
  • Puff pastry makes a great base for both sweet and savory appetizers. 
  • Spring milk makes great cheeses. They can be served plain on charcuterie boards paired with things like smoked salmon or prosciutto, fresh fruit and crostini. Or they can be incorporated into other dishes.
Deviled eggs

Appetizer Tips + Suggestions

Choosing: There are so many appetizer options to choose from. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your menu:

  • Plan to serve both cold and hot appetizers, savory and sweet, light and heavy. Use contrasting colors and textures too.
  • Choose Appetizers that are easy to make as well as ones that can be made ahead of time. If you do choose to make, or heat up, appetizers the day of, don’t forget to factor them into the cooking schedule.

Since Appetizers will be served before a large meal, plan for each person to have 4-6 appetizers. The more guests you have the more appetizer options you should plan to offer:

  • 3 appetizer dishes: <10 guests
  • 5 Appetizer dishes: 10-20 guests
  • 7 appetizer dishes: 20-40 guests
  • 9 appetizer dishes: 40+ guests

Best Easter Appetizers

From cold appetizers to healthy dishes and easy apps, we’ve broken it down for you so that you can pick and choose your favorites from this list, beginning with the popular and traditional Easter appetizers:

Ham And Cheese Sliders – Everyone loves these Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders because they’re easy, cheesy and addicting! They don’t take long to make, and are perfect for any get together—always a crowd pleaser!

Spinach Artichoke Dip – This is the BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe, and the ultimate dip for any get together! Filled with spinach, artichoke hearts, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo – this easy spinach artichoke dip is sooo cheesy and flavorful, served perfectly with chips, bread pieces or veggies.

Spinach Dip Bites – Spinach Dip Bites are crunchy, bite-size treats are cheesy and buttery, making them a great appetizer. They are a hit every time!

Deviled Eggs – Nothing better than a smooth deviled egg appetizer! You’ll be surprised with how easy these are to make. Tons of flavor, super delicious and perfect for parties and holidays.

Pull Apart Bread – This pull apart bread is a favorite appetizer. With cheese, butter and seasonings, there is cheesy, delicious goodness in every bite!

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls – This simple 3-ingredient appetizer is great for parties and get togethers and is so full of flavor! Everyone will love these Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls.

Spinach Puffs – Buttery spinach puffs are cheesy and savory with pops of bacon. As you can imagine, they are a hit at parties!

Fried Mac And Cheese – This copycat version of Cheesecake Factory’s Fried Mac and Cheese appetizer is to die for! It’s made of creamy mac and cheese inside a delicious and crispy breading.

Cheese Puffs – Cheese puffs are light and fluffy on the inside with the perfect crunch on the outside. This little appetizer is bursting with cheesy flavor!

Homemade Bruschetta – This yummy appetizer is quick, simple and perfect for any party! This easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe only requires 5 ingredients!! Everyone loves how easy it is!

EASY EASTER APPETIZERS

On busy holidays, it’s nice to have some recipes that are simple.

This next list consists of easy appetizers that are great to have on this family day. Our personal favorite are the Deviled Eggs and Brown Sugar Smokies!

Bruschetta Caprese – Toasted bread rounds are topped with a mixture of juicy tomatoes, ripe avocado, and fresh mozzarella to make this Bruschetta Caprese.

Artichoke Dip – Artichoke Dip is irresistibly creamy and every bite is loaded with spinach and artichokes. This hot, cheesy dip will be a hit at your next party!

Grape Jelly Meatballs – Delicious 3-ingredient Grape Jelly Meatballs. They take just minutes to prep and are the perfect dinner or appetizer for any party or get together.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs – How to boil the perfect egg – this simple tutorial shows you how to get the perfect hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel and have no gray rings!

Lunch Kabobs – Kid-friendly lunch kabobs are filled with savory meats and fresh veggies. They’re perfect for parties and BBQs!

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds – Loaded Baked Potato Rounds are a simple, quick and delicious side. Dip it in sour cream or your favorite dip!

French Onion Dip – French onion dip is tangy and savory. It requires only two ingredients and is made in under a minute!

Spinach Artichoke Cups – Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Cups are simple to make, and packed full of delicious spinach and cheese flavor! They are baked to perfection.

Crockpot Meatballs – These crockpot meatballs are full of so much flavor, and perfect for parties. Best of all, they only require 5 minutes of prep work!

Fried Green Beans – Crispy green bean fries making all of your appetizer dreams comes true! Breaded with seasoned bread crumbs and fried to crunchy perfection!

COLD EASTER APPETIZERS

Make these cold appetizers ahead of time and don’t worry about having to whip them up last minute. These cold dishes (many that are dips – sweet and savory) are great to serve at any holiday gathering. Fruits and veggies are always better with dip. 😉

Dill Vegetable Dip – The perfect go-to veggie dip for parties and snacking. Use it for vegetables, chips, or whatever you feel like! Even if you don’t like dill pickles, you’ll love this Dill Vegetable Dip.

Caramel Apple Dip – The creamiest and most delicious Caramel Apple Dip you’ll ever find. Just a few ingredients are required, but dark brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk make this recipe out of this world and a crowd pleaser at any get together.

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball – This Bacon Ranch Cheese ball is the perfect partner for your veggie tray! With cheese, bacon, and ranch flavors, you can do no wrong!

Nutella Dip – Filled with hazelnut goodness and a helping of tangy cream cheese & whipped cream, this Nutella fruit dip is heavenly!

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip – This Cheesecake Fruit Dip is one of the best fruit dip recipes you will ever try! It takes just 5 simple ingredients – cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, marshmallow fluff, and cool whip – and ALWAYS vanishes in minutes! Definitely a crowd favorite!

Ham Salad – Creamy ham salad with hints of dill and chunks of hard-boiled eggs is a tasty appetizer perfect for using up that leftover ham!!

Homemade Ranch Dressing – Delicious homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is made in minutes and is better than any store bought version!

Yogurt Fruit Dip – Cream cheese, cool whip, vanilla yogurt, and vanilla pudding mix blended together to make this amazing Vanilla Yogurt Fruit dip for your favorite fruit!

Apple Brickle Dip Recipe – This 5-Ingredient Apple Brickle Dip recipe takes minutes to make and is so delicious! Plus, it uses common ingredients including, cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, & vanilla.

Fiesta Pinwheels – Fiesta pinwheels are bite-size tortilla rolls filled with a spiced cream cheese mixture. They are a party in your mouth!

LIGHT APPETIZERS FOR EASTER DINNER

While enjoying ham and potatoes and dessert, it’s good to have a few light options as well. Here are our favorite light appetizers to serve with or before your holiday dinner.

Caesar Salad Cups – Caesar Salad Cups are a quick, simple and tasty side dish or appetizer. They’re mini salads in a cup and great for parties and get togethers!

Veggie Cup Appetizers – Quick and easy Veggie Cup Appetizers – filled with dressing and veggies, this mess-free snack is great for so many occasions.

Caprese Kabobs – Simple, quick and delicious Caprese Kabobs take minutes to throw together and are perfect for any party or get together.

Caprese Stuffed Avocados – Simple and Fresh Caprese Stuffed Avocados are a twist on classic flavors. This is a perfect appetizer or side to any meal!

Fruit Kabobs – Colorful fruit kabobs are the best appetizer or side for any occasion! Load up your favorite fruits and get snacking.

Greek Cucumber Cups – Simple Greek Cucumber Cups are a light and delicious appetizer that whips up in minutes. They are a perfect low calorie snack!

Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups – These delicious Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups are made from a rolled tortilla filled with Ranch Veggie dip, and chopped veggies, making them the perfect bite-sized party appetizer!

Flatout Wraps – If you’re in need of a light and easy meal, try the BLT wrap or Turkey Bacon Ranch wrap! Both are under 300 calories and Weight Watchers approved!

Homemade Hummus – If You Need A Quick Healthy Snack Or Party Appetizer, You Can Whip Up This Homemade Hummus In 5 Minutes Or Less!

Charcuterie Board – We all love to graze during holidays and parties, and what better way to do it than with a Charcuterie board?! Customize with all your favorite meats, cheeses, crackers, veggies, fruits and dips!


Everyone loves it!

Because we love Charcuterie Boards so much, we decided to make an Easter version.

With that platter, we also served a Easter app fav – Carrot Cheese Ball.

It’s made with 3 ingredients: Cream cheese, shredded cheese and parsley.

It’s easy to change up based on the cream cheese flavor you love (or you can use plain) and the cheeses. And it’s great served with veggies and crackers.

Be sure to add this to your upcoming Easter celebration. It’s beyond simple and a hit with everyone!

40+ Easter Appetizers – Carrot Cheese Ball + MORE

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Quick and easy appetizers perfect for your Easter brunch, lunch or dinner celebrations, including these simple Carrot Cheese Ball.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 188 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened (plain or flavored)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • bunch curly parsley

Instructions
 

  • Add softened cream cheese to a bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Place cream cheese on platter and shape into a triangle/carrot shape.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese over cream cheese, pressing in on the tops and sides.
  • Squeeze bottom of parsley bunch together and push into the top part of your cream cheese. Serve with crackers and veggies.

The Complete List

Here are the picture cards for all of the delicious Easter Appetizers listed above.

Whether you are looking for something savory or sweet, you’re sure to find lots of great ideas that will get your Easter celebration off to a tasty start!

Appetizer Deviled Eggs Recipe
Nothing better than a smooth deviled egg appetizer! You’ll be surprised with how easy these are to make. Tons of flavor, super delicious and perfect for parties and holidays.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 35 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
Quick + easy hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are absolutely addicting. They are a crowd favorite and disappear in minutes!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 34 votes
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Appetizer Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
This is the BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe, and the ultimate dip for any get together! Filled with spinach, artichoke hearts, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo – this easy spinach artichoke dip is sooo cheesy and flavorful, served perfectly with chips, bread pieces or veggies.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.98 from 80 votes
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Appetizer Pull Apart Bread Recipe
Pull Apart Bread is a favorite appetizer and perfect for sharing. There is cheesy, delicious goodness in every bite!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Appetizer Spinach Dip Bites Recipe
Spinach Dip Bites are crunchy, bite-size treats are cheesy and buttery, making them a great appetizer. They are a hit every time!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.92 from 48 votes
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Appetizer Bruschetta Recipe
This yummy Homemade Bruschetta is simple and perfect for any party! It includes fresh ingredients and is the perfect Italian appetizer!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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Appetizer Cheese Puffs Recipe
Cheese Puffs are light and fluffy on the inside with the perfect crunch on the outside. This little appetizer is bursting with cheesy flavor!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe
This simple 3-ingredient appetizer is great for parties and get togethers and is so full of flavor! Everyone will love these Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls.
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Appetizer Spinach Puffs Recipe
Buttery spinach puffs are cheesy and savory with pops of bacon. As you can imagine, they are a hit at parties!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.90 from 49 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course Fried Mac and Cheese Recipe
This copycat version of Cheesecake Factory's Fried Mac and Cheese appetizer is to die for! It's made of creamy mac and cheese inside a delicious and crispy breading.
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
4.78 from 18 votes
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Appetizer Artichoke Dip Recipe
Artichoke Dip is irresistibly creamy and every bite is loaded with artichokes. This hot, cheesy dip will be a hit!
Total Time: 33 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course Grape Jelly Meatball Recipe
Sweet & tangy dump-and-go Grape Jelly Meatballs take minutes to prep and are the perfect dinner or appetizer to feed a crowd!
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 22 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course Lunch Kabobs Recipe
Kid-friendly lunch kabobs are filled with savory meats and fresh veggies. They're perfect for parties and BBQs!
Total Time: 8 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Side Dish Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe
Learn how to make the perfect Hard Boiled Eggs. It's quick, simple, and NO FAIL – we've tested so many methods and this is the BEST!
Total Time: 11 minutes
4.75 from 27 votes
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Appetizer Bruschetta Caprese Recipe
Toasted bread rounds are topped with a mixture of juicy tomatoes, ripe avocado, and fresh mozzarella to make this Bruschetta Caprese.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer Spinach Artichoke Cups Recipe
Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Cups are simple to make, and packed full of delicious spinach and cheese flavor! They are baked to perfection.
Total Time: 22 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Appetizer Crockpot Meatball Recipe
Sweet + savory Crockpot Meatballs are packed with flavor, and perfect for parties. They are SO easy, yet SO tasty!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 33 votes
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Appetizer French Onion Dip Recipe
French onion dip is tangy and savory. It requires only two ingredients and is made in under a minute!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Fried Green Beans Recipe
Crispy Fried Green Beans will make all of your appetizer dreams come true. They are breaded and fried to crunchy perfection!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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Appetizer, Side Dish Baked Potato Rounds Recipe
Loaded Baked Potato Rounds are a simple, quick and delicious side. Dip it in sour cream or your favorite dip!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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cream cheese marshmallow fruit dip on platter with strawberry on top with other fruits around it
Dessert, Snack Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe
This Cheesecake Fruit Dip is one of the best fruit dip recipes you will ever try! It takes just 5 simple ingredients – cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, marshmallow fluff, and cool whip – and ALWAYS vanishes in minutes! Definitely a crowd favorite!
Total Time: 7 minutes
5 from 27 votes
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Appetizer Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
Spruce up your holiday appetizers with a tasty Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball. It's easy, delicious, and perfect served with crackers and veggies.
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Dessert Caramel Apple Dip recipe
The creamiest and most delicious Caramel Apple Dip you’ll ever find. Just a few ingredients are required, but dark brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk make this recipe out of this world and a crowd pleaser at any get together.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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Appetizer, Snack Dill Veggie Dip Recipe
Fresh & creamy Dill Veggie Dip is quick, simple, and perfect for parties and snacking. It's our go-to vegetable dip!
Total Time: 7 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Dessert Nutella Dip Recipe
Filled with hazelnut goodness and a helping of tangy cream cheese & whipped cream, this Nutella fruit dip is heavenly!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Dessert, Snack Apple Brickle Dip Recipe
This 5-Ingredient Apple Brickle Dip recipe takes minutes to make and is so delicious! Plus, it uses common ingredients including, cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, & vanilla.
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Dressing Ranch Dressing Recipe
Delicious homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is made in minutes and is better than any store bought version!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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Pina Colada Dip Recipe
Pina colada fruit dip is fresh, creamy and filled with pineapple and coconut bits. It is perfectly refreshing and SO dippable.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer Bruschetta Caprese Recipe
Toasted bread rounds are topped with a mixture of juicy tomatoes, ripe avocado, and fresh mozzarella to make this Bruschetta Caprese.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer, Salad Ham Salad Recipe
Creamy ham salad with hints of dill and chunks of hard-boiled eggs is a tasty appetizer perfect for using up that leftover ham!!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish Caprese Stuffed Avocados Recipe
Simple and Fresh Caprese Stuffed Avocados are a twist on classic flavors. This is a perfect appetizer or side to any meal!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Side Dish Fruit Kabobs Recipe
Colorful fruit kabobs are the best appetizer or side for any occasion! Load up your favorite fruits and get snacking.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Veggie Cups Recipe
Quick and Easy Veggie Cup Appetizers – filled with dressing and veggies, this mess-free snack is great for so many occasions.
5 from 2 votes
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Appetizer, Salad Caesar Salad Cups Recipe
Caesar Salad Cups are a quick, simple and tasty side dish or appetizer. They're mini salads in a cup and great for parties and get togethers!
Total Time: 14 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Greek Cucumber Cups Recipe
Simple Greek Cucumber Cups are a light and delicious appetizer that whips up in minutes. They are a perfect low calorie snack!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups Recipe
These delicious Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups are made from a rolled tortilla filled with Ranch Veggie dip, and chopped veggies, making them the perfect bite-sized party appetizer!
Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes
5 from 26 votes
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Appetizer Caprese Kabobs Recipe
Simple, quick and delicious Caprese Kabobs take minutes to throw together and are perfect for any party or get together.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course Flatbread Wrap Recipe
Three variations of delicious flatbread pinwheels are easy to assemble and make the best school lunches, or shareable appetizers!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Appetizer Best Charcuterie Board Recipe
We all love to graze during holidays and parties, and what better way to do it than with a Charcuterie board?! Customize with all your favorite meats, cheeses, crackers, veggies, fruits and dips!
5 from 7 votes
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Side Dish Homemade Hummus Recipe
If You Need A Quick Healthy Snack Or Party Appetizer, You Can Whip Up This Homemade Hummus In 5 Minutes Or Less!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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