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Appetizer recipes from The Roasted Root, a nutrition-focused food blog.

Stuffed Grilled Avocados with Shrimp and Mango Salsa

Stuffed grilled avocados with grilled shrimp and delicious mango salsa. These stuffed avocados are perfect for sharing with friends and family all grilling season long. This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. Have you fired up your grill yet? We had a pretty mild winter here in the Sierra Nevada, so we’ve been …

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Roasted Beet Salad with Herbed Whipped Ricotta and Citrus Dressing

Roasted beet salad with vanilla bean-infused herbed whipped ricotta, roasted almonds, and citrus dressing is a beautiful sharable dish that’s perfect for serving for brunch. This post is sponsored by Nielsen-Massey. How’s your brunch game these days? If you’re like me and you are planning on entertaining more now that the weather is warming up, …

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Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Pecans, Chicken, and Bacon

Tender shredded chicken stuffed sweet potato skins with goat cheese, pecans, and bacon. A comforting appetizer to share on game day! This post is sponsored by the American Pecan Council. The way I see it, these tasty potato skins are perfect for serving at your Game Day party, or really any gathering! They’re just the …

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Roasted Beet and Herbed Vegan Ricotta Crostini

Looking for a healthy appetizer option? This roasted beet crostini includes a homemade herbed vegan “ricotta” cheese for a dairy-free, nutritious appetizer. A balsamic reduction and honey drizzle makes for the perfect bite. Can we just discuss the fact that roasted beets are basically candy? Okay, maybe not for beet naysayers, but for me, a …

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Maple Spiced Pear and Walnut Baked Brie

Warmly-spiced maple caramelized pears with walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and golden raisins atop gooey baked brie. This ultra tasty appetizer is packed with flavor and perfect for sharing during all of your fall festivities I found it only appropriate that I should share an ooey gooey melty cheese recipe while I’m travelling in Switzerland, a.k.a. the …

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Sweet Potato BBQ Jackfruit Sliders

BBQ “pulled” jackfruit on top of roasted sweet potato rounds make an awesome healthy vegan “slider” for your football festivities.  It’s been far too long since we’ve enjoyed us a sweet potato round! Back in the day, I was obsessed with making appetizers out of sliced and roasted sweet potatoes, to the extent that I …

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Fall Harvest Meat & Cheese Board

How to make a fall-inspired meat and cheese board using seasonal ingredients that you can find at any grocery store. You don’t need to jump through hoops to pick up easy-to-find and sure-to-please ingredients for your charcuterie! This post is sponsored by Milton’s Craft Bakers.   With the holidays rapidly approaching, and with football season …

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Paleo Sour Cream & Onion Dip (or queso)

Creamy, zesty sour cream & onion dip made dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. This luscious dip (or dairy-free queso) is perfect for sharing with friends and family on game day!   Every once in awhile, I make confessions about the foods I miss from way back before I started eating a restricted diet. Fudgesicles, Dulce de …

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