Vegetarian: Appetizers

Recipes included here are either vegetarian as they stand or with minimal eliminations. If you find a recipe included here that you believe not to be vegetarian with simple eliminations, please let me know at

Spicy Onion Rings (6/6/2016) - Spicy Onion Rings
Monday Rewind: Putting Together the Italian Flag (5/16/2016) - Monday Rewind: Putting Together the Italian Flag
Oktoberfest revisited! (4/30/2016) - Almost-Famous Fried Pickles
Sunday Rewind: Gourmet Club: Appetizer – Bruschetta (3/27/2016) -  – Originally posted June 26, 2012.As The Rantings of an Amateur Chef has been going since February of 2012, there are quite a few readers that have joined along the way. In an effort to bring back some great recipes that they may have missed, I will dedicate Sundays to re-posting a favorite that is […]
Croquettes (2/12/2016) - Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos (2/11/2016) - Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
Buffalo Wing Hummus (2/10/2016) - Buffalo Wing Hummus
Sunday Rewind: Crispy Roasted Carrots (10/11/2015) - Sunday Rewind: Crispy Roasted Carrots
The Green Food of the Gods (10/6/2015) - Grilled Avocados Filled with Blistered Tomato Salsa
Guacamole is Not For Dogs (9/19/2015) - Guacamole
Sunday Rewind: My Jazz Solo (8/16/2015) - Sunday Rewind: Cauliflower Stuffed Portobello Caps
National Award Winning Chef (8/4/2015) - Spicy Spreadable Cheesecake
AFI Top 100 (7/21/2015) - Black Bean Hummus
A Million Dollar Recipe (7/20/2015) - Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa, Corn, and Green Chiles
Maggie Monday: Pumpkin Dip (1/12/2015) - Pumpkin Dip
MMMNOT! (9/23/2014) - Melting Pot Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Maggie Monday: Zucchini Parmesan Rounds (9/8/2014) - Zucchini Parmesan Rounds
Sunday Rewind: Carb Loading for Lent (8/24/2014) - Red lobster cheddar bay biscuits copycat
Guac-A-Mole (7/26/2014) - Easy Guacamole
Maggie Monday: Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato with Honey Lime Dressing (6/23/2014) - Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato with Honey Lime Dressing
Mistakes of the Babe (4/27/2014) - Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
MSM and Fried Green Tomatoes (3/13/2014) - Fried Green Tomatoes
Quiet My Barking Dogs (3/7/2014) - Jalapeno Hushpuppies
My New Favorite Veggie (1/28/2014) - Fried Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Capers
Whipping out the Mandoline (12/27/2013) - Baked Sweet Potato Fries
They Don’t Need to be Dipped (12/17/2013) - Almondina - Dipped in Dark Chocolate
Marshmallow Fluff? Score! (11/24/2013) - Fluffy Fruit Dip
As the Culinary Gods Intended (10/17/2013) - German Potato Pancakes
Maggie Monday: Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts (9/30/2013) - Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts
I’m Number 45 (9/27/2013) - Garden Potato Salad
Diced! – Naomi – Quinoa-stuffed Portabello Mushrooms (9/11/2013) - Quinoa-stuffed Portabello Mushrooms
A Big Bowl of Candy (9/6/2013) - Veggie Kabobs
Avocado….Peas…Yellow Squash (8/27/2013) - Yellow Squash Fries
Quesadilla Rut (8/21/2013) - Santa Fe Veggie Quesadillas
Sensing an Opportunity (8/20/2013) - Fruit Pizza
Maggie Monday: Easy Peasy Quiche (8/19/2013) - Easy Peasy Quiche
Maggie Monday: Crispy Squash Casserole (8/12/2013) - Crispy Squash Casserole
Diced! – Echo – Pear and Goat Cheese Puffs With Sliced Almonds and Roasted Bell Pepper/Balsamic Glaze (8/10/2013) - Pear and Goat Cheese Puffs With Sliced Almonds and Roasted Bell Pepper/Balsamic Glaze
Diced! – Brittany – Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels with Pear Glaze (8/9/2013) - Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels with Pear Glaze
Diced! – Jen – Brie En Croute stuffed with black olives and roasted red peppers (8/8/2013) - Brie En Croute stuffed with black olives and roasted red peppers
Diced! – Naomi – Ginger Pepper Pear Soup (8/7/2013) - Ginger Pepper Pear Soup
Diced! – Diana – Pear “Pies” Appetizer with Roasted Peppers Cheesy Filling and Almonds (8/6/2013) - Pear "Pies" Appetizer with Roasted Peppers Cheesy Filling and Almonds
Maggie Monday: Tomato, Avocado and Red Onion Salad (8/5/2013) - Tomato, Avocado and Red Onion Salad
Growing On Me (4/9/2013) - Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Crossing the Line (4/7/2013) - Vegetable Pizza
Guest Post: A Taste of the Shan State, Myanmar (3/13/2013) - Myanmar Tomato Salad
Guest Post: Lemon Dill Baked Ricotta (3/5/2013) - Lemon Dill Baked Ricotta
All Rotten Au Gratin? (3/2/2013) - Spinach Gratin
Guest Post: Hot Chocolate and Cowgirl Cookies (2/28/2013) - Cowgirl Cookies
These are NOT Bananas (2/21/2013) - Fried Plantains
Guest Blog Post: Tzatziki (2/20/2013) - Tzatziki
Maggie Monday: Fresh Fruit Tossed Salad (2/18/2013) - Fresh Fruit Tossed Salad
Polka and Pancakes (1/29/2013) - Potato Pancakes
Maggie Monday: Avoiding H-E-double hockey sticks (1/14/2013) - Black Bean and Avocado Salsa
A Large Wheel of Brie (1/8/2013) - Puff Pastry-Wrapped Brie
Maggie Monday: Christmas Eve Cheese Ball (12/24/2012) - Cheese Ball
Last to the Party, Again (11/10/2012) - Crispy Kale "Chips"
My Stomach’s Delight and Wallet’s Dismay (11/7/2012) - Sauted Mushrooms in Red Wine
On the Side of Rings (11/2/2012) - Almost-Famous Bloomin' Onion
Stir….Watch a Play…Stir (10/31/2012) - Risotto alla Milanese
It’s That Time of Year (10/25/2012) - Apple Sweet Potato Bake
Never Ending Caprese (10/12/2012) - Grilled Portobellos with Mozzarella Salad
Ramekin Cooking (9/28/2012) - Southwestern Corn Pudding
Maggie Monday: Drooling Over Sweet Macaroni Salad (9/24/2012) - Sweet Macaroni Salad
Gourmet Club Main Course Part 4: Thai-Style Veggie Kabobs With Spicy Peanut Sauce (9/21/2012) - Thai-Style Veggie Kabobs With Spicy Peanut Sauce
When You’ve Got it, You’ve Got it! (9/11/2012) - Parmesan Zucchini Sticks with Smoky Roasted Romesco Sauce
Do I Cook with a lot of Cauliflower, or What?!?! (8/30/2012) - CAULIFLOWER-BACON SALAD
Looks Like I Chose the Wrong Week to Quit…. (8/3/2012) - Twice Baked Potatoes
Silent Simon Says (7/31/2012) - Roasted Edamame
Guest Post: Cooling off with Buttermilk (7/27/2012) - Chilled Buttermilk Soup
Grilling BS! (7/10/2012) - Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Putting Together the Italian Flag (7/3/2012) - Caprese Salad Crostini Recipe with Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette
Gourmet Club: Appetizer – Bruschetta (6/26/2012) - Bruschetta
Crispy Roasted Carrots (5/23/2012) - Roasted Carrots
My Jazz Solo (5/13/2012) - Cauliflower Stuffed Portobello Caps
Can’t Pass Over the Mushroom Dip (3/22/2012) - Mushroom Dip
Appetizer on the side (2/26/2012) - Cheese and Fruit Tray
The Ranting Cheese Maker (2/25/2012) - Mozzarella Cheese
Carb Loading for Lent (2/22/2012) - Red lobster cheddar bay biscuits copycat

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