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Become the Top Chef of Time With 3-Ingredient Appetizers

Dec 27 2012 - 4:25am

If you're still debating on whether or not you should have guests over this New Year's Eve, we suggest giving it a go with the help of three-ingredient appetizers that make entertaining easy. These favorites are loaded with flavor but not with prep time. Cut back on time in the kitchen and enjoy the last day of the year with friends, not fuss.

Steamed Artichokes With Oil and Vinegar

Steamed artichokes with oil and vinegar [1] are a healthier alternative to artichokes with butter or mayonnaise.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella Skewers

Make prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella skewers [2] for a no-cook hors d'oeuvre.

Bell Pepper, Bragg, and Sea Salt

Slices of bell pepper (or any raw vegetable) with a simple seasoning [3] make a healthy snack for your next dinner party.

Cucumbers, Lime, and Pepper

Nothing beats the simple crunch of cucumbers, lime, and pepper [4]. Not only does it have a spicy, zesty kick, but it's also a healthy option for guests to enjoy.

Pancetta-Wrapped Asparagus

Pancetta-wrapped asparagus [5] is crispy, smoky, meaty, and downright perfect. Although this recipe calls for the grill, it can just as easily be made in the oven.

Fresh Mustard, Cream Cheese, and Pretzels

Turn pretzels into an easy, elegant appetizer [6] by slathering on a little cream cheese, then garnishing it with a hefty pinch of fresh purple string mustard. The crunchy, salty pretzel and sour cream cheese complement the tart mustard greens.

Sweet Pepper, Goat Cheese, and Jalapeño

For this easy app [7], all you need to do is top sweet bell peppers with aged goat cheese and a sliver of jalapeño for a spicy kick.

Brie With Caramel and Sliced Almonds

Sweet and salty mix with creamy and crunchy when you combine brie with caramel [8]. Top with almonds to incorporate earthy, nutty notes in each bite.

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