Some recipes for easy appetizers are sweet and spicy candied nuts, herb popcorn, smoked salmon potato bites, pea pesto crostini, marinated olives and smoked salmon canapes. The recipe for sweet and spicy candied nuts is very simple and requires a mix of nuts, such as pistachios, pecans and almonds, that are added to a combination of brown sugar, melted butter, kosher salt and cayenne pepper. The nuts are baked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes and then tossed in granulated sugar.
Another easy recipe is herb popcorn. This recipe requires making popcorn according to the package directions and then tossing it in a mixture of kosher salt, melted butter, Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped thyme leaves. This appetizer dish takes about 15 minutes to make.
A simple appetizer recipe is pea pesto crostini. For this dish, the ingredients needed are garlic, grated Parmesan cheese and cooked peas that are placed in a food processor to make a smooth spread. This spread can be used on grilled slices of baguette bread. The dish takes about 3 minutes to make. Marinating olives in a lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes and red wine vinegar is another quick and easy appetizer that can be made ahead and refrigerated.