Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres

Place peppers in small bowl; cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 min. to soften; drain. In a separate bowl, combine next 10 ingredients for pico de gallo; refrigerate, covered, 1 hr. Place...

Easy
Serves 8

In a small saucepan, bring wine to a boil. Lower heat and add figs; simmer until figs are tender (about 5 min.). Remove figs and set aside. Add sugar to the wine in the saucepan; simmer until...

Moderate
Serves 8

Spread hummus evenly on a 10-12" rimmed dinner plate or similarly sized serving platter; spread tzatziki on top. Layer next 5 ingredients (through cheese) one at a time in the order listed....

Very Easy
Serves 6

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic, stirring constantly until onion is very soft (5-7 min.); cool to room temperature. In a food processor, process onion mixture...

Easy
Makes 1 cup

Combine all ingredients; chill for 2 hrs. to allow flavors to meld. Serve with pita or naan; refrigerate up to 1 week.Recipe from "Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day" (Thomas Dunne...

Very Easy
Makes 1 1/4 cups

In a blender or food processor, blend garbanzo beans until smooth. Add garlic, salt, juice, and yogurt; blend to desired consistency. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. Store...

Very Easy
Serves 12

Quickly rinse mushroom caps in cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Place caps in glass pan; spoon dressing into caps and let stand 5-10 min. Arrange gill or stem side up on grill rack 4" from...

Easy
Serves 2

Toss peppers and onions in olive oil. Using direct heat cooking method, preheat grill to HIGH. Place peppers and onions in grill basket; grill until tender and slightly charred (about 20 min.),...

Moderate
Makes about 36

Preheat grill or broiler. Separate mushroom caps from stems; set caps aside. Coarsely chop stems to measure 1 cup. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add chopped stems and garlic; cook, stirring...

Easy
Serves 4

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together first 7 ingredients (through pepper); set aside. Divide shrimp among skewers, using two skewers for each serving to keep shrimp from rotating when grilled....

Easy
Serves 6

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