Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres

Scoop hummus directly onto an 8" serving platter; spread to thickly cover the plate. Drizzle hummus with oil and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, salt, oregano, pepper and lemon zest. Garnish with...

Very Easy
Serves 12

Grill tortillas on a hot grill until golden on each side. Arrange two tortillas on each of 2 parchment-covered baking sheets. Evenly sprinkle an equal amount of Monterey Jack or queso fresco and...

Easy
Makes 8

Place wine and garlic in small, heavy saucepan; bring to a boil over low heat and reduce by half. Add goat cheese and melt over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon. Remove garlic; add Gruyère...

Easy
Serves 4

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

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

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