Spicy Grilled Polenta Crostini with Roasted Peppers and Olives

Spicy Grilled Polenta Crostini with Roasted Peppers and Olives

These are very flavorful and quite impressive appetizers. They certainly catch the eyes with their bright colors. The topping of roasted peppers with added orange zest and mint provide a nice contrast to hot from the oven, crispy and spicy polenta Crostini. They are wonderful served with other Italian dishes.

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Tuna Empanaditas

Tuna Empanaditas

These little appetizers are not made from traditional empanada dough. It’s probably their shape is responsible for the name. You can use either a store-bought or home-made puff pastry. For filling, buy good quality canned tuna packed in olive oil. Don’t try to use the tasteless water-packed one. Once again: you get what you pay for.

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Capers and Lemon Dip

Capers and Lemon Dip

Serve this one with crudités.

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Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread

I like it best with a fresh baguette.

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Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Spread

Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Spread

The quantities of the ingredients listed below are for guidance only. You can change the proportions according to your taste. If you favor the bell peppers, increase their amount. Or throw in another eggplant, if an aubergine is your thing. Serve this alongside other Mediterranean specialties: Greek olives, feta cheese, pita bread.

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Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Parmigiano Dip

Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Parmigiano Dip

Serve with bright and crispy vegetables.

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