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Effortless Independence Day Bites, Quick and Simple Appetizer Recipes for Last-Minute Prep

By: Mary Jones

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Create a vegetarian twist on buffalo wings with buffalo cauliflower bites. Toss cauliflower florets in a mixture of hot sauce, melted butter, and spices. Roast until crispy and serve with a side of blue cheese or ranch dressing.

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Stuffed Mini Peppers Prepare stuffed mini peppers for a colorful and flavorful appetizer. Slice mini bell peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Fill each pepper half with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped herbs, and your choice of diced vegetables.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip Whip up a crowd-pleasing spinach and artichoke dip in minutes. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, spinach, artichoke hearts, and shredded cheese. Bake until bubbly and serve with tortilla chips or sliced bread.

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Antipasto Skewers Assemble quick and colorful antipasto skewers for a delightful appetizer. Thread olives, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, salami slices, and basil leaves onto skewers. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a Mediterranean-inspired treat.

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Caprese Skewers Impress your guests with refreshing Caprese skewers. Thread cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves onto skewers. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with salt and pepper for a vibrant and flavorful appetizer.

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Salsa and Tortilla Chips Prepare a zesty and fresh salsa to serve with crispy tortilla chips. Combine diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a bowl. Mix well and let the flavors meld together before serving.

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Fruit Skewers Delight your guests with colorful and refreshing fruit skewers. Thread a variety of bite-sized fruits onto skewers, such as watermelon, pineapple, grapes, and berries. Serve them as is or drizzle

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Cheese and Crackers Platter Create an elegant cheese and crackers platter for an effortless yet sophisticated appetizer. Arrange an assortment of cheeses, such as cheddar, brie, and gouda, alongside a selection of crackers and bread slices.

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Tomato Bruschetta Cups Put a twist on classic bruschetta by serving it in edible cups. Cut circles out of bread slices and press them into muffin tin cups.

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