These Cherry Pepper Appetizers are the quickest snack to whip up for a party! No cooking required, but big, satisfying flavors that will keep people happy until the main course.
Happy Thanksgiving Week! What is your strategy when it comes to Thanksgiving appetizers? Some see it as a chance to get creative on a day where the main menu is generally very traditional. I’m more in the camp of “ugh, I have to do appetizers, too?”
If you’re like me, you want something easy and F-A-S-T. Who wants to be in the kitchen whipping up a fussy appetizer when you could be enjoying your time with family and friends? But appetizers are very necessary, especially when dinner isn’t until later in the day. Appetizers are also helpful to dissuade people from loitering in the kitchen. Give them another place to loiter – the appetizer table, with these easy Cherry Pepper Appetizers!
My favorite type of easy appetizer is any vegetable that can be stuffed with something else. I’m a big fan of stuffed mushrooms, but those usually need to be baked, and on Thanksgiving, oven space is at a premium already.
If you’ve never had a sweet cherry pepper, you’re in for a treat. They’re sweet, a little bit tart and just a hint spicy. They’re often found as part of an antipasto salad, or chopped up and used in Italian-style sandwiches.
But right now, we’re slicing off their tops and stuffing them with tastes-like-homemade La Terra Fina dip. I used their Spicy Green Chile & Cheese Dip & Spread (reminiscent of a jalapeño popper in dip form) for these easy Cherry Pepper Appetizers, but any flavor of La Terra Fina dip will work! I like to serve these cold, because they’re easiest that way, and taste great. For an extra special touch, I tuck a small piece of salami into each pepper.
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- 1 jar (16 ounces) sweet cherry peppers, drained
- 3/4 cup La Terra Fina Spicy Green Chile & Cheese Dip & Spread
- 4 ounces dry salami, cut into small pieces
- Carefully cut the top off of each pepper and scoop out the seeds and inner membranes.
- Using a small spoon, fill each pepper with dip. Press 1 piece of salami into each pepper. Transfer to serving platter and serve immediately.
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