10 Shellfish-Free Appetizers & Salads Recipes

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Planning a party? Need something quick and delicious to start off a meal? Whatever you are planning if you need delicious Appetizers or Salads to start off your meal course then this place is the place to be. Search and start cooking away!Homemade Ricotta Cheese by San Francisco Chronicle
1. Tom McNaughton's Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
There is no simpler cheese to make at home than ricotta, which takes all of 10 minutes and is legions better than store-bought.
2. German Potato Salad
German Potato Salad
This special recipe comes from Stanford child health and nutrition professor Maya Adam's German Grandmother. It is super easy to make and will fill your house with the fresh smell of dill and herbs. Watch all of Maya's Grokker Premium videos for easy, nutritious recipes for your family.
3. Tartines: Fig & Ricotta
Tartines: Fig & Ricotta
We're honoring fig season (one of our favorite times of the year) with a fresh fig & ricotta tartine. This is a great seasonal breakfast or snack that's only 5 ingredients!
4. Beer Braised Saffron Carrots | Hungry for the Holidays
Beer Braised Saffron Carrots | Hungry for the Holidays
These multi-color carrots sprinkled with exotic saffron couldn't be easier and are a delicious compliment to any holiday meal.
5. Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad | Hungry for the Holidays
Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad | Hungry for the Holidays
Warm farro and roasted Brussels sprouts are not only healthy and delicious they're a terrific accompaniment for your holiday table.
6. Bacon and Kale Salad | Hungry for the Holidays
Bacon and Kale Salad | Hungry for the Holidays
This warm, crunchy kale salad with crispy bacon and Parmigiano curls is dressed to impress and will have your guests begging for more.
7. Sweet Potato Skins with Sage Pesto and Bacon
Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
Enjoy this family recipe that has sweet potato skins topped with sage pesto, crispy bacon, and fresh arugula. The sweet and salty combination of this dish hits all the right taste buds. Author and Food Blogger Whitney Bond shows how to beautifully present it to your guests in this Grokker Premium video.
8. Butternut Squash and Mozzarella Salad
Squash & Mozzarella Salad
This side dish is perfect for the holidays and easy to make. Its delicious taste profile is the result of a mix of wonderful ingredients like butternut squash, lemon infused olive oil, cinnamon, and walnuts. Author and Food Blogger Whitney Bond shares her tips and delicious salad recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
9. Quinoa Salad With Cherries
Quinoa Salad With Cherries
Juicy cherries star in this stellar Summer salad that's great whichever way you enjoy it: still warm from the stove, at room temperature as part of a picnic or potluck spread, or even as a brown-bag lunch you'll look forward to all day. Even better, this versatile salad can — and should — take shape from whatever looks best at your market; feel free to swap other varieties of stone fruit like peaches, plums, or nectarines for the cherries.
10. Quinoa Salad - Light and Healthy Summer
Quinoa Salad - Light and Healthy Summer
This light and healthy quinoa salad is a high-protein, low-fat meal combining quinoa, roasted and raw vegetables, and a light dressing. Vegetarian and vegan, too!
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