Canapé Recipes

Find healthy, delicious canapé recipes including shrimp and vegetarian canapé. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Smoked Tuna Spread Canapés

Need an appetizer for your next cocktail party? Look no further than these easy canapés. A blend of smoked tuna and seasoned cream cheese is stacked with crisp cucumber slices atop crunchy almond crackers in an appetizer that your guests will be reaching for first.

Tomato-Cheddar Cheese Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A perfect soup pairing or an easy snack, this healthy cheese toast recipe features fresh tomatoes, salty Cheddar cheese and cracked pepper atop slices of crusty bread
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Smoked Whitefish Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Serve this chunky smoked whitefish salad from chef Judi Barsness on toasted crusty bread, on crackers or mounded over a bed of salad greens.

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toasts

Rating: 3 stars 2
They would have been canapés back in 1979--today they're trendy avocado toasts. Let your guests creatively customize their nibbles by setting out an array of garnishes for this healthy appetizer.
Katie Webster
By Katie Webster

Marinated Squash & Goat Cheese Toasts

While we won't go so far as to call these goat cheese toasts the New Tomato Sandwich, they are a solid alternative. And just like that summertime classic, they're no-cook and use up a prolific garden vegetable.
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Mini Sandwiches with Fig & Brie

Rating: 4 stars 1
Turn the basics of a cheese board into adorable mini grilled cheese sandwiches for a satisfying appetizer.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Avocado & Salsa Cracker

Avocado and salsa team up for a zesty Southwest-inspired topping on a whole grain crispbread. This snack is packed with fiber, veggies, and healthy fats, and it takes just minutes to put together.

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Toast

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Sweet caramelized onions and creamy goat cheese team up in this easy yet elegant dish that makes a great appetizer or side with soup or salad.
By Carolyn Casner

Canapés with Peach, Sage & Prosciutto

Rating: 5 stars 2
There are endless ways to change up these canapés--plums and tarragon, cherries and mint, apricots and chervil. Mix 6 ounces of softened goat cheese with 1 tablespoon honey if you can't find honey chèvre.

Radish Tea Sandwiches with Creamy Dill Spread

In this radish tea sandwich recipe with a creamy dill spread, the delicate tea sandwiches are served open-face to show off the pretty sliced radishes on top.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Goat Cheese Crostini with Mushrooms & Brown Butter

Serve these savory herbed crostini with a big green salad. Looking for a heartier meal? Top each toast with a poached or fried egg.
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Lemon Ricotta Cheese Toast

Creamy ricotta and lemon zest lend bright flavor to this healthy cheese toast recipe, for a perfect soup pairing or easy snack.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Rosemary-Goat Cheese Toast
Rating: Unrated 3
Crusty bread is topped with a touch of creamy goat cheese, fragrant rosemary and a drizzle of sweet honey in this healthy toast recipe that makes a perfect soup pairing or an easy snack.
Chile-Spiced Delicata Squash Crostini

This healthy appetizer has a kick of heat thanks to dried chiles, while pancetta and vinegar brighten up the caramelized squash topping.