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Take 5

Five-ingredient appetizers for easy entertaining

Fine Cooking Issue 96
Photos: Scott Phillips
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Guests dropping in at the last minute? Just whip up a few of these instant appetizers and get your party started. Each recipe calls for only five ingredients, making the prep simple. But just because the recipes are short doesn’t mean they’re short on flavor—rather, they take a less-is-more approach, with a few good-quality ingredients leading the way.

Spicy Spanish Olives 
Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts 
Endive Spears with Sweet Potato, Bacon & Chives
Warm Cheese & Mushroom Toasts
Spinach & Artichoke Dip 
Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella & Basil
Baked Brie with Dried Cherries & Thyme
Greek Salad Skewers 
Shrimp with Spicy Asian Peanut Dipping Sauce


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