Appetizer on the holiday table: creative recipes with photos

Usually, many hot and cold appetizers are served on the holiday table..

Snacks на праздничный стол

So the traditions of the Russian feast were formed, that before serving hot, numerous snacks are placed on the table in front of the guests..

Photo-recipes quick snacks on the festive table

Actually, the snacks themselves can be made from various products. They are made from fruits, meat, fish, mushrooms, vegetables and other things..

Served in the form of salads, all sorts of sandwiches, sliced, pickled, pickled.

Russian feast has always been distinguished by the abundance of all kinds of pickles, pickles, fish, vegetables and meat. That is why snacks occupy such an important place on the holiday..

If you look at the history, at the beginning of the 20th century, classical snacks at a traditional Russian feast were considered:

  • Salted cucumbers;
  • Sauerkraut;
  • Patties with meat or fish filling;
  • Mushrooms;
  • Pike roe;
  • Salty fish.

According to them and by how they are served, the guests judge the skill of the hostess and her hospitality..

Let’s take a look at interesting recipes for tasty holiday snacks..

“Mushroom Glade”

To prepare you will need: Mushrooms на поляне

  • Marinated champignons;
  • Fresh cucumber;
  • Hard cheese;
  • Chicken eggs;
  • Mayonnaise;
  • Olives or pitted olives;
  • Salt;
  • Pepper;
  • Lettuce leaves.

Cooking snacks takes a little time.


  1. Three grated cheese;
  2. Eggs boil, cool and also three grated;
  3. Mix the grated cheese with eggs. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper;
  4. Cucumber cut into circles;
  5. Decorate the plate with lettuce leaves, on which we lay out the chopped cucumber;
  6. Put the stuffing on top of the cucumber;
  7. On plastic skewers, pickle pickled champignon and half an olives;
  8. With the obtained improvised skewer, we pierce the stuffing with cucumber so that our sandwich looks like a leg mushroom.

The dish is ready and can be served to guests..

Below is a video recipe with almost the same name – “Mushrooms in the meadow”, but it is completely different and also great for a festive feast..

We look:

Spicy Chips

The dish takes a minimum of time and does not require special skills..

You will need:

  • Potato chips;
  • Fresh Tomato;
  • Hard cheese; Paste на чипсах
  • Garlic;
  • Mayonnaise;
  • Olives;
  • Dill greens;
  • Lettuce leaves;
  • Fresh cucumber;
  • Lemon;
  • Salt.

Cooking method:

  • Dill finely chopped;
  • Cut the tomato into small cubes;
  • Three cheese on a fine grater;
  • In a bowl, mix dill, tomato, mayonnaise and cheese. Salt to taste;
  • Put lettuce on a plate;
  • Put the stuffing on the chips and place them on a plate decorated with salad;
  • In the center of the plate lay out a few olives and small slices of cucumber, tomato and lemon.

The snack is ready, it can be served. It should be noted that it is necessary to lay out the stuffing before serving, so as not to damp chips.

Peacock tail

Another simple and quick recipe. It is distinguished from the rest by a beautiful serve and an unexpected combination of eggplant and cheese filling..

To prepare you will need:

  • Eggplant;
  • Fresh cucumber; Tail павлина
  • Hard Cheese;
  • Garlic;
  • Sweet pepper;
  • Olives or pitted olives;
  • Cooking oil for frying;
  • Flour;
  • Salt;
  • Mayonnaise.

Cooking method:

  • Take a medium-sized eggplant and cut it into slices;
  • Heat the pan on medium gas and add vegetable oil there;
  • Put the flour in a plate and add salt to the same place;
  • Dip each eggplant circle in flour and salt and fry until cooked;
  • Put roasted eggplants on a plate as shown in the photo, so that they visually resemble a beautiful peacock tail;
  • Cheese grate on a fine grater;
  • In a separate bowl, mix the grated cheese, mayonnaise and crushed garlic;
  • Mix the filling well and let it stand for 5-10 minutes;
  • Put the resulting filling on the cooled fried eggplant;
  • Cut the fresh cucumber into slices, Bulgarian pepper with feathers, and cut the olives or olives in half;
  • Decorate the eggplant appetizer as shown in the photo..

The dish is served cold.

To make it clearer how to lay eggplants on a plate, we attach a video with this recipe:

Recipes cold appetizers for the holiday with photos

Cold appetizers are an integral part of the festive feast. They are cooked a lot and served on the table in a variety of ways throughout the holiday..

Ham rolls with cheese filling

To prepare you will need:

  • White bread;
  • Butter; Ham рулетики
  • Red caviar;
  • Ham;
  • Hard Cheese;
  • Mayonnaise;
  • Garlic;
  • Greenery;
  • Cheese pigtail.

Cooking method:

  • We cut bread for sandwiches;
  • Slices butter with butter and then spread red caviar;
  • Three cheese on a fine grater:
  • In a separate bowl, mix the grated cheese, crushed garlic and mayonnaise;
  • Ham cut into thin circles;
  • In each circle lay out the cheese filling and wrap in a straw. There should be enough fillings so that it slightly protrudes from the edges of the tube;
  • The resulting tubule is tied up with a raw pigtail, we make a beautiful bow;
  • Finely cut the greens;
  • Sprinkle greens at both ends;
  • Put the rolls on a plate, decorate the edges with sandwiches with red caviar.

In this form, the dish can be served on the table..

Tomatoes Stuffed with Cheese and Garlic

Another simple and quick cold snack, which is not ashamed to put on a festive table – stuffed tomatoes.

To prepare you will need:

  • Fresh tomatoes. You need to choose dense, non-watering varieties of tomatoes; Traditional помидоры с сырной начинкой
  • Mayonnaise;
  • Garlic;
  • Hard cheese;
  • Egg;
  • Greenery.

Cooking method:

  • Thoroughly wash the tomatoes, towel dry and cut into circles of 1-1.5 centimeters thick;
  • Cheese grate on a fine grater;
  • Boil the eggs, peel and cool them;
  • Grate boiled eggs on cheese;
  • Add mayonnaise and crushed garlic to grated foods;
  • Arrange the sliced ​​tomatoes on a plate, and on top of them evenly lay out the stuffing.
Pickled грибыOften on the festive table can be found marinated mushrooms. Therefore, you should always have in this case a couple of jars prepared according to proven recipes. How to pickle mushrooms: delicious recipes. They quickly marinate, so if there are a couple of weeks left before the holiday, it’s not too late.

What a holiday without barbecue, especially in summer? But in winter, not everyone has the opportunity to cook it. Do not be upset! Here you will find wonderful kebab recipes in a slow cooker.

By the way, home-made pizza is also a good snack. For her best recipe, take a look here. You will spend a minimum of time and get maximum pleasure.!

Decorate the dish with greens and serve.

Tomatoes with cheese filling are loved by almost all people who have just tried them.!

But what a holiday without cold fish appetizers?

Below you will see a wonderful recipe for salmon rolls..

But do not forget about the favorite herring!

So we decided to show you in the next video clip the process of cooking herring snacks.

We are sure that at the festival she will leave “with a bang”!

Salmon Rolls with Cream Filling

The dish is so simple that even a beginning hostess can cope with its preparation, and even the most demanding guests will be satisfied.

To prepare you will need:

  • Lettuce leaves;
  • Lightly salted salmon fillet;
  • Soft cream cheese (for example, unsalted feta). If such cheese is not in the store, then it can be easily replaced with bold curd;
  • Dill;
  • Red caviar for decoration.

Fish рулеты

Cooking method:

  • Rinse and finely chop the dill;
  • In a blender, mix the cream cheese and chopped dill. If fat cottage cheese is used instead of cheese, then you first need to grind it with a blender and only then add dill; for sharpness, you can add crushed garlic clove;
  • Salmon cut thin and long layers;
  • Put the stuffing on a piece of salmon and wrap it in a roll;
  • A plate on which the rolls will be laid out, decorate with lettuce leaves. Then lay out a snack on it;
  • Put some red caviar on top of the rolls.

The dish is ready, you can serve.

Recipes light snack dishes for the festive table


Also quite simple and original snack. Prepare fast and easy.

To prepare you will need: Snack Рафаэлло

  • Crab sticks;
  • Hard cheese;
  • Garlic;
  • Mayonnaise;
  • Walnut;
  • Olives;
  • Lettuce leaves.

The cooking method is very simple:

  • To begin with, lettuce leaves are well washed and dried using paper towels;
  • A layer of lettuce leaves is laid out on a plate;
  • Undiluted crab sticks rubbed on a fine grater;
  • Cheese is also rubbed on a fine grater;
  • Dry walnuts in the oven and grate or grind with a blender;
  • Mix crab sticks, grated cheese, mayonnaise, walnuts and crushed garlic;
  • From the resulting mass to form balls with a diameter of 4-5 centimeters;
  • Put them on a plate with lettuce leaves and garnish with olives..

The dish is ready, you can serve.

And here is a video with a very similar recipe, but still different.

He even has the name “Coral reefs”.

In fact, these are the same raffaello balls..

You just have to choose: either the recipe from above, or the one in the video:

Champignon shashlik

Another light snack, with the preparation of which there will be no difficulties.

You will need:

  • Fresh champignons;
  • Mayonnaise;
  • Ground paprika; Mushroom шашлык
  • Ground nutmeg;
  • Salt;
  • Ground black pepper;
  • A mixture of Italian herbs.

Cooking method:

  • Mushrooms must be thoroughly washed and dried;
  • Washed mushrooms put in a bowl;
  • Season the mushrooms with mayonnaise, a mixture of Italian herbs, black pepper, nutmeg and paprika. Salt it;
  • Leave the mushrooms to marinate for 20-30 minutes;
  • Soak the wooden skewers in the water at the same time as the pickled mushrooms have left. This is done so that they do not burn in the oven;
  • Mushrooms string on skewers and spread on a baking sheet;
  • Heat the oven to 220 degrees and place the pan on the lower level of the oven;
  • Bake the mushrooms for 40 minutes.

The dish can be served both hot and cold. This kebab will delight your guests, especially in winter, when it is not possible to cook a real kebab on charcoal..


The original presentation of this dish will surprise and delight your guests, and they will long remember the taste of snacks..

To prepare you will need: "Клубничная" закуска

  • Potatoes;
  • Light-salted herring;
  • Onion;
  • Sesame seed;
  • Parsley.

Cooking method:

  • Boil the potatoes without cleaning. Cool and then clean;
  • Grate it;
  • Peel herring and cut into small cubes;
  • Chop the onion;
  • From a mashed potato, form a small ball and roll it into a flat cake between two palms;
  • Put a little herring and onion on the resulting cake;
  • The pellet with the filling close on all sides so that the herring and onions are inside the ball;
  • Form a strawberry gently from a ball and sprinkle it with sesame seeds;
  • To the top of the “berries” attach parsley, imitating the leaves of this strawberry;
  • Put on a plate.

The dish is ready, you can serve the guests.

Cod liver balls

Very original appetizer with a beautiful serve..

To prepare you will need:

  • Canned cod liver; Sesame шарики из печени трески
  • Potatoes;
  • Hard cheese;
  • Onion;
  • Chicken eggs;
  • Parsley;
  • Soy sauce;
  • Sesame seeds.

Cooking method:

  • Boil potatoes in a uniform, cool and peel;
  • Boil eggs and clean;
  • Grate eggs, potatoes and cheese. Cheese and eggs rub on a fine grater, and potatoes on a large one;
  • Finely chop the greens and onions. Cod liver mash with a fork;
  • Combine all prepared products together and mix thoroughly;
  • To form balls from the obtained mass;
  • Dip the balls alternately – first in the soy sauce, and then in the sesame;
  • Put ready snack on a plate and serve.
As we can see, if you show your imagination, then from the most ordinary and affordable products you can get a real culinary masterpiece for decorating a festive table..

The dignity of such snacks is obvious. All of them are done simply and quickly, do not take much time to cook with the hostess.

Good appetite!

Concluding this magnificent selection of recipes for holiday snacks, we want to offer you another simple recipe in the video.

You have never cooked such tasty food!

Most of all she likes kids.

So, we look and remember: