FREE 7-DAY KETO MEAL PLAN
Discover Exactly What To Eat To MakeYour Body Burn More Fat

36 Keto Appetizers That Are Sure To Impress

Louise Hendon | November 5

Planning a tasty and impressive party menu can be challenging, especially if you or your guests are on a diet. We’ve put together a list of mouthwatering Keto appetizers, each one tastier than the other.

Choose The Right Recipe For The Occasion

Game nights are all about fun and you’re going to want your appetizers to be quick, easy and absolutely delicious.
– Whatever your taste buds desire, there’s a dip for that! French onion dip, garlic dip, cauliflower dip…
– Combine your dip of choice with crunchy garlic chia crackers.
– For new flavors, go with Hawaiian hummus or pepperoni chips!

There’s something super delicious about finger foods, isn’t there? Don’t let your diet stop you from enjoying these!
– Pizza meatball bites will make your eyes roll to the back of your head.
– Love deviled eggs but don’t want mayo? We’ve got you covered.
– Yes, you can have sliders on Keto! These mini burgers will disappear fast, so make sure to prepare plenty.

Everyone likes a little bit of crunch in their diet.
– Regular French fries will kick you out of ketosis in a heartbeat, but our Keto-friendly options won’t. Try paprika lime green bean fries or the Keto zucchini fries.
– When asparagus is in season, it’s pretty much all I want to eat. Especially when it’s wrapped in bacon.
– If you’ve never tried Asian chicken wings, you’ve been missing out big time!

These Keto appetizers are perfect for ANY kind of party:
– Stuffed jalapeno peppers are a tradition in my house, and with cashew cheese, I can make them dairy-free.
– Need something that will truly wow your guests? It’s the Asian rolled cucumber salad.
– The tomato tuna bruschetta can even be enjoyed as a quick lunch on its own.
– Don’t skip the coconut shrimp, it’s divine!

Here are just a few of the keto appetizers we’ve included:

36 Keto Appetizers That Are Sure To Impress https://ketosummit.com/keto-appetizer-recipes

Keto Chips & Dips

Keto Tortilla Chips

– Keto Summit

Keto Tortilla Chips

Ingredients: chia or flax meal, almond flour, Italian seasoning, salt, water.

When you are following a specific eating plan it can be difficult to get crunchy snacks that are not full of carbs, so homemade tortilla chips can be a great snack to try. These ones are easy to make and can be cooked in the microwave or oven, then you can enjoy them with your choice of dip or with salsa or crumbled over salad. Now finding crunch is not a problem!

Easy Keto Guacamole with Lime Pieces

– Keto Summit

Easy Keto Guacamole Recipe with Lime Pieces

Ingredients: avocado, lime juice, slice of lime, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, salt.

This is such a simple recipe to make, but with the addition of the lime peel pieces, the flavor is amazing! You get a really deep citrus kick from the peel and the lime helps to stop the avocado from oxidizing. This keto guacamole can be served with eggs for a healthy fats boost for breakfast, as a topping for steak or grilled chicken, or just as a dip with vegetable sticks.

Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip

– Keto Summit

Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients: chicken breasts, coconut oil, mayo, hot sauce, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper.

If you are looking for a different dip to serve at your next party or family night, why not try this delicious, tangy buffalo chicken dip? It is compliant with the ketogenic diet as it is low in carbs, it is dairy-free and is absolutely amazing! This dip tastes great on vegetable slices like celery or cucumber, or you can serve it with some keto crackers. If you don’t like spice, you can miss out the hot sauce.

Keto Italian Flaxseed Crackers

– Keto Summit

Keto Italian Flaxseed Crackers

Ingredients: flaxseeds, water, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt.

Once you have mastered the art of grinding the flax seeds, you will find this recipe for keto crackers will become your go-to any time you are having soups or dips and need that bit of crunch. These ones have the added taste from the Italian seasoning, but you can vary the flavor by using different herbs. Crackers like these also go really well with tuna salad and are easily portable in lunchboxes too.

Keto Hawaiian Hummus

– Keto Summit

Keto Hawaiian Hummus

Ingredients: macadamia nuts, lemon juice, garlic, avocado oil, salt, pepper.

Regular hummus is made using chickpeas which are high in carbohydrates, so this recipe makes a great keto alternative with a slightly sweeter flavor. You still get the garlicky taste and the hint of citrus from the lemon juice, and this hummus goes really well with keto crackers or vegetable sticks. This takes only five minutes to make and tastes best served immediately.

Keto Garlic Chia Crackers

– Keto Summit

Keto Garlic Chia Crackers

Ingredients: chia or flax meal, egg, chia seeds, garlic powder, salt.

With only a few ingredients, these delicious garlic crackers are not only cheap to make but so simple! They are made with chia seeds and flax seeds instead of being packed with gluten and other non-keto ingredients that you find in store bought crackers. So, next time you are having dips, soup or even chili, these easy crackers can be served to add a bit of contrast to the texture of your meal or snack.

Keto Roasted Eggplant Dip

– Keto Summit

Keto Roasted Eggplant Dip

Ingredients: eggplant, garlic, fresh lemon juice, coconut cream (from the top of refrigerated cans of coconut milk), tahini paste, salt, pepper, sesame seeds.

Also known as baba ganoush, this eggplant dip is really tasty and very low in carbs and calories, making it perfect for keto dieters who are watching their weight. With a similar texture to hummus, this veggie dip can be served with celery or carrot sticks or on slices of cucumber, but it also goes really well with healthy fries such as zucchini or green bean fries.

Keto Hummus with Cauliflower and Tahini

– Keto Summit

Keto Hummus with Cauliflower and Tahini

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, mayo, garlic, lemon juice, white tahini, sea salt, ground black pepper, fresh parsley.

Cauliflower can be made to have the same texture and feeling of hummus and it doesn’t add any flavor as it takes on the strong tastes of the garlic and tahini, so this could become a favorite dip in your household. You can serve the dip with vegetable crudités or homemade keto crackers and it is very popular at parties! I like to serve this in little hollowed cucumber cups for easy finger food.

Keto Cauliflower Dip

– Keto Summit

Keto Cauliflower Dip

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, tahini (or almond butter), sea salt, ground black pepper, fresh parsley, cherry tomatoes, cucumber batons.

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, and it even makes a great dip for snacks or party food served with vegetable crudités of your choice. The lemon juice and garlic give this dip a flavor not unlike hummus, yet the cauliflower keeps it light and creamy but dairy free. Cucumber and celery make great tools to use to get this fabulous dip down!

Keto Pepperoni Chips

– Keto Summit

Keto Pepperoni Chips

Ingredients: pepperoni.

Sometimes we need a good salty snack to munch while we are relaxing, so this keto recipe would be just the thing! With only one ingredient this is also a cheaper option than some, but it is packed with flavor. These tasty zero carb and sugar free chips are great on their own or you could serve them with a dip like keto guacamole. Perfect for parties!

Keto Garlic Dip

– Keto Summit

Keto Garlic Dip

Ingredients: garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, mayo, salt.

Many garlic dips are packed with sugars and dairy products which can be a problem when you are dairy intolerant and trying to keep your food low carb, so here is a useful recipe that lets you make a healthy, dairy free garlic dip that everyone will love. This dip has a lot of garlic in it, but it makes a great partner to your veggie sticks, turning them into a really good snack.

Keto Faux French Onion Dip

– Keto Summit

Keto Faux French Onion Dip

Ingredients: onion, avocado oil, avocado oil mayonnaise, dried or fresh garlic, dried onion, dried parsley, salt, pepper.

Here is another ketogenic dip you can add to your recipe collection! It is easy to make and is such a good way to encourage the kids to eat veggie sticks as snacks. It also makes a great dip for chips or crackers on game night. This recipe uses dried ingredients, so if you can, make it beforehand and leave it in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld into the mayonnaise.

Keto Finger Foods

Keto Golden Chicken Bacon Fritter Balls

– Keto Summit

Keto Golden Chicken Bacon Fritter Balls

Ingredients: chicken breast, bacon, egg, green onions, garlic, olive oil, almond flour.

With only one gram of carbohydrate per serving, these little golden balls of deliciousness are a fantastic dish to serve for a tasty keto appetizer. The coating is slightly crunchy and the filling is meaty and full of flavor from the chicken and bacon. To make things a lot easier, it is advised to buy ground chicken or turkey for use in this recipe.

Keto Sliders

– Keto Summit

Keto Sliders

Ingredients: ground beef, mustard, lettuce leaves, salt, coconut oil, almond flour, baking powder, eggs.

Sliders, or mini burgers in buns, can be a good way of helping with portion control, but they also make a great keto appetizer as they are tasty but not too filling. The buns are made in the microwave in a mug, which is a really quick way to make them and they are the perfect size for the mini patties. These can be topped with other ingredients such as bacon, avocado or tomato slices.

Keto Spicy Pork Meatballs

– Keto Summit

Keto Spicy Pork Meatballs

Ingredients: ground pork, egg, garlic, basil leaves, hot sauce, chili flakes, salt, pepper, olive oil, onion, tomato sauce, bell pepper, chili pepper.

I love meatballs! They are comfort food that make a satisfying meal the whole family will enjoy. This lovely keto-friendly recipe uses pork, but I have found that ground turkey works well here too. You end up with a plate of delicious noodles, topped with spicy meatballs in a tasty tomato sauce for a satisfying meal, or you can reduce the portion size and serve this as an appetizer.

Easy Keto Pepperoni Meatballs

– Keto Summit

Easy Keto Pepperoni Meatballs

Ingredients: ground beef or chicken, pepperoni slices, egg, salt, pepper.

This is a versatile recipe as you can use either beef or chicken to make these Italian-inspired keto-friendly meatballs. These would make a lovely starter for an Italian meal, but I also like to make these smaller and serve them as party food with a simple tomato sauce to dip them in. You might find that you don’t need to add much salt to season because the pepperoni contains some salt.

Keto No-Mayo Deviled Eggs

– Keto Summit

Keto No-Mayo Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: eggs, olive oil, mustard, salt, pepper.

Whether you like mayonnaise or not, sometimes it can be healthier to make your snacks and starters without it. Deviled eggs have been popular for years and can be altered to suit your menu by adding different ingredients like herbs, but with virtually no carbs, these tasty treats make the ideal keto food for parties or as an appetizer. This is a dairy and gluten free recipe that is definitely compliant with the ketogenic diet.

Keto Pizza Meatball Bites

– Keto Summit

Keto Pizza Meatball Bites

Ingredients: prosciutto or bacon, onion, ground pork, black olives, basil leaves, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, pepper, Keto Pizza Sauce.

These little bites are my idea of heaven on a plate – pizza and meatballs together! These make a great appetizer for an Italian dinner, but I also like to make these as party food when we are entertaining. You can use either pork or chicken to form the meatballs and adding the nutritional yeast gives a slightly cheesy flavor without adding any dairy and still keeping these keto!

Basic Keto Deviled Eggs

– Keto Summit

Basic Keto Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: eggs, mayo, mustard, vinegar, paprika, salt, pepper.

Whether you are serving these at a party or as an appetizer, it can be lovely to garnish them with a sprinkle of paprika to make them look even more special. Deviled eggs are so quick and easy to make, but they look rich and luxurious thanks to the creamy yolk piled into the egg white. This is a keto recipe but non-keto folks won’t even realise they are eating low carb!

Keto Asian Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

– Keto Summit

Keto Asian Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: ground beef, fresh ginger, scallions, garlic, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, egg, vinegar, spinach, basil, avocado oil.

With the traditional Asian flavors of garlic, ginger and tamari sauce, these lovely keto meatballs would make a fantastic appetizer for an Asian-inspired dinner for friends. This is also a very versatile recipe as you can add in veggies, change the spices or even make them with different meats, and the dipping sauce goes really well with any meat or even with shrimp.

Keto Paprika Lime Green Bean Fries

– Keto Summit

Keto Paprika Lime Green Bean Fries

Ingredients: green beans, egg, almond flour, paprika, lime zest, salt, pepper.

These tasty keto fries have a lovely zingy flavor from the lime, complemented by the sweet and smoky taste of the paprika. Although these fries are not meant to be crispy, the nut flour makes a lovely coating making them more satisfying, and they make a wonderful side for burgers or quiches. If you find the coating won’t stick, place the dry ingredients on a dinner plate and roll the beans in it with your hand pressing them down gently.

Spicy Seasoned Keto Zucchini Fries

– Keto Summit

Spicy Seasoned Keto Zucchini Fries

Ingredients: zucchinis, coconut flour, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, black pepper.

Perfect with tomato salsa or a good guacamole, these tasty zucchini fries can be a great party food option for your next film or game night. They are reasonably low in carbs and are packed with flavor from the chili powder and paprika. If you are not keen on heat, opt for mild chili powder or just miss it out. These chips are best served right away.

Keto Pork Rinds

– Keto Summit

Keto Pork Rinds

Ingredients: pork skin, salt, spices of choice (suggestion – Chinese five spices).

Pork rinds make the best and tastiest keto snacks and if you make your own you can control what ingredients you use, making them so much healthier than store bought ones. You have the choice of what flavorings you use – mild curry flavor is good! And remember that crushed pork rinds can be used as a crispy coating for chicken breasts or chops.

Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

– Keto Summit

Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Ingredients: cauliflower, avocado oil, garlic powder, salt, ghee, hot sauce.

As we can see in loads of keto recipes, cauliflower can take on the flavors of other strong-tasting ingredients like garlic, making these not just about the flavor of the cauliflower. These lovely bites are spicy and make the perfect party food served with any keto dip of your choice. This recipe would also work with broccoli florets if the family just don’t ‘do’ cauliflower!

Keto Zucchini Fritters

– Keto Summit

Keto Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: zucchinis, green onions, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, coconut flour, eggs, olive oil, salt, ground black pepper.

These tasty fritters make a great lunchtime dish, especially if you serve them with tomato salsa or a chunky tomato sauce. They are easy to make and are popular with kids and adults alike. Zucchini is a great source of vitamins and healthy minerals and can be a great low carb vegetable to use on Keto diets too. It is also quite cheap and can be useful for feeding large families or those on a tight budget

Keto Asian Chicken Wings

– Keto Summit

Keto Asian Chicken Wings

Ingredients: chicken wings, sesame oil, tamari sauce, ginger powder, white wine vinegar, garlic, sea salt.

With only one gram per serving, these lovely Asian chicken wings are really low in carbs which is great for keto people and they make a great snack to make for game nights. They have the great Asian flavors of garlic and ginger and the coconut aminos adds richness to the taste. Not only is this a snack packed with protein, but the wings end up with a really crispy skin which is delicious!

Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

– Keto Summit

Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: bacon, asparagus.

Asparagus is a really healthy vegetable to have on the ketogenic diet as it is a good source of protein, but is also packed with vitamins, especially vitamin K which is important for bone health. Wrapping the asparagus in bacon can turn it into an impressive appetizer for a dinner with friends and it looks complicated but really is not! If you need to crisp up the bacon, pop it under the broiler for a couple of minutes.

Low Carb Appetizers for a Party

Keto Shrimp and Cucumber Appetizer

– Keto Summit

Keto Shrimp and Cucumber Appetizer

Ingredients: cucumbers, shrimps, onion, chili pepper, tomato, salt, pepper, olive oil.

This appetizer looks so pretty that it would make an impressive starter for any dinner party! You are stuffing pieces of cucumber with a spicy filling and topping it with a shrimp to add a meaty topping. You can cut down the cost by using frozen shrimp and this also cuts down on the preparation time too. This is a great Keto appetizer as it is full of flavor but low in carbohydrates.

Keto Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cashew Cheese

– Keto Summit

Keto Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cashew Cheese

Ingredients: jalapeno peppers, cauliflower florets, raw cashews, olive oil, salt, pepper.

Very popular on game nights, stuffed jalapenos have become a regular snack over the years. So now you are eating the keto way, there is no need to miss out. Here is a keto alternative that is tasty, spicy and with a cheese taste, but without the dairy products that we want to avoid on the keto path. Using cashews and cauliflower gives you a cheese sauce to fill the peppers without adding too much to the carbohydrates.

Keto Asian Rolled Cucumber Salad

– Keto Summit

Keto Asian Rolled Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: cucumbers, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, garlic, green onion.

This cucumber salad looks so pretty and would be a very impressive appetizer to serve to friends. With the flavor of the garlic and tamari sauce you have a real Oriental taste and this would be perfect as a starter for a Chinese meal. This dish fits well with the ketogenic diet as it is low in carbohydrates but is packed with taste. For added texture you can use some sesame seeds in the sauce.

Keto Tomato Tuna Bruschetta

– Keto Summit

Keto Tomato Tuna Bruschetta

Ingredients: Keto Bread, olive oil, tuna, tomato, lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper.

This is such a good lunchtime or appetizer recipe as the bruschetta is so tasty and easy to make. This makes the perfect starter for an Italian-inspired meal, and shows your family and friends that keto doesn’t have to be boring! The freshness of the tomato offsets the oiliness of the tuna and you can add some fresh herbs and seasonings to boost the flavor even more.

Keto Shrimp Cocktail

– Keto Summit

Keto Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: Keto Tomato Ketchup, mayo, salt, ground black pepper, prawns, iceberg lettuce, avocado, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, lemon wedges.

Shrimp cocktail makes a great appetizer as it is light and flavorful but won’t fill you up too much. It has been a popular starter at dinner parties for many years and is quick and easy to prepare. The shrimp are low in carbs but full of protein and antioxidants, making this dish perfect for the Keto diet. If you don’t have Italian seasoning, you can sprinkle a little chopped parsley or other herb over the finished dish.

Keto Coconut Shrimp

– Keto Summit

Keto Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients: coconut flour, egg, coconut flakes, shrimp, oil for frying, salt, ground black pepper, lime wedges.

These coconut shrimp make a great light lunch, but they are so good as party food when you are entertaining. They are easy to make and easy to eat, either as they are, or with a keto-friendly dip. The lime wedges give a lovely citrus kick to the shrimp and the coconut coating is crunchy and delicious and makes the perfect replacement for traditional breadcrumbs

Keto Chicken Jalapeno Poppers

– Keto Summit

Keto Chicken Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients: chicken breast, bacon, jalapeño peppers.

Jalapeno poppers have been popular for a long time now and this recipe lets keto people carry on enjoying them! With only three ingredients, these snacks can be made quite easily and will go down well with anyone. To avoid them being too spicy, it is a good idea to take your time when trimming the peppers to make sure you remove the seeds and white part from inside.

Keto Salmon Fish Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce

– Keto Summit

Keto Salmon Fish Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ingredients: salmon, fresh dill, eggs, coconut flour, shredded coconut, coconut oil, salt, pepper, mayo, coconut milk, garlic.

Salmon fish cakes have that feeling of comfort food and can be a really healthy family dinner. The creamy dill sauce in this Keto-friendly recipe can be used with any fish, but it adds a touch of luxury to the fish cakes. These can be served with a vegetable side dish or just as they are for a delicious lunch, but they also freeze well so you can keep a store in the freezer for a speedy dinner.

Keto Chicken Lettuce Wraps Appetizer

– Keto Summit

Keto Chicken Lettuce Wraps Appetizer

Ingredients: avocado oil, white mushrooms, garlic, ginger, chicken breast, sesame oil, white wine vinegar, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, green onion, red chili pepper, cilantro, iceberg lettuce leaves.

The filling for these lovely keto wraps has a real taste of the Orient, thanks to the garlic, ginger and tamari sauce, so these would make a great appetizer for your next Chinese meal. You could also make more of them and enjoy a larger portion for lunch. You can make these spicy or mild, whatever suits your taste, and use whatever lettuce you like – Baby Gem makes pretty wraps that are a great size for kids.

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.