4-Ingredient Simple Gluten-Free Appetizers for the Holidays

4-Ingredient Simple Gluten-Free Appetizers for the Holidays

Few Ingredients. Simple. Elegant.

Those are all of the things I look for when I am entertaining and need a good appetizer to serve up. I am not one to spend too much time on what comes before the big meal. So, over the years I have defaulted to a few favorite simple hors d’oeuvres that are simple to whip up but still look fairly fancy-shmancy.

These two Appetizers are a couple of my favorite to serve up and are perfect because you can make the bulk of them ahead of time:

Pear and Arugula Stuffed Prosciutto Cups with a Balsamic Drizzle

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Chopped Pistachios and Chives

They are also naturally gluten-free AND dairy-free AND egg-free AND soy-free AND easily nut-free. So…basically perfect for any of those guests (or family members) with food sensitivities.

And…I just happen to be sharing these recipes today as part of our Gluten-Free Holiday Progressive Dinner hosted by Daily Bites.

Each day a different blogger is serving up a different course of a wonderful Gluten-free and Dairy-free Holiday Meal. Each day there will be a new GIVEAWAY hosted at each blog as well.

Hint: My giveaway is below. Do NOT miss out on your chance to win!

Here is the schedule (updated with links as the posts are up):

Monday, December 10th – Edible Gift – Daily Bites

Tuesday, December 11th – Appetizers – Me: Simple Gluten-Free Appetizers (Recipes Below)

Wednesday, December 12th -Side Dishes: Garlic Roasted Mushrooms – Tasty Eats at Home

Thursday, December 13th -Main Dishes:Vegan Veggie Pot Pie – She Let Them Eat Cake

Friday, December 14th – Desserts – Diet, Desserts, and Dogs

And now for these 4-Ingredient Simple Gluten-Free Appetizers.

Pear and Arugula Stuffed Prosciutto Cups


  • 1 3-oz Prosciutto Package
  • 1 Cup Fresh Arugula, chopped
  • 1 Pear, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Fig Balsamic Vinegar, or good quality Regular Balsamic
Read the whole recipe on Cook It Allergy Free