Before lunch or dinner, there is nothing better than a good appetizer. In addition to bruschetta, pizzas and savory pies, there are many creative and simple ideas to prepare, to combine with meat, fish or vegetarian dishes. Here are 15 delicious and quick appetizers to delight your diners, without weighing them down; original dishes to stimulate the appetite and continue lunch or dinner in the best possible way.

1. Savory roll

The savory roll is a really tasty and quick appetizer, also ideal for a buffet. Beat the eggs with sugar and salt in a bowl, add flour and yeast and continue mixing. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F and then let it cool. Roll out the dough on a work surface and stuff it with a layer of mayonnaise, rocket, sliced cheese ​​and sliced ​​ham, or stuff it as you like. Roll it up, put it in the refrigerator for an hour and cut into slices before serving.

2. Potato mini pizzas

Potato mini pizzas are the ideal appetizer for a tasty and original lunch or dinner; children will also love them. Preparing them is really simple; wash the potatoes and cut them into thick slices, arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. Once ready you can then stuff them with ham and mozzarella cheese, or simply with tomato and mozzarella cheese, and bake them in the oven for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. You will have a really tasty appetizer in no time.

3. Eggplant rolls

Eggplant rolls are the ideal appetizer for a vegetarian lunch; they are delicious, tasty and quick to prepare. Cut the eggplants into long slices and grill them on a hot plate. Separately, mix the ricotta cheese with salt, pepper and chopped basil, making a creamy mixture. Spread the ricotta cream over the eggplants and roll them up. Arrange the rolls in a baking tray with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes.

4.Cauliflower fritters

Cauliflower fritters are the ideal appetizer for those who want to prepare a simple and delicious recipe. Cook the cauliflower in abundant boiling salted water until tender. Then cut it into small pieces and add it to a mixture made with flour, eggs, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper; mix well until everything is homogeneous. Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture to a pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and cook over low heat for about 3 minutes. Turn them over and cook for another minute, until golden.

5.Lemons stuffed with tuna

Lemons stuffed with tuna are a fresh and spectacular appetizer, a delicious dish ideal for a summer lunch. Empty the lemons of the pulp and fill them with a mixture made with tuna, anchovies, capers, cream cheese, mayonnaise and basil. Let the lemons rest in the refrigerator for an hour, then cut them into slices and serve.

6. Zucchini rolls

Zucchini rolls are an ideal savory dish to serve as a delicious appetizer. Wash the zucchini, trim them and grate them, drying them with absorbent paper to remove excess water. Roll out a roll of pizza dough and stuff it with slices of bacon, grated zucchini and sliced ​​cheese and roll. Close the edges well and refrigerate for about half an hour. Cut the roll into slices and place them on a dripping pan lined with parchment paper; bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Stuffed mozzarella cheese 

Stuffed mozzarella cheese is a delicious and original appetizer; for the preparation you can use cow and buffalo milk mozzarella and stuff it as you like. If you want to make a rich and tasty recipe, cut the cap of the mozzarella and empty it of the inside. Now prepare the filling by putting corn, tuna, cherry tomatoes, pitted black olives and the inner part of the mozzarella cut into small pieces in a bowl. Fill the mozzarella, season with salt, oil and basil and serve.

8. Rolls stuffed with asparagus

The rolls stuffed with asparagus are a very quick and tasty appetizer. Clean the asparagus, rinse them and let them blanch in a pot with boiling water; cook them leaving them firm, however. On a work surface lay the slices of cooked ham and cheese, then add the asparagus, make the rolls and stop them with a toothpick. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

9. Fried green tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a delicious and crunchy appetizer, thanks to the double breading. To prepare them you will need green tomatoes, a particular variety, not to be confused with unripe tomatoes. Wash the tomatoes, cut them into slices, put them in a colander with the coarse salt for 30 minutes, so as to eliminate the excess water. Then pass the tomato slices first in milk, then in all purpose flour, egg and corn flour. Cook them in a pan with boiling oil and take them when they are golden brown on both sides.

10. Salmon rolls

Salmon rolls are a delicious and easy to prepare appetizer. Place the cream cheese in a bowl, add chopped rocket, pepper, salt and extra virgin olive oil and mix. Arrange the slices of smoked salmon on a work surface, place the creamy mixture on each slice and make some rolls. Serve them with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and chopped parsley.

11. Stuffed mozzarella roll

The stuffed mozzarella roll is a quick and cheap appetizer to be seasoned with cold cuts or vegetables. Let the mozzarella drain in a colander overnight and cut it into slices. Arrange it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Now make the dressing; cut the tomatoes and the rocket, remove the mozzarella from the oven and dry it, roll it out with a rolling pin covering it with parchment paper, then stuff it with tomatoes, rocket and eggplants in oil or as you like. Roll up and refrigerate for an hour. Finally, slice and serve.

12.Millefeuille of potatoes and salmon

The millefeuille of potatoes and salmon is an original and tasty appetizer, ideal for a special lunch. Cut the potatoes into thin slices, bake them in the oven seasoned with oil, salt and pepper for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Once ready, make the layers with the potato slices, the cream cheese and the pieces of salmon. Continue and finish with a slice of potato. Serve your appetizer decorated with aromatic herbs.

13. Pepper rolls

Pepper rolls are a tasty and easy-to-make appetizer. Wash the peppers and bake them in the oven at 480 degrees F for 30 minutes. Let them cool, open them in half, remove the seeds and remove the outer skin. Divide each pepper in half and stuff them with cooked ham and slices and roll up. Arrange the rolls in an ovenproof dish, season with black olives, capers, salt, oil and parsley and cook at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

14. Corn fritters

Corn fritters are the ideal appetizer for those who want to amaze their guests with a tasty and very fast dish. Make a batter with milk, flour, eggs and herbs and then add the precooked corn. Let it rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and then fry in plenty of oil until golden brown. Serve the corn fritters warm or cold.

15. Rolls with zucchini and tuna

Rolls with zucchini and tuna are a cold appetizer based on fish and vegetables, ideal for a tasty and delicious summer dinner. Cut the zucchini into thin slices and grill them on a hot plate. Make the filling with tuna, cream cheese, capers and oregano and mix well. Arrange the mixture on the zucchini slices and roll them up. Let it rest in the refrigerator until ready to serve.