Appetizers & Starters

Whether for tapas, happy hour, hors d’oeuvres or a winning appetizer menu, Armanino products contribute high-quality ingredients to start any meal on a high note.

Pork Belly Bao Bun MashUp

Steam Bao Bun and add crispy pork belly, julienned carrots and greens. Drizzle with soy glaze & your choice of sauce – Creamy Garlic, Cilantro Pesto or Harissa Sauce.

Wagyu Beef Slider Trio

A Trio of Sliders – Wagyu beef on crisped toast with white cheddar cheese and: Harissa Sauce & burnt Shishito peppers; Creamy Garlic Sauce & caramelized onions; Romesco Sauce & grilled Shiitake mushrooms.

Spicy Buffalo Wings

Combine equal parts of Southwest Chipotle Sauce and mayonnaise for an easy aioli dipping sauce that is a perfect match for spicy buffalo wings.

Loaded Tater Tots with Southwest Chipotle Pesto Sauce

Load up, crispy tater tots with chorizo, green onions, and melted cheddar cheese. Finish with jalapenos and a 50/50 blend of Mexican crema and Southwest Chipotle Pesto Sauce drizzled on top.

Flavored mayos & aiolis are a breeze to make with Armanino sauces.

Crispy Chicken Drummettes

For a sweet and spicy sauce, toss crispy chicken drummettes in Harissa Sauce and honey. Garnish with thinly sliced green onion.

Crispy Fried Cauliflower

Toss crispy fried cauliflower with Harissa Sauce and garnish with pickled fennel, sesame seeds, and fresh mint.

Tandoori Chicken Skewers with Armanino Harissa Sauce

Marinate chunks of chicken breast in your favorite tandoori yogurt, garlic,ginger, cumin, turmeric, salt & lemon juice.

Let marinate 3-4 hours. Skewer & grill until chicken is just done. Serve with Harissa Sauce

Baked Feta Appetizer with Harissa Sauce & Honey

Mix Armanino Harissa Sauce 50/50 with honey. Drizzle a little olive oil in a baking dish, top with a slice of feta cheese, brush the top generously with the Harissa Honey mixture. Broil until the edges of the cheese begin to brown. Serve immediately with flatbread crisps.

Loaded Fries with White Cheddar Cheese, Bacon & Harissa Sauce

White cheddar cheese sauce, steak fries, bacon & Harissa Sauce. Yum.

Crispy Fried Arancini

Arancini are Italian rice balls, typically stuffed, coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried. Combine equal parts of our Dried Tomato and Garlic Pesto Serve with mayonnaise to make a quick aioli and drizzle on top.

Mezze Platter with White Bean Hummus

Top hummus with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto and serve with olives, feta, and other vegetables for an easy mezze platter.

Crab Cakes with Summer Corn & Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto

Crostini Platter

Catering platters come together easily with deli meats, fresh ricotta, crispy crostini and an assortment of pesto spreads. Shown here is our vibrant Roasted Bell Pepper Pesto & our traditional Basil Pesto.

Crispy Crostini with Field Mushrooms

Make a simple crostini. Top with smoked mozzarella, sauteed field mushrooms, fresh thyme and a dollop (or two) of Roasted Garlic Pesto Sauce.

Blistered Padron Peppers

Sauté Padron peppers with a small amount of oil until blistered. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve with Creamy Garlic Sauce.

Garlic Fries

Armanino Creamy Garlic Sauce is a perfect match for garlic fries.

Creamy Garlic Sirloin Tip Skewers

Skewer sauteed sirloin tips with roasted bell pepper. Finish with balsamic glaze, Creamy Garlic Sauce and greens.

Fire Roasted Globe Artichokes

Trim large globe artichokes and boiled until tender. Cut in half and roast in a wood-burning oven until lightly charred. Finish with a drizzled of Creamy Garlic Sauce.

Loaded Tater Tots

Crispy Tater Tots, melted jack cheese, crispy bacon, green onion, drizzled with Creamy Garlic Sauce.

Chicken Karaage Sliders

Add 2 pieces of chicken karaage on slider buns. Finish with kimchee, mayo, and Armanino Creamy Garlic Sauce.

Addictive Garlic Rolls

Easy and addictive garlic rolls for your starter menu. Melt butter and add Armanino Creamy Garlic Sauce and fresh chopped parsley. Pour over soft warm rolls and serve.

Panko Crusted Fried Avocado Wedges

Panko-crusted avocado wedges on a bed of green and red cabbage with Mexican Crema and Chimichurri Sauce drizzle.

Swordfish Skewers

Sweet, firm, moist swordfish skewers – grilled & served with Chimichurri Sauce. Simple. Delicious.

Yucatan Chicken Skewers

Finish savory grilled chicken skewers with Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce.

Ahi Tuna Nachos with Cilantro Crema

Combine seared ahi tuna, avocado, red onion, and soy sauce glaze.  Add to crispy won ton wrappers, and top with Cilantro Crema. (50/50 Cilantro Pesto and Mexican Crema).

Prosciutto Crostini with Basil Pesto

Spread fresh whole milk ricotta over crostini and add Basil Pesto and prosciutto on top.

Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie

Place brie wheel on rolled-out puff pastry, and top brie with Armanino Basil Pesto. Wrap brie with puff pastry and bake till golden and soft. Top with a drizzle of Basil Pesto.

Fritto Misto with Creamy Garlic Aioli

Need a great appetizer dip? Just mix any of our sauces 50/50 with mayo for a quick & delicious aioli dip.

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Harissa Sauce

In a food processor, blend together 1 lb canned, drained garbanzo beans, 2 large ripe Haas avocados, 1 clove peeled garlic, 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp EVOO, 2 tbsp tahini paste & 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Blend until smooth. Serve with a generous swirl of Harissa Sauce.

More Inspiration

Build your dishes with Armanino’s selection of fine global sauces. Get started with some of our favorite ideas here, organized by product and recipe category.