Southern-style pickled shrimp. Marinated in tart citrus juice with onions, garlic, spices and dill, pickled shrimp makes a great appetizer or snack. It's like a Southern ceviche!

It only takes a few minutes to make Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles. Once you make your own homemade version, you'll never buy store bought again.

Fresh Tomato Salsa (perfect for an appetizer for 6) Ingredients: 8 large roma tomatoes with skin (or any medium tomato) 1 green bell pepper 1/2 cup red onion 1/2 cup vidalia onion (sweet onion) 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt 5 tablespoons white vinegar fresh lime juice from 1 lime 1 head of garlic crushed red pepper (very little) 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Mexican Cabbage Salsa! This stuff is FABULOUS on tortilla chips or tacos.....pretty easy to throw together, too

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