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17 Super-Easy Appetizers That'll Make You Look Sophisticated

As a broke, inexperienced, young twentysomething, preparing these little snacks says, “Hey, I’m trying to be a real-world human being. Appreciate my class. And don't worry, I have guac, too.”

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5. Salmon Dip

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Your taste buds might not be sophisticated enough to handle a full salmon fillet, but ease yourself and your friends into the tasty world of seafood with this incredible salmon dip. Quick, someone grab the crackers or we’re gonna use our hands. Get the recipe.

7. Dining Hall Bruschetta

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Learning how to navigate the dining hall is an under-appreciated skill that should be acceptable on resumes. Even though there are plenty #collegefood fails, there are also some wins, like this bruschetta courtesy of the salad bar.

12. Chocolate Pretzel Bites

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Since you’re only kind of a grown up, you can kind of get away with having dessert for an appetizer. Emphasis on the kind of, but regardless it’s still a trendy pairing of sweet and salty. Get the recipe.

17. DIY Guacamole

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You can’t go wrong with a bag of chips and zesty guac. Plus, you don’t have to wait for a waiter to bring out another bowl when you devour it in minutes (seconds*).

Spoon University is an online food publication a for college students by college students. Its blogging network has more than 900 student contributors at 35 campuses nationwide. This list was compiled by Rachel Williamson. Follow Spoon University on Facebook.

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