By Kassandra Garcia
With the arrival of every season comes a selection of delicious new ingredients that will satisfy your cravings. Throughout the year you have the opportunity to try any of these recipes or ideas that you may like for events or parties that your guests will absolutely enjoy!
Any crowd loves a good, hearty cheese bar that you can easily set up on several charcuterie boards. Add in some delicious spreads, fresh fruit, and a selection of breads and crackers for a beautiful and savory appetizer station!
Tomato Bisque with Grilled Cheese
Not only is this a classic appetizer during any season but it is very simple to make and you can add a rustic touch with a bamboo toothpick and mini mason jars. You can offer a variety of options including vegan and gluten free substitutes or something for those meat lovers by adding some prosciutto to some sandwiches if you would like. These ideas apply to any soup and sandwich combo of your choice, just have fun with it!
Avocado is a must to include within your appetizers because most guests will take it without hesitation. Spread some avocado on crostinis, top it off with roasted tomatoes, and you've got yourself another hassle free appetizer. If you would like to offer an alternative for those with dietary needs without having to complicate your life just purchase some gluten free parmesan crisps to replace the bread; add some cheese and crispy bacon bits for those who like a little more and problem solved!!
Sweet Potato Chips with Aioli
Sweet potato chips, zucchini chips, carrot chips, you name it! Rather than having the typical flavorless chips and salsa, add some color and variation. This is a healthier option for everyone attending, including the kids. Slice up some sweet potatoes, zucchini, or carrots and toss them in the oven to have some fresh chips with aioli or any dip of your choice.
Last but not least, KABOBS! These don’t really need a recipe because you know what your guests prefer: shrimp, chicken, steak, tofu, or veggies. You can start by marinating your proteins or add a seasoning of your choice. Once fully cooked to your liking, top them off with a little garnish and you are set to enjoy the delicious appetizers you've prepared!
Over the years, we have seen many cocktail hours and even more appetizers. Let us know how we can be of assistance with your appetizers!