Got 30 seconds or so? Then you can create some party-ready appetizers to feed a crowd.
These recipes – if you can even call them that – are ideal for parties.
Why? If you’re anything like me, the hours before a party are hectic. You don’t need a menu filled with complex, time-consuming appetizers. You need fast.
So here they are. Super simple appetizer recipes that are lightening fast to make.
1: Crab Salad and Avocado On Crackers
Buy a pint of crab or seafood salad at the grocery store deli. Place a couple of tablespoons on a cracker and top with a slice of avocado.
2: Tomato, Mozzarella, and Olive Spears
Place a grape tomato, fresh mozzarella, and olive on a toothpick and serve.
3: Cream Cheese With Pepper Jelly
Top a block of room temperature cream cheese with pepper jelly. Serve with crackers or pretzels.
4: Cucumber Slices With Hummus
Cut an English cucumber into 1/2-inch coins. Top each coin with a dollop of hummus.
Alternatively, top English cucumber slices with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
5: Goat Cheese Logs
Purchase a goat cheese log. Top with dried cranberries, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. Serve with crackers.
6: Bread And Olive Oil
Slice a loaf of crusty bread. Serve with:
- Olive oil topped with a spice blend
- Olive oil topped with balsamic vinegar
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7: Caprese Bites
On a toothpick or small wooden skewer, place one small fresh mozzarella ball (bocconcini), one grape tomato, and one fresh basil leaf. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
8: Simple Charcuterie Plate
A simple charcuterie plate takes just a few minutes to assemble. To keep costs low, include:
- One cured meat
- One cheese
- Crackers and/or crostini
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