As the holiday season kicks off, you are probably collecting invitations to many different holiday parties. Some of these parties may require that you bring an appetizer, but with the demands of the holidays you may not have time to cook something up. For those days that you are just too busy to fire up the oven, easy appetizer recipes can be up your sleeve. If you want something that is easy to make and is healthier than chips and dip, there are many different delicious and healthy appetizers that require little prep time.
Here are few easy appetizer recipes that are perfect for the woman on the go!
Easy Appetizer Recipes - Quick and Simple Preparation
Basil and Mozzarella Tomato Kabobs:
Balls of Fresh Mozzarella
Fresh Basil Leaves
This is an incredibly easy recipe that just requires some assembly. All you have to do for this recipe is to put the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil in an alternating pattern on kabob skewers. Put two tomatoes, two balls of fresh mozzarella, and two basil leaves on each skewer. If you want to add a little more flavor, add some minced garlic or freshly ground black pepper to the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. You can also lightly saute the tomatoes in olive oil and garlic cloves to add flavor before putting them on the skewer.
Feta and Pesto Melba Toast:
Pack of Melba Toast
Crumbled Feta Cheese or Soft Spreadable Goat Cheese
Jar of Pesto
This is another simple appetizer that you can quickly whip up before a party. Melba Toast is available at any health foods store. All you have to do with this recipe is arrange the melba toast on a tray, top with spreadable goat cheese and add on pesto. If you prefer feta cheese over goat cheese, that works just as well! For extra flavour and colour, add some sundried tomatoes as garnish. For a paleo-friendly version, you can use cucumber slices, radish slices, flaxseed crackers, or beef jerky squares as a substitute for the Melba Toast.
Berry Fruit Salad
If you want to bring an appetizer that is healthy and a little sweet, a berry fruit salad is a great idea. This appetizer is easy to put together and can easily be made the night before the party. For a festive flair, add in some cranberries to give it a delicious holiday flavor. This recipe on eating well includes a berry puree and a lemon curd topping. You can put this fruit salad atop some Greek yogurt in some individual servings for small gatherings. You can find the recipe here on Eating Well.
These easy appetizer recipes can easily be whipped up in a short amount of time, so you can easily fit it in during your busy day. These recipes are perfect for the days you are running low on time, but do not want to pick up something unhealthy from the store. Impress the guests at your party with these super simple delicious appetizers!