True story: I like eating food. I try not to overindulge too much over the holidays, but with all the extra snacks and sweets on offer it can be hard! Today I thought I'd share a few "triple-threat" appetizer recipe ideas in case you're still tweaking your holiday menu: They're all easy to make (yay!), healthy and waistline-friendly (yay!), and will even please the vegetarians in your crowd (yay yay yay!) A solid trio of yays!
Recipe idea #1: Bruschetta Stacks (makes 10 servings)
- 8 ripe plum tomatoes (seeded and diced)
- 1/4 cup (each) fresh basil and fresh parsley (coarsely chopped)
- 1 Tbsp. (each) fresh olive oil, lemon juice and onion ((chop onion))
- 10 Old London® Wheat Melba Toasts
Directions: Mix tomatoes, basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and onion. Spoon over Melba Toasts.
Recipe idea #2: Spicy Hummus Toasts (makes 1 serving)
- 3 Old London ® Ancient Grain Melba Toasts
- 2 Tbsp. hummus
- 3 dashes cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
- 2 Tbsp. bagged sun-dried tomatoes (chopped)
Directions: Spread hummus on Melba Toasts. Top each toast with a dash of cayenne pepper and chopped sun-dried tomatoes!
Recipe idea #3: Baja Guacamole (makes 4 servings)
- 1 avocado (not too soft; peeled and coarsely chopped)
- 2 heaping Tbsp. Roma tomatoes (diced)
- 13 tsp. fresh jalapeno (tiny diced (to desired spicyness))
- 1.25 Tbsp. lime juice
- pinch of salt
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Keep chilled until ready to eat with Whole Grain Melba Snacks. For extra zest, add 1/2 tsp. rough chopped fresh cilantro and 1 Tbsp. minced garlic.
Recipe idea #4: Mix & Match!
If you want to keep things low-stress, mix up a big batch of each of these appetizers and serve them up buffet style, letting your guests choose whichever type of Melba Toasts they'd like to have them on. Yum!
Old London makes a number of other crispy, delicious products too—check out their website for the full range. And when all else fails, the Classic Toasts go with pretty much anything—as youngster I used to slap cheese and tomatoes on them and eat them as a snack (hey, there's another appetizer idea!) They're less carby and caloric than massive hunks of bread, so a great choice if you're trying to watch what you eatover the remainder of the holidays.
Which of these recipes sounds tastiest to you? What's your go-to easy holiday appetizer recipe?
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