4th December 2017 by Holly
Trying to add some healthier snacks to your party spread this festive season? Our taste expert Holly lets us in on some of her favourite finger foods.
OK so we lied, the first thing on the list is hummus, but it's the only one we swear! And it only makes the list because it is by no means your everyday hummus.
Blend together 1 can of drained chickpeas, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, 1 tsp tahini, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp creme fraiche, 2 tbsp water, juice of 1 lemon.
Add a red bell pepper and 1 tsp cayenne pepper or paprika.
Add a yellow bell pepper and 0.5 tsp turmeric.
Add half cup chopped fresh parsley or basil, half cup chopped spinach.
I love making these instead of relying on the fried version. They taste so much more wholesome, don’t take more than 5 minutes to make and you can experiment with all kinds of seasonings.
These look so professional and are an easy way to re-invent the classic cucumber and carrot crudites we know and love.
I love a good aubergine parmigiana so this is an easy, clever way to make it into a delicious party snack.
To make the parmesan-baked aubergine:
To make the romesco sauce:
Sweet, creamy butternut squash coated in toasted sunflower seeds makes a very satisfying combination of flavours and textures. Better yet, these party bites also look very sophisticated.
Turkey is a complete source of protein and one of the leanest meats there is. I love adding veg to my meatballs for extra flavour and moisture.
I don’t know what it is about eggs and the moroccan spice, dukkah but they taste so good together. Use quail’s eggs, rather than chicken eggs as they are bite-sized, so are perfect for party food.
Topping 1: Slice 100g of smoked salmon into 3X3cm pieces, finely slice 2 sprigs of dill and sprinkle on top
Topping 2 (vegan): Add cheese flavoured cashews or walnuts or protein cashew kick or dill pickle and pepper crunch on top
Sick of serving your guests the same old crisps? Mix things up with Sharing Bags of your favourite snacks!
With each bag holding 4 times the amount of a standard punnet, this is the best value way to graze. The resealable bags also make them really easy to dip in and out of, so you can keep your snacks fresh between parties.
By Holly, assistant taste expert.
Holly is the newest member of the taste team, working with Bobby to make sure our snacks are always the best they can be. She's got a sweet tooth and especially enjoys working with chocolate and creating our unique deconstructed desserts.
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