The holidays are so close that we can almost hear the slighbells ringing from our bedroom window. And for the hosts and hostesses out there, you know what that means: it’s time to break out your best platters and hors d’oeuvre recipes!
Typically, dinner guests want challenges. They want their taste buds to feel excited by new, and exotic foods and flavors. But luckily, Christmas is no that time of year. Rather, people are looking for tradition, old favorites that evoke feelings of satiety and family time in their warm and nostalgic hearts.
But what if you could have the best of both worlds? Hors d’oeuvres that don’t only warm the belly and taste like home, but also give your guests a little something extra to talk about.
Check out these 2 out-of-the-box Christmas hors d’oeuvre recipes. No mini hot dogs here! Just fresh, bright, delicious foods that will have your guests begging for more.
Individual 7-Layer Dip
Three layer? For amateurs. Five layer? For the cowards. But seven layer? Now we’re talking. And what makes this reimagined classic even better is that the recipe called for individual tall shot glasses as serving vessels, making it a personalized treat that can’t be beat!
For the 7-layer dip, you’ll need Greek yogurt dip, roasted garlic hummus dip, feta cheese, diced roasted red peppers, diced tomatoes, and salt, pepper and kalamata olives for garnish. Take your veggies, hummus and greek yogurt dips and layer accordingly. To finish, top with kalamata olives and a pita chip.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
This is the ultimate healthy finger food that everyone will love. For this recipe, you’ll need two large zucchini, sabra roasted red pepper hummus, chopped red onion, feta cheese, chopped mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, chopped red pepper, chopped basil, and a balsamic glaze. Then, slice zucchini into 1/4 inch thick coins. Spread hummus on each coin and top accordingly. finish with basil and balsamic glaze. Serve immediately!