When it comes to the holidays, I get most excited about the parties (and the food at them!) With a little inspiration, your holiday party can be rocking some wonderful veg-friendly snacks. While you can start with a solid cheese board and some olives, step your game up with the help of some dips, bites, and flatbreads.
I love a good dip and it's amazing what you can make with a few vegetables and some legumes. Puree cooked carrots or beets for a beautiful color. Toss in handfuls of fresh herbs. And when all else fails, go for a delicious cheese sauce (that could even be vegan!)
Avocado White Bean Dip
White Bean Carrot Dip
Pecan Beet Dip
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
Vegan Butternut Squash Queso (c/o The First Mess)
I feel like everyone could use a few easy recipes to reach for when guests are coming over. For fun snacks, popcorn is one of my go-to items. It's easy to whip up and the flavor combinations are endless. This also goes for nuts too. So many ways you can spin such simple ingredients.
Berbere Roasted Pistachios
Coconut Curry Popcorn
Honey Mustard Roasted Nuts
Bloody Mary Popcorn (c/o 101 Cookbooks)
There's nothing I've really run into that I don't love on toast. During the cooler months, whipped vegetables and cheese are usually my go-to. Below is just a start and if you're looking for something similar but non-bread based, I love how easy endives are!
Pumpkin Ricotta Crostini
Buttered Radish and Ricotta Toast
Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Crostini
Endives with Roasted Beet and Avocado
Cheese Crostini with Fig Jam (c/o Snixy Kitchen)
Finally, for a little more work, you can whip up flatbreads. Make these recipes easier by using premade dough. Look for this dough in the freezer or cooler sections of your local grocery store.
Fig Jam Flatbread
Olive Pizza Flatbread
Broccolini Charred Lemon Flatbread (c/o Sprouted Kitchen)
I love the white bean recipe with roasted garlic. Very creative.
I have a suggestion to run your beans or chickpeas through a food mill to get rid of the outer layer for better digestiona
Can’t wait to make! Thank you
& Happy 2019!