Posts Tagged ‘party appetizer’

Parmesan Crostini with Garlic Butter Recipe

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

French BaguettesLooking for an easy appetizer recipe for a mid-afternoon soiree, or want to include a complementary appetizer at your wine and cheese party? Look no further than the Parmesan Crostini!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 French baguettes,
    cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1½ cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh garlic, minced
  • 1½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F and set out two large baking sheets.
  2. Arrange baguette slices onto the baking sheets.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and garlic. Drizzle half of the mixture over the bread slices.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Turn the slices over and drizzle remaining mixture over the slices. Return to the oven and continue baking for 50 minutes – 1 hour (or until golden brown), flipping the slices over every 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle the top of each slice with grated Parmesan cheese. Serves about 14 people.

If you would like to know more about wine and cheese pairings, take a look at this guide by WineEnthusiast, and learn more about the different types of cheeses here.

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Mango Salsa Recipe

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Put a fruity twist on salsa that doesn’t sacrifice the spice. Serve as an appetizer with tortilla chips, leave out during a party or eat as an afternoon snack.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 mango; peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover, set aside for at least 30 minutes (more time will allow the flavors to really come out).
  2. Immediately serve or place in a serving platter with chips or crackers. Enjoy!

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Three Pepper Hummus Recipe

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Hummus is a great dip to serve along with crackers or chips as an appetizer, game day snack or at a holiday party. This Three Pepper Hummus has a bit of a kick to it as this recipe is written, but feel free to adjust the levels of peppers to cater to your tastebuds!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced and seeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, oil, lemon juice, peanut butter, garlic and jalapenos. Mix in black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin and oregano.
  2. Using a stand or hand mixer, mix together on low speed for about one minute, then high speed until the ingredients are blended to your desired consistency.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Sprinkle extra cayenne pepper on top if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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