PARTY! Now what do I bring?

PARTY! Now what do I bring?

Have you given up on healthy appetizers to bring to a party? Do you just go with the veggie tray – because let’s be honest it’s healthy and easy. Well don’t give up quite yet!

We have some healthy appetizer recipes for you to try out at your next soiree.

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Option #1

Cucumber Bites with Herb Greek Yogurt and Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • FOR THE HERB GREEK YOGURT- 4oz of Plain Greek Yogurt

  • 1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing (Yes, good old Hidden Valley)

  • 2 TBS Dill (can use other spices… Thyme is excellent also)

  • 3-4 Long Cucumbers. skinned and Slice into thirty 1 inch slices

  • 15 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half

  • Additional Sprinkle of Salt (to Taste, Careful, little goes a long way)

  • Additional Sprinkle of Spice (same as used in Cream Cheese) for Garnish

  • Additional Sprinkle of Paprika OR a Cajun Spice Mix (optional) for Garnish (and an extra kick if you use the Cajun Mix)

Directions

  1. First, Make up the HERB GREEK YOGURT, in a stand mixer, mix the greek yogurt with the Ranch dressing and herbs. Mix until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag with a star tip.

  2. Prepare the Cucumber, remove peel, Using a fork, score the sides. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Using a melon Baller, remove a portion of the center of one side of the piece of cucumber, leaving a half moon crater.

  3. Pipe the Herb Greek Yogurt into the crater. Enough to stick out of the top about 1/2 inch.

  4. Add a half Cherry Tomato partially buried into the Herb Greek Yogurt

  5. Sprinkle additional salt, herbs and spice mix for additional color. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Serve Chilled and ENJOY!   

pam4bOption #2

Pepperoni Caprese Bites with Basil Vinaigrette

Makes 24

24 Mini Mozzarella Balls

24 Basil Leaves

24 Slices of Pepperoni

24 Small Cherry Tomatoes

24 Toothpicks

Thread the mozzarella ball first then fold the pepperoni in half and half again and thread onto the toothpick.  Next add the basil leaf then the tomato.

Basil Vinaigrette

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon White Balsamic Vinegar

¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Scallion, finely minced

6 Basil leaves, chopped fine

Pinch of salt

6 Grinds of Black Pepper

In a medium glass jar, add all of the above ingredients and shake well.  Let sit at least 30 minutes to let the flavors develop.

Option #3

Greek Yogurt Dips

Ingredients:

1 (17.6 oz) container of Greek Yogurt

1 packet of dry dressing mix ( usually about 1 oz)

— 3 dry seasoning mix options — 

Hidden Valley Dips Ranch Packet [greek yogurt ranch dip

Lipton Recipe Secrets Packet [greek yogurt french onion dip]

Hidden Valley Harvest Dill Packet [greek yogurt creamy dill dip]

Directions:

1. Mix together Greek Yogurt and dry mix until well combined. Use right away, or cover and keep refrigerated until really to use.

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