Festive Appetizers for December
December 11, 2020 – Some of the best parts of the holidays include flavorful food and the lasting memories they create. With party sizes shrinking, consider taking a minimal approach to your menu as well. Intimate dinners and cocktail parties with your pod are the perfect setting for filling and satisfying appetizers. No matter what your holiday plans are, the following three recipes are sure to please.
Take it easy this holiday season with this Ranch Vegetable Bruschetta recipe. With only six ingredients and a dash of salt, this appetizer has a big flavor payoff for little effort. Start by slicing your French bread diagonally to make sure you have enough surface area to spread a generous serving of ranch veggie dip. Next, brush each piece of bread with olive oil on both sides and sprinkle with salt. Bake the bread slices on a cookie sheet until toasted. While your bread cools, dice your cucumber, tomato and onion into cubes and combine in a bowl. Finally, assemble the appetizer by topping each slice of French bread with the ranch dip and a scoop of the vegetable mixture. Garnish with dill for a hint of freshness.
Whether you plan on watching your favorite holiday movie or tuning into a big game, this Chipotle Pimento Dip is perfect for an intimate setting. Start by combining cream cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and sugar along with shredded cheddar and Colby jack cheeses. Toss in pimentos and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crackers and crudités.
Holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry about heavy cleanup. Luckily this one-bowl Horseradish Guacamole is the perfect dip for a no-mess appetizer. In a small mixing bowl thoroughly mash together small avocados, lemon juice, sour cream, extra hot horseradish, garlic, fresh dill and Worcestershire sauce. Keep the dip chilled for a more developed flavor and pair with your favorite chips.