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Jul 6, 2007 01:35 PM

Cold hors d'oeurves?


I'm looking for suggestions for party food that can be served cold. Thanks!

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  1. Well cold veggies always work for me. Try whole green beans, lightly marinated, with a sweet vinegar and chili mix. Thin sliced raw sweet potato works as a great chip for a dip. Little bowls of cold soba noodles. Cheviche..cold veggie or fruit soups. Lettuce rollups, or better yet, cold vietnamese spring rolls

    1. Assorted cheeses with crackers
      Different salsas with corn & blue corn chips
      Dips & chips (of course)
      Shrimp boiled & served with cocktail or Louie sauce
      Crab claws, same as above
      Antipasto platter (marinated vegs, cheeses, sliced meats, olives, etc)
      Deviled eggs (I like a bit of bleu cheese added)
      Gourmet olive selection

      1. All of the above, plus:
        Hummus and chips/veggies
        Smoked salmon, cream cheese, sliced cucumber and dill on crackers, or
        Smoked salmon and cream cheese blended into a dip
        Sliced fruits (or melon and prosciutto)
        Bruschetta can be served room temp, at least.

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        1. re: leanneabe

          I'd forget the hummus, it has bee done to death. A cool and creamy baba ganoush with warm pita chips is much more interesting. All smoky and creamy.Lovely stuff.

        2. I just made the caprese toothpicks in the posting below and also found them to be a huge hit, as well as easy to make. Highly recommend!

          1. For somewhat more substantial fare, I like assorted roll-up slices. Think salad combinations you like, then convert the ingredients into filling for roll-ups. I use a dab of boursin or some kind of spread to help glue it shut, wrap in foil and chill overnight. Cobb Salad, Spinach Salad, Chicken Caesar, Chicken chutney with rice, thin roast beef with romaine, sun dried tomato, and boursin.... let your imagination guide you.