Easy Vegetarian Appetizer(s)
- invinotheresverde Oct 22, 2009 09:36 PM
Hi everyone. I do a fair amount of cooking, and, for the life of me, don't have a go-to appetizer. Does anyone have something up his/her sleeve? It needs to be completely meat/poultry/seafood free. We eat dairy and eggs. We dislike eggplant and mushrooms.
Thank you so much!
pimento cheese in celery sticks
nasturium leaves with cream cheese and basil
nasturium blooms stuffed with gucamole
I agree! I love to use Belgian endives to stuff, althogh I do it with seafood....
Have you tried felafel? Not the frozen variety, but there's a little mix, as in add water and mix, that isn't half bad with tahini to dip. If you have middle eastern markets available. There are pot stickers and spring rolls in Korean market freezers... AND wontons can be made ahead, frozen on a sheet pan then bagged to fry in a jiffy for unexpected company, dropped into chicken stock with soy sauce when you feel under the weather.
A few more ideas:
-veggie spring/summer rolls or dumplings
-baked brie (delicious, if a little dated, with some raspberry jam or lingonberry compote slathered in the middle)
-arancini (fried leftover risotto balls) with spicy marinara
-rustic wheat crackers served with gouda and fig jam, or manchego and membrillo (quince paste), or cheddar and honey mustard. killer.
-maybe some kind of veggie kebab with peanut dipping sauce? (peppers, zucchini, grape tomatoes, par-cooked sweet potatoes)
-sweet potato oven fries
-tomatoes stuffed with feta and rice
-oven-warmed spiced olives
-stuffed potato skins
-some kind of grilled or baked tofu skewers? my friend makes these with a lemongrass sauce he swears by.