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4th of July Appetizers

paprkutr Jun 26, 2010 06:35 PM

I need suggestions for non'dairy appetizers. I am making dinner, and keep kosher, so I need vegetarian, no dairy products, appetizers. I am serving bbq. TIA

  1. iL Divo Jul 4, 2010 03:33 PM

    my husband and I like to have this for before dinner sort of instead of salad.
    I take sliced strawberries and drizzle them in very old balsamic vinegar.
    I do the same thing almost this basil and sweet 100's and a baby chunk of cheese.
    only I skewer and drizzle with my Tuscan balsamic&olive oil

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    1. re: iL Divo
      Emme Jul 4, 2010 07:43 PM

      do you add black pepper to your strawberries? if not, try it...

      1. re: Emme
        iL Divo Jul 5, 2010 08:06 AM

        yep, out of my wooden wine bottle pepper mill that I recently acquired from Canada. we also do the same to really beautifully ripe cantelope and sea salt that too

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      Pumpkinseed Jun 28, 2010 08:29 AM

      One time, for a Fourth of July Friday night dinner, I made chopped liver in the shape of an American flag. I made chopped liver, chopped quite fine so the texture would be smooth. I molded it into a rectangle, and used a knife to outline the field of stars and the stripes. (This was actually the hardest part of the whole project. Fortunately, chopped liver is a forgiving sculptural medium; if the proportions were off, I could smooth it out and rework the affected area.) I cut red and white strips out of radishes, and lined them up to be the stripes. I filled the star area with uniformly-sized blueberries.

      When this was eaten, the blueberries were set aside, but the radish strips tasted OK with the chopped liver.

      My only regret is that I didn't take a picture. It looked wonderful.

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      1. re: Pumpkinseed
        Emme Jun 28, 2010 09:11 PM

        to that effect, you could do a terrine of eggplant (with skins) or beets or purple potatoes, cauliflower and tomatoes or peppers if preferred. cook the veggies with soy or almond milk and onions and puree in batches with milk and eggs (are eggs ok? vegetarian, not vegan...) and herbs. then pour into a terrine in layers and bake. .....

      2. EWSflash Jun 27, 2010 06:24 PM

        Pop Rocks to be served with the fireworks (jk- sorta)

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          valerie Jun 27, 2010 04:04 PM

          This mango salsa is incredibly easy and delicious. Serve it with tortilla chips.


          Or this artichoke olive crostini...it could also be served with pita chips instead of crostini.


          1. Emme Jun 27, 2010 01:12 PM

            balsamic marinated vegetables - broccoli, mushrooms, eggplant, radicchio, etc

            bruschetta with tomato and basil

            baked spiced sweet potato wedges

            stuffed potato skins

            olive tapenade with lavash crackers

            bean bruschetta

            Polenta rounds with a veggie tapenade or marinara

            1. Sandwich_Sister Jun 27, 2010 07:51 AM

              or what about grilled fruit kabobs

              tempura veggies

              Onion rings

              have you thought about the things you can do with tofu?

              1. Sandwich_Sister Jun 26, 2010 08:29 PM

                hmmm what about guacamole, hummus, tabouleh, baba ghanoush with different types of dippers

                fried pickles or plantains


                deviled eggs

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