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Jun 17, 2011 03:37 PM

Gluten Free/Vegetarian Hors D' Oeuvres Suggestions

Some friends and myself are getting together for Sunday night fancy mac n' cheese. Does anyone have ideas for hors d' oeuvres for that are both gluten free and vegetarian? Thanks!

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  1. This is a favorite of mine. Not sure about the miso -- I think barley miso is not gluten-free, but many others can be. It's a mushroom - lentil - walnut paté from Totally Dairy-Free Cooking by Louis Lanza. The recipe is currently here:

    It's pretty forgiving, so don't worry too much if you have to fudge it a little. I recommend using a mortar and pestle (and a little coarse salt) to grind the bay leaf; you can cook the lentils (I recommend Du Puy) with a bay leaf also. I often serve it with something wheat-based, but it's great with rice crackers; I'm sure you can find gluten-free ones.

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    1. re: will47

      it's also great served on cucumber slices, which might be preferable since the main course is so starchy.

    2. I know you've already got some cheese in the pasta, but this is yummy and unusual! (From my fave cookbook- I just found a copy of the recipe online.)

      I suggest using basil in place of the mint.

      1. I have these on my menu for our July 4th party...tomato pesto bites. I've never made them but thought they looked good.

        1. - gazpacho shooters
          - artichoke tapenade
          - sun-dried tomato & olive tapenade
          - caponata
          - bean dip (fava, black bean, white bean, hummus...)
          - tomatoes, peppadews, mushrooms and/or baby zucchini stuffed with herbed ricotta or chevre
          - polenta "fries" with dipping sauce
          - spiced, roasted chickpeas
          - spiced nuts

          any of the dips or spreads can be served on cucumber rounds or GF crackers, or with crudites for dipping.

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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            You and I clearly have similar eating habits. I was just going to suggest about half that list.

            I'd add:

            -edamame still in the pod (assuming you don't do chickpeas)
            -veggie frittata cut into squares
            -veggie skewers

            1. re: piccola

              well then i consider myself to be in good company :)

              ooh, edamame reminds me...grilled/charred fava beans!

          2. Gluten free appetizers before mac 'n cheese? What am I missing here?

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            1. re: escondido123

              assume they're using GF noodles...and GF flour in the bechamel.