Need a cheap, easy & healthy snack for a large crowd
I'd like to bring some goodies to work for my co-workers to snack on for the holidays. Right now I'm drawing a blank, my usual choices aren't going to work. I'll be setting the dish in a common area & we have about 100 or so employees who might be stopping by to get some. Peanuts or tree nuts are out of the question. I'd like something healthy so no cookies, cake, candy. Another lady will be bringing a vegi tray with dip. Another co-worker makes amazing salsa so that's a no also. I don't want to have to keep anything warm, a plug in is not anywhere near & an extension cord would be in the way. Oh & I don't want to spend a fortune or an entire day preparing it.
Some fun parameters huh?
Hummus with whole grain pita chips.
Hummus= canned chickpeas (drained), tahini, lemon juice, evoo, salt. Additions include feta cheese and a jar of peeled red peppers/pimentos (I get thee at my Dollar Store).
To keep it even healthier, I add water to think it out to my desired consistency, instead of more and more evoo.
what about a quinoa salad? I've made a large "tex-mex" quinoa salad with peppers, cilantro, corn, black beans, etc and it was a huge hit. It stays very well at room temperature because there's no cheese - I just made a dressing of lime juice and some oil
Baba ghanouj is super easy - same ingredients as hummus, just sub roasted eggplant for the chickpeas. Get several big eggplants, roast all at the same time, whiz flesh with tahini, lemon, garlic and a touch of parsley.
Pasta salad with a vinaigrette would also be good - no worries about mayo.
Mm. I think popcorn is a great idea because almost everyone knows what it is. Heaven forbid you work hard on hummus / baba ghanouj and some people be afraid to touch it.