Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Sep 27, 2012 01:58 AM

Party food?

Hi! Any suggestions for vegetarian party nibbles (cocktail food) which are not a lot of work (i'm not baking anything...) guacamole is happening, anyone have any recipes for some spinachy dip that is good? Something to do with mushrooms besides stuff with goat cheese?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. You may want to post on the vegetarian board on this site as well.

    That said, here are a few thoughts.

    The Knorr's spinach dip is so old it's new again. It used to be on the back of the dried vegetable soup mix box. If not there, probable on line.

    Make up a few cups of Pepperidge Farm Herb stuffing mix according to bag instructions, using a little dry Marsala as part of the liquid, sauteed chopped mushroom stems and finely chopped onion in butter. Stuff mushrooms with that mixture, bake in an oiled dish until heated through. Good hot out of the oven or at room temp.

    If you eat cheese, toothpicks alternated with pearl mozzarella balls, halved tiny tomatoes, snippet of basil.

    Lots of recipes on line for toasted nuts. Some savory, some semi-sweet. Minimal work. Although you could just opt for a can of salted ( or not) mixed nuts.

    Also, you could just have a big bowl of pistachios with a small bowl nestled into it for shells. Everyone shells ones own. Put a couple shells in the empty bowl so folks get the intent.

    Any fruit-on-a-toothpick is fine with drinks. Whatever is in season. Cantaloupe chunks. Heck, just a couple of bunches of grapes (maybe different colors, seedless) on a pretty platter.

    Something bready, like pretzels. Make a mustard dip and use little pretzels so guests aren't encouraged to double dip.

    1. Wraps of tortillas, various colours, cut into individual pieces, with various fillings always look nice on a plate and are satisfying.

        1. Do you have a Trader Joe's? I see that they have reflected their iconic frozen Orange Chicken in some vegetarian non-chicken Orange Chickenoid nuggets. I haven't tried them but if they are good they might do well on toothpicks.

          1. Steamed shell-on edamame finished with sesame oil, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper.