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After the 6 lip-smaking party food recipes in under 10 minutes we made last month, we found that finger food is more than ideal for the holidays. Like I said last time, it’s the most successful during these busy times. You can also go back to the post (here) to follow the 4 steps for successful and efficient kitchen work.

This time, it’s all party food crostini recipes. For the bread, I love Bar Tartine‘s country bread, a nice Ciabatta OR for a really healthy (and yummy) choice, you can try Annette’s Crostinis, The Caringly Low Carb brand launched not long ago and available at these outlets.

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So here are the 3 delicious crostini recipes you can make for your guests:

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Party Food Crostini recipe I: Sweet Potato on a bed of roasted garlic

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For 4 persons

Ingredients:

  • 2 Heads garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 0.75 cup labneh or sour cream
  • 0.5 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • Ciabatta

How to make it:

  1. Cut ¼” from the top of each garlic head, exposing the cloves. In aluminum foil, place the garlic and sprinkle it with olive oil. Then place them in the oven for 30 minutes until soft and light brown. Once done, peal and crush them until they form a paste
  2. Combine the labneh or sour cream with the lemon zest, and the salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate
  3. In a pan, heat a bit of olive oil and place the diced sweet potatoes on medium heat. Cover and let cook until soft and a bit brown
  4. On the bread of your choice, spread 1 tsp of garlic, top with labneh or sour cream then with sweet potatoes

Spicy lovers, you can sprinkle with chili flakes 😉

Party Food Crostini recipe II: Avocado with Sesame Sauce

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For 4 persons

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 0.25 raw almonds
  • 0.25 cup raw peanuts
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • Salt
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup coriander leave for garnish

How to make it:

  1. In a small pan, toast the sesame seeds, almonds and peanuts, stirring often until they are golden (about 7 minutes). Then place them in a blender and crush them. Let cool
  2. Add the peanut oil to the mix and blend until it forms a thick sauce. Season with salt, to taste
  3. In a bowl, toss the avocados in the lime juice and add a bit of salt. Then spoon the avocados on top of the bread of your choice
  4. Pour sauce on top, garnish with coriander and enjoy!

Party Food Crostini recipe III: Ricotta and Caramelized Grapes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 cup seedless black grapes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 0.25 cup fresh rosemary
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 0.75 cup Ricotta cheese

How to make it:

  1. Mix the grapes with the balsamic vinegar, rosemary and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss. Place in the oven for 15 minutes until the grapes are softened and their skin starts to wrinkle
  2. On the toasts of your choice, spread 1 tablespoon of ricotta cheese and spoon the caramelized grapes on top

Serve with a drizzle of honey!

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Which crostini did you prefer? 🙂

During the Holidays, those of us who love to cook are always in need of menu inspiration for the parties we throw for friends and family. With time, I have found that simple and quick party food is the most successful to make when all you want to do is join the crowd and enjoy your time. I learned this the hard way when I saw that when we host gatherings at home, there’s always one of us stuck in the kitchen while the other one’s busy entertaining our guests. So today, to spare you fighting over who will be staying in the kitchen to supervise the oven, I bring you 6 recipe ideas for quick, easy and delicious party food.

Before we get to the good stuff, you should know that the most important thing to do is to properly manage your time and organize yourself in the kitchen for you to be ready before the party. I suggest you:

  1. Preheat the oven a good 15 minutes before you start
  2. Prep all of the ingredients
  3. Choose the dishes you will be serving in (don’t forget to be creative!)
  4. Then throw everything together, plate the food nicely and enjoy the evening with your guests

Following these simple steps will help you get everything ready and not have to go back and forth between the kitchen and living room.

Here are the 6 party food recipes to inspire your next gathering.

Party food recipe I : Manchego and Chorizo dipped in Sherry

Preparation: 4 minutes – Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

How to make it

  1. Cut the manchego and chorizo into cubes
  2. Pair manchego and chorizo on toothpicks (with the chorizo on the bottom)
  3. In a pan, heat the sherry and cook all of the bites in it for 5 minutes

Party food recipe II: Mushrooms Provencal

Preparation: 2 minutes – Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1.5 cups fresh coriander leaves
  • 750 g mushrooms

How to make it:

  1. In a pan, heat the olive oil and margarine
  2. Add the garlic and heat until all combined
  3. Add the coriander and the mushrooms and heat on low fire until the mushrooms are tender
  4. Cook on high fire for 1 minute then serve

Party food recipe III: Parma Ham and Mozzarrella Crostinis

Preparation: 6 minutes – Plating: 3 minute

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 100 g fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tsp pesto sauce (you can either buy it ready-made or go to this link to make your own)
  • 200 g parma ham
  • Crostini bread

How to make it:

  1. Spread 1 tsp of pesto on each crostini
  2. Top them with sliced mozzarella then parma ham and serve

Party food recipe IV: Bruschettas

Preparation: Preparation: 5 minutes – Plating: 2 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • Half a box of Cherry tomatoes cut in cubes
  • Olive oil
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • Fresh basil leaves, cut in small pieces
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Country bread cut in slices

How to make it

  1. Mix the tomatoes with the olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, salt and vinegar
  2. Spoon the mix on each piece of bread and serve

Party food recipe V: Baked Camembert Cheese

Preparation: 2 minutes – Cooking Time: 6 minutes

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For 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 camembert cheese (whole)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary leaves
  • Thyme
  • Mixed herbs (fresh rosemary leaves, dried oregano, dried basil)
  • Pepper

How to make it:

  1. Open up the top of the camembert
  2. Sprinkle with oil, herbs and pepper
  3. Bake in the oven for 6 minutes
  4. Serve with red grapes and bread

Party food recipe VI:Parmesan Biscuits

Preparation: 2 minutes – Cooking Time: 2 minutes

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Ingredients

  • Grated parmesan
  • Dried basil

How to make it:

  1. On an oven platter covered with a baking sheet, form round-shaped biscuits made of grated parmesan
  2. Sprinkle with some dried basil
  3. Allow to cool for 1 minute and remove the biscuits off the baking sheets

And voila! 🙂

I’d love to know your party foods ideas! What do you cook for your guests?

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