The holiday season is in full swing and it is definitely my favorite time of year! However, it is a super busy time for my family. I do love cooking and baking as much as can. However, with so many different festive events, time is always of the essence. So, this year I plan on preparing several No-Cook Appetizers for the Holiday Season. Check out some of these quick and easy ideas to whip up for your next party…no cooking required!
No-Cook Appetizers for the Holiday Season
2. Smoke salmon blinis-Next up are some super stylish salmon blinis. All you will need for these are some smoked salmon slices, along with cream cheese that you can add a little horseradish too. Of course, you’ll need something to rest these on, and the tiny pancakes know as blinis are the perfect option. Best of all you can buy them already made, so you don’t need to lift a finger! However, if you can’t find the cute little blinis, crackers will work too! Just combine the cream cheese and a little horseradish, add a dash of salt and pepper. Place this on top of the blinis, then add a slice of salmon and top with fresh chives.
3. Pita trees-Pita trees are particularly appealing for Christmas as they look very festive when made up and kids just love them! All you need are some straight pretzel sticks for the trunks, guacamole, roasted red peppers or cherry tomatoes, and the pita bread. This can be a perfect gluten free option for guests as you can easily find gluten free varieties of pita bread and pretzels sticks at the store.
All you need to do is spread the guacamole across the pita and then cut them into four wedges. This should create a triangle for the basic tree shape. Then add finely diced pepper or tomato to look like Christmas tree lights. Next, add the pretzel at the bottom as the trunk, and you’re done! Check out the above video for assembly.
4. Charcuterie Boards- Lastly, a super quick and straightforward no-cook appetizer for Christmas that everyone loves is a charcuterie board . For this, all you will need are your favorite smoked or cured meats like salami, prosciutto or pepperoni. Then, add different varieties of cheese: goat cheese, gouda, blue cheese, and brie work great! Finish up the board by arranging it decoratively and adding a some fancy olives and gourmet crackers. I like to garnish it with fresh grapes or berries.
So Tell Me…
Do you have a “go to” holiday appetizer for parties? What is your favorite No-Cook treat?