Whether you have a small group of people coming over for a dinner party or you’re throwing a casual Sunday night barbecue, your options are always going to be limited. A traditional cheese plate, whether with baguettes or Brie, is always a good choice, but the days of choosing an anemic queso with the crudités are over. Instead, it’s time to let your inner foodie shine with some fun and vibrant food ideas that you and your guests will love. Try these snacks that will wow everyone you’re entertaining, which of course should be complemented with a communal jar of some top-quality cbd edibles.
Blue Cheese and Olives
I love blue cheese and olives together, but I also like to mix the flavours to make something even more interesting. Try a tartare of blue cheese mixed with olives in a hot sauce like aioli for a first course, or toss blue cheese with pitted olives and lemon slices for an elegant appetiser.
Sour Cream and Cheddar
Sour cream and cheddar cheese are both classic, but they taste fantastic together. Serve this cheddar-sour cream spread with corn chips for a snack that will be gone in no time.
Garlicky Artichoke Hearts
My two favourite things are artichokes and garlic. I love to dip the artichoke hearts in olive oil and use them as a side dish for dips and spreads. They are definitely a must-have at any party.
Cherry Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Here’s an easy snack that’s sure to impress your guests. This recipe for goat cheese and cherry tomatoes on toast is a great way to finish off an appetiser. Serve it with a creamy, honey-sweetened balsamic. You might even want to serve it with crostini instead of toast because it’s a bit thicker than a normal baguette.
Sweet Corn and Sour Cream Dip
Corn on the cob is one of the tastiest summer foods, and the combination of sweet corn with sour cream and a touch of cayenne is amazing. Serve this on crackers for a snack or serve it on French bread for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich.
To make these devilled eggs in their shells, cut each egg in half lengthwise, leaving a small space at the bottom, then lightly beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Next, mix together mayonnaise, mustard, and a little hot sauce, and then stir in chopped chives. Garnish with scallion, green onion, and thinly sliced jalapeño.
This snack idea is exactly what it says: a spread of cheese that can be used as a cracker or cut into chips. Everyone’s going to love these cracker-cuttings and you’re sure to get the most out of every bite!
Sweet Corn and Ham Salad
This Ham, Sweet Corn, and Cucumber Salad is one of my all-time favourite salad recipes. It’s especially great on the grill when it’s still warm. Serve it with lettuce, carrot, and radish slices for a simple and healthy appetiser or make it a meal by pairing it with a grain like quinoa or brown rice.