Category Archives For: cold appetizers

condiments

Flavored Easter butter – easy appetizer

If you are looking for an easy idea for an Easter appetizer, or for some other special occasion, flavored butter is the solution. Not only is it quick and easy to prepare but it guarantees a beautiful visual effect. A small piece of flavored butter is the super easy way to add a gourmet touch […]

vegetables

Salted radishes appetizer

This recipe for salted radishes appetizer was born while I was studing different ideas of Asian origin. This fast appetizer not only inspired me for its simplicity but above all for the preparation method. Raw radishes are sliced in a special and fun way and then immersed in salted water to change their texture. They […]

eggs

Baked tofu frittata roll with spicy sauce

This recipe for baked tofu frittata roll was inspired by the traditional Japanese recipe for datemaki. I liked the idea of ​​baking the frittata in the oven and then giving it a perfect rolled shape so it can be sliced and served as a cold appetizer. The addition of tofu makes this frittata quite compact […]

finger food

Homemade giant pretzel

The idea of ​​creating a homemade giant pretzel, perfect for an appetizer with friends, was born on a particularly warm spring day. As I was expecting an afternoon with high temperatures, I decided that for this occasion I would prepare a cold aappetizer with different kind of cheese, olives, fruit, vegetables, and sauces. I decided […]

eggs

Hasselback Eggs

I was ispired by Hasselback potato recipe when I created this Hasselback Eggs that have been cut in a way to be opened like a fan. Garnish them with a simple sauce with olive oil and spices that can be easily change according to your preferences. They are a tasty and simple egg appetizer with […]

legumes

Chickpea miso hummus

I am a great fan of Japanese miso and chickpea hummus. Combining these two flavors together I discovered one of my favorite hummus variations. Creamy, fragrant, with a slight nutty aftertaste thanks to the union between tahini, miso and olive oil. This version of hummus is without garlic but with lemon juice to give that […]

vegetables

Millet tabbouleh – fresh millet salad

Today I would like to reccomend this millet tabbouleh which is a fresh millet salad. For those who do not know tabbouleh, it is a Levantine vegetarian salad served as an appetizer at the beginning of the meal. While the original recipe requires use of bulgur there are many varieties that allow to use rice, […]

sandwiches

Super light sandwich with ricotta and cucumber

An idea for an easy peasy sandwich with ricotta cheese and fresh cucumber. A mix of light and delicious flavors between Italian ricotta, thinly sliced cucumber, lemon zest and pink peppercorns is just mouthwatering. Inspiration found on a book of Polish cuisine. Instructions: Super light sandwich with ricotta and cucumber Peel the cucumber and using […]

legumes

Basil, ginger and lemon hummus

In this recipe for a hummus the chickpeas are combined with basil, lemon and ginger which make this hummus fresh and slightly spicy. Instructions: Basil, ginger and lemon hummus Put drained and rinsed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil and chopped fresh ginger in a blender. Blend everything until smooth adding some water […]

legumes

Roasted yellow pepper hummus

Creamy, dense, delicate, slightly sweet chickpea hummus with organic roasted yellow pepper in the oven. Delicious and healthy side dish or an appetizer. Instructions: Roasted yellow pepper hummus Lay bell peppers on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Preheat oven to 200 °C and roast your vegetables for about 30 minutes flipping them 2 […]