Category Archives For: cold appetizers

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 […]