Having delicious snacks available for your guests is a sure way to keep them happy, and that doesn’t mean you have to spend hours making them. The following party snack ideas are all relatively easy to make and will go down a treat when you next host a gathering.
Something savoury: Try creating some mini eggplant pizzas! All you need is a couple of eggplants, sliced into even flat circles and all your favourite toppings! They are easy to make in the grill, just remember to lightly spray with oil to prevent them sticking and then grill one side before turning them over and adding your paste, toppings and mozzarella!
Something sweet: Fruit is always a healthy treat and everyone enjoys it, however putting a fruit bowl out just isn’t as impressive as creating your own watermelon pizzas! Slice a watermelon into whole circles (about an inch thick), keeping the green on the outside. Then slice into 6 or 8 triangles like you would a pizza. Top with berries, chopped fruits, nuts, seeds, yogurt and some mint leaves to create your own beautiful fresh fruit pizza!
Something simple: Sometimes keeping it simple is best and there is nothing simpler than sticking together some fruit/cheese/meats/vegetables with toothpicks or skewers. You can use any combination that takes your fancy! You might want to start simple with a cherry tomato and cheese cube on a toothpick, or perhaps you are feeling more adventurous and want to come up with your own sweet or savoury combination on a larger skewer? When using your skewers, aim to have a flat piece at the tip of the skewer and position everything down one end so that you can have them standing up on your serving plate. This saves space, makes them easier to grab and also looks quite fancy!
Something fancy: Make your own fancy appetizers using mini muffin tins and mixing together ingredients for an omelette in a bowl and pouring it into the pre oiled muffin tins and baking till cooked. You can use cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms, zucchini, feta cheese, smoked salmon, basil, spinach - Basically anything you want, combined with eggs and a sprinkle of mozzarella and you have the perfect mine savoury muffin snacks!