This is a great way to please a crowd – and no cooking involved 🙂 Easy and elegant and you don’t have to make yourself crazy.
Marinated artichoke hearts
Bread sticks wrapped in proscuitto
Small mozzarella balls
Thinly slice italian meats ( salami, copicola, etc)
Fresh grape tomatoes
Small chunks of parmesan reggiano
Thinly sliced provolone cheese
Romaine lettuce tossed with viniagrette
Crusty bread to dip in olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Cooking instructions: None lol
Can it get any more simple and savory than this? This is great as an appetizer or light lunch on a hot day
This is one of my favorite super salads – a meal in itself and full of healthy, clean stuff. Serves 2
2c fresh spinach
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
6 sliced strawberries
2 oz crumbled feta or gorgonzola cheese
12 walnut pieces
2 small diced apples
12 grape tomatoes, halved
Combine all ingredients and toss with a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
This is a nice treat for company – my friend Barbara served this during a weekend visit. Accompany this with a chilled glass of white wine – simple and savory ! Use chunk feta, not crumbled.
Slice the feta into 1/4 inch or thinner slices. Drizzle a plate with good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar – 2 tbs. each. Arrange the olives and cheese on the plate. Slice the baguette horizontially into rounds and enjoy.
Mash 1 stick room temperature unsalted butter with herbs of your choice – rosemary and tarragon work well
Slice one large French bread loaf into ½ inch slices, without cutting all the way through. Generously spread the butter mixture evenly onto each slice. Wrap in foil and bake for 15 mins. Serve warm
You could also change this up using a basil pesto for the filling
This is great as an appetizer or served with a soup or stew.
This is great as a topping for fajitas, or would go well with any summer type barbecue meal.
3 C. thinly sliced cabbage
2 T fresh chopped cilantro
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 avocado, halved, pitted and diced
1/4 C fresh lime juice
Zest of one lime
2 t. sugar
Add cabbage, cilantro, tomatoes and avocado in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the lime juice, zest and sugar. Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.