Super Easy Party Bites In Minutes!

Little delicious bites and nibbles are part of the success of any party or gathering, and impressing your guests is also part of the celebrations

But convenience is key in our busy lives, so lets forget about hours of rolling and baking in the kitchen in preparation of sophisticated finger food. We have put together for you THE most delicious 12 canapé recipes that are both stylish, healthy, delicious and extremely easy to prepare to perfect your New Year’s gathering.

1. Beetroot Hummus Dip

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2 medium sized beets, washed, scrubbed and roasted with the tops cut off. Peel and chop beets and place in food processor or blender with a can of boiled and drained chickpeas (450 grams), 2 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste), 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of salt, 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped and blend until smooth. Drizzle with olive for more flavor.

2. Good old classic guacamole

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Peel and mash 3 or 4 medium sized ripe avocados, add 1 finely chopped firm tomato, about ¼ cup of scallions (spring onions) or white onion, a ½ cup of chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon or lime juice. Salt, pepper and chopped chilies are optional.

3. Roasted Sweet Potato Avocado Bites

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Chop 2 medium sweet potatoes into circular pieces, then add some salt, 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil, ½ a teaspoon of smoked sweet paprika (optional), and some freshly ground black pepper in a bowl and toss to coat evenly. Place in oven in a single layer and bake for 15 minutes at about 200C. mash one large avocado in a bowl, add some salt, lime juice and top the sweet potato slices when cooled, add a slice of tomato and some scallions (spring onions).

4. Cheeseboard/Platter

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There are no wrong choices when it comes to cheese. Place any types of cheeses, cheddar, camembert, Roquefort etc with olives, crackers and slices of bread, and enjoy!

5. Baked sweet potato fries

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Preheat your oven to 200C and scrub the sweet potatoes well under running water without peeling them. Cut into large wedges, place in bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, black pepper and ½ a teaspoon of sweet smoked paprika. Place in single layer on a baking tray and bake between 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.

6. Spinach Cheese Dip

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Heat a tablespoon of butter and add 1 medium chopped onion (optional) and sauté until soft then add chopped fresh or frozen spinach (about 3 cups) fold in one cup of cream cheese and add a dash of salt and white pepper. Serve hot or cold, it’s still delicious spread over crackers or crunchy slices of bread.

7. Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers

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Cut the watermelon into bite sized squares, do the same with the feta cheese, place in skewer with mint leaf in between.

8. Smoked Salon, Cream cheese

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Slice bread (you can toast it if you prefer a crunch), spread cream cheese, top with smoked salmon and add topping of choice, dill and capers are the classic toppings.

9. Cucumber bites with hummus

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Cut large cucumbers into round slices, top with hummus, a slice of cherry tomato and sprinkle with chopped parsley and crumbled feta cheese.

10. Chicken Caesar bruschetta

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Slice the baguette and toast if you prefer, mix chopped cooked chicken with Caesar dressing and fresh ground black pepper, place on baguette slices and top with shaved parmesan cheese.

11. Tomato mozzarella Skewers

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Place cherry tomato, basil leaf in skewer/toothpick. Serve as it, or drizzle with pesto or a balsamic vinegar olive oil mix.

12. Sausage puff rolls

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Chop sausage, or use mini sausages, then wrap in puff pastry and bake until golden brown. Serve with dipping choice of sauce.

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