Out of ideas for great appetizers to serve this Memorial Day? Don’t simply buy the same old foods as everyone else, check out our list of the top five easy to make appetizers, guaranteed to make your guests happy with easy to follow and simple recipes.
Spicy Thai-Style Pineapple Wraps
These wraps involve no cooking, and have a preparation time of around 15 minutes. You’ll need to remember to pick up a pineapple, some peanuts or cashews, cilantro, lettuce leaves and a few other small ingredients, but there is nothing artificial and all ingredients are healthy, adding another positive to this appetizer. The recipe can be found in Food Networks recipe database, and is sure to delight your guests.
Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Another recipe that involves no cooking, at least if you buy premade smoked salmon. These appetizer sized sandwiches are also quite healthy, with only 150 calories per serving, and an ingredients list consisting of only mainly vegetables, whole grain bread, and salmon. This one can be found on Delish.com, and there’s only an 18 minute estimated preparation time, and anyone who likes salmon will love them.
Asian Glazed Wings
This recipe will involve a little cooking, and has a 35 minute preparation time, but is delicious. You will need chicken, olive oil, and a variety of spices and sauces, but you only need to glaze and cook the wings. While this is a bit less healthy than the other two choices, the addition of olive oil instead of vegetable oil helps a bit.
Bacon-Wrapped Crimini Mushrooms
If you and some of your friends happen to like mushrooms, this is an easy choice. The simplest Memorial day appetizer recipe listed by far; simply buy some mushrooms, 1 lb. of bacon, and some skewers. Soak your skewers for at least 30 minutes, toss your mushrooms in a bowl of olive oil and season to your liking, wrap with bacon, skewer and cook until the bacon appears done.
If you’re anything like me, you love chips and dip. Buffalo Dip is a Memorial day appetizer that is sure to be enjoyed by all, and is fairly simple to make. You’ll need to mix together 16 ounces of cream cheese, a cup of your favorite ranch dressing, a touch of hot sauce, and around 12 ounces of shredded chicken. Place this mixture in an oven safe container and cook it for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Add some cheddar cheese to the top and place it back in the oven for 10 minutes. All of the Memorial day appetizers are sure to please, so pick one (or more), and enjoy!