Recipes Courtesy of Snackpicks.com

If you’re famous for a certain meal and looking to spice things up a bit and shock the crowd, we’ve created an evening of appetizers sure to have your guest’s mouths watering  These appetizers can be made in minutes and are perfect for staying home and enjoying a night in with friends and family! Check out one of these special recipes, as well as a tantalizing cocktail sure to bring flavor to your taste buds!

Bruschetta

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French bread cut into slices
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 7 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 package of Atheno’s crumbled Feta Cheese with Basil & Tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ cup of finely chopped red onion
  • 3 Tbsp. of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. of chopped black olives
  • ¼ tsp. of pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Toast bread slices 2 to 3 minutes on each side until lightly toasted on each side. Brush lightly with oil.
  • Combine tomatoes, cheese, parsley, onion, and olives into a bowl.
  • Spoon onto toast slices just before serving.

Steakhouse Bites

 

Ingredients

  • Townhouse crackers
  • 4 oz deli roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 10 asparagus spear tips
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Top crackers with horseradish, roast beef, radish slices, and asparagus tips. Serve immediately.

 

Tomato Pesto Bites

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. prepared basil pesto
  • Townhouse crackers
  • Cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Black olives, pitted and thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Spread pesto onto crackers
  • Top with tomatoes and olives. Serve immediately.

Pair any of these tasty appetizers with Red Sangria to cool you off on a hot summer night!

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of red wine (either Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, or Shiraz)
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 orange cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp. of sugar
  • 1 shot of brandy
  • 2 cups of ginger ale or club soda

Instructions

  • Pour wine into a pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the pitcher.
  • Toss in the fruit wedges.
  • Add sugar and brandy.
  • Chill overnight; add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.

Now, if you’re looking for a night out instead of in, Calilou Tapas Bar in downtown Melbourne features fresh appetizers and fabulous cocktails. It’s a great place to socialize with friends and family in a warm vibrant atmosphere.

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