I love appetizers. Like really love them, I could easily be content with that being my meal. I have a fun new (and easy) app to share with you today plus a round of of some of my other favorite apps that would be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday next week- GO PANTHERS!
You may notice many are dips and many contain bacon. It just so happens dips and bacon are two of my favorite things. If you click on the recipe name it will take you back to the original recipe post. for some of the other easy recipes I just listed the ingredients below the pictures. Going back through all my appetizer recipes made me realize how many of these I need to make again. They are all so darn good.
I love Greek Salad and I eat it several times a week, so I tried to rack my brain and think of an appetizer I could make that had similar flavors. Behold the Mini Greek Salad Bites. They are easy to assemble, require no baking, and are super tasty. The mini phyllo cups can be found in the freezer section. The creamy hummus and tangy tzatziki paired with the crunchy chopped Greek salad topping make for an amazing flavor combination.
G R E E K S A L A D B I T E S
- handful diced cherry tomatoes
- 1 baby cucumber diced
- 2 green onions sliced
- 1/2 orange bell pepper diced
2 oz Feta crumbled (I like to buy the block kind and chop it, it tastes better)
- red wine vinegar
- plain hummus
- Mini Phyllo cups
Remove Phyllo cups from freezer and let thaw. This doesn't take too long maybe 10-15 minutes.
In a bowl combine cherry tomatoes and next 4 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with red wine vinegar.
Take a phyllo cup and place a spoonful of hummus on the bottom, then a spoonful of tzatziki and then a spoonful of the Greek salad mix. I found using a kid sized spoon made this easy since the cups are tiny. Assemble on platter and enjoy!
7 L A Y E R M E X I C A N D I P
7 LAYER MEXICAN DIP
Layer one | Refried Beans
Layer Two | Guacamole
Layer Three | 16 oz sour cream mixed with taco seasoning (I use our homemade kind but you can use a packet as well)
Layer Four | Shredded Cheese ( I grate my own and use Cracker Barrel Sharp White Cheddar)
Layer Five | Diced Tomatoes
Layer Six | Sliced Black Olives
Layer Seven | chopped green onions
B A C O N W R A P P E D S T U F F E D D A T E S
3 ingredients : Dates + Gruyere + Bacon. Stuff the dates with the cheese and wrap with bacon and bake at 350 degrees about 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and bacon is crispy.
B L A C K B E A N L A Y E R D I P
5 ingredient app
Layer Cream Cheese | Onion Relish ( I actually used a local apricot jalapeno jelly that was awesome) | Black Beans | Crumbled Bacon | Chives
Serve with crackers
and last but not least you can never go wrong with a good ole cheese and meat plate. Always a favorite of mine.
All this food is making me hungry and getting excited about the big game!