11 Perfect Christmas Appetizers
This selection of elegant appetizers and festive party nibbles are delicious and easy to prepare. Just one bite will have your guests asking for the recipes before the festivities are over.
Mini Puff-Pastry Tartlets
These mouthwatering mini tartlets have three different toppings, so every guest should find something to their taste. The steam created by the damp baking sheets helps the pastry to rise quickly and evenly.
Pastry-Crowned Tomato Soup
Wow your guests with a piping hot bowl of tomato soup covered with a golden puffed pastry shell. This dish is sure to be the showstopper on your holiday table.
Crudités with Three Dips
This delicious trio of dips can be whipped up in no time. Your guests will love snacking on this festive appetizer platter.
Crispy Potato Pancake and Smoked Salmon Canapés
Potatoes make a sophisticated appetizer when transformed into these deliciously crisp pancakes. Top them with sour cream and succulent strips of smoked salmon for a taste sensation.
Rosemary New Potatoes
Baby potatoes roasted with lemon and rosemary makes for a finger-licking appetizer that is difficult to resist. Plus, this recipe is super easy to make.
Spinach, White Bean and Bacon Salad
This healthy salad works well with any main meal and helps to keep those extra Christmas calories at bay.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
The smoky flavour of bacon, the citrus zing of the orange, and the crunchy texture of water chestnuts in this recipe give new life to a traditional Christmas vegetable.
Roasted Vegetable Tart
Vegetarians, this one’s for you! Rich and hearty butternut squash, zucchini, red onion, and peppers combine to provide a colourful burst of flavour.
Goat’s Cheese and Arugula Salad
Toasty and creamy goat cheese and a tangy garlic-vinegar dressing combine with arugula to create a simple and delicious salad.
Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs
A nutritious and colourful combination of carrots, potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga, and sweet potatoes are roasted together and are delicious served with poultry, meat, or fish.
Deliciously Seasoned Seafood Cakes
These rich crab and shrimp cakes are spiced with mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and a little cayenne pepper, then coated in bread crumbs and fried until the outside is a crunchy golden brown.