As holiday party season enters full swing, it’s important to have a few dishes in mind to suit every potential guest’s palette. One can never go wrong having vegetarian options on the menu, as a tasty meatless selection will prove to be a hit even among carnivores (think spinach puffs, bruschetta, cheese and onion dips, and deviled eggs).
We’ve gathered 6 savory and sensational vegetarian appetizer recipes here for your reference. They’re sure to satisfy any party guest!
1. Sweet Potato Crostini With Toasted Walnuts And Tahini
Food Fitness Fresh Air’s Sweet Potato Crostini With Toasted Walnuts and Tahini are tasty, bite-sized party treats that everyone will love. The dish even manages to pack in some nutritional benefits: As Livestrong points out, sweet potatoes are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while black eyed peas are a source of both fiber and protein.
Toasted walnuts add a truly dazzling garnish to this starter. In order to toast your walnuts, chop them roughly, then warm on a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir frequently until the edges are browned and the walnuts become fragrant. Sprinkle onto your crostini, and voila! Hearty, ready-to-serve goodness!
- 1 medium sweet potato, baked
- ½ cup black eyed peas
- ¼ cup sesame tahini, plus more to drizzle
- ½ tablespoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼-½ teaspoon cayenne, per your heat preference
- Salt, to taste
- ½ cup toasted walnuts
- Honey, to drizzle
- Lemon wedge, to squeeze
- 1 multigrain baguette, sliced into½-inch thick ovals
Directions: In a food processor, combine sweet potato, black eyed peas, tahini, chili powder, nutmeg, cayenne, and salt. Puree until smooth. Turn on broiler in oven. Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Very lightly drizzle with olive oil or melted butter. Broil until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, and begin to spoon sweet potato dip on top. Sprinkle toasted walnuts on top. Then, drizzle with honey and tahini, and finish with a squeeze of lemon. Serve.