The holidays are tough for everyone on a restricted diet but you can learn from savvy celiacs who have tips to share. These are my best gluten free Holiday Appetizers and tips to take them wherever you go.
Like so many things we do once a year, part of the challenge is saving recipes so you're remember to make them. There are all kinds of ways to save recipes and a little effort will pay off for years to come.
I try new recipes that peak my interest each year but only add my absolute favourites, in every category.
Make The Presentation Count
My best tip for your own appetizer party is to choose less dishes and focus on a beautiful presentation. Invite only friends you trust to contribute and make it all gluten free and spectacular!
The same advice applies if you're taking one dish to a party. I say "Go Big or Go Home" and what I mean is use an unusual platter, pedestal tray, giant martini glass or shot glasses to create a WOW presentation.
Super Simple Holiday Appetizers
A Little Fuss But Worth The Effort
The Best Holiday Dips
For an almost instant appetizer layer three store bought dips in a giant martini glass. Some of my favourites to choose from include Roasted Red Pepper dip, Spinach Artichoke dip, Olive Tapenade, Hummus and Guacamole.
If you're making your own dip these are my two holiday favourites.
Dips have their place but gluten free eaters always appreciate individual servings. Use shot glasses, martini glasses, Mason jars or any container you want. Instead of the standard veggie tray serve veggies and dip in shot glasses and watch everyone dig in.
With a little effort even fried potatoes and mini pancakes can make it to the list of impressive appetizers. Make a dainty version of your favourite fried cakes, add a garnish and you've got a holiday worthy appetizer.
Tapas are the little dishes of Spain. Served on toothpicks, some of them perfect for stand up entertaining while others work best for a buffet or family style dinner.
Get The Dishes
Don't feel left out thinking everyone else has all the fancy serving dishes. Borrow from friends, visit Thrift Stores or search online for shot glasses, a giant martini glass and on and on. That's how to make your dish stand out!
I can't wait to see what appetizers you're making for the holidays.
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