There’s never a need for an occasion to get together with friends and family. Instead of hosting a big bash for a birthday or a holiday, why not consider an appetizer party any ol’ day of the week? Appetizer parties can be a fun yet casual way to throw a shindig and also a way to include all the guests in the food preparation by inviting them to bring an app of their own. Appetizer parties are also great for sweltering summer afternoons or evenings that lend themselves to lighter noshing versus large, heavy meals. The Traina family shares some of their favorite appetizer recipes that include delicious dried fruit, of course!
Sun Dried Tomato Lavash — This yummy lavash can easily be cut into small squares to serve a crowd or slices to serves as a meal. With grilled chicken and apple sausage, buffalo mozzarella, and some marinara sauce, this dolled up pizza is a crowd pleaser.
Summer Blend Ceviche — Ceviche is practically synonymous with summer since it’s so light and refreshing! The Traina family adds their own spin with a tasty touch of fruitons® Summer Dried Fruit Blend.
Sun Dried Tomato Tabbouleh Appetizer — Rehydrated Traina California Sun Dried Tomato Halves make ideal “boats” for the yummy filling of herbs, nuts and tabbouleh or bulgur. This is a great choice for vegetarians and vegans, too!
Lettuce Chicken Wraps with Sun Dried Cherry Dressing — Light, fresh and delicious, this is a great recipe to share at an appetizer party and it’s also a great option for a quick and tasty lunch or dinner that involves very little prep-work! For a quick short cut, people can simply pick up a prepared rotisserie chicken from the grocery store so they don’t even have to turn on their oven or grill!
Easy Crunch Corn-Nut Snack Mix with Seasoned Sun Dried Tomatoes — Perfect for satisfying a crunchy craving, this easy snack mix is super sharable for an appetizer party, is a great lunch box alternative to chips and is a fun mix to serve at with a cold brew during football season, too, which is right around the corner!
The Traina family encourages people not to hesitate or stress when it comes to hosting a casual party. Instead, invite guests to bring a dish, set out some easy appetizers and get noshing! For more recipe ideas, visit www.trainafoods.com.