The Easiest and the Best Finger Foods for Parties

People love talking over food at any party; food that doesn’t require too much thought and can be just popped into the mouth is always a crowd favourite. So check out these easy finger food recipes for a party!

STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Mushrooms and cheese together is basically the food of gods, really anything with cheese is… but we’re partial to fungi.

Ingredients and Method:

• Pre-heat oven to 350 F/175 C, wash and clean mushrooms and break of their stems
• Finely chop the stems and fry them with 1 minced garlic clove in a pan over medium heat
• Remove the mixture from heat after the garlic starts browning a bit and set it aside to cool
• When cooled, add the mixture to 1 pack of cream cheese softened, along with ¼ cup of parmesan, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp onion powder, ¼ tsp cayenne and mix; the mixture should be thick.
• Now spoon some of the cheese mixture to each mushroom cap and bake for 20 minutes and you have yourself a cheesy treat!

ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS & PITA CHIPS

Spicy hummus? Yes please! The good old hummus has had a makeover and now it has bite to it. Not only does it taste good, it looks pretty too…

Method and Ingredients:

For the Hummus –
• Pre-heat an oven to 200 C/400 F; de-seed 2 large bell peppers and chop them into chunks
• Put these chunks on a baking tray, rub them with olive oil and roast for 25-30 minutes, till they start charring a bit on the edges
• De-seed (or don’t if you like it hot!) 1 red chili and chop it finely. Peel and crush 1 garlic clove, grate some lemon zest and squeeze some lemon juice
• Now add the red bell peppers, the red chili, the garlic, the lemon zest and juice along with 400g chickpeas, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp tahini and some S & P and blend.
For the Pita Chips
• Spread 4 white pita breads with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika and S&P on it and bake for 15 minutes per side and voila!

CAPRESE SALAD BITES

Everything is better on a stick, so we put a favorite Italian salad on one for easy access to all that cheesy goodness.

Method and Ingredients:

• Take some mozzarella balls and some grape tomatoes
• Halve the grape tomatoes
• Mix some extra virgin olive oil with, balsamic vinegar and S&P.
• Chop some fresh basil thinly
• Now skewer together the tomatoes and mozzarella and drizzle the olive oil mixture on top and then place the basil on top, or you could just skewer some baby basil and pour the oil mixture on top after.

NACHOS WITH YOGURT DIP

You’ve had nachos with cheese, nachos with salsa, nachos with guac, but how about nachos with a yogurt dip. Well read on…

Method and Ingredients:

• Drain some plain Greek yogurt of all the water in a muslin cloth
• Finely chop some tomatoes, red onions, green chilis (de-seeded if you want)
• Now add the tomatoes, onions and chili to the Greek yogurt along with ground cumin, some garlic powder, chili flakes and S&P and mix
• Now serve with your favourite nachos

Chat with your guests instead of constantly serving them whether it is a birthday, a kitty or just a family get together over these easy finger food recipes!