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Monday, August 26, 2013

The Perfect Finger Foods for Your Next Party

If you’re planning a Labor Day get-together, try some of these easy, tasty hors d’oeuvres from our friends at Electrolux.

Tangy Yogurt Dip. Give your crudité a fresh fix with this bright dip. Stir together Greek yogurt, grated ginger, finely chopped herbs (like basil, cilantro, thyme, and chives), fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Serve with sliced vegetables or chips.

Spicy Toasted Chickpeas. This crunchy snack is an instant crowd-pleaser, and seriously easy. Just rinse and drain canned chickpeas, toss in oil, and roast at 400ºF until the chickpeas turn brown and crisp, stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Toss with salt and your favorite seasoning mix — try the hearty Indian spice garam masala or a tangy combination of chili pepper and lime zest.

Roasted Savory Nuts. This addictive snack is also great for a sports lovers gathering. Toss nuts with melted butter, salt, and seasonings, and then roast at 325ºF until the nuts are glazed and golden. The flavor possibilities are endless — rosemary and chipotle; lemon zest, black pepper, and thyme; and red pepper flake, garlic, and oregano are three classic options.

Jazzed-Up Deviled Eggs. Add a twist to this much loved finger food. Spice up your mayonnaise mix with Sriracha or wasabi; mix-in meaty flavors like bacon or salami; or add diced pickled fennel or onions as a crunchy topping.

Anything Goes Bruschetta. Think outside the basic tomatoes, basil, and balsamic combo. Try everything from olive tapenade to herb-roasted vegetables to cheese and honey as toppings for toast points.

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