Get in the holiday spirit with these jolly filled apps! Decorate your plate with more than just cookies and milk this Christmas. We made thinking of holiday recipes a breeze with these festive gluten-free appetizers that are sure to keep your guests, and Santa, coming back for more.
Guac Around the Xmas Tree
Avoca-don’t even get us started on how tasty this starter is! If you love guacamole just as much as us then this is the recipe for you.
To create the delicious ‘Guac Around the Xmas Tree’ you will need:
3 ripe medium avocados
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 cup pomegranate seeds
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
Cut avocados in half and scoop out flesh into a bowl. Add lime juice, red onion, and cilantro. Season with salt + pepper, to taste. Mash the avocado, stir in the pomegranate seeds and serve with Salsa Fresca Riceworks!
Baked Brie & Cranberry Sauce
We don’t mean to be cheesy, but this recipe is too good to be true! It’s so simple, yet sweet, which makes it the perfect snack to have in one hand and a present in the other.
For this recipe you will need:
1 wheel Brie cheese
1/2 cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger to taste
1/4 tsp grated orange peel to taste
Preheat the oven to 350, and place the cheese on an oven-proof baking dish. In a small bowl, stir together cranberry sauce, grated ginger, and orange peel. Spoon onto the center of cheese round and mound upwards. Bake on middle rack for 15 minutes or until cheese softens. Add the finishing touch with Wild Sea Salt & Black Sesame Riceworks!
Festive Hummus Wreath
This Christmas wreath doesn’t hang on your door but it looks good enough to! The holidays are all about giving so give your guests the gift of this delicious hummus appetizer!
For this fun ‘Festive Hummus Wreath’ you will need:
1 (17-ounce) container plain hummus
1/2 cup reduced-fat, crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/16 teaspoon kosher salt
cherry tomatoes halved
1 large red pepper for bow
Shape the hummus into a circle, top with chopped parsley and crumbled feta. Drizzle with olive oil and place the halved tomatoes in a circle. Use a knife to cut a bow into your pepper. Place your holiday masterpiece and serve with Sundried Tomato Mediterranean Herbs & Cheese Riceworks!
Gluten-Free Cranberry Hummus Spread
Our love for hummus can’t be stopped! Your guests will be shocked by how creative you got with this cranberry hummus spread, and they’ll love it so much they’ll ask for it for Christmas next year!
For this recipe you will need:
2 cups canned chickpeas drained
1 cup cranberry sauce
2 tsp tahini paste
2 garlic clove
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup olive oil (plus extra to drizzle on top)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. Drizzle extra EVOO on top and serve with your favorite veggies and Black Japonica Riceworks!
Gluten-Free Candy Cane Dip
You’ve heard of sweet and salty, but have you ever tried mint and salty? We know what you’re thinking, how can that mix well? The only way to know is to try it for yourself and watch your tastebuds shout, “it’s a Christmas miracle”!
For this ‘Candy Cane Dip’ you will need:
8 oz. brick of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
7 oz. Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/3 cup crushed candy cane pieces
In a large mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and peppermint extract. With an electric mixer, beat on low/medium speed until light and fluffy. Fold in the peppermint pieces, then cover and chill until ready to serve. Now serve with Sea Salt Riceworks and let the festivities begin!