When you are preparing for a special dinner or cocktail party, you need foolproof party food to have a successful party. Even when you are not an experienced cook, you can still prepare great appetizers and snacks for your guests to enjoy. If you’re a beginning cook, look no further! Here are a few no-fail party food ideas that take little preparation – meaning you can enjoy your party!
- Cheese – Cheese is one of the most versatile of party foods. Whether you bake it, slice it, or create a cheese-based dip, it can be transformed in many ways. For a quick party appetizer, Serve a few different cheeses on their own with crackers, displayed on an attractive platter. Brie, aged cheddar, goat cheeses and blue cheese are some of the most popular cheeses to serve.
- Cocktail Salads – Salads are one party food where you can really bring your creativity and imagination. It’s a great idea to take a traditional salad and present it in a unique way. Some easy to prepare salads include confit tuna salad with roasted lemon vinaigrette, fig and prosciutto salad or a quinoa tabouleh cocktail salad with roasted almonds.
- Breads – You don’t have to take baking classes to be able to produce delightful home-style breads for your guests. Today, the Internet is full of simple recipes for breads with many special ingredients to complement its taste. Bake up a fresh loaf of bread and serve warm with an oil and balsamic dip.
- Nuts – A simple and effective party snack can be made by dressing up raw almonds, pecans, or peanuts to turn them into a flavourful appetizer. Check out our recipe for Smoked Paprika and Espelette Roasted Almonds.
For more simple party food ideas, check out Chef Sean’s blog. We’re always updating with new recipes to try, complete with directions and tips! Have questions about party food ideas? Drop us a line in the comments and we’d love to help.