Easy Appetizers

At Christmastime I love to coordinate my food! These two appetizers are easy to assemble, hold in the refrigerator for hours and they are red and green! What could be better?


Whether I am entertaining at home or need an appetizer "on-the-go", I make these Greek Bites. Since the base is a cucumber slice, it will not get soggy like bread!

Cucumber Greek Bites

Makes 30

2 English cucumbers, sliced thin, ¼”- ½” thick

1 package hummus

1 jar Kalamata olives, drained, olives sliced in half

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 package feta cheese crumbled

Italian parsley, to garnish

Take one cucumber slice, mound small amount of hummus in the center, sprinkle with cheese. Lastly, press ½ olive or ½ tomato in the center of the hummus. You can place a small leaf of Italian parsley as garnish on top.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Again, another easy appetizer to assemble, with no cooking!

Herb Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers

1 jar peppadew peppers, drained (I find them at Wegman's and Safeway)

1 package Boursin herbed cheese, softened

Fresh basil


Thoroughly drain the peppers. Chop some fresh basil. Fill a piping bag or a

Ziploc bag with the corner cut off, with the Boursin cheese.

Place a small amount of basil in the cavity of each pepper, fill with Boursin cheese and top with more fresh basil.



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