Making party food on your own is very possible, especially with a variety of easy, tasty, quick buffet food ideas. These unique party food ideas add both savoury and sweet recipes to your menu. One of favourite quick-serve party food ideas is scotch eggs on toast. It’s a very healthy and budget-friendly breakfast dish that’s suitable for almost any kind of celebration.
To make it more interesting you can use lemon, orange or lime juices for flavouring. For taste you can add rum, gin or brandy or cocktails like peach punch. You can also add fresh fruits like strawberries or melons and ice cubes for refreshing summer drinks recipes. For non-vegetarian drinks, you can include non-fat yogurt as topping or cream cheese. It tastes better than the real cream cheese.
If it’s a picnic idea, you can serve non-fat sour cream or mayonnaise, packed in tiny tin. For this picnic idea, instead of using bread, why not try making corn chips? It will be more interesting because you can use different types of chips. Serve plain or salted, with fresh vegetables or dip into any kind of dip.
You can also use cheddar cheese, sliced ham and Swiss cheese for your cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese snacks. Serve with fresh fruits. Another example of a sweet snacks recipe is chicken nuggets. Instead of using ground beef in this recipe, substitute with boneless skinless chicken breast. Add to the recipe the juice of two limes and a small handful of chopped tomatoes.
1969 If you have an outdoor gathering, salads can be a nice, filling part of your menu. For the sandwich recipe, slice an onion, add olive oil and lemon juice, and spread a generous helping of pesto onto the bread. Add sliced portabella mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, chopped scallions and baby bell pepper to the salad.
1969 A healthier and better way of enjoying cheese and baked potatoes is with a baked potato salad. Use a variety of fresh vegetables and serve with a tomato and red pepper salsa. Make the salsa using jar guacamole and reduced calorie mayonnaise instead of the full cream cheese.
Sandwiches are always the standard at picnics, but a variation on that old favorite is the garden salad. This is great for the next picnic, especially when you serve crumbled spinach on the side. To make this sandwich filling, combine softened cream cheese with scallions, red bell peppers, softened cream cheese, chopped kiwi, a bit of chopped zucchini and parsley. You can also add tuna salad and croutons for a real healthier option. Serve with some freshly made corn chips and crackers.
Another cool and easy food idea is to cook some pasta and have scotch eggs as a side dish. Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain before adding the scotch eggs to the sauce. Use a wire rack to keep them from boiling over. If using pre-cooked pasta, drain before adding them to the sauce.
It’s hard to think of any appetizers that will be more delightful than a baked chicken with a savory mustard sauce. This recipe combines the velvety texture of the chicken with the tangy mustard sauce. Bring a small saucepan to boil over medium heat. Add the chicken and let it cook until the internal temp reaches 160 degrees. Then remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
A traditional and delicious sandwich filling is macaroni and cheese. The key to this recipe’s flavor is cheese, which has a melt-in-your-mouth quality that’s hard to beat. Make sure you’ve got enough cheese; a good rule of thumb is that two ounces of cheese is the perfect serving size. For a healthier option, substitute cream cheese for a reduced fat version. If you’re not a fan of cream cheese, try sour cream or zero calorie yogurt instead.