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11 Perfect Christmas Appetizers

This selection of elegant appetizers and festive party nibbles are delicious and easy to prepare. Just one bite will have your guests asking for the recipes before the festivities are over.

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Mini Puff-Pastry Tartlets

Mini Puff-Pastry Tartlets


These
mouthwatering mini tartlets have three different toppings, so every guest should find something to their taste. The steam created by the damp baking sheets helps the pastry to rise quickly and evenly.

 

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Pastry-Crowned Tomato Soup

Pastry-Crowned Tomato Soup


Wow your guests with a
piping hot bowl of tomato soup covered with a golden puffed pastry shell. This dish is sure to be the showstopper on your holiday table.

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Crudités with Three Dips

Crudités with Three Dips


This delicious trio of dips can be whipped up in no time. Your guests will love snacking on this
festive appetizer platter.

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Crispy Potato Pancake and Smoked Salmon Canapés

Crispy Potato Pancake and Smoked Salmon Canapés


Potatoes make a sophisticated appetizer when transformed into these
deliciously crisp pancakes. Top them with sour cream and succulent strips of smoked salmon for a taste sensation.

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Rosemary New Potatoes

Rosemary New Potatoes


Baby potatoes roasted with lemon and rosemary makes for a
finger-licking appetizer that is difficult to resist. Plus, this recipe is super easy to make.

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Spinach, White Bean and Bacon Salad

Spinach, White Bean and Bacon Salad


This
healthy salad works well with any main meal and helps to keep those extra Christmas calories at bay.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts


The smoky flavour of bacon, the citrus zing of the orange, and the crunchy texture of water chestnuts in
this recipe give new life to a traditional Christmas vegetable.

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Roasted Vegetable Tart

Roasted Vegetable Tart


Vegetarians, this one’s for you! Rich and hearty butternut squash, zucchini, red onion, and peppers combine to provide a
colourful burst of flavour.

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Goat's Cheese and Arugula Salad

Goat’s Cheese and Arugula Salad


Toasty and creamy goat cheese and a tangy garlic-vinegar dressing combine with arugula to create a
simple and delicious salad.

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs

Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs


A
nutritious and colourful combination of carrots, potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga, and sweet potatoes are roasted together and are delicious served with poultry, meat, or fish.

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Deliciously Seasoned Seafood Cakes

Deliciously Seasoned Seafood Cakes


These
rich crab and shrimp cakes are spiced with mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and a little cayenne pepper, then coated in bread crumbs and fried until the outside is a crunchy golden brown.