As I mentioned in my last post I had a little gathering today to celebrate the Olympics and watch some great athletics with my friends. We decided to make healthy appetizers for the party and I think we came up with a pretty good spread:
Have you ever seen the movie Mermaids? Not a great movie but in it the mother cooks only appetizers. I think that would not be a bad way to live. You can pack so much flavor into a little bite. The 2 appetizers I made were cucumbers with lentil spicy hummus and apricots with goat cheese and almonds. The recipe for the apricots I got from the blog The Reluctant Entertainer. A simple but delicious recipe.
Recipe: Apricots and Goat Cheese Bites
Summary: Makes about 20 bites. I always double the recipe.
- 2 oz. goat cheese at room temperature
- 1 tsp. milk or cream
- 20 dried apricots (preferably from Trader Joeâ€™s for the best flavor and tartness)
- 20 almonds
- 1-2 tsp. honey
- Place the apricots on a platter.
- Mix the goat cheese and milk or cream until smooth.
- Put a spoonful on each apricot.
- Top with a whole almond.
- Drizzle with honey.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
The cucumbers are just sliced cucumbers with spicy lentil hummus from Eat Well Enjoy Life Hummus. It is expensive but very delicious and good for you! I like they say ‘a new hummus experience’ on the label. I didn’t know you could have a hummus experience but there you go!
My pictures of the group turned out fuzzy but here’s some of the girls:
Thanks everyone for coming! So fun to cheer on the US team in all their success today. 🙂