No-Cook Appetizers Make Entertaining Easy
Entertaining should be fun and easy for the host as well as the guests and with these four, no-cook appetizer recipes, you’ll be able to put out a delicious, great-looking spread with a minimal amount of time and effort.
The collection includes chunks of melon wrapped in prosciutto ham, cucumber rounds topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and fresh dill, a hand-held, mini version of a Caprese salad, a creamy blend of goat cheese, and fresh ripe figs. All of these appetizers include either fresh fruit or fresh veggies and are relatively light, making them a good choice to serve individually ahead of a full meal as well.
What to Drink: Beverage Pairing Suggestions
If you want just one food-friendly wine to pair with all four of these appetizers, choose a light-bodied, off-dry Prosecco. For a non-alcoholic option, you can’t go wrong with sparkling water and fresh lemon wedges. For beer lovers, you’ll want something light, crisp, and somewhat dry like a blonde ale. If you’d like some more specific pairing ideas read on:
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon: The above-mentioned Prosecco is a top choice to complement the sweet and salty flavors of this appetizer, but an off-dry California rosé would be a good choice too.
- Caprese Salad Skewers: Sauvignon Blanc is a good choice to balance the acidity of the tomatoes and complement the flavor of the basil.
- Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Bites: There are a lot of white wines that will work with this appetizer but the best choices include a light, fruity Chardonnay or off-dry Riesling.
- Fig and Goat Cheese Bites: Riesling, Prosecco, and rosé are really the best fit for this flavor combo.