Easy appetizer: stuffed endives (+ video)
A versatile gluten-free appetizer that will please your guests no matter their taste preferences.
Today's Beyond the Peel post is the last in our series of quick, easy and healthy holiday appetizers. I hope that over the course of the past month you have gotten some good ideas on how to make your holiday entertaining not only a little healthier but also a little easier. For some holiday appy ideas, check out our appetizer videos on www.beyondthepeel.net.Skip to next paragraph
Beyond The Peel
Cookbook author, France Morissette, and her husband Joshua Sprague believe that healthy food should be uncompromising when it comes to flavor. They creatively explore the world of natural, whole foods, leaving no stone unturned in their quest to create mouth watering, flavor packed, whole food meals. Through stories, photos, recipes and their online show Beyond The Peel TV, they're on a mission to help you eat healthy and enjoy every last bite in the process.
Subscribe Today to the Monitor
RECOMMENDED: Are you a real foodie? Take our quiz!
Out of all the ideas we’ve shared, I find stuffed endives to be the easiest and most flexible. You can fill endives with just about anything. If you’re at a loss for ideas, I’ll share four of my favorites with you in this video (posted below) that not only take minutes to assemble, but will have your grain free or gluten free guests happy to not be surrounded by crackers, crostinis, and baguette!
Following are links to the appetizers highlighted in the video and a list of all the other fabulous appetizers posts we did leading up until today:
Beet and Apple Slaw (used as a filling for the endives)
Holiday Popcorn Recipe (or anytime, snack time recipe!)
Beet and Pear Slaw
4 cups of grated beets
1 firm pear, cored and diced
1 green onion, finely sliced
In a large bowl, add the grated beets, diced pear and sliced onion. Add the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons raw honey
Combine the above ingredients until honey is well blended through out. Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat well.
Sign-up to receive a weekly collection of recipes from Stir It Up! by clicking here.
The Christian Science Monitor has assembled a diverse group of food bloggers. Our guest bloggers are not employed or directed by The Monitor and the views expressed are the bloggers' own and they are responsible for the content of their blogs and their recipes. All readers are free to make ingredient substitutions to satisfy their dietary preferences, including not using wine (or substituting cooking wine) when a recipe calls for it. To contact us about a blogger, click here.