I made white bean bruschetta for a girls night at a friends house and everyone loved it even a meat & potatoe friend emailed me later for the recipe.
White Bean Topping
1 16oz can Canellini Beans
4-5 Fresh Basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
A pinch of Salt
3 tbsp olive oil
Toasted Baguette Slices
1 baguette, sliced thinly
3 tbsp olive oil
A pinch of salt
1 clove garlic
Finely chopped tomatoes (grape or cherry tomatoes are best)
Balsamic vinegar (reduced to a syrup)
Fresh basil, chiffonade
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put olive oil for baguettes in a small bowl with salt and garlic. Slice baguette thinly and brush with olive oil mixture. Toast in the oven for about 4-5 minutes. When tops begin to become golden remove from the oven. Put all ingredients for white bean topping in a blender and pulsate briefly 2-3 times. Do not puree mixture, but make it a somewhat chunky. Smooth mixture on toasted sour dough or French bread baguette slices. Then drizzle with balsamic vinegar, top with tomatoes and fresh basil.
(I also added a little balsamic vinegar in the puree)
The leek mushroom crostini's in tkd are yummy delicious. homeade guac. and salsa with torilla chips, hummus and pita's, olives...mushroom pizzas in tkd are great but hard to made ahead, also the layered dip is good, bruschette with tomatoe, basil, olive oil, garlic, balsamic, salt and pepper, onions...
I love the middle eastern platter idea. Also, a good finger food to take as an appetizer is Tortilla Rolls...
32 oz softened vegan cream cheese 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies 1 (4 oz) can chopped olives 1 bunch green onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 12-15 tortillas of choice, I would choose whole grain tortillas Your favorite fresh salsa
Mix together cream cheese, chilies, olives, onions, and garlic. Spread one side of each tortilla with cream cheese mixture. Roll up jelly-roll style. Pack tightly in a freezer bag and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, cut each roll into 1/2 inch rounds and place cut-side up on a serving tray. Serve with salsa.
These appeal to non veggies really well, and fly off the plate because you can pop em' in your mouth in a single bite.
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