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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Quick And Easy No-Cook Party Appetizers

Festive party quick and easy appetizers After sharing a DIY on A Glass Of Ice for Glitter Rim Drinks last month, I started thinking about other ways in which you can take the hassle out of being the hostess.  I'm all for high-impact recipes that are (secretly) quick and easy to create, and so I've put a few of my favourite simple appetizers together in this post that have proven to be quick to assemble - and tasty!  Should you find yourself rushing around the kitchen at some point this season, perhaps for relatives arriving on your doorstep or for a friend's Christmas party (ooh that dreaded line: 'bring along a dish'), I hope these refreshing appetisers will give you more time to curl your hair and perfect your winged liner!
Quick and easy last minute appetizers

Celery Appetizer

First up, celery sticks filled with Primula Original Cheese Spread.  This is undoubtedly the easiest appetizer I've ever tried and one of my long-term favourites thanks to the recipe's simplicity!  For added flavour and to make the cheese look a little more appealing, sprinkle some paprika on top.  The only chance of slipping up here is by not using a ruler to ensure each celery stick is of the same length.
Quick and easy no cook appetizers for Christmas

Tomato Appetizer

Okay, these are just so cute.  If you happen to have baby vine tomatoes sitting in your fridge - you're in luck!  Scoop out some of the inside of each tomato using a small instrument (such as a melon baller), before filling the skins with Philadelphia (medium fat soft cheese).  For a fishing touch that will go some way in making it look as though you've spent hours in the kitchen, top off each tomato with fresh parsley.  Ta-dah!
Quick and luxurious looking party appetizers

Bruschetta Appetizer

If you're looking to impress, introducing bruschetta as an appetizer is a great option.  I've used sourdough bruschettas with garlic and rosemary from Waitrose and I can't even tell you how delicious they are.  You can be as adventurous as you like with toppings, though a couple of items to consider that you may already have sitting in your fridge include (sliced) baby vine tomatoes and mozzarella.
Quick and easy party bruschetta toppings

Olive Appetizer 

I'm not a fan of olives, not at all.  However, I can appreciate there are plenty of (totally crazy) olive-lovers out there.  I've put together Spanish Manzanilla olives and Manchego cheese for this appetizer as they're meant to go well together.  The two other types of olives spotted in this post are pitted black olives and if you're wanting to go the extra mile, put out a couple of dishes of Kalamata olives. Sorry guys you'll have to peer into these photos to catch a glimpse of the olives as I conveniently didn't shoot any close-ups of them...
Last minute luxurious appetizers for party gathering
Winter party luxurious spread of nibbles
I love creating appetizers thanks to how experimental you can be - there's very little chance to get it wrong!  The only thing to keep in mind is size; 1-2 bites (3 at most) works best per appetizer.  Anyway, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these recipes - and do let me know if you have longterm fave appetizer of your own?!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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73 comments

  1. How come you don't like olives? I think they are the most delicious! haha! Love these easy appetizer recipes. Really, these are life savers for any hostess (or guest). :)

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  2. Ha! Count me as one of those crazy olive lovers! I've been a fan since I was a kid. Anyway, these recipes are a really good idea! They look yummy and no stress/easy. We actually have to bring some food to a Christmas party tomorrow and this reminds me that I need to figure out what we are going to make....

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for this! Now I know what dish to bring along at the next friendly gathering. Although not as photogenic, I really like toasting slices of a baguette & adding gouda, cucumber slice & honey drizzled on top. :]


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  4. These appetizers look adorable! They look so fancy yet really simple! I need to try the little stuffed baby vine tomatoes, too cute! And beautiful photos like always! :) xx

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  5. These look perfect and absolutely delicious! I'll try and make these and if I get it right, I'll serve this come Christmas! :)

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  6. Awesome! I'm totally trying out the tomato one!!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  7. Haha, always in need of more time to curl my hair and wing that liner ;) These look so elegant and professional, think I need to try the olive ones especially <3

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  8. Theses look so delicious! I love little appetizers and am really craving some celery right now :D
    Love,
    Charlotte Luisa | bycharlotteluisa.com

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  9. These are great easy to make appetizers. And they seem really tasty to. I like.
    Thank you for sharing Gabrielle. Have a a lovely Friday :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  10. These all look and sound delicious, we would especially love eating those bruschettas, they're one of our favorites!

    ISA Professional

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  11. Love the healthy shades of Christmas! TGIF, dear! xoxo

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  12. I hate it when I get asked to bring a plate along because I never know what to bring. I feel like I come up with amazing dishes and I think they taste great but I get so annoyed that no one gives me feedback! Praise me people! I put a lot of effort ;o)

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  13. I am in love with this post. Delicious and tempting recipes whith no fuss method. Love it all. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Lovely post Gabrielle. It looks really good!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  15. I'm all for quick and easy, Gabrielle! These appetizers look so delicious! Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie! xo

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  16. Looks delicious and so beautifully organized. The tomato appetizer is my favorite.

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  17. YUMMMMY!!!! WOWOW!!! I'm totally drooling right now! U r sooo talented babe!!! AMAZING u made all of these! So ready for the holidays!
    All the best and Happy NEW YEAR!
    kisses
    xoBeckerman Girls

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  18. These look so cool and cute! I love the idea, I am going to try them out:D

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  19. Mmm these appetizers all look so yummy and easy to make! I like that they are quite healthy too- its a nice change from all the fatty foods we tend to see around this time of year.

    Rachel xx
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  20. So simple but so beautiful and sounds delicious. These are not only perfect for the festive seasons but for any special occasions.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  21. Omg they look delicious! + they are so pretty. Need to try them for christmas, thanks for the idea:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

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  22. I'm a celery stick kind of girl and they all look so good! Not only do they look like simple appies, but put them on a nice board and it's gorgeous table decor too!

    Macarons and Mischief

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  23. Che bello e buono questo aperitivo!!
    lalu

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  24. These appetizers are so cute! Thank you for sharing :)

    Ellen x
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  25. These are wonderful ideas. The appetizers look so cute too! And I'm a big fan of bruschetta.
    Christina ★ https://caliope-couture.com

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  26. yummy, yummy, yummy! Those appetizers sure look delicious...and they are very pleasing to the eye as well. I think visuals are so important when it comes to food, even more when we want to get people to eat our little creations- sometimes presentation is everything!

    I must say these party appetizers are like art works in themselves. Beautiful presentation and photos as well. I think I will steal your ideas....especially when it comes to that tomato appetizer...how cute is that? It is great that all of these require no cooking, so we can even improvise them on short notice.


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  27. I love your sense of humor Gaby "...will give you more time to curl your hair..."

    Gaby, your recipes are super easy and look delicious. I will definitely make them for our New Year's Eve because for Christmas I already have a very traditional menu. I think for NYE it will be perfect all the more, as we avoid eating too heavy.
    Dear, I have appetizer recipes but they are not as fast and eye-catching as yours.
    Here are a few: mousse of tuna, blini with salmon, terrine avocado grapefruit and endives, Spanish tortilla, foie Gras gingerbread.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes with us. Have a lovely week end :)

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  28. Such a pretty presentation!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  29. These appetizers look so delicious and easy to do! Such a great idea!

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  30. These look so simple and tasty! Thanks for sharing with us =o)

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  31. The filled tomatoes are such a good idea! I always eat tomatoes with feta cheese, so Philadelphia should be just as good! And I LOVE olives, so that has to be my fave appetizer ;)

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  32. You are obviously an amazing hostess, Gabrielle! I love the look of these appetizers and will certainly have to try them soon. Your table decor is also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! XO
    Janea
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  33. These appetizers looks so yummy, thanks for sharing, cool photos!


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  34. All of these look very tasty indeed! I would love to try for this upcoming festival!



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  35. I love this kind of recipes, so easy and delicious at the same time. My favourite ones are the stuffed tomates (also baked, a real deli).

    Jasmine xx
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  36. They look perfect and look very fresh and healthy as well. Very nicely presented. Have a nice Sunday.

    ANOUK

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  37. Ahh your photography is just amazing all the time! The bruschetta sound so yummy and these look amazing but sound so quick to make!
    Amy xx
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  38. These are all so cute and they seem really quick and easy to do as well :) I have to admit I am pretty terrible when it comes to cooking of any kind but these seem like something even I couldn't get wrong! x

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  39. These appetizers not only look delicious but the colors make them perfectly festive too especially since you presented them so elegantly Gabrielle! What's best is how simple they are to prepare! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Ohh these look super tasty and very well presented,great post x

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  41. Absolutely amazing, delicious photos!!

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  42. These look delicious! I love both cold & hot hors d'oeuvres. It's important to have both.
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  43. I think for some occasions easy and quick hors d'oeuvres are the way to go, although I do enjoy cookign and baking. I love olives though, so I'd incorporate some in dishes. :) Lovely images, Gabrielle. x

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  44. How lovely these look and how simple to produce too! Just shows that you don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to produce some yummy nibbles!

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  45. Ahh these look so petite and delicious! x

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  46. Ooh I love baby vine tomatoes, and bruschetta, and olives...everything here, basically. These look delicious and foolproof, I'll definitely give one or two of them a try next time I have a guest over! Thanks for the tips ;) xx

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  47. Oh yes, this looks doable for sure, thanks for sharing!

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  48. Yummy, these look delicious. Need to try them ASAP, even just as a snack.

    xo
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  49. I love your suggestions, Gabrielle. Those little tomatoes look so cute.

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  50. These look absolutely delicious ! i love how easy and quick they are to prepare :) I think I'd like the tomatoe one best , you're right the parsley really adds a professional touch !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  51. These appetizers all sound amazing. I'm usually not a huge fan of tomatoes but I always make an exception when it comes to bruschetta! It's one of y favourite snacks :)

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  52. I love these ideas! I'm going to bookmark this for next time I have people over, these are great options! I love any food that is quick to make so I can get out of the kitchen sooner!

    Francesca
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  53. These are so cute and look delicious!

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  54. I always seem to forget appetizers, so thanks for the reminder! These look delicious, and they're so cute. I'll definitely be keeping these in mind. I've got so much food planning to do, so I'll go for anything that lessens the hassle!

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  55. These are such great ideas, I am so going to use hun :) xx

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  56. Girl these look absolutely delicious! I adore your home food / DIY posts - your photography is always just so, so stunning too!

    Hayley xo
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  57. You are so talented! These are the most adorable little DIY appetizers. Apps are my favorite!

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  58. These appetisers look utterly delicious - I am hosting this year's Christmas and was thinking how to add a few vegetables as well so this comes in very handy! Thanks!

    Miriam
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  59. These are great, the tomato and the bruschetta look so good! Will definitely have to try these out for Christmas this year. Thanks for these ideas Gabrielle! - Tasha

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  60. Haha I'm not a fan of olives either but my boyfriend LOVES them! All of these appetizers look amazing!

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  61. This is great! Love when things are quick and yummy to do! How good with the bruschetta though? Haha want some now please. Thank you for the inspiration love, have a lovely week! Xx

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  62. These look so simple but seriously impressive

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  63. Oh wow these look amazing Gabrielle!

    Gemma x
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  64. Great recipes! Everything looks delicious!
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  65. great ideas. I am a fan of bruschetta

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  66. I love a good app that doesn't require much and these are just that! They look so yummy and like perfect conversation pieces at a party. Speaking of that, your photos are BEAUTIFUL! Love, love, love this!!!

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  67. That looks delicious and you just gave me some ideas! Thanks!

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  68. Im speechless those rare amazing and look so yum! i will be giving this a go! Thanks for sharing, I wish you and your family a very peaceful and joyful Christmas! Dominica from www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk xXx

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  69. These tasty bites look so delicious, healthy and scrumptious! There's nothing I love more than healthy finger food (as well as treats of the chocolatey kind too)

    Great inspiration for a Christmas party that's for sure or for New Years Eve!

    It doesn't take too much to create a delicious taste sensation and these are ones which I would happily nibble at daily as a snack.

    Really lovely photographs!

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo
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  70. Oh come on you don't like olives?! I'm believe I've caught up with all yours posts.
    Great work girl!
    Thanks so much for being so inspirational.
    Cheers,
    T.
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