By Linzi Gay
Our Favorite Wine Country Inspired Holiday Appetizers
The holidays give us an excuse to spend more time in the kitchen and to linger at the table with friends and family. Are you hosting a holiday party? Do you need some menu inspiration? At Clif Family, we’re here to help you with easy yet outstanding appetizers for your next soiree. Here are our favorite wine country inspired holiday appetizers for your upcoming festivities.
Easy Bruschetta Board
While a cheese board will never go out of style, it may be time to spice up your appetizer game with a Bruschetta Board. Start with the Perfect Bruschetta Bread and spreads like our Roasted Beet Dip or Green Olive Tapenade. Then add additional toppings like a soft goat cheese, prosciutto, olives, marinated peppers and grilled mushrooms. Your guests will have fun creating their own flavor combinations.
Don’t Forget Your Greens
We always try our best to sneak in delicious yet nutritious dishes to our menus. Chef John suggests drizzling our Chimichurri Sauce atop flank steak mini beef sliders. Or for a plant-based alternative, grilled Portobello mushrooms create a nice veggie base for the sauce.
Cauliflower continues to be the most trendy and versatile cruciferous veggie. Surprise your guests with a veggie twist on fried chicken. Our Hot Honey Fried Cauliflower with Solar Grown™ Hot Honey with Cobanero Chili will be the first dish that disappears from the table!
Not Your Nana’s Cheese Log
Every holiday table must include a cheese log, right? Why not elevate your cheese game with this easy Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Ball recipe that can be made in advance. Highlighting our Organic Smoked Spanish Pimenton Almonds, the savory nut mix crust is the perfect pairing for hearty red wines.
A Pizza Lovers Appetizer
This is an easy appetizer that is sure to please your party goers. The star ingredients of our Pepperoni Spice Stuffed Peppers are the pepperoni spice and a drizzle of Cobanero Chili Hot Honey. Each bite is the perfect combination of salty, sweet and spicy.
These Savory Bacon Thumbprints are delicious on their own and would also make a welcome to addition to a cheese board. Our Organic Strawberry Pepper Jam perfectly complements the salty bacon for a savory treat with just the right amount of sweetness.