Galloping Horses – Olive Magazine, BBC Good Food
I should have included these in last week’s vegetarian Thai meals, but at least these Thai-inspired morsels can be enjoyed now. The sweet and sour mixture of peanut butter, sugar and soy sauce sits atop pineapple cubes and look beyond impressive and delicious. I’m not sure why they are called galloping horses? Perhaps your dinner guests start galloping towards the platter with horse-like appetites when they see them?

spicy-black-beans-and-avocado-canapesSpicy Black Beans and Avocado Canapes
– Kate Merker, image: Burcu Avsar
These not only look and taste great but they are really easy to toss together. Just make enough as they will be gobbled up in seconds!

kiwi-summer-rollKiwi Summer Roll – Body + Soul
These luscious little rolls will be great for summer. Love the unique idea of wrapping kiwi fruit, rice noodles, peanuts and a tasty sauce in rice-paper wrappers.

croste-di-polenta-con-cicoriaCroste Di Polenta Con Cicoria
(Polenta with braised chicory)

– Antonio Carluccio, image: Lisa Linder
Impress friends with this Italian recipe from Antonio Carluccio (via Jamie Oliver’s site). You could make these polenta patties even smaller into bite size pieces and leave out the chicory perhaps. Just substitute the chicken stock for vegetarian stock and enjoy the remaining ingredients which are vegan.

rosemary-focacciaRosemary Focaccia – Australian Women’s Weekly
Bountiful bread selections are always welcome alongside an array of appetizers. Making your own rosemary focaccia, garnished with rosemary sprigs or cherry tomatoes will make you feel like a genuinely proud, baking Betty!

grated-potato-pancakesGrated Potato Pancakes – Martha Stewart
So many people love potatoes and these little pancakes will be no exception! You’ll just need some oil, salt and pepper. It’s as simple as that.

fatayer-spinach-lemon-and-pine-nut-pastriesFattoyer (Spinach, Lemon and Pine Nut Pastries) – Waitrose
As this recipe explains, you can prepare these as ‘full-size pastries’ or as ‘bite-sized canapes’. I think they will also make a delicious and unusual lunch for work.

green-onion-pancakesGreen Onion Pancakes – Australian Women’s Weekly
This unusual recipe had me intrigued and one look at the minimal ingredient list, had me convinced to include them in today’s appetizer round-up. The green onion filling is infused with sesame loveliness and the dipping sauce of black vinegar, soy sauce and red chili is the perfect finishing touch.


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