The holidays are fast approaching and with them come office parties, and evenings together with family and friends! As much fun as these parties are, they can become troublesome to your waistline – and your wallet! Creating fresh and delicious holiday appetizers that don’t break the bank can seem overwhelming, but we have you covered! These Cucumber Tuna Cups and Mexican Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers are sure to be a hit, and they won’t break the bank!
Cucumber Tuna Cups
Preparing cucumbers in a specific way can result in a clever and delicious appetizer. Cut a cucumber into slices measuring 1½ inches thick. Use a spoon to hollow out each slice, creating a tiny bowl. Avoid inserting the spoon straight through the slice. Next, mix a simple tuna salad using canned tuna, mayonnaise, and a dash of salt and pepper. Add additional herbs and spices as desired. Fill each cucumber slice with a scoop of tuna for refreshing bite-sized goodies.
Spicy Version: Canned tuna, mayonnaise, hot sauce to taste.
California Version: Canned tuna, mashed avocado, bacon bits
Protein-Rich Version: Canned tuna, hummus.
Stuffed Mexican Mini Bell Peppers
For a tasty appetizer that’s easy to both make and eat, buy a batch of mini bell peppers. These colorful vegetables are excellent for livening up any table spread. Cut each bell pepper in half and remove the flesh with a spoon. Set aside on a plate or tray. In a separate bowl, combine your preferred choice of cheese, cooked meat and rice, vegetables, and spices. Fill the hollowed bell pepper halves with the mixture. Top with a generous sprinkling of cheese and spices. Grill for 8-9 minutes or until the sides of each pepper are lightly blackened. The peppers should be soft to the touch.
Mexican Version: Taco meat, avocado chunks, quinoa or rice, salsa.
Mediterranean Version: Tofu, spinach, feta cheese, olives.
Hawaiian Version: Ham, cheddar cheese, pineapple.
For a full list of Cheap DIY Party Appetizers that will impress at your next party, check out the full article on Fix.com