7 Easy No-Cook Toothpick Appetizers
Forks are for the rest of the feast. Tide guests over until dinnertime with easy, on-a-stick bites that are all about assembly, not about cooking.
Goat Cheese Balls
Mix together a package of cream cheese and a log of goat cheese until thoroughly combined, then use your hands to roll chunks of the cheese into small balls. Combine chopped parsley, thyme, bacon bits and chopped walnuts on a plate and roll each cheese ball in the coating until covered. Pop a stick into each cheese ball and serve atop dried apple slices for easier eating, with additional apple slices on the side for dipping.
Hummus Cucumber Rolls
Thinly slice a cucumber, then spread a thin layer of garlic hummus atop each slice, as well as pickled red peppers and feta crumbles. Starting at one end, roll the cucumber slice into itself and pin in place with a toothpick.
Prosciutto and Cheddar Apple Slices
Simply place ribbons of sliced prosciutto atop apple slices, then finish with a square of sharp cheddar cheese and a small wooden pick! Be sure to make this appetizer right before guests arrive, to prevent the apples from turning brown.
Start with a chunk of Parmesan cheese on a knotted skewer, followed by a few slices of romaine lettuce, one crouton and a cherry tomato. Serve with a small condiment cup of Caesar dressing and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Slice a pickled beet ball in half and slide it onto a wooden food pick followed by a small bunch of baby arugula, one walnut and a chunk of feta cheese. Top with a light drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.
Mini Cuban Sandwiches
Place slices of ham atop slices of a fresh baguette, along with squares of Swiss cheese and a mini gherkin pickle. Finish with a small food pick for easy eating!
Antipasto Salad Skewers
Thread cherry tomatoes, slices of salami, pitted black olives, artichoke hearts, mozzarella balls and basil leaves onto skewers. If you have more of one or two of the ingredients, double up on them to fill up the skewers.