Easy appetizers which are a great way to set the ball rolling for a fun picnic.
They go so well with libations from the wine picnic basket before bringing out
Appetizers can still be really tasty, even if you find you are pushed for time. Just head for the pantry and fridge… or the supermarket and gourmet deli. Picnics are pretty casual meals and starting with an easy nibble means more time to lay out the main fare.
They can still look and taste great and all you have to do is pop them on the platter.
Try these Platters of easy appetizers...
A Barossa Valley platter full of easy appetizers (our favorite wine region in South Australia) A selection of appetizers with Dill cucumbers, pickled onions, Artisan olives, pate, metwurst, or salami, tasty cheeses, dried biscuits and interesting small breads.
Vegetables with pesto... with sun dried and semi dried tomatoes, capsicum, little carrots, cucumber, radishes, young fresh asparagus... cut into long "fingers" and accompanied with a bowl of basil pesto for dipping.
How about a seafood platter with pickled… mussels, oysters, prawns, calamari, scallops… and your local seafood delicacy too. You will need small biscuits to go with these... or croutons.
Pancetta or small slices of ham with figs, dates and cheese and slices of fresh fruit. Make your own combinations on thin rounds of a French stick or dried biscuits.
Wrap pancetta, or thinly sliced ham around fruit... figs, dates, prunes... hold with a toothpick…simple but yummy easy appetizers. They look good too!
Now we have touched on the really, really simple ideas let’s get into easy appetizers recipes
which, with just a little effort, will set off the picnic food and mix well in the platters from this page.