13 Elegant Appetizers for Your Oscar Viewing Pleasure
The 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony is going down in Los Angeles this Sunday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m. As the Oscars can be a bit slow at times, it’s fun to watch this sort of live televised event with friends because you can discuss who has the best dress and who makes the most awkward acceptance speech, all while guzzling the best pink champagne you can afford. If you’re having people over, why not make a party of it and serve a delectable spread of sophisticated finger foods? Here are 13 inspiring and elegant appetizers perfect for your Oscars viewing pleasure.
Seaweed cones filled with savory ginger, sesame, and garlic tuna seem like an appetizer that would be on the menu of the Governors Ball, the Oscars' official after-party. As the tuna is raw in this dish, use the best sushi-grade tuna you can afford.
Want to serve something that is satisfying without being over-the-top rich? Offer squares of this whole-wheat pizza with broccoli rabe and turkey sausage. Use part-skim mozzarella cheese, and come Monday morning, you won’t feel guilty!
Garlicky sautéed kale and Italian white beans are a match made in vegetarian heaven, as proven by this crostini recipe. It calls for Cava Greek Yogurt Hummus; if you can’t find this product at your local grocer, simply mix a tablespoon or two of Greek yogurt into your preferred brand of storebought hummus.
If you’ve ever had fried chickpeas as a snack at a bar, you know that they are a crunchy, finger-licking-good treat. But did you know that you can mimic the experience by roasting them in your own oven? It’s a vegan appetizer that’s best served piping hot off of the sheet pan.
Thinly sliced potatoes are the base for this decadent smoked salmon galette. Whipped cream cheese and crème fraîche is the light and cooling spread in between the crispy potatoes and pillowy salmon. If you’re in the mood to indulge, top with heaping teaspoons of your favorite brand of caviar.
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What are you serving for Oscars Sunday?