Healthy Hors D’Oeuvre’s

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day is upon us and here are a few ideas to ring in the new year with yummy healthful hors d’oeuvre’s.

Mini Peppers with Herb Goat Cheese

  • 1 package mini peppers, halved and seeded
  • 4 oz of goat cheese
  • 1 tsp each fresh thyme, rosemary, oregano chopped fine

Mix the cheese and the herbs and fill each half of pepper with 1 tsp mixture. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with flake salt.

Spicy Avocado Jalapeno Yogurt with Crudités

Have a variety of vegetables.
  • 1 jalapeno seeded
  • 8 oz fare plain greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado seed and scooped out of it’s shell
  • zest and juice of a lime
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • salt to taste

Blend all items in a mini blender. Serve with jicama, carrots, cherry tomatoes, peppers, any veggies you like to serve.

Roasted Rosemary Walnuts

Rosemary and Walnuts ready for roasting.
  • 4 cups walnuts
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper ( if you want some spice)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all items together. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until toasted and fragrant.

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