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10 Appetizers Perfect to Ring in the New Year

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10 Appetizers Perfect to Ring in the New Year
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Just after Christmas, New Year serves as the next big excuse to gear up in the kitchen and put on an impressive spread.

Whether you're planning on throwing your own New Year's Eve party or visiting another party you'll need a selection of tasty snacks to serve your guests.

Keep the party going with these easy and elegant New Year's Eve appetizers, guaranteed to liven up your gathering and ring in 2016 with a burst of flavor. 

Caprese Skewers

Mini mozzarella and cherry tomatoes stacked onto wooden skewers and topped off with basil are a sure party pleaser. Perfect for vegetarians they also add a splash of colour to your spread. Find the recipe here.

Spring Rolls

Crispy coated, generously filled spring rolls with a sweet dipping sauce are a sure crowd pleaser. Make sure they're piping hot when you serve them for the maximum effect.

Thai Shrimps in Wonton Pastry

Succulent, juicy prawns served inside a hot crispy shell with a Thai dipping sauce will disappear in no time at your New Year gathering.

Legumes and Goose Liver Pate

This lovely smooth pate will pair beautifully with a chilled glass of champagne.

Radish on a Spoon

Italian chef Davide Oldani's radish on a spoon, makes for a playful and elegant vegetarian appetizer.

Wild Mushroom Terrine

This tasty vegan terrine is packed with flavour and works perfectly spread on toast and served as canapes.

Dim Sum with Spinach and Mung Beans

Beautifully soft pillows of steamed dim sum are a great healthy alternative and perfect finger food for a party.

Chickpea Puree with Crackers and Herbed Cheese

Another healthy vegetarian alternative serve up with a variety of vegetable batons, like zucchini, carrots and celery to add some fresh crunch to your spread.

Beef Sashimi and Foie Gras

One for the meat lovers this is an easy and tasty beef recipe shared by Matias Perdomo, chef at Al Pont De Ferr restaurant in Milan.


Pocket size mini quiche are a perfect party food, portable bite size rounds make for easy stand up munching with a glass in the other hand.

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