Appetizers

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

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I made a similar version to this salsa last weekend and my family loved it! I decided to add black beans to the mix this week and it is even tastier! If you love a good chunky salsa then you are sure to love this Black Bean & Corn Salsa! Once you start eating it though, be warned that you will not be able to stop! It is that good!

Ingredients:

1 can of drained black beans

1 can of drained sweet corn (last week I used fresh corn; either will work)

2 medium sized tomatoes, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped

fresh squeezed lime juice (I just eyeball and add for taste)

salt/pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Check seasonings for taste. Add as much salt/pepper and lime juice to your preference. Refrigerate at least 3-5 hours. Eat with corn chips and enjoy!

Baked Zucchini Fries

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I don’t know about you, but I am always searching for ways to get more vegetables into my diet. It can be a struggle some days, right? I know that I am not alone!

One of my favorite vegetables is zucchini. I love that it is so versatile. You can make noodles out of it, sautee it, bake it and more! I recently made zucchini “fries” and they were so delicious! These “fries” are so easy to make and you can dip them in your favorite low calorie dipping sauce!

Baked Zucchini Fries

3 medium zucchini rinsed

no calorie butter spray

salt, pepper to taste

2 tablespoons bread crumbs

 

Directions:

Cut the zucchini into strips to resemble fries and place on baking tray.

Spray the zucchini with the butter spray and season with the salt and pepper.

Sprinkle on the breadcrumbs.

Combine all of the ingredients together and bake at 350 until done. This typically takes about 20 minutes.

If you want more breadcrumbs to make them even crispier, you can add more. I am just trying to watch my caloric intake since I am doing the Nutrisystem plan.

Enjoy! These are so delicious! I dipped them in Calorie Free Walden Farms Ranch dressing that I buy at Publix.

You will want to eat the entire pan! Go ahead, zucchini is so good for you!

Mini Caprese Bites With Balsamic Drizzle #SundaySupper

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One of my favorite appetizers that I turn to again and again when we dine out is Caprese Salad! There is something to be said for the ooey gooey mozarella paired with the sweet tomato, basil and balsamic glaze! Caprese Salad servings can sometimes be on the larger side, so wouldn’t it be fun to make them into small bites that you can pop into your mouth when you are having a party or social function?

This week the #SundaySupper Tastemakers are bringing you some delicious Fancy Appetizers that will be perfect for your next party or social function. A big thank you goes out to our amazing host Wendy of Wholistic Woman who helped to make this event happen!

This past Christmas Eve I was at my friend Charity’s house and we made these Mini Caprese Bites With Balsamic Drizzle that are to die for! They are the perfect taste of a Caprese Salad but in bite size. Shhh….don’t tell anyone, but I can down 5-6 of these in 1 sitting. Oh, and did I mention that they are guilt-free eating? How can you wrong with Basil, Tomato, Mozarella and Balsamic?

Not only are these Mini Caprese Bites With Balsamic Drizzle delicious, they are also super easy to make! You are sure to reach for this Fancy Appetizer again and again! People will think that you slaved over this fancy appetizer all day long, but you can whip it up in no time flat!

Ingredients:

Cherry Tomatoes

Fresh Basil

Mozzarella Balls (I found these in the specialty case at my local grocery store)

Balsamic Glaze (you can make your own, but I found the most delicious pre-made variety)

Salt/Pepper to Taste (optional)

Toothpicks

Directions:

Take the Cherry tomatoes and cut off the bottom to form a “foot” so that they can stand up on their own. Take a mozzarella ball and place on top of the tomato followed by a fresh basil leaf. After you have assembled the plate with all of the bites, drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top. You may also sprinkle with salt and pepper if you prefer. Serve and enjoy!

Here are some more delicious Fancy Appetizers from my #SundaySupper Tastemaker friends for you to enjoy!

Finger Foods

Hors d’oeuvres

Seafood

Sweets

Veggies

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