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Whether it’s for a holiday celebration or a Super Bowl party, these appetizers are sure to be a hit no matter the occasion.

Herb-Infused Greek Yogurt Dip
Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mixed herbs (dill, chives, basil, etc.), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, celery, cherry tomatoes, jicama, or olives. Arrange on a platter, varying colors and shapes.
 

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. prosciutto
  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Cut off the ends of the asparagus spears, then tightly wrap a slice of prosciutto around each spear from bottom to top. Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, top with lemon zest, and serve hot.
 

DIY Cheese Plate
Cheese Plate Recipe

Cheeses

  • 1 wedge parmesan cheese
  • 6 oz manchego cheese
  • 6 oz brie
  • 6 oz smoked gouda
  • 4 oz blue cheese

Bread

  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted
  • 1 pkg crackers

Fruit, Nuts, & Sauces

  • 1 bunch fresh grapes
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 oz honey
  • 2 oz fig jam

Instructions

  1. Select an assortment of cheeses, bread, fruit, nuts, and sauces from the list above (or add in your own favorites). Be sure to choose a variety of cheeses from different animals (cow’s milk, goat’s milk, etc.) and with different textures (soft, firm, and hard) and plan on providing about 4 ounces of cheese per person. Arrange the cheese on a platter, pre-slicing for your guests if you prefer. Put sauces in small bowls and add to platter. Fill in the spaces with the additional fruit, nuts, and bread.

 

This article first appeared in the December 2018 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.

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