If you’re hosting dinner or another event at home, the pressure to come up with crowd-pleasing food is high.
I like to keep it simple but not sacrifice flavor. These two appetizers are quick, easy, nutritious and delicious!
Black Bean Hummus
1 can black beans, drained
Juice of 2 lemons
2 Tb. Olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic
pinch salt to taste
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour before serving for best flavor. Serve with whole wheat pita chips or flatbread crackers and fresh cut vegetables.
Roasted Red Pepper, Pesto & Goat Cheese Toasts
1 fresh French or multigrain baguette, cut into ½ inch slices
4 ounces goat cheese (log)
1/3 cup fresh basil pesto (homemade or store bought)
1 small jar roasted red peppers
Cut and spread about 1 teaspoon pesto onto each piece of bread.
Then spoon a small amount of cheese on the pesto and top with a strip of pepper.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown and cheese looks melted and bread is toasted golden brown.