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Easy Finger Foods: Tasty New Ideas and Recipes

Updated on June 27, 2011

Easy finger foods and finger food easy recipes


If you want to try preparing the food in a new way, you might try finger food easy recipes. The major benefit of finger food is that you don’t need any utensils for eating it. You can eat it with your hands and fingers. The beauty of finger food is that it is prepared so quickly and you can eat it in so many occasions.

I always make easy finger foods when I’m on vacation or when I want to have quick and easy, but in a certain way, a little bit special dinner. I don’t like long cooking in the summer and it is not even recommended if you follow the healthy summer diet guidelines. So, I enjoy those cozy dinners, when I make tasty little peaces and use nothing but my fingers to eat them.

I choose very often finger food for nice dinner with my husband. We experience new fulfilling tastes, eat with our fingers and enjoy our special moments.

Which ingredients can you use in finger food easy recipes?

Easy finger foods, bread base
Easy finger foods, bread base


Easy Finger Foods Base


First you need some base to even start making those little peaces. You can choose among different food, either bread or vegetables. It all depends on your taste and wishes.

  1. Bread and all variations of bread is mostly used as a base in many finger food easy recipes. Bread should be cut into small peaces to make one bite. Baguette can be also used, also cut into small peaces. Great taste can give salty crackers. Toast can also be a very good base, but you should half it to form a triangle.
  2. Vegetables make a great finger food base, when you want to have little rolls stuffed with meat or cheese. The best vegetables for rolls are eggplant and zucchini. You can put some smoked ham inside and get the complete meal. Spinach or grapes leaves can be used for little meat rolls or sushi.
  3. You can also use vegetables as a base, but in its initial form. Cherry tomatoes are tasty when stuffed with cheese. Zucchini can also be cut in half and stuffed with cheese and vegetables.
  4. Eggs can be stuffed with egg yolk and cheese.



Finger Food Spread


Some finger food asks for a spread and some just don’t. If you want to put a little cheese on the top of the peace of bread or a cracker you will need some spread. But, if you use salmon or caviar or any other food that has a very strong taste by itself, spread maybe a good to leave out.

If you decided to make tiny sandwiches finger food, you might need to put a spread. The best spread for easy finger foods is pate. You can choose the one you like the most. But, my choice would definitely be tuna or salmon pate. I like eating them in summer, because they are made of fish and I generally eat lots of fish during summer time. There is another spread that is actually characteristic for summer. It’s called humus. It’s made of chickpeas and it is very healthy. But, as spread is not mandatory, you can leave your bread or crackers empty and eat them just with some cheese, caviar and seasons.



Easy Finger Foods Filling


  1. The best filling for eggplant or zucchini rolls is ordinary ham, smoked ham or salmon. You can add some salad and you’ve got a complete and healthy meal.
  2. Spinach leaves are great when stuffed with minced meet and grapes rolls are tasty when stuffed with rice and carrot.
  3. You can also make stuffed tomatoes, eggs, and zucchini and as a filling you can use cottage cheese mixed with seasons and other vegetables.


Easy finger foods, stuffed cherry tomatoes
Easy finger foods, stuffed cherry tomatoes
Using decorations in finger food easy recipes
Using decorations in finger food easy recipes


Decorations in finger food easy recipes


Since finger food looks pretty fancy, why not put some more effort in its preparation and use some very interesting decorations. Those decorations should be eaten as well.

  1. For sandwiches finger food, great effect will give some olives, capers and caviar.
  2. Parsley goes very well with cheese filling. So, you can put it on top of stuffed eggs, tomatoes and even little sandwiches.



There are numerous variations and choices you can make. The end of your ideas is your imagination.

Here are just a few finger food easy recipes.


Easy Finger Foods 1:

Salmon sandwiches finger food with tuna spread


INGREDIENTS:

10 salty crackers

Tuna pate (you can buy it in the store)

50g Salmon

Decoration: olives and parsley


PROCEDURE:

  1. Put the tuna pate over the crackers.
  2. Put the salmon on top of the pate.
  3. Cut the olives into small rings.
  4. Cut the parsley into small peaces.
  5. Cover the sandwiches with olives and parsley.


SERVING:

Serve with red wine.



Easy Finger Foods 2:

Zucchini rolls with smoked ham


INGREDIENTS:

2 zucchini

100g smoked ham

50g rocket

Oil, vinegars, salt


PROCEDURE:

  1. Cut the zucchini into slices.
  2. Grill the vegetables for 5min to get the taste.
  3. Put the zucchini slices on the working area and cover them with smoked ham. Roll everything together.
  4. Add oil, vinegar and salt into rocket to make a salad.


SERVING:

Serve with rocket salad and white whine.



Easy Finger Foods 3:

Bruschette with fennel and prosciutto


INGREDIENTS:

6 bruschettes

1 fennel bulb

100g prosciutto

Garlic

Oil, vinegar, salt


PROCEDURE:

  1. Slice the fennel bulb , but leave out the hard inside part and leaves.
  2. Cook it for 5 minutes.
  3. Take the fennel out of the water, place it on a plate and season it with oil, vinegar and salt. Use very little seasoning. Leave it aside to cools.
  4. Cut the garlic in half and rub it over the bruschettes.
  5. Pour a few drops of olive oil on top of each bruschette.
  6. Heat the oven on 392F and grill the bruschettes for 10 minutes.
  7. Take the bruschettes out, put the one side of prosciutto on top of them, put some fennel inside and cover it with the remaining part of prosciutto.


SERVING:

Serve hot with red wine.



Easy Finger Foods 4:

Bruschette with grilles peppers, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes


INGREDIENTS:

6 bruschettes

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 mozzarella cheese

6 cherry tomatoes

Oil, vinegar, salt


PROCEDURE:

  1. Grill the peppers in the oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Cut the peppers into small peaces and season with oil, vinegar and salt.
  3. Put aside to rest.
  4. Heat the oven on 392F and grill the bruschettes for 10 minutes.
  5. Take the bruschettes from the oven and place them on the big plate.
  6. Cover them with grilled peppers.
  7. Cut the mozzarella into small peaces.
  8. Cut every cherry tomato two times to get four parts.
  9. Put mozzarella and tomatoes over peppers.


SERVING:

Serve cold with white wine.

Those were some really easy finger food recipes. But, when you try them for the first time, you will want to prepare them over and over again. It doesn’t take too much time, the taste is excellent. And, eating food with your fingers gives the whole meal some special touch.


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    • EmmaMedu profile imageAUTHOR

      EmmaMedu 

      7 years ago

      finger food is very easy to prepare and that is why it is great for parties and celebrations.

      I am glad you liked my recipes!

    • Cmkrakora profile image

      Cmkrakora 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      I love finger foods especially because I love to entertain people. I am definitely going to keep these recipes in mind for my next gathering. Thank you!

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