What Are Some Recipes for Cold Hors D'oeuvres?

What Are Some Recipes for Cold Hors D'oeuvres?

One recipe for cold hors d'oeuvres is mini caprese bites using fresh mozzarella and grape tomatoes. Another is cranberry-goat cheese canapés with sweet cranberries and spicy jalapeño.

To make mini caprese bites, cut 1 pint of grape tomatoes in half, and cut 10 to 14 fresh mozzarella balls into thirds. Thread one tomato half, one piece of cheese and another tomato half on a four-inch wood skewer. Repeat until all the tomatoes and cheese are used up, then place the skewers into a shallow serving dish. Whisk together 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Drizzle the oil mixture onto the skewers, then sprinkle them with six thinly sliced basil leaves and more salt and pepper to taste.

For cranberry-goat cheese canapés, stir together 1 1/2 cups of chopped fresh cranberries, 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons of minced fresh jalapeño pepper and 3/4 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger in a bowl. Let the ingredients stand for 10 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread a toast square with soft goat cheese, and top with a small spoonful of the cranberry mixture. Repeat this until you have used up all of the ingredients. Garnish with roasted, salted pumpkin seeds.