13 of the Best Finger Foods to Add to Your Holiday Menu This Season
Because bite-size is always more fun.
It's officially the holiday season, and finger foods are the star of the show. When curating your menus this season, add some of these delicious appetizers to keep the party going. Whether you're throwing a big end-of-the-year party, or a more low-key corporate lunch, appetizers are the perfect food for picking at in any social situation. From classics like crostini and cheese platters, to empanadas and arancini, these apps have something for everyone.
Who says pumpkin is only for fall? We carry it over to the holiday season on this flatbread with butternut squash, cranberries, smoked mozzarella, sage, and arugula, drizzled with honey.
Mini Poke Tuna Bowls
Bite-size poke bowls. That is all.
Steak Au Poivre Potato Canapes
We love potatoes in all its glorious forms, and this appetizer is no exception. These steak canapés are perfect for the celiacs at your party. The use of thinly sliced potatoes may taste even better than the original flour canapés.
Holiday Cheese Platter
No holiday party would be complete without a cheese board with all the fixings. Ours comes with a side of honey, figs, candied walnuts, and Kalamata olives.
Asparagus Chicken Twists
Believe it or not, this is our most popular appetizer during the holidays. Marinated chicken breast is grilled around asparagus spears and served with our famous tandoori sauce.
Holiday Sushi Platter
Sushi is the perfect food for picking at. Our holiday platter comes with a variety of fish, vegetarian, and vegan rolls.
These empanadas are no joke. They are wrapped and fried until golden brown and served with an avocado dipping sauce.
Tofu or Chicken Spring Rolls
Attention all vegans — This appetizer is for you. Tofu (or chicken, for our meat-eaters) is marinated with miring and rice wine vinegar with daikon, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and lettuce and served with a ginger soy dipping sauce. Plus, they are super filling and full of protein.
Coconut Sriracha Chicken Tenders
We don't care how old you are, you're never too old for chicken tenders. (And if you think you are— you're wrong). These are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, from the sriracha and the coconut. Served with a side of sweet chili dipping sauce, these tenders are taken to a whole new level.
Another vegetarian option that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. These crispy arborio rice balls are seasoned with pesto, stuffed with vegan mozzarella cheese (though you wouldn't even notice), and served with a roasted red pepper sauce.
Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potato Skewers
You really can't go wrong with skewers at your party, especially ones with sweet potatoes. These are also another delicious gluten-free option to include.
Rosemary and Lemon Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Another variation of skewers, but this time they're gluten-free AND vegan. These include grilled zucchini, bell peppers, Cremini mushrooms, red onions, butternut squash, and grape tomatoes and are served with tandoori sauce.
Holiday Crostini Trio
Last, but not least, is holiday crostini trio, our personal favorite. Our holiday variation includes (1) poached Bosc pear and basil walnut pesto, (2) black Mission fig, brie, and chives, and (3) butternut squash, tarragon, and goat cheese.
These finger foods are, in our opinions, the perfect party additions this holiday season. No matter if you're throwing a huge end-of-year holiday bash, or a laid back lunch in the office, be sure not to forget about including some of these delicious appetizers. Our expert team is always here to assist with any questions when it comes to curating your perfect menu. Give us a call at 617-542-3663 or send us an email to get the party planning started.