The word gluten is everywhere these days. More people are choosing a gluten free diet, either because of an allergy or a conscious choice to eat healthier. At your next party, try out these gluten free appetizers, and you will find that the lack of gluten does not have to mean lack of taste or pleasure of your guests.
Homemade ricotta cheese
Forget paying expensive store prices for cheese when you can easily make your own! Since you are able to choose the quality of ingredients, you can make a high quality product by using organic milk, heavy cream, and fresh lemon juice. When the cheese is finished, it will be a great addition to a fancy meat or vegetable dish. Don’t forget a nice bottle of wine to go with that cheese!
Smoked salmon dip
Every appetizer part of the meal must have at least one dip. Try a new gluten free appetizer with this smoked salmon dip. Minimal ingredients are needed, including cream cheese, sour cream, minced smoked salmon, horseradish, salt and pepper, chives, and fresh dill and lemon juice.
Dairy free appetizers
For guests that need dairy free choices, there are still plenty of appetizers you can prepare, including ones that are still gluten free. With choices such as bacon avocado sliders, guacamole, and spicy chorizo scotch eggs, any chef has the capability to customize just about any appetizer to accommodate most any dietary need.
Gluten free crab rangoons
Add some ethnic flare to your gluten free appetizer table with these homemade crab rangoons. Depending on the gluten free options in your area, gluten free wonton wrappers may not be available. If you do not decide to experiment and make your own, you can instead put the crab and cream cheese filling in a gluten free chip shaped as a scoop in order to make the outer shell.
And if the appetizer table still isn’t hot enough…
Aside from adding a bottle or two of hot sauce to the table, try adding these hot and spicy dishes to the mix of gluten free appetizers. Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers are sure to be a hot hit. Chipotle lime popcorn would be an excellent choice for a movie party. A homemade salsa and guacamole would be an asset to those gluten free chips you just bought at the supermarket last minute.
May happens to be Celiac disease awareness month. This disease is caused by the gluten in wheat and rye, and it affects many people worldwide. These dishes will not only be a great addition to your next house party, but they would also be great choices for a Celiac disease fundraiser or benefit party.