Two major holidays are around the corner! For Canadians, it's July 1st with Canada Day. For Americans, it's Independence Day on the 4th of July. Whatever event or occasion you're celebrating, here are some simple and delicious appies to serve your guests.
Ready? Then read on, my friends...
Vegetable Platter & Raw Ranch Dressing
First, let's go for the obvious... throw together a big 'ol vegetable platter. Carrots, celery, broccoli, tomatoes... you get my drift! What's available at your local farmer's market? Be creative! Tempt your guests further by offering a Raw Ranch Dressing dip for their veggies. If you think nothing can compare to 'real' ranch dressing, think again! This is a must-have dip for your vegetable platter!
Fruit Platter & Raw Fruit Dip
And you can't go wrong with a fruit platter, especially when you serve it with a delicious Raw Fruit Dip. This cashew-based dip is sooo creamy and slightly tangy, with a cream-cheese-like texture. Perfect for slathering on strawberries, pineapple chunks and grapes.
Mmm, just writing about it makes me want to whip up a batch right now!
Raw Walnut Pate & Simplest Raw Flax Crackers
For snackies, my fave and easiest trick is to top cucumber rounds with a spread like Raw Walnut Pate.
You can also spread the Walnut Pate on crackers, too. Check out this Simplest Raw Flax Cracker Recipe to totally impress your friends!
Raw Guacamole & Raw Corn Chips
What's a gathering without guacamole? Guacamole is always on my must-serve list, so I'm sharing it with you!
Serve it up with these stupendously good Corn Chips and your holiday event will be the talk of the town!
Raw Strawberry Milk
Keep your guests hydrated (and delighted) with a smooothie like this awesome Strawberry Milk. Frozen strawberries and chia seeds are the two main ingredients!
For a twist, you can also serve this smoothie up as a refreshing dessert!
But, if you want a 'proper' dessert, why don't you make one up the day beforehand & freeze? My top choice that you can serve right out of the freezer is Raw Cheesecake!
If some of your guests have any doubts about eating raw at this point, those doubts will be eradicated after just one bite of this wildly delicious cheesecake!
All Together Now...
Let's see now, we've got a vegetable plate, a fruit plate, flax crackers (and cuke rounds!) topped with walnut pate. Then there's the guacamole served up with crunchy corn chips. And for the sweet tooths in the gang, there's the strawberry smoothie plus cheesecake for dessert!
So get ready to enjoy your holiday in raw food style! And don't forget to invite me!