Since trying to eat a diet that focuses less on processed foods, I’ve been having a tough time finding appetizers that fit the bill. I mean, even my absolute favorite splurge; cheese is served with crackers. I’ve been trying to forgo the crackers and eating the cheese plain or with a slice of salami. It’s tasty and it works, but it’s definitely different than what I’m used to.
I knew I needed to find an appetizer for Thanksgiving that wouldn’t involve crackers or any other foods that would make me feel bad about snacking before our turkey day feast. I was so happy when I found this impressive appetizer on Pinterest. For starters, it looks stunning! It’s also so easy to prepare, taking just a couple of minutes, and the ingredients are all wholesome ingredients that don’t make me feel bad about eating four or five of them.
I don’t buy salted almonds, so I used regular unsalted but after preparing them I sprinkled on a tiny little pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt. I love regulating my own intake of salt rather than relying on packaged foods to dictate how much salt I eat. I recommend you trying it too.
These little babies definitely look pretty on the appetizer table if you decide to bring them to a holiday party this season. I still have ingredients left to make another batch. I think I’ll bring them to my friends house on Saturday to enjoy with our wine — can’t wait! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Apricot, Goat Cheese, Almond Bites
Recipe from Reluctant Entertainer
Makes 2 dozen
24 dried apricots
4 oz goat cheese, room temperature
honey, to drizzle
fresh thyme, to sprinkle
salt, to sprinkle
Space out apricots on a tray, smear about a teaspoon of goat cheese onto each apricot, place an almond in the middle. Sprinkle with salt, drizzle of honey, and thyme. Serve.