5-Ingredient Hors D'oeuvres for 8 Nights

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Swiss Chard Frittata

Chanukah and party go hand in hand with one another. Chanukah is an exciting Jewish holiday which calls for eight nights of parties while gathering with family and friends. Now you’ll be able to create the ultimate gourmet party food with no more than five ingredients! What is impressive about the following hors d'oeuvres is how gourmet and complicated they seem, yet how simple and easy they are to make.

caramelized onion tart

Caramelized Onion Tart

The flaky pastry and sweet and savory onions make for a perfect bite. For a dairy meal, add goat cheese to give it that extra creaminess that takes this dish over the top.

asian meatballs

Asian Meatballs

This is a real winner for a large crowd and is so quick and easy to make. The sesame teriyaki sauce adds a lot of flavor to the meat and tenderizes it, leaving the meat moist and mouthwatering even after being baked.

Zucchini Soup Shooters

Zucchini Soup Shooters

Serve this soup in small glass cups to really make the green color pop.  This is a simple, healthy and wonderful soup. The Parmesan cracker adds a gourmet twist and extra crunch to the zucchini soup.

Pea shoots make for a great garnish, but are delicious additions to salads, stir fries and can stand alone sautéed as well. Pea shoots are the tendrils of pea plants and add wonderful color and presentation value to any dish. Choose fresh, bright green pea shoots that are still attached to its stem. Like most green vegetables, pea shoots are low in calories and full of disease fighting vitamins and minerals such as vitamins K and C, folates and dietary fiber.

Peppered Seared Tuna

Peppered Seared Tuna

This is the perfect example of how a single high quality ingredient doesn’t need anything. This dish showcases how keeping it simple can be gourmet, impressive and delicious. The colors and flavors of this dish are fresh, healthy and tasty, making it a real crowd pleaser. Make sure to use sushigrade fresh tuna in this dish. We recommend purchasing good quality flash frozen tuna.

Twice Baked Potato Skins

Twice Baked Potato Skins

Twice baked potato skins make a cheesy crispy appetizer that can be adapted to any taste. Feel free to add any vegetable such as broccoli, mushrooms or peppers and use any cheese you like. This is fun to eat and will please almost any eater.


Roasted Garlic Rib Eye Crostini

Crunchy bread, roasted garlic, seared rib steak and balsamic glaze combine to form an elegant substantial bite.  An  advantage to this dish is that while it tastes amazing warm, it can be served cold as well.

Swiss Chard Frittata

Brie Cheese Bake

The crispy dough, creamy cheese, and fruit and nut center create an original spin on a cheese plate.  This recipe is for one small round of brie or camembert cheese; feel free to double or triple this recipe for larger crowds.

Red Swiss Chard Frittata

Pepper jack cheese adds great spice to this elegant and tasty dish. If you want to back off the spice, but keep the flavor, use cheddar or muenster cheese.

Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that is available in many colors. Red Swiss Chard has large green leaves with red stems and veins running through the leaves.  Similar to spinach, Swiss chard is a versatile, healthy vegetable that can be used in salads, sautéed, creamed and even added to soups. Chard is full of phytonutrients which promote health and prevent many diseases. Full of vitamins A, K, C, iron and dietary fiber and low in calories, Swiss chard is a great addition to any diet.

As sees in the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Bitayavon Winter 2011) - Subscribe Now