It’s hard to believe we’re under a month away from Christmas! I haven’t done one bit of shopping yet (welp!), but have got a head start on thinking about what we’re going to have on the menu for our pre-Christmas family gathering. And like most ways I approach our crazy full life lately, we’ll be embracing a holiday entertaining simplified approach!
While I typically love slow cooking up in our Cucina, when it comes to hosting, I’ve learned from previous years to keep things super simple so I can actually enjoy the evening with my guests too. But simple doesn’t have to mean boring and why we’re trying out some drool-worthy appys from the Summer Fresh Holiday recipe collection.
You already know how much we love the Summer Fresh line of dips & hummus’ and during the holidays they are a must-stock for our festive entertaining & Winter Break snacking. Made with simple ingredients no added preservatives right here in Canada, the entire line can be used to elevate your holiday entertaining with 10 simple APPY recipes that will inspire you to try a new twist on holiday foods while feeling good about the festive eats you feed your family.
*Disclosure: this post has been sponsored by Summer Fresh, meaning we received compensation and/or product to facilitate this post. As always, opinions are our own & partnerships reflect product/services our family genuinely loves.. Thank you for supporting brands who support small family business*
MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS NAAN PIZZA
If you’ve been following us a while you know pizza is a big deal around here & often makes an appearance at our family celebrations too. We tried out this Mediterranean Hummus Naan Pizza appy with Roasted Garlic Hummus in lieu of a typical red sauce & think you should give it a try for your holiday menu too! So easy-peasy yet delish and will look great on a platter among your holiday table spread. We’re having a brunch buffet and will be making this one on repeat for that!
TIP: if you want to be extra-festive, pre-cut the Naan with your favourite holiday cookie cutter before baking as we did here. Fun-shaped foods are more likely to get gobbled up by kiddos who may be too into holiday cheer to fuel their bellies 😉
SPICY HUMMUS & BURRATA CROSTINI
Crostini are another fabulous holiday menu idea. There are so many ways to enjoy them and always a crowd-pleaser. Give your guests a fiery festive food kick and try the Spicy Hummus & Burrata Crostini recipe from the Summer Fresh APPY collection.
TIP: If you want to offer a non-spicy option, swap the Spicy Chilli Peppers Hummus in the recipe with our other family fave – the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus!
From dips to dessert hummus we love that the Summer Fresh line has something for every taste in our family and is easy to pick up from the deli section of our local grocery stores.
What are you cooking up this holiday season? Share your culinary inspo below!
From La Cucina di Kerrs to yours, we wish you all a season filled with love, good eats & togetherness!
Love & light,