Wednesday, January 19

STARTERS FOR CHRISTMAS | Five light Christmas canapes to succeed this holiday season


STARTERS FOR CHRISTMAS | Five light Christmas canapes to succeed this holiday season
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The Christmas meals They are a whole tradition in which family and friends share illusions. The evenings around tables full of food they are repeated in millions of houses around the world. The menus and recipes for Christmas They are usually based on hearty dishes, in which calories are not spared. Despite these traditions, more and more homes are looking for healthier menus to face the feasts of these dates. An example are the light sofas, with which you will get some christmas starters of the most tasty and appetizing to kick off your Christmas meals.

Christmas Canapes: Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Avocado

Christmas Canapes: Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Avocado


  1. Toast four slices of bread and when cool spread them with cream cheese.

  2. Cover the bread with thin slices of avocado and add thin strips of smoked salmon above.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and season the toasts with a few drops of lime juice and extra virgin olive oil.

Christmas starters: Prawn canapé

Christmas starters: Prawn canapé


For this appetizer, you will need four slices of pan integral, cream cheese, sliced ​​sweet and sour cucumber and prawns marinated with a little lemon juice.

  1. Peel half a cucumber and cut it very thinly into slices.

  2. In a saucepan, pour a glass of white vinegar, a glass of water, a pinch of salt, a little pepper, dill, a cup of sugar and let the mixture warm up on the fire.

  3. Next, he adds the cucumber so that it takes the sweet and sour taste wanted.

  4. To end, spread the toast with the cream cheese, place a slice of sweet and sour cucumber and, on top, the shrimp marinated with lemon.

Christmas starters: Tuna toast with caramelized onion and tomato

Christmas starters: Tuna toast with caramelized onion and tomato


  1. Cut the onion into very fine julienne strips and cook slowly for 30 minutes.

  2. Remove it and in the same pan, toast the slices of bread.

  3. On the other hand, cut the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds, to be able to grate them.

  4. In this juice add a little salt and olive oil.

  5. Now, place a tablespoon of tomato on the slice and on top, the caramelized onion and a sheet of bonito.

Christmas Canapes: Spinach and blue cheese croquettes

Christmas Canapes: Spinach and blue cheese croquettes


  1. To elaborate the croquettes, the first step is to cook the spinach for 5 minutes in salted water.

  2. Then drain them well to release all the water. Now, put a pan on the fire and melt the butter.

  3. Sauté the spinach in the butter and add two tablespoons of flour, stirring until it is absorbed by the spinach.

  4. Slowly add the milk, allowing the spinach to absorb it before adding more.

  5. Stir until you get one green bechamel Make it thick enough to make croquettes.

  6. Add the blue cheese and stir so that it dissolves well. Let it rest in a bowl until it cools down.

  7. To make the croquettes, take a tablespoon of the mixture, roll it into a ball and pass it through beaten egg and breadcrumbs.

  8. Now, you can either freeze them, or fry them directly with very hot olive oil.

  9. Leave them for a couple of minutes on each side and drain on kitchen paper before serving.

Christmas Canapés: Toast of aubergine pate with smoked cod

Christmas Canapés: Toast of aubergine pate with smoked cod


  1. To prepare this starter, the first thing you should do is preheat the oven to 200ºC. Take advantage of this time to wash and dry two aubergines.

  2. Remove the ends, cut them in half in an elongated way and make cuts with diagonal lines.

  3. Then brush the cuts with olive oil and line the baking tray with silver foil.

  4. Let the aubergines bake for half an hour until they are soft.

  5. When they are cold, peel them, removing the skin with your hands and put the pieces in a blender.

  6. Add a clove of garlic, two tablespoons of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and half a tablespoon of salt. The mixture must be well crushed, until a smooth paste is achieved.

  7. Later, take some slices of rustic bread and toast them.

  8. Next, spread a good coat of the aubergine pate and top with a couple of thin slices of smoked cod.

  9. Salt and pepper on top, and you have a delicious canape for your Christmas menu.


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