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Oscar Worthy Party Recipes
And the Award Goes to…
The nominations are in and it’s time to start planning what to serve at your 2020 Oscar party. With all the glitz and glamour surrounding the Academy Awards, there seems to be the expectation that Oscar parties should be the epitome of refinement and sophistication. You want to be prepared for the 3.5-hour award show ceremony and if that epic stretch of time doesn’t frighten you, that doesn’t even include the red-carpet previews. Snacks and appetizers are essential.
We have put together a carefully curated collection of healthy and easy appetizers to wow your guests and have them asking you “who catered this fabulous party?” First up on our list of nominees is the simple, yet delicious Red Carpet Ready Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup. Dress it up with a fancy garnish and serve it in shot glasses or some other fancy glassware.
In the finger foods category, the nominees are…
Impress your film buff friends by using fresh herbs as the skewers for these Caprese Skewers with Plum Balsamic Drizzle. Opt for a twist on an appetizer classic by topping this Goat Cheese Bruschetta with roasted red peppers instead of the traditional tomato topping. Easily made ahead of time, these snack-sized Hummus and Feta filled Sweetpeps are full of flavour and will have guests wondering if they took all day to prepare. Nothing says “fancy” like steak and these Steak and Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion and Roasted Tomato Jam appetizers will vanish in a hurry. Pair them with these Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds to bring an air of sophistication with a surf and turf motif. Round out the finger food category with these pretty and delicate looking Tomato-Baby Bell Pepper Tartlets.
And the moment you’ve been waiting for – the nominees for the dip category are…
Treat your guests to a little bit of decadence with this creamy, seafood-filled dip that is perfectly paired with buttery herb crackers and sharp, balsamic roasted tomatoes. For the refined palate, this Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade is a must-have. It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and can be made the day before. Another important dip to have at a sophisticated event is a hot dip. This Layered Pesto Dip will not disappoint! For something a bit lighter and fresher, try making this Greek Pita Spread that can easily be used as a dip, or spread on a crusty piece of baguette. To glam up your dips, try making these DIY Star Shaped Tortilla Chips!
Planning a fancy viewing party can be a daunting task, but with these recipes, you can impress your guests and serve healthy food both at the same time. We hope that your Oscar party is a huge success!