Easy Hors D’oeuvres *With Video*


You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make these easy hors-d’oeuvres, and a bottle of bubbly (or even a bottled cocktail, like Tip Top) will make either of these easy treats feel festive indeed. All you need is 15 minutes!

We believe in making any day a special occasion. You don’t need a reason to have friends over, or to pop open that bottle of Champagne you’ve been saving. Invite those neighbors you’ve been meaning to get to know. Call your friends with kids and have a backyard happy hour. Or just treat yourself and your roommate or significant other to a fun weeknight nosh. Why not?

These recipes feel fancy but they are super simple to make, and all of the ingredients are available at the supermarket. You can stop on the way home from work and whip these up in the time it takes your guests to drive over.

Watch the video on our Facebook page to follow along with Chef Fernando Salazar.

Visit our archives for more recipe inspiration.

Easy Brie-zzy Appetizer

Serves 6 to 8

1 wheel Brie

1/2 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped

Honey, for garnish

1/4 cup pistachios, for garnish

  1. Cut Brie into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Top each square with 1 teaspoon cranberries, drizzle with honey.
  3. Finely grate pistachios over the top.

Smoked Salmon Bites

Serves 4 to 6

16 packaged blini

4 ounces smoked salmon

1/2 cup crème fraîche

Caviar, for garnish

  1. Top blini with a piece of smoked salmon.
  2. Add a dollop of crème fraîche and garnish with caviar.