Turn simple ingredients into special occasion appetizers with Foodland Ontario's holiday collection of quick & easy recipes.
Carrots, mushrooms, apples & sweet potatoes are just a few of the produce they have jazzed up for Holiday parties.
Asian hot sauce, lime juice and ginger transform ground chicken and grated carrots into Thai Carrot and Chicken Balls. These healthy mini meatballs served on a skewer - one of the year's hottest trends - can be prepared ahead and reheated just before serving.
Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quesadilla Wedges are also perfect for entertaining. The savoury filling of local crimini mushrooms, diced red onion and soft goat cheese is easily made in advance. When guests arrive, spread on whole grain tortillas, pop in the oven for a few minutes then cut into wedges.
They have even transformed a favourite comfort food into Grilled Cheese Smoked Turkey and Apple Party Sandwiches. These scrumptious sandwiches can be cut into quarters so everyone gets a taste.
Last but not least, they've whipped cooked sweet potatoes into a super easy and make-ahead Southwest Roasted Sweet Potato Dip, seasoned with lime juice, cumin and chili powder. Serve this delectable low-fat dip with refreshing greenhouse cucumber sticks.
Holiday entertaining is deliciously easy with fresh locally-grown ingredients.
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What's your favourite recipe for the Holidays?