Green and unripe mangoes can be eaten, and are often delicious. For example, this salad with shredded green mangoes is very popular in French Guyana, and if you like spicy food, you will love this salad! Serve cold, as an appetizer or as a side dish with fish, shrimp, or meat. For a pretty presentation, I serve the Kalawang in individual plates with shrimps.
Green Mango Salade (Кalawang)
Fresh chili pepper can be substituted with chili powder.
The tapenade is a dip or paste made with olives (black or green), anchovies and capers. This appetizer comes from Provence, France and is great with fresh bread or toast. With the help of a food processor, or blender, this hors d’oeuvre is ready within 5 minutes.
Homemade Olive Tapenade
The anchovies are very salty. If you find your tapenade too salty, add more olives or olive oil.
With or without tahini, homemade hummus made from scratch only takes 5 minutes to make. No needs to cook the chickpeas, just open a can and mix with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil! This delicious healthy snack can be serve for any occasion with pita bread or garden vegetables.
If you don't like spicy food, use paprika instead of chili powder, it makes the dish look pretty, and only slightly alters flavor.
In a food processor, place the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, salt, black pepper, tahini, chili powder and 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Mix until smooth. Add 1 or 2 Tbsp of the juice from the can (or water) to give a desired texture to the hummus.
Transfer hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with the rest of the olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder or paprika.
You are missing out if you haven’t made this incredible snack from ripe avocados. Anybody can make it, even my 7 year old makes it when she comes home from school. This is her favorite way to eat avocado. Split it in half and fill the center stone hole with some balsamic vinegar. Enjoy this healthy, delicious snack or appetizer.
It’s a super simple and fantastic 10 minutes appetizers, that I could eat a plateful. And when it comes to cheese, you are the boss. You can choose any hard/firm cheese that you like, as long as you’ll be able to grate it.
Tomato Rounds With Garlic & Cheese
Please don't use store-bought shredded cheese, it will not taste the same trust me, it is not so hard to shred the cheese after all.
Place raw eggs in a saucepan and cover with at least 2-3 inches of cold water. Place the saucepan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from hot water and transfer them into ice cold water for 5-10 minutes.
Grate 2 pickles, using a microplane cheese grater. Cut one pickle into thin slices.
Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove yolk from 6 eggs.
Mash 6 egg yolks and one whole egg with fork until crumbly.
Drain and mash the tuna, combine with mashed eggs. Add shredded pickles, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix until incorporated.
Spoon the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika, fresh herbs and sliced pickle.
If there is some extra filling left, serve it on the fresh bread or crackers.
With a few simple tricks, you really can make this Creamy Mushroom Pate at home. Skip the store bought spreads and pates, making it yourself is so, so easy and will be way tastier than just about anything from the deli department.
This traditional Mexican sauce can not only be served with corn chips and tortillas, but also with meat, fish or simply as a summer salad. Fresh Vegetable Salsa is great for a Mexican style party, as well as for spicy dish lovers.
Fresh Vegetable Salsa
If you don't have jalapeños, you can use chili powder. Lime can be replaced with a lemon. The taste will be different, but still delicious.