Six Great AIP Appetizers for your Next Party!
Posted on February 05 2020
So you try to eat healthy, follow an AIP lifestyle. What do you do when you want to have some friends over for a little get together and don't want to blow it with bad food choices? You come to the Paleo on the Go blog is the answer to that question. Chef Ann has created some delicious AIP/Paleo appetizers that are delicious and that your friends will enjoy too! Show your non-AIP eating friends that eating clean and healthy can be delicious. All recipes are simple to make and you will impress your friends while showing them that your lifestyle can be savory, tasty and good for you. Check them out below.
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
People love stuffed mushrooms, but they can often be loaded with ingredients that are not autoimmune compliant. To help bind the meat Chef has added a little coconut cream. The nutritional yeast used in the recipe is to achieve a slight “cheese” flavor. Again, make things easier on yourself. Plan on making the meat mixture the night before. This will give the flavors time to blend and help it all stay together when you stuff your mushroom caps. Stuff the caps a couple hours before your guests arrive then bake just before. It’s all about making things easy on yourself!
Smoked Salmon on Potato Pancakes
We smoke our own salmon in-house, if you have tried out Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl you know how delicious it is. Be sure to use good quality smoked salmon when making this dish. The balance of flavors here with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, the smoked salmon and the creamy sauce make these a great appetizer option. This is another dish that the components can be made ahead of time then assembled just prior to serving.
Mofongo Balls with Cilantro Lime Sauce
Mofongo is a common dish served all over the Caribbean. Typically all ingredients are mashed together with a mortar and pestle. That’s one piece of equipment we don’t have here at Paleo on the Go so we used our food processor. Fried to a crispy golden brown these little balls of deliciousness will be a hit at your Superbowl Party. You can make them up ahead of time and fry them just before serving. Fun fact; Many Puerto Ricans stuff their turkeys at Thanksgiving with Mofongo, replacing the bread crumbs used when making a traditional stuffing.
Lettuce Wrapped Burger Sliders with Bacon, Mushrooms, Onion & Tamarind Ketchup
Who doesn’t love a burger? Sliders have been a very popular dish served in bars and restaurants for the last couple years and are perfect for your party as well. Only ours are completely Autoimmune Protocol compliant. Chef is also offering a delicious AIP “Ketchup” to serve with these sliders. There are no nightshades used in the making of this ketchup but the result is super tasty. It would be great for your favorite meatloaf recipe as well.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Even if you say you don’t have any kitchen skills you can be successful and impress your friends with this recipe; because you know, bacon! Simple and elegant your guest will love these delicious appetizers. The best part is they can be made ahead of time and baked off just before serving.
Loaded Tostones with Pulled Pork Carnitas and Avocado Crema
I absolutely love these. Carnitas is my favorite preparation for pork and this recipe is delicious. Reducing the cooking liquid then adding it to the chopped up carnitas is the key to incredible flavor. You can cook the meat and reduce the liquid a day or two before then reheat for service. This recipe is great for tacos too if you happen to have some Paleo AIP Tortillas from Paleo on the Go on hand. Oh and the Avocado Crema is another simple sauce that is great on so many things!