Christmas Canapés

If you are entertaining this festive season, let our chefs inspire you with some delicious canapés – guaranteed to impress your guests!

Cucumber, Feta and Pomegranate Bites

1 cucumber 
100g feta cheese
1 pomegranate (deseeded) 
Salt and Pepper
Small bunch of dill
Small bunch of chives 
Cayenne pepper 

  • Firstly, peel and cut the cucumber into 1 inch cylinders, hollow out the pieces ensuring not to break all the way through; you should achieve a small cucumber cup shape. 
  • Next place the feta cheese into a bowl, season with salt, pepper and a small pinch of cayenne for a bit of warmth.
  • Finely chop the chives and dill and add to the feta, mix well and fill the cucumber cups with the feta mixture.
  • Deseed the pomegranate and sprinkle a few seeds on top of each cucumber bite.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Mini Vegetable Quesadillas

1 red onion
1 courgette 
1 red pepper 
1 clove of garlic
100g cooked kidney beans 
Small bunch of coriander
1tsp tomato paste 
Tortilla wraps

  • Cut the pepper, courgette and onion into pea sized cubes, fry them in a pan with a splash of oil and minced garlic until just softened. Season well. 
  • In a food processor blend the kidney beans to a thick paste, add this to the cooked vegetables with the tomato puree, check the seasoning.
  • Finely chop the coriander and mix through the vegetable mixture. 
  • Cut the tortilla wraps into discs and fry in a hot dry pan until just warmed and slightly crisp. Sandwich some of the filling in between two tortilla discs and serve.