Lux Get Hungry: Baby-Sized Appetizer Ideas

Baby-sized always means cute! Plus being able to get creative with a mini, bite-sized appetizer will make your guests swoon. We dish up three easy and delishh ideas below. Check them out and make them the hit of your next gathering!


Mini-Grilled Cheese Sannies: Let's face it, these are the perfect party snack. Dress them up or keep it casual. Either way, your guests will love this tasty appetizer! And paired with a shot glass of tomato soup and you're as good as gold. Easy, yummy, creative and cute! Recipe... self explanatory.


Shrimp Taco Bites - They’re super addictive and the perfect finger food appetizer for any gathering! The combination of the creamy avocado, smoky sour cream and the zippy chili-lime shrimps on top of that crunchy little chip is like a party in your mouth. Once you pop, the fun don't stop.


Ingredients:

24 large raw shrimps, peels and tails removed

Non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray
    •    1 tsp salt, divided
    •    1 tsp grated lime zest, + juice 1 tbsp lime juice
    •    2 tsp chili powder
    •    1 large California Avocado, diced
    •    ⅓ cup sour cream
    •    1 tsp chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, finely minced
    •    2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
    •    24 tortilla chip scoops

Instructions:

1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Spray a large baking sheet or cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray, set aside.

3. Combine ½ tsp salt, lime zest, and chili powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle all over the raw shrimp. Lay the shrimp on the cookie sheet and spritz with the non stick cooking spray or olive oil spray. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until the shrimps turn pink and curl in on themselves.

4. Meanwhile combine the diced avocado, lime juice and remaining ½ tsp salt in a small bowl.

5. Combine the sour cream and minced chipotle pepper in a different small bowl.

6. Assemble your shrimp taco bites by placing a tsp of avocado mixture in a tortilla chip, followed by a ½ tsp of sour cream mixture, then top with a chili-lime shrimp.

7. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. Enjoy!


Mini Caprese Salad Bites - A universal fave and most served in the most elegant way. The perfect appetizer for a party, or just simply because! And they're sooo cute.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mini bocconcini pieces
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • a bunch of fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • toothpicks

Instructions:

1. In a small skillet add the balsamic vinegar and cook over medium heat until it reduced to less than half and thickened. Make sure you stir occasionally. It should only take about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the amount you're reducing.

2. Take a toothpick and on it stick a bocconcini, a basil leaf and a cherry tomato. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

3. Season with garlic salt and pepper to taste

4. Using a teaspoon drizzle some of the balsamic reduction onto each appetizer.