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These mini Low-Carb Greek Salad Cucumber Party Bites are a fun and super easy no-cook appetizer to make for a party. I have the recipe for them plus five more super simple recipe ideas for a pesto party.

an easy and fast low-carb and gluten-free appetizer: Greek Salad Cucumber Bites | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

This post is sponsored by Filippo Berio. I was compensated for my time. All opinions expressed here are my own.Pesto Party | Katie Webster from Healthy Seasonal Recipes shares Cucumber Greek Salad Party Bites

I love an excuse to have a party: Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s eve= Party. Sugaring Season= Party. The 4th of July= Party. Pretty much every dang occasion = Party! I love cooking for friends and getting everyone together to catch-up laugh and share food and drinks. So when I heard about the new line of pestos from the premium olive oil brand I know and love, Filippo Berio, I had one thought… Party!!

Pesto Party | Vermont Cheeses with a variety of pestos from Filippo Berio

In the new line, Filippo Berio has gone way beyond the traditional Liguria (or Genoa) style basil pesto. In addition to their Classic Pesto, they also have Sun Dried Tomato, Tomato & Ricotta, Olive Pesto and Hot Chili Pesto!

Pesto Party- An easy appetizer idea: Steak Bites with Pesto Dipping Sauce \ healthy seasonal recipes

So with a party on the brain, I came up with some easy peasy mini recipes, threw some rose on ice and invited over a bevy of girlfriends for a pesto party in my new studio space.

Pesto Party by Katie Webster of Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Pesto Party by Katie Webster of Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Pesto Party by Katie Webster of Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Menu for the Pesto Party!

Grilled Zucchini and Onion Flatbreads with Tomato Ricotta Pesto | Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster

Grilled Zucchini and Onion Naan Pizzas with Tomato Ricotta Pesto

Slice ½ large onion and 1 small zucchini lengthwise into ½-inch thick. Brush with Fillipo Berio Extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until softened and charred, about 8 minutes total. Chop into small pieces. Spread ½ cup Filippo Berio Tomato Ricotta Pesto over four large Naan flatbreads (14 ounces naan.) Top with 1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella. Top with the grilled veggies. Bake at 400 degrees F until the naan is crispy and the cheese is melted, 12 to 14 minutes. Slice into wedges to serve.

Grilled Steak Skewers with Pesto Dipping Sauce- a simple appetizer (gluten-free and low-carb) for a Pesto Party | Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster

Grilled Steak Bites with Pesto

Cut 1 pound steak tips into into 1-inch thick strips (if necessary) and then marinate for one hour in the following: 1 minced clove garlic, 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill over high heat until the steak is medium rare, 3 to 4 minutes per side or 6 to 8 minutes total. Cut into bite sized pieces and serve skewered with appetizer picks. Serve with a dipping sauce made of ¼ cup Filippo Berio Classic Pesto whisked with 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Extra-virgin olive oil.

Tomatoes Two Ways Nachos with Sun-dried tomato pesto and fresh tomatoes! Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster #appetizer

Tomato Two Ways Nachos:

Spread an even layer of corn tortilla chips on a large baking sheet (about ¾ of a 13 ounce bag.) Dot ½ cup Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Pesto over the chips. Top with 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes to golden bubbly perfection. Garnish with ¼ cup sliced black Italian olives and 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes. Sprinkle with a tablespoon each of chopped fresh oregano and parsley on top.

Spicy Shrimp and Corn Cups | Easy appetizer idea for a pesto party | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Spicy Shrimp Cups

Melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in a large skillet. Add 1 cup corn cut off the cob and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the corn is hot. Stir in 8 ounces thawed and drained cooked bay or salad shrimp. Cook until the shrimp are hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and mix in ¼ cup Filippo Berio Hot Chili Pesto. Spoon the mixture into thawed and toasted fillo cups (makes enough for 45 cups.) Whisk 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt and 3 tablespoons sour cream. Dollop cream mixture on each cup and garnish with parsley.

Vermont Cheeses and Pesto Board A variety of cheeses with jars of pesto on it for everyone to sample and take the Pestonality quiz. Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Vermont Cheeses and Pesto Board

Arrange a variety of local cheeses with jars of each pesto on it for everyone to sample. Provide a variety of crackers.Pesto Party by Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster

Speaking of Vermont cheeses, next week Filippo Berio will be here in Vermont at the Vermont Cheesemaker’s Festival with all of these pestos to try. Plus you’ll be able to take the Pestonality Test to find out which pesto matches your personality! So if you’re in the area, I’ll be stopping by their table too, so be sure to come and see me there! My friends at the party had fun finding out which ones were matched to them. Watch out for those Hot Chili ladies- they’re wild!

Pesto Party on healthy seasonal recipes by Katie Webster | Easy Appetizer ideas

 

Low-Carb Cucumber Greek Salad Bites on Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster

greek salad cucumber party bites
Your rating: 5
3 ratings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24

Serving Size: 1 appetizer

Calories per serving: 25

Fat per serving: 2 g

Carbs per serving: 1 g

Protein per serving: 1 g

greek salad cucumber party bites

The flavors of Greek salad in an easy one bite appetizer. It is no cook and comes together in minutes. Layer black olive pesto on cucumber slices. Top with a square of feta cheese, basil and a slice of tomato.

Ingredients

  • 1 large English cucumber, cut into 24 slices
  • 4 ounce block Feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup Filippo Berio Olive Pesto
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced or cut into small pieces
  • 6 basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Lay several layers of paper towel on work surface. Place cucumber rounds on the paper towels. Top with another layer or two of paper towels, and press down to blot dry. Let sit for a moment and meanwhile, cut feta into thin flat squares about 1-inch wide and long by 1/8th inch-thick.
  2. Assemble bites: Spread pesto over the cucumbers, dividing among the cucumbers. Top with feta, cherry tomatoes and basil. Serve cold.
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