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Appetizer challenge: vegetarian, no cheese, no bread or pastry, no dips

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Appetizer challenge: vegetarian, no cheese, no bread or pastry, no dips

TorontoJo | Oct 17, 2010 06:08 PM

So here's my challenge -- I need to round out an appetizer menu with something that fits the above description. This is to go with cocktails prior to a full dinner, so I really don't want anything heavy.

The current lineup includes:

- pickled carrots and cauliflower
- caramelized spiced nuts
- cheese puffs
- demi-tasse cups of roasted cauliflower soup (not vegetarian)

Some guests are vegetarian, others are lactose intolerant, so the above list is a 50/50 split as to who can eat what. I'd like one more finger food to add to the menu that both can eat. I don't want a dip (too fussy for a large party) and I don't want anything with bread or pastry (too heavy). There's already one cheesy app and I don't want the vegetarians to feel like everything I'm giving them is cheese based, plus I find too much cheese is too heavy.

I'm thinking stuffed cherry tomatoes would be light and pretty, but all my usual ideas involve cheese. Any other thoughts as to what I could stuff them with?

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