Tempting, delicious, good for you (photo courtesy Botanica | LA).
Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, we popped into a friend’s party.
There was plenty to drink, and in an hour, salmon and steaks would start to sizzle.
But the nibbles available prior to then were strictly “fraternity party”: cheese corn, potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips, salsa, and sour cream onion dip.
As we surveyed the table, trying to choose, the host read our mind and apologized: “Sorry, I had to race in and out of the supermarket.”
That’s perfectly understandable, and thanks for inviting us.
But next time, grab this, not that. Your guests will like the foods just as much, and will feel better for it—literally and figuratively.
BETTER “CHIPS & DIPS”
Rice crackers (they’re gluten-free)
Whole wheat pretzels (we prefer them!)
Artisan pickles: dill spears, dilly beans
Beets, plain or pickled
Whatever vegetable(s) looks good
COOKED OR BRINED VEGETABLES
Grab some fresh herbs on the way to the cash register, and scatter them on plates, trays, etc.
And please do invite us. If we have to use any examples in THE NIBBLE, no identifying characteristics will be revealed.