Gluten is a fact of life these days, it’s everywhere, and it seems impossible to get away from. Something that we want to clarify is that not everyone is intolerant to gluten. In fact the vast majority of the population has no intolerance whatsoever. If you happen to have friends, family members, or guests that suffer from gluten intolerance however then you’re going to want to plan for it during your next Thanksgiving, and that means lots of snack ideas. We know that gluten free isn’t exactly what you had planned, but we’ve come up with a few last minute ideas you can use for those discerning guests.
Red Pepper Guacamole
Guacamole is the star of any party whether your guests are using it as chip dip or eating it with a spoon for some reason. Making it gluten free is a great way to make it more accessible to everyone and will certainly prevent mistakes. This particular guacamole will be made with roasted garlic, red pepper, and homemade tortilla chips (or store bought if you can find them gluten free). Remember, if you have any left over, store it in an airtight container to prevent oxidation.
Roasted Onion Dip
Making onion dip is a fairly easy feat, just make sure you find gluten free ingredients to do so. Vegetables are by nature gluten free, and you can seek out gluten free rice crackers to finish the ensemble. As always, try to make your dip 24 hours ahead of time for maximum flavor.
Rosemary Olives with Citrus and Fennel
Okay, so who doesn’t like olives? Honestly? You see them in every cheese tray, on every salad, and even on pizza. It’s the universal vegetable and it’s great for parties. When you’re making this particular concoction try using the citrus and fennel in combination with meaty olives. They have a sharp acidic taste and are sure to keep your guests coming back for more. Best of all? You can make this a few days ahead of time; the olives won’t spoil for a month if they’re left properly covered in the refrigerator.
Smoked Salmon Crostini
We’re not going to lie, these things look amazing and they taste even better. Once you have them assembled however, make sure you serve them immediately, and understand that you cannot keep them overnight. This concoction utilizes gluten free bread, which hardens when left out too long, especially if place in the refrigerator. You can still eat it, but it won’t be as pleasant as it would have been freshly made.
These are just a few yummy gluten free recipes that you can make sue of, and you will find that there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you get them created and assembled online. Your next party can be a hit for everyone.