7 Vegetable Appetizer Ideas for New Year’s Eve

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This New Year’s Eve, use one of these hale and hearty vegetable appetizer ideas to keep your guests celebrating all night long.

New Year’s Eve is a time to be decadent. A time to celebrate (or choose to forget) the last twelve months and look forward to starting fresh. It’s a time to spoil yourself and your friends with fancy food and drink. Caviar, champagne, steak, oysters, fondue are foods that come to mind. New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be a complete nutritional desert, there’s also room for delicious healthier fare on your table.

Don’t go for a boring crudité platter, go for decadent roasted vegetables and other impressive leafy green things. If your guests overdo it on the champagne, they’ll thank you for the extra nutrition boost the next morning while recovering.

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Photo by Morgan at Host the Toast

1. Zucchini, Spinach and Feta Fritters

Instead of potato blinis make these bright green fritters. The addition of feta cheese adds a subtle saltiness that balances perfectly with a cooling tzatziki sauce.

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Photo by Riki Shore

2. Roasted Fennel
Even if you think you might not like fennel, try it roasted. High oven temperatures bring out a sultry sweetness. The sliced pieces of fennel also look very pretty on a platter.

beet salad

Photo by Erin at Platings and Pairings

3. Beet Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette and Bleu Cheese
Beets have such a pretty magenta color and look amazing in a pure white bowl. Bursting with antioxidants, this salad is both delicious and vitamin-rich.

4. Shaved Broccoli and Parmesan Crostini

This innovative recipe uses thinly-sliced broccoli stalks as the star. Crostini are fantastic to serve at parties because they can sit out for a while at room temperature.

stuffed mushrooms

Photo by Nagi at Recipe Tin Eats

5. Panko and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd-pleaser. This version is heavy on the garlic and salt mimicking the delicious buttery flavor of escargots.

butternut squash pizzas

Photo by Ginnie at Hello Little Home

6. Mini Butternut Squash Pizzas

This brilliant recipe utilizes easy-to-work-with store-bought pizza dough to create cute little pizzas. The butternut squash flavor mixed with sage and Gorgonzola is just beautiful.

brussels sprouts

Photo by Danna at Sprinkled Side Up

7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Balsamic Glaze

Add elegance to your sprouts by serving them with little toothpicks on a tray with this decadent dipping sauce.

Top image photo credit: Kris Arnold

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