A Backyard Tapas Party
I definitely went the summery route with this spread, but what I love about this is that you can customize it to the seasons and foods that you love most. The options are literally as endless as your imagination.
This is perfect for an early afternoon in the sunshine with your friends. I love asking each person what a couple of their favourites are prior and try to include them in the mix.
1 batch basil pesto
1 batch Sun-Dried Tomato spread
Marinated cherry tomatoes* or 2 cups tomatoes
6-8 soft-boiled or devilled eggs
6-8 pieces fried bacon
2-3 cheeses goat cheese, ricotta and marinated mozzarella)
Grilled or toasted bread
Sautéed veggies, such as spinach and mushrooms
Prosciutto, salami, and smoked salmon
Raspberry jam or other fruit jams
Instructions: 1. Arrange the sauces and spreads on a large serving board. Add the poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and bread. Drizzle the poached eggs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the cheese, fruits, veggies, meats, jams, nut butter, and honey around the eggs.
Marinated cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + pepper
12 leaves fresh basil roughly chopped
2 sprigs fresh thyme chopped
1 clove garlic minced or grated
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved