Super Easy "No Cook" Appetizers

I love the delicious meats and cheeses that I can find right in my neighborhood. Both the Westside Market and the Garden of Eden have fabulous artisanal cheese selections and impressive high end deli counters.

After a long day of work I LOVE to unwind with a big glass of wine and a quick gourmet snack! Here are two of my most recent creations...


From the Garden of Eden...left to right...the first cheese is a light at room temperature and very good for a light cheese! The second cheese is a soy jalapeno...yuck...this was my first try with soy cheese and I hated it! The Garden of Eden 
also has a wonderful olive bar stocked with spanish, cerignola, tunisian, sicilian, and moroccan olives (to name a few).
 The bar also features olives stuffed with garlic or cheese or almonds...soooo good! All of the olives I selected were great, I especially liked the spicy spanish and garlic stuffed! To the right is some delicious peppered salami. The softness of the cheese, the saltiness of the olives and the peppering on the salami really worked well together and made a great snack...the wine was a delicious addition too (:

Approximate Nutrition Facts Per Serving-
(1 oz light havarti, 1 oz soy, 7 olives and 1/2 oz of salami)

Calories - 315
Fat - 23 (5.5 Sat)
Carbs - 7
Fiber - 2.5
Protein - 17


For the caprese, I shopped at the Westside Market and found nice big vine ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh part skim mozzarella. I sliced up the cheese and tomato drizzled them with balsamic vinegar and seasoned with freshly ground salt & pepper. Super easy and delish!

(1/2 of a medium tomato, 1oz cheese, balsamic and basil)
Approximate Nutrition Facts Per Serving-

Calories - 93
Fat - 4.5 (3 Sat)
Carbs - 5
Fiber - >1
Protein - 7.5

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1 comment:

  1. Other than edamame and soy milk, soy anything does nothing for me. I'd like to know of other soy products that are tasty.