If you could prepare for unexpected guests, then they wouldn’t be called unexpected. Having to cook under a lot of pressure is a culinary challenge that weighs heavy on anyone, especially if you’re on a tight budget or just got back from work.
But with the right arsenal, you can be prepared for any situation. Keep a few reliable recipes with you for times like this and whip away!
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Here are a few ideas for you to work with when you find yourself in such situations.
Grilled pita served with spicy roasted red pepper and feta dip
This incredibly delicious dish takes less than ten minutes to whip up and serve. Just grill some pita bread and serve it with a side of feta dip and you’re good to go. The feta dip can be prepared beforehand, which makes it great for when you’re pushed for time. All you need for the dip is feta cheese, olive oil, red peppers, and a little seasoning!
A quinoa salad with spicy lime vinaigrette
This salad is an explosion of fresh flavors with a slight taste of citrus and spice. The salad can be made in advance and stored easily to be served when needed. All you need to do is to take out the mixture of ingredients, add some spices and herbs, and the dish is ready to serve. A healthy and nutritious meal doesn’t get any easier than this.
A caprese salad
A treat for the eyes and the taste buds, this easy to prepare caprese salad will be a huge hit among all your friends. The dish derives its appeal from its elegance and simplicity. The freshness of tomatoes and the tangy taste of balsamic drizzle, coupled with mozzarella cheese, creates a perfect blend of textures and flavors.
Classic jalapeno poppers
If your unexpected guests have some kids with them, they’ll fall in love with these warm and creamy jalapeno poppers! They’re easy to prepare, delicious, and a definite crowd pleaser. The recipe only requires a few spices, salt, cheese, and some green onions to get the job done. You can choose to wrap the stuffed jalapenos with crispy fried bacon or breadcrumbs depending on your preference.
Creamy broccoli salad
If you’re aiming for a healthy and quick meal, a bowl of homemade creamy broccoli salad recipe
does the job. This healthy bowl of goodness has a fresh, crisp, and crunchy flavor to it that’s difficult to dislike. Bacon and cheddar cheese can be added to the dish, along with mayonnaise, sugar, hot sauce, mustard, and vinegar. You can also add other fruits and vegetables according to your preference!
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