[Disclosure: As a co-owner of The Recipe ReDux, I was compensated to co-manage this recipe contest with Breton. I also received free cracker samples. Thoughts and opinions are my own.]
Ahh, it’s summertime and party time! These days seem to be a whirlwind of showers, graduations, weddings, birthdays, recitals – lots of celebrations that include feeding people.
I don’t know about you but I never seem to have many “go-to” appetizers but then this recipe challenge came to the rescue. Breton Crackers is sponsoring this month’s Recipe ReDux contest and challenging our bloggers to create simple hors d’oeuvre recipes using 5 ingredients or less.#ad Easy appetizer: Fig Goat Cheese Salad Cracker Bites w. @bretoncrackers @tspbasil #thereciperedux Click To Tweet
So, I got try their new Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grains crackers, which not only are light and crispy but wow on the taste! They’re made with wheat, quinoa and rye and have pieces of sweet potato baked into each cracker – they’re pretty darn delicious on their own and are a great base for both savory and sweet bites.
After fiddling around with a few ideas, I settle on a mini salad on each cracker (but now I have tons of ideas for future cracker appetizers thanks to this contest!)
Fig and Goat Cheese Salad Cracker Bites
Easy-to-make appetizer: mini fig and goat cheese salads on top of Breton crackers.
- 16 Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grains crackers
- 4 large pieces of Romaine lettuce, ripped into fourths
- 4 ounces spreadable goat cheese
- 8 dried or fresh figs, cut in half
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Cracked black pepper, optional
To assemble, place a piece of lettuce on each cracker. Gently spread goat cheese over each piece of lettuce. Top with a fig half and place all crackers on serving tray. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with black pepper if desired. Serve immediately.
If you are stumped for what to serve your guests at your next gathering, check out all the ReDuxers’ appetizer recipes below using Breton crackers.