Snack dinner is our favorite way to eat up the leftover bits and pieces from the week, especially during the holidays when little nibbles and noshes abound. Assembling all of the elements on a sheet pan (or serving platter) gives new life to ordinary ingredients. Place the tray in the center of your dinner table and let people dig in, party-style.
- Chopped fresh or lightly steamed vegetables, like broccoli, carrots, bell peppers and tomatoes
- Fresh sliced fruit like apples and pears; orange wedges; berries
- Dried fruit, like dates, figs and cherries
- Deli meats
- Sliced cheese
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Smoked salmon
- Whole grain crackers
- Sliced toasted baguette
- Nuts and seeds
- Goat cheese spread
- Olive tapenade
There are no real rules when it comes to assembling a snack dinner tray. I like to place a dip or two, like hummus, in the center of the tray and pile various ingredients around it. Have fun transforming leftovers into a beautiful tray of food everyone will want to dig into!