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November 03, 2022

Delicious canape ideas for parties and events

Canape with smoked salmon

Canapés are the perfect appetizers for any kind of party: small, eye-catching, they can be eaten standing up and they can be prepared in advance, so they make life much easier when we have guests.

When recommending these recipes for varied canapés, we kept in mind their ability to be consumed standing up and in one bite, as well as their aesthetic appeal and ease of preparation. They are all simple to make, many of which don’t even require cooking, and they can all be made ahead of time.

Here you will find the variety of easy to prepare canapé recipes that would serve any holiday and event.


Salmon canapés

Smoked salmon or marinated salmon are practically a constant in the canapés of any party, for its excellent flavor and simplicity since we buy it ready to use. Let’s look at some ideas.


225 grams of smoked salmon, thinly sliced

whole wheat bread without crust

1 tablespoon of grated onion

1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil from Spain

the juice of half a lemon

ground white pepper

2/3 tablespoons of sour cream.

fresh basil

Preparation method

Cut the bread into squares and toast them a little in the oven. Place the salmon in a bowl and add the onion. Add the lemon juice and season with the pepper. Mix with the sour cream and extra virgin olive oil from Spain.

Place this mixture on toasted bread and enjoy it!


Beef Fillet with Salsa Verde

A delicious canape with a unique Spanish taste. Easy and delicious!


3/4 cup parsley

10 basil leaves

5 mint leaves

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 tablespoon drained capers

2 drained anchovy fillets

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil from SpainSalt and black pepper

3/4-pound beef fillet steak

Preparation method

To make Salsa Verde

In a food processor or blender, combine the herbs, garlic, mustard, capers, anchovies, and extra virgin olive oil from Spain. To make a thick paste, pulse. To taste, add salt and pepper.

Make 20 rounds out of the beef fillet using a sharp pastry cutter. Set the heat to high in the grill pan or another pan. Cook a round steak for three minutes on each side. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place one steak round and salsa on each croissant. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Ham Canapés with Dijon mustard

Classic and easy. A delicious snack that can be prepared in a matter of minutes.


6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil from Spain

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

10 slices fresh, thinly sliced white or rye bread

1/2-pound ham, thickly sliced

20 small pickle fans, for garnish

Preparation method

Mix extra virgin olive oil from Spain and mustard. Spread the mixture on one side of the bread slices. Cut about 20 rounds from the bread slices with a 2-inch pastry cutter. Cut about 20 rounds of ham with the pastry cutter. Top each canapé with a slice of ham and garnish with a pickle fan.

To make the fans, cut the gherkins in half lengthwise. Cut thin slices through each half, leaving the slices joined at one end. Press lightly to shape the fan.

Prepare the canapés up to 3 hours in advance. Cover tightly and refrigerate.

Enjoy these canapés recipes for parties!


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