15 Finger Food Ideas for Parties

Throwing a party? Here are ideas for finger foods for a party that are fresh, easy to make, and 100% crowd pleasers.

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Want to throw a party but not sure where to start? These finger food ideas for parties are perfect for entertaining! Here, Alex and I have put together a list of recipes that always go over well when we’re cooking for friends and family. Our best feedback is gathered when we use these recipes in action. And these finger food ideas have all been favorites with the crowd!

Most of the ideas below have some element of being healthy, thought not all do! Our philosophy on healthy is making recipes with whole foods, focusing on vegetables and healthy fats. But there are a few below that are less on the healthy and more on the crowd pleaser (hello, cheese dip!).

Let’s get to the recipes, shall we?

And now…our top finger food ideas for parties!

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Vegetable Hummus Tortilla Rollups | A Couple Cooks

Veggie & Hummus Pinwheels


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pinwheels 1x

Description

Veggie and hummus pinwheels are the perfect finger food ideas for parties! They’re easy to make and healthy, too.


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Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 3 green onions
  • 8 8-inch whole wheat or multigrain tortillas
  • 8 ounces (1 cuphigh quality hummus*, purchased or homemade

Instructions

  1. Peel and shred the carrots, using a julienne peeler or box grater. Slice the tops off of the broccoli and the cauliflower into very small pieces (as shown in the photograph). Thinly slice the green onions.
  2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of hummus onto a tortilla in a thin layer. Sprinkle another thin layer vegetables on top, taking care not to overfill and leaving the very top of the tortilla without vegetables (as shown in the photograph). Starting from the bottom of the circle, tightly roll the tortilla; as you roll to the top, the vegetables will naturally move up and distribute evenly through the rollup. Use a serrated knife to cut the roll into 6 or 8 pieces. If desired, spear with toothpicks. Refrigerate until serving.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Finger Food, Finger Food Ideas, Finger Food Ideas for Parties

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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