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Kid Friendly Tapas Ideas

July 22, 2016
By: So Delicious

Who doesn’t love tapas: they’re small, bite-sized, and always super yummy. Kids love tapas, too, especially these four recipe ideas themed around adult favorites!

The trick to family friendly tapas is to keep it simple. It doesn’t have to take forever to prepare, and you shouldn’t have to empty every cabinet in your kitchen to serve 3-4 cute appetizers. So if you’re preparing to throw a party, or looking for fun ways to feed a picky crowd, don’t fret. These tapas ideas will take less time, use less dishes, and are sure to keep everyone smiling!

"Kid-prese" salad: To make this kid-friendly version of a caprese, we cut out slices of watermelon (using a mini cookie cutter) and skewered them with vegan marshmallows and sprigs of fresh mint. Drizzle with dairy-free chocolate sauce if you want to take it all the way!

1. “Kid-prese” Salad:

Did we mention we had a ton of fun coming up with the names? This one takes its name from the Caprese salad, traditionally made with tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. To make this kid-friendly version, however, we cut out slices of watermelon (using a mini cookie cutter) and skewered them with vegan marshmallows and sprigs of fresh mint. Drizzle with dairy-free chocolate sauce if you want to take it all the way!

It’s just like crudites, only with fruit instead of vegetables. Serve with dairy-free CocoWhip for a delicious summer treat that everyone can share.

2. Frudites:

You guessed it: it’s just like crudites, only with fresh fruit slices instead of vegetables. Serve with dairy-free CocoWhip for a delicious dessert or summer treat that everyone can share. If you’re feeding a crowd, dip directly into CocoWhip and save a dish.

Slicing and baking these potatoes Hasselback-style also cuts down on cooking time. Double win!

3. Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes with Vegan Sour Cream Dip:

Super cute and super easy—just slice ’em, toss ’em and roast ’em. These potatoes are mini in size, but mighty (on flavor). Slicing and baking them Hasselback-style also cuts down on cooking time. Double win! Check out the full recipe here for the specifics.

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4. Poppable fro-yo Blueberries:

Combine Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative with fresh blueberries to create a cool snack or poppable dessert. Simply pour a thin layer of Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative in a shallow tray and leave to freeze for about an hour. After an hour, place a handful of fresh blueberries, each about 1 inch apart, directly on top of the yogurt alternative. Add another layer of yogurt (feel free to switch up the flavor!) until the berries are covered and then pop the dish back into the freezer. An hour or two later, remove from the freezer and cut into one-inch squares.

5. Coconut “Ice Cream” Sammies:

Kid-friendly and totally vegan, of course: Unbox some of these mini “ice cream” sammies on a hot day and see how fast they go. Cut them in half if you are going for something a little more snack-sized. Set them on a tray that will fit into your freezer until they’re ready to be served.

Who doesn't love tapas. Small, bite-sized and super yummy. Kids love tapas, too and these four recipes based on adult favorites, are sure to please the whole family.

There you have it: kid-friendly tapas ideas that won’t slow the party down and that the whole family will love just as much. Did we mention they go great together, too! What are your ideas for summer tapas? Anything that your kids really love? Please share with us in the comments!

Enjoy!

The So Delicious Dairy Free Team

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