Easy Gluten-Free Appetizers for Thanksgiving

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Is your family going to be with you all of Thanksgiving Day? Will they arrive hungry, hours before the big meal is ready?

Here are two easy appetizers you can make, dressing up olives and hummus you buy at the store.


2 cups mixed olives
peel of 1 large orange, chopped
peel of 1 large lemon, chopped
2 sprigs rosemary
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 cup olive oil

Rinse the olives under cold water for a few moments.

Put the orange peel, lemon peel, rosemary, garlic, and chili flakes into a large bowl, along with the olives.

Set a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the olive to heat, but turn it off before it starts to smoke. Pour the olive oil over the olives mixture.

Let the olives sit at least until the olive oil cools down.

Feeds 8.


1 large lemon, zested and juiced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
10 ounces hummus
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Put the lemon juice and zest, smoked paprika, cumin, and chives into the bowl of a food processor. Whirl them up for a few moments until they are thoroughly combined. Add the hummus to the food processor. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. When the hummus feels creamy, stop the food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Happy Thanksgiving!