Game Day Platter is a quick and easy to make appetizer and a true crowd favorite specially during football and basketball season. During this time of the year my mailbox fills up with requests for recipe ideas and tips for entertaining guests on game nights. I generally suggest my readers to choose recipes that are simple to put together, and to keep everything buffet style. This ensures that you can enjoy the game along with everyone else instead of being stuck in the kitchen.
Today I have partnered with Lindsay Olives to create this beautiful game day platter. #TeamLindsay #GameDayMoment
My husband is always super excited about game days and game nights. He ardently follows both professional and college sports. Watching any game alone is no fun, although there are times we watch them by our own and still have a good time. But when we have company, specially for the big games, the energy and enthusiasm is electrifying. And the more guests we have the better! While I do enjoy watching the games, what I am really excited is about the food that I get to prepare and the time that I get to spend with my friends. But to spend quality time with my friends, I follow three simple rules. Simple recipe, Buffet style, Paper plates. Simple recipe – ensures that I am not tired after cooking for a big crowd even before the game begins and I opt for store bought options (for dips, spreads, drinks and such) when possible. Buffet style – ensures that everyone is independent and helps themselves to anything and everything they need. Using recyclable plates, cups and cutlery during game nights ensures easy cleanup after the party.
Game day or any occasion is incomplete without any dips, finger food and beverages. Kick-off your next tailgate or game day or any get together with this beautiful and easy platter recipe. When it comes to preparing an appetizer platter for any occasion, the first key ingredient that I love to use are olives. And when it comes to olives, I always choose Lindsay Olives as they are plump, mellow and delicious on almost everything. In addition to being delicious, olives are known to provide lot of health benefits. They have such a huge collection of olives that I keep a stock of different varieties in my pantry. They taste great in soups, salads, any appetizer, pastas, quiches and many more. In the recipe below, I have used Lindsay Sliced Olives!
All you need to do for the platter is just chop few ingredients, season and garnish dip and salsa with your favorite spices and place it in bowl and then assemble few of them just before the beginning of the game and then depending on the pace of the game, let your guests tackle the rest of the platter with any toppings of their choice.
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Preparation time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
Ingredients for Game Day Platter
Lindsay Sliced Olives – 4 oz
Tomato Salsa – 1 cup
Sour cream – 1 cup
Avocado sliced – 1
Cilantro / Coriander leaves finely chopped – 1/4 cup
Cheese (any variety; cubed or sliced) – 1 cup
Crackers, Tortilla chips, Potato chips – 3 large bowls
Steps to prepare Game Day Platter
- I generally assemble few crackers just before serving, and then let my guests help themselves as the game goes on!
- For those who are not familiar with the assembly process : take a cracker. place a thin cheese slice. Top it with some salsa and sour cream. Add a small slice of avocado for richness. Sprinkle chopped cilantro for freshness.
- Finally add the star of the Game Day – sliced Lindsay Olives. You must eat the cracker in one go to enjoy the burst of flavors and textures. Try different combination of toppings, and remember to repeat your favorite ones!
- Same steps may be followed for Tortilla chips or potato chips.
- To make my life simple on game day, I use store bought salsa. However, I like to spice it up with fine chopped green chilli, finely chopped cilantro and a dash of red chilli powder or cayenne pepper.
- For sour cream, I have added chopped cilantro and sliced Lindsay olives. Kids love this version of sour cream along with Tortilla chips!
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