Basil infused cream cheese spread on top of a thin, salty, pretzel, then topped with sliced fresh vegetables. A simple, perfect appetizer or party food.
This recipe has a twinsie post —> Strawberry Shortcake Pretzel Bites. It uses the same construction, a thin crispy, salty, pretzel topped with sweetened cream cheese, a fresh strawberry slice, a wee bit of fresh basil and artfully covered in melted chocolate. A perfect bite. Check it out!
You can use whatever veggies you prefer to top these savory little bites. I like the way thin sliced peppers of different colors look. Almost sushi-ish in their bright freshness. The cucumber is a necessity, as it provides a perfect complementary crunch that matches the pretzel and balances with the creaminess of the cream cheese. It was also really nice with the creamy cream cheese and soft avocado, topped with crunchy peppers. I hope you find a better looking avocado than I did though. It can be so hit or miss!
The pretzel thins I got came in an 8oz bag and between making 30 of these and 30 of the strawberry shortcake bites, I still had tons of pretzels left. So, you could totally make more!
These are great for parties, as an pretty appetizer for a dinner party, or just for yourself, to snack on while netflix bingeing :-). They cannot be made in advance as the pretzels will start to get soggy after a couple hours or after being in the refrigerator. They assemble quickly though, so it isn’t too much trouble doing right before serving.