Easy canapé recipes to make ahead of a party

Our quick and easy canapés are perfect for making ahead of a dinner or drinks party. Send a few plates around the room so that you can spend quality time catching up with your guests, rather than frantically trying to keep people out of the kitchen while you wrestle with minuscule vegetable slices.

Red chicory and blue cheese canapéschicory and blue cheese canapes

These vibrant little canapés are bursting with flavour, quick to assemble, and require no cooking. Perfect for speedy preparation.

Lettuce, whipped feta and pomegranate canapés

Another speedy, no-cook canapé, these are filled with delicious, light whipped feta. The sturdy lettuce leaves mean no sticky fingers either!

Christmas party canape recipes from Liz Earle Wellbeing mini beef welligntonCanapé recipe: mini beef wellingtons

Beef wellingtons are a Great British classic, and sure to be a real crowd-pleaser with any group of friends. What better way to make them even more party-friendly than with the Great British tradition of eating everything in miniature?

Quail egg canapés with smoked mackerel and truffle oil

Quail eggs make the daintiest canapés, and taste utterly delicious atop a bed of smoked mackerel. The kick of horseradish is offset by cooling crème fraîche – be sure to stash away a couple for yourself because these are sure to disappear quickly.

aubergine toasts canapes liz earle wellbeingAubergine toasts with shallot compote

Pomegranate seeds add an instant festive pop of colour to any dish. Charring the aubergine before layering it on pitta gives these canapés a wonderfully smoky flavour.