Maybe you’re not that hungry tonight. Maybe you're hosting and aren't up for putting together an elaborate, multi-course meal. Maybe, maaaybe, you just don’t feel like using a fork and knife. You know what that means: Snacks for dinner!
The world of snacking is multifaceted and complex: We've had snacks on the go, snacks for card games, snacks to make ahead, and snacks for kids. This time around, we're taking snacks to the next level: They're the main course and the main event. We've done our best to define the three major categories of snack dinners: spreads and dips, bites, and tarts, toasts, and flatbreads. Here are a few ideas to get you snacking for dinner:
Spreads and Dips These recipes take minimal effort, little to no heat, and are done in 4 steps or less.
What are whipping up tonight? Share your favorite snack dinners in the comments!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).