15 canapés and cold montaditos recipes you can make the day before this Christmas 2021-2022

Appetizers are usually the typical Christmas dishes that give us the most work. We want to entertain our guests with typical recipes of the season and although with the main ones we usually take them out of the oven (which makes our job much easier) the rest we throw in with the canapés. After all, they act as a welcome and serve to start a conversation with a glass of wine while we finalize the details in the kitchen. Our recommendation is this don’t leave them to the last minute and have them prepared in advance so that you only have to take them out of the fridge and take them to the table. So you can also enjoy everything you have prepared and the company of your loved ones. Below you have many ideas for cold canapés that you can leave in the morning or the day before because they are served cold:

15 ideas for cold appetizers and canapés that can be served at Christmas and left the day before

1. With salmon

The Smoked salmon is one of your great allies when you prepare the Christmas appetizers. But make it easy for your guests, with some snackable canapés like the three we recommend here. And, if you want to innovate a little more, use another smoked fish, such as trout or cod.

Salmon canapés

2. With sliced ​​bread

Here are two ideas for canapés designed for the holidays. Everyone serves in slices of bread and cut into various shapes to give them a more Christmassy look. You can use cookie cutters and it will be easier for you to shape them. Tuna with mayo and olives is a classic and salmon with cheese never fails, but you can give them a different twist by adding pre-soaked sun-dried tomato too. Decorate your canapés with sprigs of thyme and dill, a few chopped walnuts, some sliced ​​olives or cherry tomatoes.

canapés for parties

3. With tuna

These tuna cakes with anchovies too they have a party air if you serve them with some nice skewers stuck in the center. Not only will they make it easy for your guests to eat, but they are also very decorative.

Tuna and anchovy cake

Tuna and anchovy cake

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4. With toast

Toast with bread is always a good idea. If that you have to toast them for now although the same filling can also be served on sliced ​​bread or bread that is already warm in case you don’t want to leave the assembly to the last minute. These have a delicious tomato tartare and bonito.

Toast with tomato tartare and tuna

Toast with tomato tartare and tuna

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5. With pate

The pate, the good, is that too an infallible choice which also allows creating many types by changing the accompaniment. Geese, for example, are wonderful with blueberry jam. These are pate with pepper and decorated with cherry tomatoes of different colors.

Pepper and cherry pate

Pepper and cherry pate

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6. With shrimps

Another idea we love is that of ccombine fruit with fish or shellfish And it’s also very Christmassy. These sliced ​​bread slices are filled with mango, pink sauce and shrimp or anchovy.

Canapés stuffed with mango and shrimp

Canapés stuffed with mango and shrimp

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7. With pineapple

pineapple is too a very Christmas fruit which is great with seafood but you can also pair it with cream cheese and cooked ham, like here. You will conquer the sweet tooth.

Canapés with pineapple and ham

Canapés with pineapple and ham

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8. With mini croissants

If using sliced ​​bread as the base of your canapés doesn’t appeal too much to you, you can resort to store-bought bread or even small rolls or croissants that are filled with savory ingredients, creating an interesting contrast of flavors. These mini croissants, for example, contain cooked shrimp, crab, lettuce and mayonnaise. But they will also be delicious with truffle butter and Iberian ham, sombrasada with honey and roasted almonds…

Shrimp Croissant

Shrimp Croissant

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9. With boiled egg

But classic canapés it is the boiled egg. Grated, sliced… it always adds flavor and color to Christmas appetizers. Here we accompany it with lettuce, cooked shrimp and a little pink sauce.

King prawn canapé with boiled egg salad

King prawn canapé with boiled egg salad

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10. With Iberian ham

What’s more Christmassy than Iberian ham? A tapa with this delicacy is always welcome and although it can be served as is, if you want to make it in canapé form, melon always makes good friends with him.

Melon flowers with Iberian ham

Melon flowers with Iberian ham

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11. With puff pastry

Puff pastry also allows you to prepare original and fun canapés. you can have it foundations made in advance (keep them in an airtight container so they don’t get soft) and fill them at the last minute. These have a delicious Iberian salad.

Puff pastry baskets filled with Iberian salad

Puff pastry baskets filled with Iberian salad

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12. With chicken

If you want to serve something a little more modern, these Chicken salad they always win. You can make them like Caesar salad or chicken curry, which are also very appealing.

Chicken salad sandwich

Chicken salad sandwich

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13. With cheese

Cheeses open up a world of possibilities when preparing any appetizer. And Christmas too. You can serve a cheese board cut into portions, but if you’re looking for something less casual, you can prepare toast with goat cheese and tomato jam.

Cheese canapé with tomato jam

Cheese canapé with tomato jam

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14. With anchovy

An essential part of the appetizers is the anchovy. For dress it up, we’ve put it on seeded toast with a homemade salmorejo base. A combination that will not leave anyone unmoved.

Salmorejo and anchovy toast

Salmorejo and anchovy toast

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15. With Roquefort

And to finish, a classic that never fails, the canapés Roquefort cream cheese with walnuts. Basically you can make them with the cheese you prefer and combine them with the type of dried fruit you like the most and thus have more variety.

Roquefort cream canapé with walnuts

Roquefort cream canapé with walnuts

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