Try this selection of sophisticated pop-in-the-mouth snacks

Finger food is pretty much anything you can slip in your mouth without requiring a plate and cutlery (though you can add those too if you like). More than a canapé, less than a meal, finger foods are ideal picnic, packed lunch or informal garden dining fodder. Enjoy.

 

Salmon fish fingers with harissa crumb

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Basically posh fish fingers, darling.

 

Butternut squash falafels with spicy zhoug sauce

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Velvety smooth butternut falafel topped with zhoug – essentially a Middle Eastern pesto made from fresh green chilli. Ideal for lunch boxes or eating alfresco – just add crispy flat bread and serve. 

 

Beetroot sushi

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These vivid pink delights come spiked with homemade wasabi mayo, packing a punch on both the visual and taste front. 

 

Mushroom and ricotta filo crackers

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Succulent mushrooms, crushed pine nuts and fresh thyme huddle together inside crunchy filo crackers. What’s not to love?

 

San choy bau

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Also known as spicy lettuce boats. We love the crunchy lettuce 'plate' alongside rich and tender0 lightly spiced meat. One to impress guests with. 

 

Crab rolls

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Sainsbury's Crab rolls

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Karen Thomas

Up the finger food stakes with this British crab-topped bite. Serve with champagne if you will (why would you not?).

 

Cheddar, salmon and watercress scones

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How does the old joke go? Going, going, scone! No chance of these tasty numbers sticking around for long, that's for sure. 

 

Cheddar and leek croquettes

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We remember a time when potato croquettes felt pretty fancy. Now they come in any number of varieties, but we love these cheese- and leek-filled ones. Easy to pop, trickier to stop. You have been warned.