Brighten the holidays with these fresh new bites. They’re an impressive addition to your next party and so easy to make. Plus, they’re gluten-free!
San-J Tamari Soy Sauce and Asian Cooking Sauces add rich and delicious flavor without adding any artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Our famous Tamari is made with all soy, unlike most soy sauces which include wheat — you get a full, bold flavor due to the higher soy protein concentration.
Our Asian Cooking Sauces are made with our Tamari and are all gluten-free, backed by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. These sauces are excellent for crafting many Asian holiday recipes, some of which we’ll explore below!
5 Easy Asian Finger Foods for the Holidays
With so many options, finding the perfect holiday appetizers can be challenging. Luckily, we have some of the best Asian appetizers for a party or gathering right here! Browse our list of favorites for some inspiration.
1. Cucumber Cups With Creamy Peanut Chicken
We love the simplicity of combining all ingredients into a blender or food processor, piping the mixture into these cuts of fresh cucumber, then sprinkling with garnish. Super simple!
These cucumber cups with creamy peanut chicken are a light, savory blend of cream cheese, seedless cucumbers, chicken, mayonnaise, San-J Thai Peanut Sauce and San-J Tamari Soy Sauce.
After slicing your cucumbers into 1-inch pieces and discarding the ends, spoon out the center of each cucumber slice. Combine your cooked chicken, cream cheese, mayo, peanut sauce, Tamari, garlic powder and optional Sriracha in a food processor. Blend the ingredients until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
Pipe the mixture into your cucumber cups. Don’t forget to top them with chopped peanuts for that added crunch, along with fresh cilantro leaves!
2. Endive With Orange Cranberry Goat Cheese
Mix up just four ingredients, divide the mixture into crisp endive leaves, then top with nutritious microgreens. You’ll love the pairing of our slightly sweet Orange Sauce with the tartness of goat cheese and bits of dried cranberry.
This endive with orange cranberry goat cheese recipe is perfect for a holiday party appetizer that only takes minutes! Simply combine 8 ounces of goat cheese and 4 tablespoons of San-J Orange Sauce until smooth. Reserve a tablespoon each of cranberries and pistachios for garnish, then stir the rest into the cheese and orange sauce mixture.
Spoon or pipe the mixture into the bottoms of endive leaves. Garnish them with your reserved cranberries and pistachios, add some microgreens and enjoy!
3. Hoisin Crab Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a staple for holiday parties — or any type of party, for that matter! However, these are not your typical deviled eggs. Crab meat and Hoisin Sauce are the stars here. Top them with microgreens, and you may have found a new favorite deviled egg.
These hoisin crab deviled eggs are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Hard-boil a dozen eggs, remove the peels and cut each egg in half lengthwise. Drop the yolks into a food processor with garlic powder, mayonnaise, green onions and mustard powder. Blend the ingredients until smooth. Taste the mixture and season it with salt, if necessary. Pipe or spoon this mixture into the empty egg whites.
You’ll then combine crab meat with San-J Hoisin Sauce in a separate bowl and top the eggs with a dollop of this crab mixture. Garnish the eggs with microgreens and they’re ready to go! If you want to spruce up the presentation, drizzle some Hoisin Sauce over a serving platter and place the eggs on top.
4. Teriyaki Stuffed Mushrooms
These Teriyaki stuffed mushrooms are nothing short of gourmet. They’re coated in Teriyaki Sauce, then filled with a mixture of sausage, mushroom stems, cream cheese and green onions. A sprinkling of parsley at the end freshens the flavor.
After cleaning and removing the stems from your large white button mushrooms, combine 3 tablespoons each of olive oil and San-J Teriyaki Sauce in a large mixing bowl. Add the mushrooms, then toss them to coat with the mixture.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Cook a pound of Italian sausage over medium heat in a large skillet, then add green onions, mushroom stems and a tablespoon of Teriyaki Sauce. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in your cream cheese and continue cooking until the cheese melts completely. Stir in bread crumbs.
Fill the mushroom caps with the sausage blend, then bake them on the prepared sheets for 35 minutes. Garnish with parsley if desired and enjoy while they’re hot!
5. Wasabi Dip With Crudités
You’re just four blended ingredients away from your new go-to veggie dip. This creamy take on wasabi and Tamari adds just the right spice to the mix. This wasabi dip with crudités is a must-try if you’re looking for vegetarian Asian appetizers.
A vegetable platter makes a colorful addition to any holiday party! Combine San-J Tamari Soy Sauce, mayonnaise, sugar and wasabi paste. Cover and refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour or up to a day. Serve with assorted veggies for dipping.
Enjoy Our Asian Appetizers During the Holidays or Any Time of Year
These fresh bites are just the start if you’re looking for delicious Asian party foods. Check out our latest Gluten-free Holiday Menu for the full spread this season.
You’ll find more great recipes like our turkey-stuffed pork loin, maple Tamari-roasted brussels sprouts with candied bacon, maple ginger sweet potato casserole with sesame crumble and our chocolate pecan pie.
And, of course, don’t forget to browse our selection of Tamari Soy Sauce, Asian cooking sauces and other products to craft your amazing recipes this season. Happy and tasty holidays from San-J!