Recipes of starters for the New Year's Eve menu

It is not long to celebrate the old night and we are already looking for recipes to prepare that night. The old night is a night of celebration in which we gather with family and friends to celebrate together the arrival of a new year.

In NatureVia we suggest a series of recipes that include, starters, first course, second course and desserts so you can choose the menu that you like and surprise your guests. They are simple recipes to elaborate, that do not need a lot of time for its preparation and with easy-to-get ingredients.

The starters are a very important part of any celebration to welcome and welcome the guests.

Making our imagination fly we can prepare an infinite variety of appetizers, fill them with the ingredients that we like the most, cold, hot, and in different ways such as, volvanes, canapés, hojaldritos, bocaditos, mini croquettes.

Volovanes stuffed with cream cheese, nuts and dates

This recipe is very easy to make, it is prepared with cheese and dates nuts. The nuts are nuts that we can find throughout the year and dates also. The amount we provide in this recipe is to prepare about 12 small volvanes.


  • 12 small volvans
  • Half of a jar of light Philadelphia cheese.
  • 100 grams of peeled and crushed nuts.
  • A few nuts to decorate volovanes.
  • 3 dates without bone.


We crush the nuts, we can do it with a chopper, or a mortar.

We punctuate dates in a small way.

In a bowl we put the cheese, nuts, dates and with the help of a spoon stir well to mix the ingredients.

If you prefer that the ingredients are well ground, you can use the mixer and grind them all at once.

Then with the help of a small spoon, we put a little cream in each voluban.

On top of each volcano we will put a half walnut to decorate the volován.


Volovanes should not be filled in well in advance.

The advisable thing is to fill them one hour before the presentation so that they remain crispy.

Volovanes stuffed with anchovy cream

The anchovies are part of the group of fish called "blue fish" and it is also known as anchovies. It is therefore a fish that we can consider healthy and nutritious, rich in essential omega 3 acids.

Anchovies can be obtained throughout the year in preserves, and the season to get them fresh is between the months of April and until June.

A recipe that is very easy to prepare and appetizing, especially for lovers of anchovies.


  • 12 small volvans
  • A small can of anchovies.
  • A cooked egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons of liquid cooking cream.
  • A few black olives without bone to decorate.


Open the can of anchovies and drain the oil.

Cook the egg and once cooked and cold, extract the yolk.

We put the anchovies, the cooked egg yolk, the three spoonfuls of cream in the blender and we grind everything together.

Once the anchovy cream is obtained, we will reserve it to fill the volvans.

In order for the volvans to remain crispy it is advisable not to fill them with a lot of time before the celebration, it is advisable to fill them one hour before.

We are filling volovanes.

Once stuffed, place a black olive on top of each voluban to decorate it.

Volovanes stuffed with cream cheese and smoked salmon

In this recipe we prepare the volovanes with cheese and smoked salmon. Salmon is a blue fish, it is therefore a very nutritious food, rich in essential fatty oils, omega 3.


  • 12 volovanes.
  • 100 grams of smoked salmon.
  • Half of a jar of light Philadelphia cheese.
  • A few strips of salmon to decorate.


We reserve a little bit of salmon to make some strips and decorate the volovanes.

We put the rest of the salmon in the blender together with the cheese.

We operate the blender to make the mixture.

Then we fill the volovanes with the salmon cream.

At the time of the presentation we will place a rolled roll of salmon on top of each voluban.

Other presentation suggestions:

  • Garnished with a stripe of red pepper.
  • Garnished with an olive stuffed with pepper.

Canapés stuffed with cream of mushrooms

The canapés as well as the volovanes are part of the entrees. They are small mouthfuls, which can be caught by hand. The canapés can be presented in different ways, changing the base.

The base of the canapés can be formed by salty crackers, biscuit bread, or sliced ​​bread of different shapes such as small circles, small squares or triangles of equal size.

To make the filling we can also choose the ingredients that we like the most. On this occasion we provide the recipe of canapés stuffed with mushroom cream.

This recipe can be prepared with fresh mushrooms or use canned mushrooms.


  • 8 slices of bread mold.
  • 250 grams of mushrooms.
  • A cooked egg yolk.
  • A shallot.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
  • A glass of liquid cooking cream.
  • A little oregano
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • To decorate: a few leaves of parsley, a few olives stuffed with pepper.


If we are going to make the recipe with fresh mushrooms, we wash them well.

We split the mushrooms into slices and set aside.

In case we resort to canned mushrooms, we open the canned and drain the mushrooms.

Remove the skin from the shallot, wash it and cut into small pieces.

We put an olive oil fondito to heat in a pan to poach the shallot.

Once the shallot is starting to poach, add the rolled mushrooms and sauté them.

Then add the cream, the cooked egg yolk, the cheese, a pinch of oregano, a pinch of ground black pepper, a pinch of salt and cook together until the sauce is reduced a little.

Once the sauce is ready, pour it in the blender and grind it until you get a cream.

We reserve the cream and we give shape to the canapés.

With the help of a circular cutter we are going to give the mold bread a circle shape.

In an oil-free pan, we toast the bread loaves a little.

On each circle we put a little cream of mushrooms.

At the time of the presentation we can decorate the canapés with a leaf of parsley, or with an olive stuffed with pepper.

Canapés stuffed with crab and avocado cream


  • 8 slices of bread mold.
  • A can of canned crab.
  • A small avocado
  • A shallot.
  • A few drops of lemon juice.
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • Extra virgin olive oil


Open the crab preserve, drain and reserve.

We remove the skin from the shallot and cut it into pieces.

In a frying pan put a little oil to heat to brown the shallot.

Once the shallot is golden brown, we remove it from the fire and reserve it.

Cut the avocado in two, remove the bone and skin.

Put the avocado in the blender and add a few drops of lemon.

Next we add the crab meat, the shallot, the pinch of black pepper and a pinch of salt to the blender.

We beat everything together to make the cream and we reserve.

We are giving the shape we want to the canapés, circular, square or triangles.

Once formed, we toasted them lightly.

Next we put on each canapé a little cream of crab and avocado.

At the time of presenting it, we can decorate the canapés with strips of red pepper or black pitted olives.

Parmesan cheese balls

These cheese balls are really easy to prepare and they are very delicious and appetizing at the same time. With the quantities we provide, you can leave about 20 cheese balls.

We recommend to drain the cheese balls on absorbent paper so that the surplus oil drains well.


  • 100 grams of grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 5 egg whites
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A pinch of salt.


We separate the yolks from the whites and take only the whites.

We assemble the egg whites until stiff.

Once well assembled add the grated cheese, pepper and pinch of salt.

Carefully mix the ingredients with gentle movements so that the whites keep the volume and do not get off.

We put plenty of oil to heat in a pan, and once it is hot, we put the mixture with the help of a spoon like when we make donuts.

Fry the balls on both sides and take them out with a slotted spoon.

We are placing the balls on a napkin or absorbent paper to remove excess fat.

The cheese balls can be presented warm or cold. ThemesChristmas Christmas Recipes

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