The countdown to Oscar night is on! The star power, the fashion—and sure, the films—this entertainment trifecta could be improved by only one thing: a menu to match all the red-carpet glamour.
If you’ll be hosting a group at home but don’t have your Oscar party menu planned yet, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are 18 star-worthy recipe picks that are elegant, easy to assemble, and best of all—they’re actually good for you. Not sure how to narrow down these contenders? You can’t go wrong. They’re all winners.
Appetizers & Sides
These two dairy-free, raw pesto recipes are perfect for dipping with whole-grain crostini, or drizzled atop raw zucchini ribbons if you’re planning a more sophisticated soiree.
Particularly suited for a buffet, this pureed gazpacho is a light and appetizing starter that looks lovely served in simple shot glasses.
What do these four salads have in common? They’re colorful, nutritious, and hearty enough to withstand wilting over the course of the evening.
Pasta & Pizza
Planning a party with finger-friendly foods? This vegetarian pizza recipe is a crowd-pleaser. If you’ll be serving a sizeable group, consider this wholesome pasta dish, which can easily be doubled and served family style.
Make sure you leave room for the main event! These five picks pack a powerful nutritional punch, and they’re equally as appetizing. Even better: All except the halibut can be prepared in advance, so you can focus on the other party details.
What will you be serving at your Oscar viewing party this Sunday?