I’ve got the perfect holiday part appetizer for you! When my friends at the American Dairy Association Mideast asked me to create a recipe for their Big Holiday Potluck, I jumped at the chance. Specifically, that asked me to create something that could be enjoyed by those who are lactose intolerant.
I decided to use aged cheddar cheese in my recipe because it’s very lactose friendly. Did you know that aged cheddar cheese is can actually be considered lactose free because it has very low or non-measurable amounts of lactose? In the cheese making process, after the whey (where most of the lactose is) is separated out from the curd, natural aging breaks down the remaining lactose, allowing aged cheeses like cheddar to be considered lactose-free or extremely low lactose.
Like I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve been obsessed with my Fresh Cranberry Sauce and hubby has been obsessed with sliders, so I’ve had those on the brain. Sliders are perfect appetizer food in my opinion, so I combined my cheddar cheese with my cranberry sauce and chose to go a bit of a non-traditional route and use salmon as the protein in my sliders!
Here’s how you make them:
It turned out to be a surprisingly delicious combo. I also made the executive decision to skip the buns and top with extra cranberry sauce and avocado. Bonus- they’re red and green- so festive and perfect for your next holiday party!
So here’s the best part about this Big Holiday Potluck with the ADA Mideast. They’re teaming up with Feeding America!
Dairy farmers are committed to the health and wellness of Americans, with an emphasis on child health, which includes addressing hunger and helping ensure every American has access to nutrient-rich foods. Today more than 50 million people in America are food insecure. Of these, nearly 17 million (one in five) are children.
The American Dairy Association Mideast has partnered with 12 food bloggers from throughout the country to prepare a “Big Holiday Potluck,” and ADA Mideast will donate $1 to Feeding America for every “like,” comment or share each of the bloggers’ 12 recipes receive on its Facebook page between Dec. 6 and 13. Feeding America can provide nine meals for each dollar donated.
If have a moment, I’d love for you to visit the ADA Mideast Facebook page and “like”, comment on or share my Cranberry Cheddar Salmon Sliders to help raise some money for Feeding America!
**While you’re at it, check out the other recipes from the other bloggers participating in the potluck and hit “like” on some of those as well if they sound good to you!**
PS. ADA Mideast is hosting a Twitter chat next Thursday. Stop by to chat about appetizers and healthy holiday eating and a chance to win prizes!
This post was sponsored by ADA Mideast. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts, opinions and the recipe are my own.