10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

What’s red and white and tastes delicious? Canada Day food of course! If there’s one thing that Canada is never lacking in, it’s all the different types of foods it has to offer across the country and Canada Day is the perfect day to show it all off. Whether you’re cooking for fellow Canadians or introducing non-Canadians to our cuisine, you’ll want to impress them with what we have to offer. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with 10 Canada Day foods from appetizers, main dishes, and desserts that will really impress your guests!

1. Lobster Roll Bites

Canada’s eastern and western coast cities are well known for their fresh and delicious seafood, especially any lobster related dishes like the Nova Scotian lobster roll (it’s to die for). But even if you don’t live on the coast, these bite sized lobster rolls will still let you enjoy a taste of the sea.

Get the recipe at Food Network

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

2. Firecracker Pasta Salad

This recipe will not only bring the heat to your party with its red and white coloured pasta, but it’ll also bring the heat with its spicy flavour! Pasta salads are one of those classic appetizers that are super easy to put together and customize with different flavours, but this recipe is great for its visual and taste appeal!

Get the recipe at Forkly

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

3. Canadian Caesar

So this might not be a food, but it is the national cocktail of Canada so really it’s not a celebration without one. Yes, you read that right! Canada has its own national cocktail, how cool! The Caesar is a simple four ingredient drink,  takes no time at all to mix together, and will please your guests effortlessly! If you really want, you can additionally swap or add a stick of extra crispy bacon alongside the celery stick–I mean it’s Canada, there’s bacon everywhere.

Get the recipe at Jo Cooks

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

4. Red And White Caprese Skewers

It looks patriotic, it tastes even better, and it has just three simple ingredients that you can whip together in no time. It’s the perfect Canada Day food for your party!

Get the recipe at Food Network

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

5. Split Pea Soup

If you’re going for a full course spread for you Canada Day celebration, you’ll be needing a soup dish. Split pea soup has been a Quebecois favourite for hundreds of years, so if you are working your way across the country in food representation, you can’t miss this one!

Get the recipe at Striped Spatula

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

6. Maple Peameal Bacon Roast

I mean really, if peameal bacon wasn’t obviously Canadian enough, then letting it roast with a maple syrup topping should make it clear! The best part about this dish is that as it cooks, the aromatic maple and bacon smell will fill your home creating the perfect mouth-watering atmosphere for your guests to walk into.

Get the recipe at The Black Peppercorn

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

7. Tomato Cheese Tart

Baked tomato and cheese all layered on top of a flakey, buttery tart? Uhm, yum! Even better, this dish tastes just as great whether you eat it hot from the oven or save it for later and try it cold (meaning you can totally save some for yourself for after the party). Substitute a white cheese, like Canadian white cheddar, and you’ll have another red and white dish that is perfect for the party.

Get the recipe at Food Network

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

8. Pretzel Sparklers

If you need a treat to snack on while watching the fireworks show, these pretzel sparklers are the perfect on the go snack and they make nifty table decorations too!

Get the recipe at Food Network

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

9. Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are about as traditional a food as poutine is in Canada, making it an absolute must for any Canada Day party. Named after the city of Nanaimo, this little dessert is three layers of custard butter filling, chocolate, and coconut crumb base. It’s both a must indulge cheat day treat, as it is a must to impress your guests on Canada Day. Better yet, it’s a no bake recipe!

Get the recipe at Closet Cooking

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

10. Butter Tarts

This little tart is both the ultimate Canadian dessert and the ultimate means of impressing guests. This dessert will obviously go down very well with any fellow Canadians, but if you have any non-Canadian guests, you can really impress them with this Canadian exclusive treat. Just be careful, these tarts are bite sized so they won’t last long!

Get the recipe at Little Sweet Baker

10 Canada Day Foods To Really Impress Your Guests

Ready to try out some of these lip-smacking recipes for your next Canada Day? What’s your favourite Canada Day food you enjoy each year? Let me know in the comments!

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