Chorizo canapes with mozzarella and rocket

A quick and easy chorizo canapes recipe suggestion perfect for summer parties.

Easy chorizo canapes recipe with mini oatcakes, mozzarella and rocket

The red, white and green of these colourful chorizo canapes has great visual impact before you’ve even tasted them. These chorizo canapes require no advance cooking or specialist preparation. They are very simple to assemble before any party.

Here I have used a tomato chutney but you could use any tomato based or onion based chutneys or relishes. The chorizo and mozzarella contrast each other bother in texture, colour and flavour. The rocket leaves finish off the pretty red, white and green effect evocative of the Italian flag (although admittedly chorizo is Spanish rather than Italian).

Easy chorizo canapes recipe with mini oatcakes, mozzarella and rocket

Here I have used mini oatcake bites (sold amongst the crisps and snacks) but you could use any canape base such as crostini, blini or vol au vent cases. Another alternative would be these shallow mini cup canape cases by Pidy.

The golden rule with canapes is that you should be able to eat them with one hand and one bite. By using mini oatcake bites, this chorizo canapes recipe scores top marks on that front. Your only problem will be managing to resist taking another one as the tray sails past!

Easy chorizo canapes recipe with mini oatcakes, mozzarella and rocket

This serving suggestion was shown to me recently at an afternoon tea party hosted by Baxter’s, the Scottish pickles and chutney brand. I’m sure any kind of chorizo canapes would be more-ish enough but these taste as good as they look.

Do you have any favourite ingredients to combine with chorizo? Let us know in the comments below!

Chorizo canapes recipe with mozzarella and rocket
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A quick and easy chorizo canapes recipe idea suitable for any party.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: European
Serves: 24
  • 2 small bags of Nairn's Oat Bakes or 2 dozen mini oatcakes
  • 80g (3oz) cream cheese (spreadable soft cheese)
  • 110g (4oz) buffalo mozzarella cheese
  • 80g (3oz) chorizo sausage (Spanish salami)
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) tomato chutney
  • A small handful of rocket (arugula) leaves
  1. Dab some cream cheese between pairs of the Oatcake bites if using or on top if using mini oatcakes.
  2. Top each little sandwich (or biscuit) with a slim disc of buffalo mozzarella. Add 1tsp of the chutney and a slither of rocket to the top of each one, then top with a disc of chorizo.

If you are looking for other easy party food ideas try these roast beef wraps with cranberry relish and spinach:

Roast beef wraps with cranberry relish and spinach for packed lunches or parties via @maisoncupcake at Maisoncupcake.comProduct samples originally provided by Baxters.


  1. Matina says

    Hi Sarah! Great to see you yesterday! These little snacks are a great idea, I am always looking for quick fixes to unexpected company :)

  2. faithy, the baker says

    Wow..i love appetizers! Any bite size food i adore! Lovely presentation and lovely photos too!!

  3. Koek! says

    Crickey – now THOSE are appetisers in the true sense of the word. Especially love the chorizo and mozzarella ones. Yum!

  4. An Open Book says

    the chorizo one is def a bookmarking it and def serving it as an appetizer at my next party :)

  5. Heather Davis says

    Great appetizers! Anything with roasted tomatoes is a must. Will have to try these next time people are coming round.

  6. Su-yin says

    Ahhh finger food. I love anything bite size, and these look lovely. Really like the look of those chorizo bites!

  7. Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

    @matina Yes it was great to see you too!
    @faithy Thank you very much
    @Koek They are well worth a go, try them
    @marymoh @anopenbook Definitely!
    @jennifurla Thank you!
    @heather They'lll disappear fast if you do!
    @su-yin They're very pretty aren't they
    @hazel Thanks!