This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TriscuitSummer #CollectiveBias Here I’m sharing a Hawaiian Luau Party Tutorial, my Hawaiian Grilled Summer Vegetables Recipe and a FREE 50 Page Hawaiian Luau Party pack – it includes fun activities for kids too!
I love the flavors of grilled veggies and pineapple. Once grilled and combined with a touch of pineapple juice and soy sauce, you have a tropical flavor combination that tastes just like the foods you’ll find in Hawaii.
My husband and I vacationed in Hawaii on our honeymoon. In addition to the islands’ beauty, we loved the foods and drinks flavored with the fruits and vegetables that were native to the islands.
A Tropical “Island” for your Veggies
You can easily create an appetizer of the freshest veggies by combining your favorites on a TRISCUIT. The cracker holds up to any topping and stays crisp and crunchy. Here I’ll walk you through how I prepared for and created a little Hawaiian Luau for our family and a few guests.
Nutritious Veggies and Fruit
The tropical islands of Hawaii are unbelievably beautiful with rich, dense vegetation and gorgeous waterways. The food incorporates the lush vegetation and I’ve included rich and nutrient dense veggies in the recipes I’m sharing here. Summer squash, zucchini, red, orange and yellow bell peppers, and fresh organic mushrooms. And don’t forget the pineapple – it adds a certain sweetness!
Preparing grilled summer veggies is easy. Keep reading for an easy Hawaiian Grilled Summer Vegetables Recipe.
TRISCUIT crackers can be topped with any savory or sweet ingredient, making them the perfect choice for a snack or appetizer. You could easily add some pulled pork to these and make it a meal. 🙂
Plan a Hawaiian Luau Party Tutorial
You don’t have to plan a big party to enjoy the fresh tropical flavors of this easy Hawaii-inspired appetizer. Our breakfast table seats six people, and enjoying a meal together with a few friends is more than enough reason to celebrate.
Step 1: Plan your meal schedule. For our Hawaiian Luau, I knew the pulled pork would take the longest to cook. To make it, I added 2 lbs of pork tenderloin to a crock pot and added 1 box of chicken stock, 1 sliced red onion, and two teaspoons of garlic salt. I slow cooked the tenderloin for four hours on high the day before the party. It’s best to shred the meat before you refrigerate it. Reheat it in the oven for about 45 minutes on medium low heat just before you serve it.
Step 2: Clean and declutter. To start, I always clear any clutter from the kitchen and breakfast area. Toys and grocery items left out from the day before go back to their homes in my kids’ bedrooms and the pantry.
Step 3: Gather supplies and start decorating. I picked up the tablecloth and colorful appetizer plates at King Soopers. I found the other party decor online. Resources for other party supplies at the end of this post. I printed out the Hawaiian Luau party pack (keep reading for your FREE download) to decorate for our party.
I laid out the tablecloth on the breakfast table, attached the grass skirt with straight pins, cut and trimmed out all the table scatter, banner, cup labels, invitations, and party activities and laid everything out on the kitchen island. Once I taped together the banner and built the stand up hula girl and boy, I hung the banner in the window and placed the cut-outs on the breakfast table.
Step 4: Cook the rice. I use a rice cooker to cook rice. I added 2 cups of white rice, four cups of water, and two packets of Sasson seasoning to the rice cooker and set it to cook. It takes about 30 minutes for the rice cooker to cook up 4 cups of rice.
Step 5: Grill the Vegetables. I picked up some organic squash, zucchini, mushrooms and bell peppers at King Soopers. They have an awesome selection of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a wide assortment of TRISCUIT crackers. Keep reading for my Hawaiian Grilled Summer Vegetables Recipe.
Step 6: Heat and serve. Serve the pulled pork, Hawaiian style rice, and Hawaiian Grilled Summer Vegetables. I added some cut up veggies and green leaf lettuce for extra texture, color and flavor to the Hawaiian rice. Everything else stayed inside the oven on warm until we were ready to eat.
Ready for the Recipe?
I hope this party tutorial has inspired you to create your own Hawaiian Luau. Keep reading for my Hawaiian Grilled Summer Vegetables Recipe and to get access to my FREE 50 Page Hawaiian Luau Party pack – it includes fun activities for kids too!