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Reinvent your favorite Canada Day Food!

Last updated on July 22nd, 2021 at 08:06 pm

Canada Day is approaching, and it’s the perfect excuse to have a potluck! Check out these popular Canadian dishes with a twist that your family and friends are sure to enjoy.

POUTINE

Poutine is a French fry and cheese curds meal with brown sauce on top. It first appeared in the late 1950s in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada, while its origins are unknown and various competing claims to having originated the dish exist.
Poutine De Fruits de Mer
This dish is constructed with hand-cut french fries and topped with scallops, shrimp, and crayfish sauce, making it a seafood lover’s dream.
Vegan Poutine
Vegans, too, desire a delightful mess of fries and cheese. Miso gravy, kale chips, and vegan cheese are used in this veggie-friendly establishment’s version.
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NANAIMO BARS

The Nanaimo bar is a bar treat that does not require baking and is named after Nanaimo, British Columbia. The cake is made up of three layers: a wafer, nut, and coconut crumb base, custard icing in the middle, and chocolate ganache on top.
White Chocolate Nanaimo Bar
A unique new take on the iconic no-bake Canadian cookie bar, with white chocolate and vanilla flavors.
Raspberry Nanaimo Pops
Instead of putting the typical chocolate layer on top, skewer small Nanaimo bits and dip them in chocolate.
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TOURTIERE

Tourtière is a meat pie dish from Quebec that is typically made with minced pork, veal, or beef with potatoes. Wild game is occasionally used.
Tourtiere Spring Rolls
Bring your favorite pie to the party with these seasonal appetizers if you can't wait for the main event. All of your favorite flavors and spices come together in this delightful meat-pie filling, which is then fried to perfection for a crunchy, savory taste worthy of celebration.
Mini Tourtieres
These little French-Canadian-inspired beef and mushroom pies, shaped like empanadas, are ideal for a warm, bite-sized Christmas treat.
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BUTTER TARTS

A butter tart is a tiny pastry dish popular in Canadian cuisine and considered one of the country's signature desserts. A filling of butter, sugar, syrup, and egg is cooked in a pastry shell until the filling is semi-solid and the top is crunchy.
Saskatoon Berry Butter Tarts
Saskatoon berries are excellent and can be used in a variety of ways. The rich butter tart flavor is blended with the sweetness of the Saskatoon berry pie filling, all wrapped up in a flaky pie crust. It's fantastic.
Vegan Peanut Butter Tarts
Made with dates, almonds, coconut, coconut oil, and cocoa powder, the crust is coconuty and chewy. Cashews and peanut butter make up the majority of the creamy filling.
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MONTREAL SMOKED MEAT

In Quebec, Montreal-style smoked meat, also known as Montreal smoked meat or simply smoked meat, is a kosher-style deli meat made by salting and curing beef brisket with spices. Over the course of a week, the brisket is allowed to absorb the flavors before being hot smoked to finish cooking.
Smoked Meat Sandwich
The pastrami sandwich is Canada's answer to the pastrami sandwich. And it's a fantastic sandwich to boot. Served with kosher dill and piled high on rye bread with ballpark yellow mustard.
Smoked Meat Deli Pizza
A tasty smoked pork deli sandwich has been transformed into a zesty cheesy pizza. Montreal smoked pork, sliced dill pickles, red onions, and mozzarella cheese, all topped with yellow mustard, form a quick and easy 15-minute dinner.
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CAESAR

A Caesar is a cocktail that originated in Canada and is mostly enjoyed there. It's made with vodka, caesar dressing, spicy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, and served over ice in a tall, celery salt-rimmed glass with a stalk of celery and a wedge of lime on top.
Classic Caesar with Pickle Twist
This caesar drink is a classic caesar recipe with a simple but delicious twist. Once you try it, you will never have a caesar cocktail any other way. It’s made with vodka, savory clamato juice, a few dashes of worcestershire, a few more dashes of tabasco sauce, a good squeeze of lime, and our secret pickled ingredient.
Caprese Caesar Cocktail
Caprese skewers looked like an ideal garnish for this Caesar drink in honor of Canada Day. They're fresh and summery, and they feature the red and white of Canada's flag. Caprese is especially delicious when the cherry tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden.
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SALMON

Canada is one of the most prolific producers and exporters of salmon. It can be found all across the region, but the Bay of Fundy, near the Atlantic coast, is one of the most well-known places to sample smoked salmon. Wild salmon, on the other hand, is commonly consumed in the Pacific, either raw, chopped into slices, or roasted.
Salmon Patties
Flaky, soft, and tasty, these salmon patties are a must-try. These salmon patties are known for their crisp edges and large flaked fish chunks. They are the genuine article! This is a simple and delicious way to use leftover salmon, and it is well worth the effort to prepare.
Spinach Stuffed Salmon
Salmon that is tender and flaky, with a spinach stuffing that is creamy and silky... Yes, this Spinach Stuffed Salmon is loaded with flavor. It's a fantastic meal that's simple enough to prepare on a weeknight yet classy enough to serve at a dinner party.
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