11 Easy Appetizers For Summer Entertaining
Whether you’re planning a big Labor Day fiesta or a casual weeknight gathering this August, there’s no reason to toil away in the kitchen days in advance when there are so many easy appetizer options to choose from. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below to make Summer entertaining a breeze for you.
A healthy alternative to cheesy crostini, Giada De Laurentiis’ heirloom tomato toasts get their creamy quality from tahini and a touch of tomato sauce. Topped with summer’s best tomatoes and sesame seeds, they’re decadently delicious.
Drizzled with balsamic glaze and freshly chopped chives, these grilled, prosciutto-wrapped peaches have a lovely balance of flavors and make the perfect start to any summer meal.
The sweetness of the berries in this yummy summer appetizer is balanced by the slight tang of creamy goat cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. A sprinkle of fresh basil and cracked pepper are the perfect finishing touch.
Basic flavors combine in the most magical way in these easy and elegant grilled lemon basil shrimp kebabs. You’ll say goodbye to sharply flavored shrimp cocktail after one bite of this versatile appetizer.
Slice up some cucumber and spread on some savory herbed cream cheese for a one-bite app that’s addictively delicious.
Zucchini is one of summer’s most delicious bounties, and we can’t imagine a more tempting way to enjoy it than fried with mac ‘n’ cheese. Yes, it’s a little indulgent, but it’s summer: live a little.
A trifecta of summer goodness, this tomato, zucchini, and corn galette is flavor-packed and remarkably easy to make. Set it out on your coffee table as an appetizer for guests to serve themselves while you cook, or serve it with a side salad as a meal.
August produce, coastal-town seafood, and summer-release beers are some of our favorite seasonal delights, and this recipe for IPA-marinated ceviche takes advantage of all of them. Plus, we can guarantee it will impress your beer-guzzling guests.
Served with tortilla chips, prefacing grilled chicken, fish, or your favorite Mexican meal, this zucchini, corn, and avocado summer salsa is fresh and epicly delicious. It will go fast!
Slice this vegetarian, veggie-loaded flatbread into small squares and watch your guests go wild over it. The best part? It’s an easy way to take advantage of any leftover summer produce you have lying around.
Kebabs are often served as main dishes at a barbecue, but there’s no reason you can’t serve them as an appetizer, too. Grill up these mouthwatering lemon and salmon kebabs, and then take them off their skewers to offer them in smaller bites.
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