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5 Easy Summer Party Appetizer Ideas: Scrumptious and Irresistible

Are you looking forward to have a rocking summer ahead? What’s your idea of pleasing your taste buds during summer parties with your near and dear ones?

Summer is the time of the year when you are more likely to hang around with friends and family. It’s when kids love to go outdoors, beat the heat, and enjoy having fun all the way. Moreover, you also would love to enjoy outdoor appetizers at barbeques, picnics and tailgates. Get prepared to cook easy summer appetizers and a wide array of delicacies that are crowd pullers in any given day. Whether it’s a meat gourmet, a seafood lover or a vegan gastronome, brace yourself for the easy summer party appetizers that are simply irresistible. 

5 Easy Summer Party Appetizer Ideas: Scrumptious and Irresistible

When it comes to having a good time with family and friends, it is important to make sure your guests have snacks and beverages already available at the beginning of your august gathering. It’s time to welcome your guests for a friendly toast with attractive custom beer labels wrapped around bottles. 

So just pick your favorite easy appetizers and make your summer picnic party really enjoyable.

Check out the following appetizer ideas:


  1. Tomato Pesto Bites

Whether you are throwing an intimate gathering or just looking toward hosting a friend-reunion party, this delicious summer appetizer is sure to kick-off your evening on a right note. Tomato Pesto Bites is a delicious and easy Mediterranean-style appetizer that has basically six ingredients, or you can add some more as per your liking. It is simple and effortless to prepare. To begin with, pastry puffs are cut into bite-size pieces that serve as the base, while fresh tomato slices act as a juicy foil. Then a few pieces of olive along with mozzarella cheese are sprinkled over. After adding a drizzle of olive oil put the bites inside an oven. Baking helps flavors get mixed properly, while giving them a crispy taste.  


  1. Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta

You can find many variants of Bruschetta dish. However, the one with grilled shrimp is one of the most delectable ones. This quick and easy Italian-cum-Mediterranean offering is topped with shrimp and tomato mixture, giving it a distinctive taste and texture. Bruschetta is basically a traditional Italian antipasto, but a delicious twist can make it a perfect summer appetizer. The best part – shrimps are added with chopped plum tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese, lemon juice along with a dash of Greek seasoning. You have to make sure shrimps are smaller in size so that it doesn’t overpower other ingredients.


  1. Feta and Egg-Stuffed Peppers

It’s one of those rare dishes that have just 3 simple basic ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare. Feta and egg-stuffed peppers give you a crunchy and sweet taste on the inside with salty and succulent fillings. As we know them, peppers are great for salads, soups and stews, but they act as an awesome appetizer as well. Reason – flavorful and bite-sized food is perfect for a party. These feta and egg-stuffed peppers are then filled with a mixture of egg, feta and simple seasoning of pepper, garlic powder, paprika and parsley.  Sprinkled with some feta cheese on the top and then baked in an oven, the dish is ready to gorge on. 

5 Easy Summer Party Appetizer Ideas: Scrumptious and Irresistible


  1. Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites

This is among those dishes that can lighten up any party simply because they are crowed pleasures. It tops all manner of party fare, from toasts and crackers to classic blini and galettes, with supreme aplomb. It is fast to make in large numbers, looks gorgeous, taste fabulous and served at room temperature. If you are planning your reunion party on a far off location, the first thing that comes in mind is logistics. It’s really a cumbersome exercise to transport a sizeable chunk of party food from one location to another. This smoked salmon appetizer, on the other hand, removes a great deal of party food logistical challenges. These will make a perfect light start to a dinner and are hit at any party. Most importantly, you don’t have to worry too much as assembling them is much easier than I looks. Your friends will just love your for such a dish.


  1. Avocado and Shrimp Crostini

Now this one dish will probably be a show stealer of the party you are going to host. This easy appetizer is a combination of insanely great flavor, texture and presentation, which will be a smash hit right away. The dish is really quick to be whipped up in seconds that you can come up even in the last minute. Crunchy bread, mashed avocado and lightly seasoned shrimp – the dish will totally blow away the minds of your guests. The contrasting flavors of tart chili sauce, creamy avocado and fresh cilantro are a nice match for the shrimp. It requires minimal cooking time and tastes awesome, which means it’s a clear winner.

Final Thoughts

No matter which recipe you decide to use on the party day, no matter what food you decide to surprise your guests with; it’s the engagement, excitement and fellowship of the get-together that provides a distinct feel. It’s time to try the above mentioned appetizers and enjoy your great summer parties ahead. Bon appétit!!

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