Small Dishes For Summer

While throwing your summer parties, don’t forget to include delicious appetizers. There are several kinds of appetizers you can create, ranging from crab bites to chips and salsa. Make sure you have a variety of dishes for guests to choose from, creating something new along the way that is light and refreshing while still filling.

Skewers are among the easiest to make for a summer party. A lighter combination would be small pieces of chicken and pineapple. Baste the sticks in BBQ sauce while they are on the grill to give a smoky flavor to the chicken and fruit. BBQ sauce on the chicken will caramelize while on the grill. Another idea is the slider. You can make these with beef or turkey. Simply form the meat into small patties, grilling them for a shorter time because they are so small. Add your favorite toppings and cheese to the sliders before serving. These are an ideal treat for children since they are a smaller size. Tomatoes seem to reproduce rather often in the summer. Cut different colors of tomatoes to create a salad that is refreshing for guests. Add croutons and cheese crisps for texture and a light dressing of vinegar and honey for a bit of acidity and sweetness. Cucumber slices are also a good addition to this summer side dish, or you can add a bit crab for a meal.

Appetizer Fun At Summer Parties

Appetizers are an ideal way to treat guests who attend your summer celebration. From light and refreshing to hearty and filling, there are several types of appetizers that you can serve depending on how many guests you have and the size of the main meal. The appetizers will likely be something that guests go to at some point after the main meal as well, especially if they want something light after playing outdoor games or talking with friends and family.

A Tuscan pasta salad is something to consider if you aren’t serving a large meal. Any kind of pasta can be used, but spiral pasta works best as all of the ingredients can blend into the crevices. Add pieces of purple cabbage, onions, carrots and cucumbers for a delicious meal. It’s best to prepare it in the morning, letting it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving so that all of the flavors blend together. A flatbread pizza is another option if you want something that is a little heartier without serving a full meal. Add mushrooms and onions to the flatbread as it grills. Mozzarella cheese also works as a way to bring all of the ingredients together. Spices can include pepper and sea salt for a different taste on the dish. Make sure the flatbread doesn’t stay on the grill long as it will burn.