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Summer Appetizers Everyone Will Enjoy!

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Easy Snacks that are Perfect for Hot Weather

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It’s summertime, and living’s easy! If you’re attending a potluck, throwing a pool party, or having a gathering with loved ones, consider preparing these cold snacks in advance as they’re perfect for such occasions and easy to transport. Additionally, these hors d’oeuvres can be consumed without the need for forks (finger food, anyone?). Check out our favorite summer appetizer recipes.

Strawberry Basil Bites

Simple and oh-so-delicious, these puff pastry appetizers reflect the tastes of the season. We love serving these with fresh basil straight from our herb garden!

strawberry basil bites on puff pastry
Strawberry Basil Bites
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Fresh Onion Dip

This a modern twist on a perpetual classic! Utilizing fresh caramelized onions instead of packaged French onion dip mix, this dip will make you a popular guest at every party and picnic you attend.

fresh onion dip with crudite and chips on a table
Fresh Onion Dip
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Strawberry Mango Salsa

A little sweet, a little spicy, this salsa hits all the notes! It is a wonderful way to take advantage of your early summer harvest of strawberries and your fresh cilantro.

strawberry mango salsa
Strawberry Mango Salsa
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Caprese Bruschetta

The fresh flavors of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella are perfectly complimented by adding balsamic vinegar reduction to the top. Bring a platter to your next outing and watch them disappear before your eyes.

caprese bruschetta on a platter
Caprese Bruschetta
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Grilled Cantaloupe and Prosciutto

Salty meat and fresh fruit? We promise you; it’s a combination that just can’t be beaten! Throw them on the grill to give them a bit of color and a touch of delightful smoky summer flavor.

Grilled Cantaloupe and Prosciutto skewers
Grilled Cantaloupe and Prosciutto

Asparagus Hummus Served With Dukkah-Spiced Pita Chips

This is a fun twist on a perennial favorite. The asparagus hummus is tasty on its own, but it becomes even better when eaten with homemade pita chips. Give them a try!

Asparagus Hummus
Asparagus Hummus Served With Dukkah-Spiced Pita Chips
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Holy guacamole! What would summertime be without this iconic condiment and dip? The perfect accompaniment for tortilla chips and tacos, it also tastes incredible on burgers, sandwiches, and more. You might want to make a double batch…

guacamole with chips on the side

We would love to know how you enjoy the summer season! Please share your go-to appetizers and snacks for this time of year in the comments section. We value your input and look forward to hearing from you.

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Jennifer Keating

Jennifer is the Associate Digital Editor at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. She is an active equestrian and spends much of her free time at the barn. When she’s not riding, she loves caring for her collection of house plants, baking, and playing in her gardens. Read More from Jennifer Keating

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