Kick your next summer party off the right way--with smoking good apps and snacks straight from the grill.
Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear CrostiniYou can use your grill for more than hamburgers. Prepare elegant appetizers perfect for a sophisticated dinner party or soiree. This Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear Crostini has grilled pear wedges sprinkled with pecans and rosemary. Drizzle on honey for a sweet finish to a beautiful appetizer.
Caramelized Tomato BruschettaThis simple appetizer is a party favorite. Caramelized tomatoes enhance the flavor of the toasty bread and sweet rich ricotta. You can even set out toasts and toppings so guests can build their own bruschetta.
Roasted Corn SalsaRoasted corn combined with tomatoes, onions, and parsley in sweet-hot vinaigrette will definitely have some kick. This summertime salsa has a Southwest influence and is a fun appetizer served with tortilla chips or on top of a grilled dish.
Steak Crostini with Avocado-Horseradish MayoFor an appetizer that tastes just as good as it looks, this steak crostini is a definite must-serve. The grilled flank steak pairs beautifully with the avocado and wasabi spread. Add a sprig of oregano on top and you’ll get a pop of color and a pretty presentation.
Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups with Herbs and CheeseThin slices of grilled zucchini give this appetizer a delicate air. Rolled up with goat cheese, herbs, and spinach, these sushi-like treats are full of flavor and color.
Shrimp Bruschetta al LimoncelloBruschetta is a classic appetizer and the shrimp really are the icing on the cake. They’re mixed in a sauce featuring garlic, shallots, lemon juice, and limoncello. The hint of lemon will make this dish truly unforgettable.
Crab-Stuffed Grilled Bell Peppers
This fast appetizer combines stuffed mini bell peppers and creamy crab dip into one pretty, portable bite. Use multicolored peppers for extra pop.
Grilled ProsciuttoSalty, savory, and crunchy--these addictive grilled pork crisps hit all the notes necessary for ultimate snacking satisfaction.
Grilled Grape Leaves Stuffed with Sausage and Goat CheeseGrilled Grape Leaves Stuffed with Sausage and Goat Cheese is a quick Mediterranean-inspired appetizer that you can cook on the grill, giving you plenty of time for relaxing and having fun with friends.
Grilled Sardine, Tomato, and Mint BruschettaGrilled ciabatta topped with grilled marinated sardines, plump heirloom tomatoes, and vibrant fresh herbs... if there's any way to go wrong with that, we don't know what it is.
Grilled Oysters with Chipotle GlazeSeafood Watch recommends using farmed oysters, which can be grown in protected areas and harvested with minimal environmental impact. Have your fishmonger do the shucking if you like; just ask that the juices be saved. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 hour. Notes: If glaze stiffens, set it on the hot grill for a minute. Find rock salt at most large grocery stores.
Chevre and Mango Steak BitesCut chilled grilled steak when ready to assemble appetizers and slice it very thinly (less than 1/4 inch, if possible). The finished appetizers can be covered and chilled for up to 6 hours.