Feature two summer produce stars—fresh okra and tomatoes—together in this colorful grilled appetizer. This is a great appetizer
for entertaining because you can assemble the skewers the night before and brush the oil mixture on just before grilling.
The rich and creamy combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar is a nice foil for the muted spice of grilled jalapeño
peppers. This recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version.
Add these gorgeous spicy-tart grapes to an antipasto platter or cheese plate or stir them into a summer salad. Prep is only
10 minutes and the “pickling” happens in the refrigerator in just a few hours.
Fresh corn, tomatoes, onions, and parsley are tossed with a sweet-hot vinaigrette to make this favorite summertime salsa.
Pair with tortilla chips for a colorful appetizer or serve alongside grilled burgers, chicken, or ribs.
This delicious, chunky gazpacho features chopped tomatoes, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, mango, cucumber, and nectarines. It’s
a light and flavorful starter for heavier summertime meals, like grilled steak or chicken.
Instead of filling up dinner guests on peanuts or pretzels, try this colorful blend of okra, olives, and garlic, seasoned
with lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs. Serve alongside a selection of bread, cheese, artichokes, and chilled shrimp or cold
cuts for an antipasto platter.
Marinated Tomatoes with Basil and Balsamic Vinegar
Marinating the tomatoes gives them a tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with the onion topping. For a heartier version, serve
tomatoes on top of sliced French bread and garnish with Parmesan cheese curls.
You'll find squash blossoms, which have a subtle squash flavor, from late spring to early fall at gourmet grocery stores,
farmers' markets, or Latin food markets. Here, we've served them as an appetizer atop grilled bread.
Fresh Corn Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Chive Cream
Traditional blinis consist of flour pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar, but our version features sweet corn pancakes
topped with cold-smoked salmon and homemade chive cream. These easy apps are a great way to use up extra corn-on-the-cob you
might have picked up at the market.