Fire up the grill and get your summer party started with these favorite grilled appetizers.
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 and the caramelized tomatoes enhance the flavor of the dish. You can even set out toasts and toppings so guests can build their own bruschetta.
Grilled Pepper PoppersGrilled peppers add color to the plate, as well as a sweet, subtle flavor. When stuffed with garlic and herb cheese and topped with bacon slices, these bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit with guests.
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 Stuffed PeppersFor a fresh take on stuffed peppers, use a three-cheese filling that balances out the spice from the jalapeños. This hot dish is great for cocktail parties or for a more intimate dinner party.
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.