We do a lot of casual entertaining in the summer. Think, impromptu cornhole tournaments with a big spread of easy party snacks.
In our neighborhood we often gather in this way - everyone comes together with a tray or platter of something to munch on and we call it dinner.
A spread of appetizers that doesn't require cooking and heating up the kitchen? Even better in my book! That's where these recipes come into play.
As the temperatures rise and summer makes itself known, these easy party snacks will be your go-to recipes all season long.
Loaded Guacamole Recipe
Guacamole is a true summer staple. This loaded guacamole recipe? It takes things to a whole new level. It's an easy, classic guacamole recipe topped off with all the fixings. We're talking bacon, chopped tomatoes, queso fresco, cilantro, onion, finely diced jalapeño and green chiles. Make a double batch! This one won't last long.
BBQ Chicken Summer Rolls Recipe
I like to make these BBQ chicken summer rolls with a grocery store rotisserie chicken to keep the kitchen cool, then I load them up with all kinds of crunchy veggies for the necessary freshness that summer demands. Think lettuce, chunks of pineapple, thinly sliced bell peppers all paired with a homemade barbecue sauce that is both sweet and smoky.
Sandwich de Mezcla Recipe
This unique party appetizer has Puerto Rican roots and it's completely unexpected! Tiny sandwiches filled with a tangy spread made with ham, cheese and pimiento, these tasty snacks disappear. Plus, there is zero cooking or heat required of any kind, making them ideal for serving at summer parties.
Lentil Hummus Recipe
Your snack-food loving self is going to want to grab a big bag of salty, crunchy tortilla chips and to pair with this lentil hummus. It is the creamiest Mexican-spiced hummus, bursting with fresh cilantro and tangy lime juice making it the perfect summer snack. Yellow lentils, lots of garlic and tahini will make you love hummus all over again.
Texas Caviar Recipe
An easy flavorful appetizer or snack made with black eyed peas and marinated in a fresh herb dressing, Texas Caviar has been around since the 1940s, but it has only continued to grow in popularity over the last couple of decades. While many variations exist, ours is made with black eyed peas, bell pepper, red onion, garlic and green chiles.
Monster Cookie Dough Dip Recipe
Every party spread needs something sweet and this monster cookie dough dip checks all the no-bake boxes! Served with graham crackers and perfect for peanut butter lovers of all ages, it is made with cream cheese, brown sugar, oats, peanut butter and M&Ms. Don't worry! There won't be leftovers.
Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe
Tangy, creamy whipped goat cheese may perhaps make the easiest and tastiest party snack of all. Goat cheese, herbs and honey are blended together until smooth then served with whatever you'd like for dipping! Crisp seeded crackers and fresh veggies like carrots and celery make the perfect pairing in my book.
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