No-Cook Appetizers for Summer Entertaining

June 2, 2014

The goal in the summertime is to be in the kitchen as little as possible.  The last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or be perched over a hot stove.  To keep your kitchen time to a minimum, opt for no-cook appetizers when entertaining.  This means sticking with dips that can be made in a food processor like hummus or fresh cheeses that can be cut and served.  I also like to serve individual salad cups as a refreshing first bite.  Summer entertaining can be fun and stress-free with these easy appetizer recipes.


Hummus can be made in a food processor in minutes.  Serve with a variety of vegetable spears and pita bread.

Caprese Salad Skewers

A quick and easy Italian appetizer that's always a hit.

Marinated Feta

Serve this marinated feta as part of an antipasto platter with olives, marinated artichokes and fresh bread.

Caesar Salad Bites
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These handheld salads are the perfect way to start off a meal.

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