29 May Staff Dream Picks: Summer Appetizers For Outdoor Parties
With the outdoor party season upon us, comes seasonal favorites, so the Dream Team hand-picked our absolute tastiest summer appetizers for outdoor parties. We decided that an ideal summer appetizer for an outdoor party had to have each of the following components:
- No utensils needed
- Not super filling
- Rich in flavor
- Fresh flavor combinations
Below is our top summer appetizers for your outdoor soirees, parties, weddings and gatherings. We love how each dish is surprisingly unique, crowd-pleasing and a must for your summer events.
Dreamy Summer Appetizers: Spring Rolls
Cool, crisp and available in a variety of flavors (add shrimp, go vegan), spring rolls with a tangy peanut sauce are a colorful and delish hors d’oeuvre that is perfect passed or displayed for your summer parties.
Dreamy Summer Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos
When salty bacon meets spicy jalapenos stuffed with cheese, you know you have a crowd-pleasing appetizer that your summer party guests will devour. Bonus Tip! Skip the bacon for stuffed jalapenos for a vegetarian version.
Dreamy Summer Appetizers: Lamb Lollipops
Freshly grilled and topped with herbs and cool cucumber sauce, lamb lollipops come with a built-in ‘fork’ making it a dreamy & delicious summer party appetizer.
Dreamy Summer Appetizers: Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp
More bacon! This time wrapped around luscious, garlicky shrimp. This tasty hors d’oeuvres can be serve hot or chilled. We recommend a squeeze of lime to add bright summer flavor!
Above Photos by Jen and Chris Creed Photography
Dreamy Summer Appetizers: Beet Hummus with Crudite
A staff and client favorite, our Beet Hummus with Crudite is a tasty vegan or vegetarian appetizer that makes for a stunning food display at your outdoor parties.
Photo by Cassie Lopez Photography
Are you planning an outdoor party in Nashville? We’d love to create a fresh and crowd-pleasing menu for you! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.