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Easiest Appetizers for Summer Entertaining

easy appetizers

Entertaining can be stressful and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be, especially during summer when you can let vibrant produce do most of the work.

My friend Eva recently hosted our girls supper club, and she really impressed me with her simple yet beautiful appetizers.  In addition to cubed watermelon with chopped fresh mint (pictured above), she set out a plate of fresh peaches:

easy appetizers

Roasted asparagus (which you could easily swap for snap peas or green beans–now in season):

easy summer appetizers

and prosciutto-wrapped dates (heated in the toaster oven!) which you could stuff with cheese/nuts if you so desired.

We nibbled on these delicious apps with glasses of wine and in good company.

easy summer appetizers

The best part was, Eva was able to enjoy herself too because she wasn’t trapped in the kitchen slaving away over complicated food.

easy summer appetizers

Next time I entertain, I’ll be following in her lead!

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  • Christina Dely
    July 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    What a great blog! I look forward to following your posts 🙂

  • Johanna B
    July 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

    That watermelon with fresh mint looks very appetizing (pun intended) and I have watermelon and all the fresh mint I could ever want growing in a pot on my front porch. Tonight for sure.

  • Teri Roughen
    July 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    how fun! simple is always better and for some reason I try to do way too complicated. love a plate of cut up fruit. it makes it so much easier to be healthy and not nibble on chips and crackers. Teri

  • Amelia
    July 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I know, I never thought of simple fresh fruit, but it’s stunning and everyone will still be hungry for dinner!

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