If one of your favorite parts of summer is getting to host summer parties for your loved ones, you may be on the hunt for fresh, innovative summer recipes to test out at your parties. To discover a few recipes to test out at your next party, simply continue reading.
The Best Summer Recipes for Parties:
Greek-inspired kebab skewers:
While you may have tried beef or lamb kebab skewers, you may not have tried Greek-inspired kebab skewers which feature Greek olives, feta cheese, sliced cucumber, and mini cherry tomatoes. You may want to serve your kebab skewers with a refreshing Greek tzatziki, dipping sauce. One of the reasons why it’s a great idea to serve Greek kebab skewers is that you can prepare vegetarian options and meat options that feature grilled lamb. Another reason why Greek-inspired kebab skewers are a great option for parties is that they can be served as finger food, that are easy to enjoy when your guests are standing up socializing.
Corn and polenta fritters served with avocado:
Another fresh summer dish that you may want to serve at parties is corn and polenta fritters that you can serve with a side salad. If you love avocado, it’s a great idea to spoon a bit of avocado onto the top of each corn and polenta fritter. You can even add a serve of crispy bacon onto each fritter. This is a great option if you plan on serving a sit-down meal such as a lunch or dinner at your party.
If you’re looking for an option that is a little healthier than pizza, you may want to have a pita pocket station, where guests can fill their own pita pockets with a variety of ingredients. Examples of which include spinach, kale, egg, olives, tomatoes, lean turkey breast, and avocado. You may want to provide cubes of cooked tofu as an option for any vegans or vegetarians at your party.
Paella is a delicious, rice-based Spanish dish that is perfect for summer parties as it is packed full of fresh seafood. Some typical ingredients in a traditional Spanish paella include mussels, chorizo sausages, shrimp, smoked paprika, and calamari. Although you can opt to make a chicken-based paella if fresh seafood isn’t readily available or is expensive.
Isn’t of serving full-sized burgers, you may want to serve mini burgers which are known as sliders instead. As that way, each guest can try a few different types of sliders. For example, you may want to offer halloumi-based vegetarian sliders, turkey patty sliders, spicy chicken sliders, and grilled lamb sliders. The options are endless.
Frozen yoghurt popsicles.
Instead of serving up ice cream after your meal, it’s a great idea to fill ice block moulds with yoghurt and frozen berries, in order to create your own DIY frozen yoghurt popsicles. Alternatively, you may want to chop up pineapple and mango to add to your frozen yoghurt mix.
So if you want to surprise your party guests with brand new dishes that you’ve never tried out at your summer parties, it’s a great idea to try out some of the summer recipes listed above.