Easy & Impressive Appetizers

Hummus Cucumber Bites

Caprese Salad Skewers

Chicken Skewers (to be grilled)

Summer is supposed to be effortless right?  The thought of making dinner just seems too complicated when hosting a laid back summer evening. That is the beauty of appetizers... they immediately bring down the formal factor (especially when you put it on a stick) and up the ease factor - which in my world means more wine for everyone! And the only thing better than something being quick and easy, is when it's equally as impressive.  Here are three no fail appetizers perfect for summer - we made them on Friday night, and the evidence disappeared quickly :)

Hummus Cucumber Bites
  • Ingredients: Cucumbers, spicy hummus and parsley to garnish
  • Peel the cucumbers in stripes
  • Cut the cucumbers in 1 inch sections and scoop a little bit off the top
  • Spoon the hummus (we used spicy red pepper) into the little bowl you created
  • Add a sprig of parsley

Caprese Salad Skewers
  • Ingredients: Grape tomatoes, basil leaves, mozzarella balls, balsamic vinegar
  • Cut the grapes in half for the base of your skewer
  • Put a tomato, basil leave, and mozzerella ball on a toothpick
  • Put half a cup of balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • After the balsamic vinegar cools a bit (and thickens) - spoon it over your skewers

Grilled Chicken Skewers
  • Ingredients: Chicken breasts and marinade
  • Marinade chicken for 24 hours (we used Caribbean Jerk)
  • Cut the chicken into 2 inch squares and skewer
  • Grill & enjoy!


Coco said...

Fantastic, bookmarked!
Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

Chahrazad said...

Everything looks really delicious.


Rachel Lynne said...

These all look SO amazing - and cute! I am going to have to make those caprese salad skewers! YUM. Also - can I tell you how happy seeing your posts make me?! Love that you are sharing parts of your life again! :) :) :)

Closet Fashionista said...

YUMMM! The chicken skewers sound deliciousssss!