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Summer appetizers? Here are 12 ideas for tempting and delicious dishes!


summer appetizer recipes

Here are some ideas for delicious summer appetizers (cold and hot) that are ideal for bringing to the table for any occasion: try all our recipes!

If you're looking for quick summer appetizers, you're in the right place. Summer is that period of the year in which, let's face it, we feel a bit tired of cooking … but not that of eating! Thanks to the heat, the sun and the desire to be in company, we often find ourselves organizing dinners, lunches or convivial days dedicated to good food! And what better solution than to create a series of quick, cold and hot appetizers that won't waste time cooking but at the same time will make all guests happy?

We have selected some wonderful recipes , simple to replicate at home and that will make everyone salivate. What do you say, shall we begin ? Here are the best recipes for quick and easy summer appetizers!

Stuffed tomatoes with Russian salad

Tomatoes stuffed with Russian salad
Tomatoes stuffed with Russian salad

Tomato is one of the most consumed foods in summer, ideal for creating fresh and delicious dishes. Well, if you're tired of using it for the classic bruschetta or combining it with mozzarella for the usual caprese, this recipe could be just the thing for you! In fact, stuffed tomatoes are delicious and simple to make , and you can also prepare the Russian salad to stuff them with, for an even more home-made result!

Here is the complete recipe for tomatoes with Russian salad .

Aubergine and feta croutons

Aubergine and feta croutons
Aubergine and feta croutons

What would summer be without serving delicious croutons? Simple to make, inviting and above all to eat with your hands , croutons with aubergines and feta are delicious and fresh, a real gourmet appetizer! In addition to the two main elements, you can add tomatoes, capers, aromatic herbs and a nice round of extra virgin olive oil.

Here is the recipe for croutons with aubergines and feta cheese .

Raspberry and goat cheese croutons

Crostini with raspberries and goat cheese
Crostini with raspberries and goat cheese

Staying on the topic of croutons, have you ever tasted these? If you want to prepare very quick cold appetizers, which are good and also spectacular , with these you will hit the spot!

The recipe is very simple, the ingredients are few (but good) and the preparation time is practically zero . In short, what are you waiting for?

Here is the recipe for croutons with goat cheese and raspberries . If you love no-bake summer appetizers, you will be speechless!

Canapes with shrimp mousse

Canapes with shrimp mousse
Canapes with shrimp mousse

A fresh, colorful, inviting dish… in short, simply perfect . If you decide to bring these canapés to the table, you should prepare quite a few, because they will simply be snapped up: the creaminess of the mousse, the acidity of the tomato, the crunchiness of the crackers… we are already hungry by talking about them .

Here is the recipe for these canapés with shrimp mousse !

tzatziki

tzatziki
tzatziki

The king of cold appetizers, directly from Greece , is him: the tzatziki! This is one of those sauces that is so good that it can be prepared in large quantities, placed in the center of the table and surrounded by bread sticks and croutons. We assure you that at the end of the day you won't even have to wash the bowl!

Try the tzatziki sauce recipe too!

Chickpea hummus

Chickpea hummus
Chickpea hummus

The same goes for hummus, the delicious chickpea sauce, perfect for those with a vegetarian lifestyle, but so full of flavor that everyone likes it. Also in this case you don't need big ideas: just prepare the cream, put it in a nice bowl and serve some bread as an accompaniment : it will be snapped up, we assure you!

Here's our homemade hummus recipe!

Zucchini rolls

rolls of zucchini and ham
rolls of zucchini and ham

There are dishes that just look at them to make you hungry , and sometimes it's surprising how some of these are so simple, that a child could cook them. This is the case with these grilled zucchini rolls, an inexpensive and simple dish , which are stuffed with cheese, ham and a few leaves of basil or mint. You will see that they will take care of brightening up your summer lunches!

Here is our recipe for zucchini rolls .

Tuna tartare

tuna tartare and lime
tuna tartare and lime

Let's continue with the cold appetizers, but let's raise the bar a bit . This is one of those appetizers that we recommend for a dinner with friends, and certainly not for a buffet with 30 people! This is the fresh tuna tartare, which can be prepared with many ingredients : lime, soy, sesame, avocado and much more, giving life to a set of sensational flavours!

If you're looking for ideas, here are 10 recipes to bring an amazing tuna tartare to the table!

Swordfish and zucchini skewers

Swordfish and zucchini skewers
Swordfish and zucchini skewers

Are you looking for a slightly more elaborate appetizer that will impress your guests? So why not offer a delicious fish and vegetable skewer? It is a simple dish made up of few elements, which you just need to season to perfection and grill quickly: you will see, it will speak for itself!

Here is the recipe for swordfish and zucchini skewers : the easiest and tastiest of summer fish starters!

Pizzas Of Puff Pastry

Pizzas Of Puff Pastry
Pizzas Of Puff Pastry

Who doesn't love homemade pizza? Whether they're for a picnic, an outdoor lunch or a family dinner, these little finger foods are always loved by everyone, young and old . Have you already tried them with puff pastry?

The procedure is simple and you can also indulge yourself and create different pizzas, using toppings of your choice.

Try making puff pastry pizzas !

Fried zucchini flowers

Zucchini flower pancakes
Zucchini flower pancakes

It's true, summer is the season for cold and quick dishes , but you'll see that this very light fried dish will make you fly! Let's talk about pumpkin flower fritters, a finger food to be savored to the fullest.

The recipe is simple (more than you think). What do you say, shall we try to prepare these courgette flower pancakes together?

Savory pie with aubergines

Savory pie with aubergines
Savory pie with aubergines

We can't not conclude our roundup of appetizers with a savory pie ! The advantage of this dish is that it can also be prepared well in advance, and it can also be enjoyed cold the next day.

For the ingredients, we recommend using seasonal vegetables, but as you well know, everyone has their own recipe (and secrets)!

We offer you an eggplant savory pie : try to prepare it with our recipe!


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