15 packable appetizers for the park, the beach, or the lake. These easy and delicious recipes are perfect for all your summer adventures!
Summer is a great time for all kinds of adventures! We've rounded up some of our favorite summery appetizers that can be enjoyed on the go. Make them for picnics, evenings on the lake or the beach or for an evening at the park.
There are spiced nuts, pepper jellies, dips and more. There's something for every occasion! And if you need more picnic ideas, check out this post. Enjoy!
Southwestern Sweet and Spicy Glazed Pecans
These Southwestern Sweet and Spicy Glazed Pecans come together in less than 30 minutes. But beware: they are addictively delicious!
Green Goddess Hummus
A bright fresh, healthy spread that's fabulous with crackers, chips, veggies, as a sandwich spread, on pita and so much more! This Green Goddess Hummus is about to become your next obsession!
Copycat Old Edwards Inn Buttermilk Crackers
Buttery, shatteringly crisp and addictively delicious, these buttermilk crackers are great for dips and spreads and are fabulous on charcuterie boards. They're also delightful served with soups and salads.
Buttered Pecan Goat Cheese Log
An easy, impressive and crazy-delicious appetizer with butter-toasted pecans, fresh herbs and dried fruit, this Buttered Pecan Goat Cheese Log will wow everyone!
Fresh Tomatillo Avocado Salsa (Avocado Sauce and Salsa de Tomatillo Fresco con Aguacate)
One taste of this fresh, vibrant Tomatillo Avocado Salsa will have you craving it again and again. It's fabulous on tacos, enchiladas, burritos... any Mexican entree but it also makes a wonderful sandwich spread, dipping sauce for chips and/or salad dressing.
Mediterranean Lemon Feta Dip
This creamy, lemony Feta dip is perfect for parties, picnics and potlucks. Serve it with raw veggies or chips for a delicious appetizer or snack!
Ridiculously Easy Peanut Sauce
This spicy-sweet Asian-inspired, Easy Peanut Sauce is super simple. Just throw everything (including the secret ingredient) in the blender, that's it!
Easy Pine Nut Seeded Crackers
With 10 minutes of hands-on time, these super healthy, gluten-free Pine Nut Seeded Crackers are perfect for dips, snacking and alongside soups and salads!
Mango Jalapeño Pepper Jelly
This sweet, spicy Mango Jalapeño Pepper Jelly makes a lovely gift and is a fabulous appetizer served with crackers and spooned over goat or cream cheese. Check out our post for so many other ways to use it!
Farmer's Market Feta Bruschetta
This fresh, delicious Farmer's Market Feta Bruschetta is always a hit and easy to put together. It's also super adaptable!
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds
A delicious snack, cocktail nibble or salad topper, all in one easy recipe! But beware: these Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds are difficult to stop eating!
Strawberry Habanero Pepper Jelly
This Strawberry Habanero Pepper Jelly is sweet, spicy and oh-so-delicious! It's fabulous paired with cheese and wonderful on a charcuterie board. It's also great with biscuits, muffins... and SO much more!
How to Create a Great Cheeseboard
Whether you invite friends for appetizers, want to create an easy pre-dinner nibble or decide to make a meal out of one of these fabulous arrays of deliciousness, here are some tips on how to create a great cheeseboard.
Herb Marinated Goat Cheese
This easy appetizer is beautiful and outrageously delicious. Serve it with warm crusty bread and be sure to make plenty! It will get gobbled up before you can say "Herb Marinated Goat Cheese"!
Best Ever, Super Easy Salsa
This fresh, vibrant easy salsa is loaded with delicious South of the Border flavor and comes together in less than 10 minutes.
Thought for the day:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?
“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
where is where your proud waves halt’?
From Job 38
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