5 of the Best Summer Appetizers

For us, summer typically means more entertaining and almost always calls for appetizers. Here are 5 of the best summer appetizers that I serve my guests.

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Summer Appetizer Ideas

  • Charcuterie Board
    • This is by far our favorite thing to throw together if friends or family stop by. To see what I use for a great board. Hop over HERE
  • Fresh Fruit Skewers
    • Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than some fresh chunk fruit on a skewer. I love juicy Watermelon, Pineapple, Peaches, and Grapes
Fresh Fruit Skewers
  • Shrimp Cocktail
    • This classic appetizer is a crowd-pleaser. Cooked and peeled shrimp piled high in a bowl of ice with cold cocktail sauce. YUMMY!
  • Deviled Eggs
    • Another classic that is one of my favorites. Since we have chickens, we always have an abundance of eggs. What a great way to show off what our pretty ladies provide for us.
Deviled Eggs
  • Fresh Herb Dip with Veggies
    • There is nothing better than a lightened-up herb dip filled with onions and fresh herbs from our garden. A generous supply of garden-fresh carrots sticks, snap peas and broccoli florets round out the dish.
Herb Dip with Veggies

Our daughter recently got married in our backyard and we served a combination of all of the above to our guests. We basically had a large charcuterie table that included all of the above. Because we had a small intimate event, the table was filled and available from the time the guests arrived until dinner was served.

This gave everyone the opportunity to graze at their leisure.

Herb Dip with Veggies

Creamy Dip with Fresh Herbs
Prep Time10 minutes
Refrigerator Time4 hours
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Herb Dip
Servings: 8 people
Author: Lynn


  • 1/2 cup Hellman's Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tblsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tblsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tblsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tblsp sweet onion, chopped very finely
  • 1 tsp beau monde
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce More or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • combine all ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Cover and chill 4 – 24 hours


Serve with any fresh veggies that you like: carrot sticks, celery sticks, haricots verts, asparagus tips, broccoli florets, snap peas, cherry tomatoes

You can’t go wrong serving any one of these 5 of the best summer appetizers.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July Weekend!

5 Best Summer Appetizers


You might also like my salsa recipe. You can find it HERE

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  1. Yummy! I’m dreaming of deviled eggs and fruit skewers! Such great ideas. Hugs to you.

    1. I was craving all the classic things this weekend. Deviled eggs were on the top of my list. Happy 4th!

  2. Leslie Watkins says:

    Can’t wait to give this dip a try. Looks wonderful! Happy 4th!!

    1. It’s one of my favorites. In the summer I change up the herbs that I have available in my garden. I freeze chopped chives so that I have them available all year long for things like dips.