26 Perfect Summer Appetizers

The perfect summer appetizers to enjoy at your summer parties, barbecues, potlucks, or cookouts.

I have put together a list of 26 recipes that you can make.

For this list, I included a variety of options making sure that they are all full of summer flavors.

You will find recipes for watermelon, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, pineapples, and many more options to choose from.

Your guests are sure to love these delicious recipes.

What are good summer appetizers? What are good BBQ appetizers? You can make one of these recipes for your appetizers:

  • Watermelon Bites
  • Fruit Skewers
  • Peach Crostini
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels
  • Cucumber Bites
  • Fruit Salsa
  • Watermelon Fries
  • Stuffed Tomato Bites
  • Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs
  • Shrimp Skewers
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Pineapple Mango Bruschetta
  • BLT Dip
  • Cucumber Sandwiches
  • Mini Corn Fritters
  • Summer Rolls
  • Avocado Mango Bites
  • Summer Charcuterie Board
  • Bacon-Wrapped Pineapples
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Corn Dip
  • Fruit Dip
  • Fruit Salad
  • Taco Bites
  • Prosecco Grapes
  • Avocado Salmon Rolls
  • Deviled Strawberries
  • Zucchini Bites
  • Grilled Pineapples

These recipes are:

  • Easy to make
  • Full of summer flavors
  • Lots of options to choose from

Perfect Summer Appetizers

watermelon bites

1. Watermelon Bites

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make a simple watermelon appetizer.

These bite-sized appetizers use watermelon, a little basil, and feta cheese.

This recipe goes through all the steps you need to make these watermelon bites.

Get this recipe on Yummy Mummy Kitchen.

fruit skewers

2. Fruit Skewers

This is the perfect summer appetizer to make for your potluck.

For this recipe, you will fill skewer sticks with delicious fruits like strawberries, oranges, and blueberries.

Get this recipe on The Recipe Critic.

Peach Crostini

3. Peach Crostini

This is an easy appetizer to make for your summer party.

For this recipe, you will top baguette slices with peaches and a tasty glaze with honey.

Get this recipe on The Suburban Soap Box.

Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels

4. Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels

I always like to make pinwheels for my appetizers.

They are easy to make and a great grab-and-go option for your guests.

This recipe is loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, cream cheese, spinach, seasonings, and cheese.

Get this recipe on Minimalist Baker.

cucumber bites

5. Cucumber Bites

This is a great recipe to use with your cucumbers and it is keto-friendly.

For this recipe, you will top the cucumbers with a seasoned homemade spread.

Get this recipe on All Day I Dream About Food.

6. Fruit Salsa

Skip the traditional dips and make one full of your favorite fruits.

This salsa is full of fruits such as strawberries, apples, raspberries, and kiwis. Enjoy with cinnamon chips.

Get this recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything.

7. Watermelon Fries

Are you looking for a healthy option for french fries?

If you are you should definitely try this recipe for watermelon fries.

This recipe shows you how to make watermelon fries and it also includes a coconut lime dip to go along with it.

Get this recipe on Abbeys Kitchen.

8. Stuffed Tomato Bites

This is the perfect appetizer you can use with tomatoes.

For this recipe, you will stuff the tomatoes with ingredients like bacon and lettuce which is mixed with a tasty creamy mixture.

Get this recipe on The Country Cook.

9. Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs

Your guests are sure to love these tasty mouth-watering meatballs.

They are combined with a delicious grape jelly sauce.

These meatballs can be made on the stove or in the crockpot.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

shrimp skewers

10. Shrimp Skewers

If you are looking for a seafood appetizer to make you should try this grilled shrimp skewers recipe.

For this recipe, you will first marinate the shrimp in their lemon herb sauce and then you will grill them.

Get this recipe on Feel Good Foodie.

11. Pineapple Salsa

Here is another great salsa recipe for you to try.

This salsa is loaded with pineapples, tomatoes, peppers, and seasonings. It has a slightly spicy and sweet taste.

Get this recipe on The Gunny Sack.

12. Pineapple Mango Bruschetta

Bruschetta is perfect for making appetizers with.

You can top it with all sorts of different ingredients.

For this recipe, you will top bruschettas with a pineapple mixture.

Get this recipe on Your Cup of Cake.

13. BLT Dip

This is an easy dip to make with only 4 ingredients.

The dip is combined with bacon and a creamy homemade mixture.

Serve with chips or crackers.

Get this recipe on Simple Joy.

14. Cucumber Sandwiches

The perfect recipe to use your garden cucumbers with.

Slice up your cucumbers and add them to the bread and cut into small bite sizes.

This recipe also includes a tasty spread to go along with the sandwiches.

Get this recipe on Lemon Tree Dwelling.

corn fritters

15. Mini Corn Fritters

Turn your corn on the cob into fritters.

This recipe is for mini fritters so it is perfect to use as an appetizer.

You can whip up a bunch of these little fritters for your guests to enjoy.

Get this recipe on Sweet and Savory.

16. Summer Rolls

This is a healthy recipe that is filled with peaches, avocados, herbs, and watermelon radish.

It also includes a homemade basil coconut sauce to use for dipping.

Get this recipe on Love and Lemons.

17. Avocado Mango Bites

This is a quick and easy appetizer recipe you can have ready in no time.

It is simple to make, you will top crackers with a few ingredients.

These are the perfect bite-sized appetizers for your summer get-together.

Get this recipe on Kim’s Cravings.

18. Summer Charcuterie Board

I love making charcuterie boards. They look so fancy on the table and you can customize them for whatever season or holiday you are celebrating.

This charcuterie board is all about summer colors and summer flavors.

Included with this recipe are summer favorites like peaches, cantaloupes, blackberries, cherries, cucumbers, and many more foods.

Get this recipe on Pizzazzerie.

19. Bacon-Wrapped Pineapples

My family loves this recipe it is always gone in no time.

This recipe is really easy to make with only 4 ingredients needed.

You make this recipe in the oven and it takes about 25 minutes to get nice and crispy.

Get this recipe on The Cookie Rookie.

fruit pizza

20. Fruit Pizza

Try this bright colorful fruit pizza recipe.

This recipe uses a sugar cookie crust that you will top with frosting and fruit.

The kids are sure to love this tasty pizza.

Get this recipe on Pinch of Yum.

21. Corn Dip

Another delicious recipe you can make with corn.

This dip is loaded with corn, peppers, onion, and a creamy mixture.

Serve with crackers or chips.

Get this recipe on Inspired By Charm.

22. Fruit Dip

Try this 3 ingredient marshmallow fruit dip.

For this recipe, I like to cut up a bunch of my favorite fruits and place them on a serving plate, and put the dip in the middle.

This dip is perfect for dipping fruit into it.

Get this recipe on The Stay At Home Chef.

23. Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is the perfect snack to enjoy on a hot summer day.

It is very refreshing and contains that sweet fruit flavor.

Make this simple fruit salad for your summer cookout.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

fruit salad with strawberries, pineapples, grapes, blueberries, kiwis, in a bowl

24. Taco Bites

These little taco bites are the perfect food to serve at your summer barbecue.

These bite-sized appetizers are filled with ground beef, beans, lettuce, and seasonings.

Get this recipe on Spicy Southern Kitchen.

25. Prosecco Grapes

These champagne grapes are great to enjoy on a hot summer day.

This is an easy recipe to make with only 3 ingredients.

Get this recipe on Julie Blanner.

26. Grilled Pineapples

The last recipe on the list shows you how to make grilled pineapples.

This recipe is easy to make with only 3 simple ingredients needed.

The pineapples are topped with the best cinnamon brown sugar glaze.

Get this recipe on The Recipe Critic.

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26 Perfect Summer Appetizers

Delicious summer appetizer recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Summer Appetizers
Servings: 10
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • Feta Cheese

Instructions

  • Pick a recipe to make.
  • Follow the recipe instructions.
  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.

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