Impress your guests this summer with our collection of mouthwatering appetizers (from grilled shrimp skewers and veggie crostinis to fresh summer rolls and delectable dips). After all, a barbecue, picnic or backyard bash just wouldn’t be complete without fabulous finger foods to graze on throughout the afternoon, and well into the evening. Bon appetit!
Rustic Italian Caponata
Whip out some gluten-free crackers to complete this elegant eggplant appetizer that’s full of classic Italian flavours.
Vegetarian Spinach-Walnut Pate
Put a vegetarian spin on traditional pâté and get the evening started with this creamy spread made from walnuts and cilantro, topped off with juicy pomegranate seeds.
Charred Sweetcorn Salsa
Fresh summer corn is combined with diced tomatoes, jalapeno, lime and cilantro for a savoury salsa. Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, or even on top of grilled meats.
You won’t believe this queso is vegan and dairy-free because it is so smooth and creamy. The secret to getting the right texture is raw cashews, with nutritional yeast giving it that cheesy flavour.
Brioche Tea Sandwiches
These simple tea sandwiches can be made in four flavours: smoked salmon and cucumber, shrimp and egg with dill, chocolate almond raspberry, and cream cheese and cherry.
Steak Summer Rolls
Thin rice wrappers are filled with grilled steak, an assortment of vegetables and vermicelli noodles to create these simply delicious summer rolls. Serve with a homemade Greek yogurt dip for a summer party appetizer.
Turkey Waldorf Bites
These tasty little bites start out as an easy turkey meatloaf, which is then chilled, cut up into cubes and skewered with grape, celery and apple.
Vegan Chickpea Crab Cakes
Old Bay seasoning and chickpea liquid, also known as aquafaba, help make these crabless vegan crabcakes a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike. Serve the golden cakes with a vegan mayonnaise-based tartar sauce.