Few pleasures are better than enjoying refreshments on a patio or deck with friends in the summer, and having new recipes to share makes these times even better.
Here at Southern Living we love ideas that take the tedium out of entertaining while packing great flavors and tastes into every single bite. Since summer is such a popular time to entertain, we’ve designed a range of finger-food delights that can fill the table—and fill people up—without too much effort. Few platters could be more appreciated, or easier to put together, than our Easy Summer Appetizer Board.
It lives up to its name, combining thinly sliced meat, a jar of hot pickled okra, some salted pecans, and some bread or crackers. If you want to celebrate the Southern tastes of summer, a batch of Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls is perfect. Or, enjoy a plate of the other great summer fruit—watermelon—mixed into a Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad. Put simply, the seasonal flavors of the summer make perfect appetizers. Every little bite is a sensation, and every unique taste is pure satisfaction.