Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fun,Easy to make appetizers for summer entertaining !

I am always on the look out for easy summer entertaining ideas .. something you can make with ingredients you can easily find at your local markets and food that can be prepared ahead of time so you can sit and relax with your guests ! So enjoy these recipes and let me know what you think !

4 scallions chopped
2 cups arugula chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
Toasted Italian bread slices
Combine scallion , arugula, salt ,pepper, olive oil & cheese .. serve on toasted bread slices


1 cup stuffed green olives
1 cup black imported pitted olives
1/2 cup capers
2 cloves garlic minced
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1 anchovy
fresh cracked pepper
Combine in a food processor until chunky .. serve with crackers or bread slices


1 pound feta cheese crumbled
1 cup olive oil
6 scallions chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried dill
4 large tomatoes diced
salt & pepper to taste

combine and serve with pita wedges


3 lbs cooked & cleaned shrimp
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon wasabi powder
1 tablespoon water
dash hot sauce
salt & pepper
1/2 cup chopped scallion
Briefly saute garlic in hot oil . mix wasabi powder with water add oil, garlic. hot sauce salt & pepper toss with shrimp . garnish with scallion .. can double sauce for stronger flavor .


10 slices of bacon,cooked & crumbled
3 large tomatoes chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon
1/4 cup chopped scallion
8 oz cream cheese softened
dash hot pepper sauce
salt & pepper
Combine in food processor serve with fresh cut up veggies or bread slices

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