Summer Appetizers

Summer's bounty of garden-fresh produce stars in these warm-weather appetizers.

Fresh Corn Cakes with Garden Relish
A mixture of red sweet pepper, fresh corn, onion, and basil tops easy-to-make corn cakes.
Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole
Treat your bag of golden tortilla chips to a taste of the islands with a chunky blend of mashed avocados, fresh pineapple, garlic, and spicy jalapenos.
Grilled Corn Salsa
Summer sweet corn tastes fabulous alongside crisp onions, red sweet peppers, and kickin' jalapeno pepper. Add a squeeze of lime to brighten up the homemade dip.
Garlicky White Bean Dip
Highlight white beans in a stellar summer dip costarring fresh garlic, olive oil, basil, and a pinch of crushed red pepper.
Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes
Juicy cherry tomatoes stuffed with a mix of avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice are a fun party appetizer. For a fresh touch, sprinkle with snipped basil.
Caramelized Salmon Skewers
You'll love what's glazing these salmon skewers—Dijon mustard, lime juice, and a little soy sauce for a mouthwatering marinade.

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