12 Cold Appetizers for Easy Summer Poolside Entertaining

When that Summer time heat hits, nobody wants to eat a lot of hot and heavy food, but we don’t want to be cheated out of experiencing food either! So it’s a slight battle of finding delicious and fun Summer time appetizers for when you want to throw your next Pool Party!

From crab meat margaritas to dill pickle dip, there’s something for everyone on this list to help cool off by the poolside and enjoy a nosh or two.!

Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Avocado Appetizer

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This simple Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Avocado Appetizer Recipe requires just three main ingredients. Simply thread each fresh ingredient onto a skewer for a delightful addition to any charcuterie board. It’s a fresh and delicious option for a summer appetizer that’s sure to impress.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Jumbo Lump Crab Margarita Appetizer

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The succulent lump crab meat is infused with a special gold tequila margarita mix and served on a bed of fresh avocado salsa.The presentation of this dish adds a delightful touch to any meal or Summer celebration.
Get the Recipe: Crab Margarita Appetizer Recipe

Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers

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You only need a few moments to assemble these skewers. With basil, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, each bite is bursting with garden fresh flavors making these the perfect party food offering.
Get the Recipe: Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers

Italian Hoagie Dip

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Deliver the bold flavor of hoagies without having to make a million subs to feed a crowd with this easy and flavorful deli sub style salad. It has Italian meats and cheeses, banana pepper chunks and a creamy dressing to bring the flavors together. Serve with crackers or small rounds of toast for a crowd pleasing snack.
Get the Recipe: Italian hoagie dip

Salad Kabobs

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This might be the most colorful and healthy idea for party food yet. Add garden fresh veggies to skewers in an assortment of patterns for a unique and tasty appetizer that is guilt free and so good. You can customize these kabobs to use what is in season in your area.
Get the Recipe: Salad kabobs

Dill Pickle Dip

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This is one of the easiest and zestiest dip recipes to make for a summer party. It is cool, creamy and pairs so well with crackers, crudites or chips. Use mayo and sour cream for a super creamy base and add spices and pickles to finish the dip in a matter of minutes.
Get the Recipe: Dill pickle dip

Tortellini Caprese Appetizer

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These simple skewers have all of the flavor of caprese salad, on a stick, with a little pillowy soft tortellini in the middle. This offering is perfect for a party or gathering as they can be served cold, and they only take a few minutes to make.
Get the Recipe: Tortellini caprese skewers

Prosciutto Melon Skewers

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Prosciutto and melon with balsamic vinegar and cheese is such a good starter or snack for a get together this summer. They are easy to prepare and have an assortment of great flavors in every bite. They also come together easily so you can make a bunch in just a few moments.
Get the Recipe: Prosciutto melon skewers

Greek Salad Stuffed Cucumber Bites

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This appetizer comes together in 15 minutes for a no cooking required snack. With feta, tomatoes, onions and olives, these are tasty, refreshing and healthy. Stuff the salad into cucumber slices for a bite sized appetizer your guests can grab and munch as they mingle.
Get the Recipe: Greek salad stuffed cucumber bites

Summer Antipasto Platter

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This platter has it all; fruits, veggies and cheeses with assorted meats. This makes a perfect party food platter to offer as everyone can grab their favorites and make unique combinations of fresh goodies.
Get the Recipe: Summer antipasto platter

Artichoke Spinach Lemon Dip

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This cold dip has artichoke, spinach and lemon in every creamy bite. This makes a great crostini topping, or pairs wonderfully with crackers or crudites for an easy appetizer you can serve cold. The zing from the lemon is a perfect way to add a unique flavor to a classic dip option.
Get the Recipe: Cold artichoke spinach lemon dip

Dirty Martini Dip

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This martini dip is so delicious it is worth making anytime. With a cool and creamy base and plenty of olives mixed in for texture and flavor, your guests won’t be able to resist gravitating back to the food table to get a few more scoops of this easy appetizer.
Get the Recipe:  Dirty martini dip


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