Summer Party Food
Tomatoes in every color, beautiful farmstead eggs, stupendous corn: Here, F&W showcases the best of the handpicked and handcrafted in summer party recipes by our outstanding Test Kitchen cooks.
In this Article:
- Finger Foods
- First Course Recipes
- Main Dishes
- Superfast Summer Party Recipes
- The Ideal Summer Cheese Plate
- Summer Party Hors d'Oeuvres
Summer Party Food: Finger Foods
« Chopped red, green and orange tomatoes are tossed with olive oil and herbs, then served on Parmesan tuiles. The result: a supremely colorful, incredibly easy hors d'oeuvre.
Summer Party Food: First Course Recipes
Summer Party Food: Main Dishes
Summer Party Food: Desserts
Summer Party Food: Superfast Recipes
Superfast Corn Salads
Toss corn with halved cherry tomatoes, grilled andouille and onion slices and blanched sugar snap peas. Toss with chopped cilantro, red wine vinegar and olive oil.
Toss corn with diced roasted jalapeños, black beans, diced celery and chopped cilantro. Dress with fresh lime juice, sour cream and canola oil.
Toss corn with cooked baby lima beans and diced red and yellow bell peppers. Dress with lemon juice and olive oil.
Superfast Salad Dressings
Stir mayonnaise with sherry vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in minced ginger and minced red chile.
Whisk sherry vinegar with Dijon mustard, minced shallot and olive oil.
Whisk lemon juice with orange juice and pomegranate molasses. Whisk in olive oil.
Superfast Radish Snacks
Place sliced radishes in unseasoned rice vinegar and low-sodium soy sauce, marinate for 30 minutes and drain.
Toss whole radishes with olive oil and salt and roast at 500° for 15 minutes, until crisp-tender.
Arrange radish slices on buttered brown bread and sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Summer Party Food: The Ideal Cheese Plate
Milk that dairy animals produce after months of eating grass imparts extraordinary flavor to late-summer cheeses, which are great with store-bought or homemade condiments like Pickled Grapes with Walnuts or Lemon-Fennel Compote.
Video: Delicious Summer Hors d'Oeuvres