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Five Healthy Summer Appetizers for a Refreshing Start

healthy summer appetizers

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, vibrant, and healthy appetizers. Here are five recipes that are not only delicious but also light and nutritious, making them perfect for the season.

1. Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewers


  • Cut 1 small watermelon and 200g of feta cheese into bite-sized cubes.

  • Skewer a piece of watermelon, a piece of feta, and a mint leaf onto cocktail sticks.

  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.

Grocery List:

  • Small watermelon

  • Feta cheese

  • Fresh mint

  • Balsamic glaze

  • Cocktail sticks

2. Cucumber Hummus BitesRecipe:

  • Slice 2 cucumbers into thick rounds.

  • Top each round with a dollop of hummus and a sprinkle of paprika.

Grocery List:

  • Cucumbers

  • Hummus

  • Paprika

3. Caprese Salad Skewers


  • Skewer a cherry tomato, a small ball of mozzarella, and a basil leaf onto cocktail sticks.

  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze before serving.

Grocery List:

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Mozzarella balls

  • Fresh basil

  • Olive oil

  • Balsamic glaze

  • Cocktail sticks

4. Grilled Zucchini Rolls


  • Slice 2 zucchinis lengthwise into thin strips and grill until tender.

  • Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on each strip, roll up, and secure with a toothpick.

Grocery List:

  • Zucchinis

  • Goat cheese

  • Toothpicks

5. Shrimp and Avocado Salsa Cups


  • Mix together 1 cup of cooked, chopped shrimp, 1 diced avocado, 1 diced tomato, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, juice of 1 lime, and salt to taste.

  • Serve the salsa in individual tortilla chip cups.

Grocery List:

  • Cooked shrimp

  • Avocado

  • Tomato

  • Cilantro

  • Lime

  • Salt

  • Tortilla chip cups

These appetizers are not only healthy and delicious, but they also capture the essence of summer with their fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors. Enjoy them at your next summer gathering or as a light snack on a warm day.

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