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Easy Summer Appetizers for Any Occasion

Summer gatherings are all about enjoying great food and good company. These easy summer appetizers are perfect for any occasion, from casual picnics to fancy garden parties. With Premium Clean handling the cleanup, you can spend more time enjoying your delicious creations and less time worrying about the mess.

Caprese Skewers

These Caprese skewers are a fresh and easy appetizer that everyone will love.


  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini)

  • Fresh basil leaves

  • Balsamic glaze

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Thread a cherry tomato, a mozzarella ball, and a basil leaf onto a skewer. Repeat until all ingredients are used.

  2. Arrange the skewers on a platter.

  3. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Serve immediately.

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail is a classic and elegant appetizer that’s always a hit.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 cup cocktail sauce


  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the lemon halves and bay leaves.

  2. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, until pink and opaque.

  3. Drain the shrimp and transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool.

  4. Serve the shrimp with cocktail sauce.

Stuffed Mini Peppers

These stuffed mini peppers are colorful, delicious, and easy to make.


  • 1 bag mini bell peppers, halved and seeded

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, salt, and pepper.

  3. Spoon the cheese mixture into the mini pepper halves.

  4. Arrange the stuffed peppers on a baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  6. Serve warm.


This classic Italian appetizer is fresh, flavorful, and perfect for summer.


  • 1 baguette, sliced

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, diced

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.

  2. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until golden brown.

  3. In a bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  4. Spoon the tomato mixture onto the toasted baguette slices.

  5. Serve immediately.

Tips for Summer Appetizers

  • Prep Ahead: Prepare as much as you can ahead of time so you can relax and enjoy the party.

  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh, seasonal ingredients for the best flavor and presentation.

  • Keep It Simple: Simple, bite-sized appetizers are perfect for summer gatherings.

  • Chill Your Dishes: For cold appetizers, keep them chilled until you’re ready to serve.

  • Cleanup Help: Hosting can be a lot of work, but with Premium Clean, you can focus on your guests while we handle the mess.

These easy summer appetizers are sure to impress your guests and make your gatherings a breeze. Enjoy the delicious flavors of summer, and let Premium Clean take care of the cleanup so you can focus on the fun. Happy entertaining!


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