3 Easy Summer Appetizers

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Summer is the time for fresh, seasonal ingredients and light, refreshing dishes. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or just want to enjoy a delicious snack while lounging outside, easy appetizers are the perfect addition to your summer repertoire. In this blog post, we’ll share three of our favorite appetizers that are quick, simple, and perfect for summer and will also help to use up all of the tomatoes you may have growing in your kitchen garden! From savory to sweet, these bites are guaranteed to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds. So roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and get ready to whip up some tasty summer treats!

Caprese Skewers

Caprese skewers are a simple, yet impressive summer appetizer. Made with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil, and drizzled with balsamic glaze, they are perfect for picnics, barbecues, and any summer get-together. Simply layer the ingredients on wooden skewers and enjoy!


  • 20 – 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 – 18 mini mozzarella balls
  • Basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic reduction
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Thread the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil onto the skewers.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic reduction
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

Burrata with heirloom tomatoes is a delicious dish. The creamy burrata contrasts beautifully with the bright and sweet taste of the tomatoes. Ripe and juicy heirloom tomatoes are sliced and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then topped with the burrata. Garnish with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and fresh basil leaves. It’s creamy and sweet, savory and tangy – great as a starter or light lunch. A summer classic that never fails to impress and satisfy.


Lemon-Rosemary Oil 

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clovecrushed
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1 Rosemary Sprig


  • 4 heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 ripe peachessliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) ball fresh burrata
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pistachios or walnutschopped
  • Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Bread, toasted for serving


  • Combine the oil, garlic, lemon and rosemary and whisk together. Let sit for at least 20 minutes. 
  • Assemble the tomatoes, peach slices, and burrata on a platter. Sprinkle with salt, then drizzle with lemon-rosemary oil. Top with the basil and sprinkle with pistachios or walnuts. Season to taste with salt, pepper and oregano serve with toasted bread.

Tomato Bruschetta

Tomato Bruschetta is a classic Italian antipasto made with crusty bread, garlic, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, herbs and spices. The crispy bread and fragrant aromas of garlic and basil elevate the dish. It’s versatile and can be customized to suit different tastes, and a great way to use up any excess tomatoes. A great pre-meal nibble or snack!


  • 4 small tomatoesfinely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh or dried oregano
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Fresh Basil, chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oilfor drizzling
  • 6 to 8 slices rustic country bread


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the tomatoes, garlic, herbs, salt, and several grinds of pepper. 
  • Drizzle olive oil and add a splash of water.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or leave overnight.
  • Drizzle the bread slices with olive oil and toast.
  • Top with the tomato mixture and fresh basil