Whether you are planning a lovely picnic or a relaxing backyard gathering, dining al fresco will be even more fantastic when you start things off with flavorful outdoor appetizers. Your guests will surely appreciate these homemade dishes prepared with fresh ingredients, spices and bold flavors. Here's what to make:
THAI SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS
This outdoor appetizer is as delicious as it is stunning. The sesame-lime shrimp is great served warm or cold over crisp lettuce leaves.
Refreshing watermelon is the base of this tomato-free gazpacho made with white wine, yellow peppers, cucumbers and
Say hello to warmer weather with these tasty crostini topped with a creamy pea and asparagus puree and shavings of Parmesan cheese.
HONEY-GLAZED SESAME TOFU
Looking for a nice outdoor appetizer for vegans? They'll love these delectable tofu skewers glazed with honey, sesame, soy and lime juice.
When in doubt serve chips and dip. Ditch store-bought guacamole and prepare this wonderful homemade recipe with a spicy kick.
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