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10 easy summer entertaining recipes

Stock up on summer’s bounty of fresh, local produce and keep everything simple. Let’s get this party started!

By Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh

10 easy summer entertaining recipes

Photo: iStockphoto

10 easy summer entertaining recipes

Sweet and savoury summer snacks

Entertaining friends and family over in the summer should be easy-breezy. Here are 10 delicious warm weather favourites that won’t make you sweat.

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: iStockphoto

Grape Salsa

This grape salsa is an unexpected twist on a classic salsa – sweet and spicy!

Get the recipe here: Grape Salsa

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Sweet Potato Chronicles

Easiest Tomato Tart

Easiest Tomato Tart uses store-bought phyllo and comes together in a flash.

Get the recipe here: Easiest Tomato Tart

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Sidra Syed

Fresh Corn and Basil Muffins

These hearty corn and basil muffins are a perfect side for a picnic or barbecue – they’re great plain or with a swipe of goat cheese.

Get the recipe here: Fresh Corn and Basil Muffins

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Lemon Thyme Chicken Burgers

Our all-time favourite: this lemon thyme chicken burger – so much flavour with much less fat than the classic.

Get the recipe here: Lemon Thyme Chicken Burgers

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple and Goat Cheese

Grilled pork chops with apple and goat cheese packs a sweet and savoury punch.

Get the recipe here: Grilled Pork Chops with Apple and Goat Cheese

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Sweet Potato Chronicles

Grilled Corn and Green Bean Salad

Lighten up with this delicious grilled corn and green bean salad.

Get the recipe here: Grilled Corn and Green Bean Salad

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Sweet Potato Chronicles

Creamy Potato Salad

Creamy potato salad gets some crunch with addition of radishes and pickles (trust us: amazing).

Get the recipe here: Creamy Potato Salad

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Strawberry Shortcake Sliders

They may be small in size but these strawberry shortcake sliders are big on summer flavour!

Get the recipe here: Strawberry Shortcake Sliders

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

Blueberry Nectarine Buckle is delish old fashioned dessert that’s making a comeback (probably because it’s so easy to make).

Get the recipe here: Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Watermelon Lemonade

Keep it virgin for the kids or spike it with sparkling wine or vodka for the adults — watermelon lemonade is the most refreshing drink around.

Get the recipe here: Watermelon Lemonade

10 easy summer entertaining recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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