9 Easy Summer Appetizers (Slideshow)

Cooks of all skill levels will love these summer appetizer recipes

Summer Peach Salsa

Looking for a way to take advantage of summer peaches? Try adding them to salsa; the sweetness perfectly balances the heat of the jalapeño pepper. Click here to see the Summer Peach Salsa recipe.

Spicy Mediterranean Bites

These small bites are salty, spicy, creamy, crunchy perfection. Best of all, they can be made a few hours ahead and stored in the fridge. Click here to get the recipe.

Charcuterie Party Cups

If you’re intimidated by the idea of creating your own charcuterie board, you have to try this super creative and easy variation. Crunchy baked wonton wrappers hold cured meats, cheeses, and pickles perfectly. Click here to find out how to make your own.

Eggplant Rolls with Cream Cheese, Walnuts, and Cilantro

We love this easy, healthy, hand-held appetizer. This appetizer could even make a quick vegetarian meal. Click here for the recipe.

Smoked Beef Brisket Bruschetta

Classic tomato bruschetta gets an upgrade: toasty slices of baguette are topped with shredded, leftover barbecue brisket (or leftover pulled pork) and crème fraîche for a quick and delicious appetizer. Click here for the full recipe.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Mousse Phyllo Cups

Don’t be fooled by their elegant appearance; these phyllo cups are so easy to make. They use just five ingredients and come together in a matter of minutes. Click here to learn how to make them.

Breaded Zucchini with Basil Mayonnaise

This recipe uses lots of seasonal ingredients like zucchini, tomato, and basil, looks beautiful, and is easy enough for cooks of all skill levels to make. Click here for the recipe.

Tomato Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

This appetizer turns classic caprese salad into an individual hand-held bite. To save time, substitute store-bought pesto for homemade. Click here to see the recipe.

Baked Hot Wings

Hot wings are always a crowd-pleaser. These ones require a bit of planning (they marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours) but don’t require any special skills or equipment since they’re baked. Click here to get the recipe.