Summer is the perfect time for appetizers because of the seasonal and colorful fruits and veggies that are available during this time. Summer appetizers can compliment the main course meal and are often served on their own with a glass of wine or a fresh juice to family or guests.
Great Recipes for Summer Appetizers
Made from a blend of whole grains, our Original Multi-Grain Crackers provide a hint of sweetness, making them the perfect cracker to complement the flavor profiles of most sweet flavors of spread, like a fruit jam.
Crackers and Dip/Crudités
A cracker and dip platter (aka charcuterie) is an essential appetizer that is always a crowd-pleaser, especially during the summer. A dip brand that we love to pair with our crackers is a brand called "Bitchin’ Sauce". They make a range of delicious, Non-GMO dips and sauces that pair splendidly with our crackers. Their assortment of dip flavors include Pesto, Caramelized Onion, Eggplant & Olive, and Bombay.
Grilled Summer Veggies
Cooking meals on a grill with friends and family is a great way to enjoy the long and hot summer days.
Easy-to-prepare grill appetizers or snacks are always essential when waiting for the main meal. This appetizer takes about 10 minutes to make and combines the freshness of green beans sautéed in olive oil with a pleasing crispy crunch from the almonds…and from Milton’s Gluten Free Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crackers.
If you want to change up the greens a little, use fresh asparagus instead of green beans, sprinkle a generous amount of cracked black pepper and add crushed Milton’s Gluten Free Everything Crackers before serving and voilà!
Cold Appetizers for Summer
What if you could have cold appetizers that can also double as dessert for summer?
Well, we have just the recipe for you!
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Our ice cream sandwiches with a salty twist will leave you craving more. Place a generous amount of your favorite ice cream between two Milton’s Organic Himalayan Salt Crackers and drizzle them with melted chocolate.
The combination of our crispy, salty crackers will enhance the sweet flavor of any ice cream you choose. Add an assortment of melted chocolate chips, including dark, milk, and white chocolate and call it a dessert!
An antipasto platter features a delish selection of deli meats, cheeses, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and gourmet crackers. On a large platter or a wooden cheeseboard, arrange a variety of meats such as salami, prosciutto, soppressata, and cheese slices of sharp cheddar, mozzarella balls, and goat cheese.
Then, finish filling the board with olives, almonds, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, anddried apricots. For the grand addition, add Milton’s Gluten Free Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crackers.
No-Cook Summer Appetizers
If you’re in a hurry but don’t want to skimp on flavor and nutrition, try one of these delicious appetizers.
Sweet and Salty Peach Ricotta Bites
Peaches are in season and this simple no-cook summer appetizer brings together the sweetness of ripe peaches, honey with salty crackers, and creamy ricotta. Add a fresh basil leaf as garnish to bring all the flavors together in one magical mouthful.
Our loaded hummus is so good that you’ll be tempted to make it your main meal. This hummus can be made in minutes by adding your ingredients into a blender or food processor and loading it with feta, olives, and tomatoes. It requires no cooking, is fast to prepare, and is an excellent start to any meal.