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May 26, 2016

10 Canape Ideas for Your Summer Parties

Delicious summer bites that will wow your guests

Summer is fast approaching and whether you’re planning on throwing parties of the barbecue or pool variety, here are ten quick canape ideas to welcome your guests in style and keep their hunger at bay and their tastebuds wanting more.

Avocado & Prawn Crostini

Summer canapes ideas

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Smash some avocado. Add a sprinkling of lemon juice to keep it fresh. Toast slices of French baguette and add a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Spread the avocado onto the slices. Top with a prawn or two. Add a crack of sea salt and you have a simple, yet elegant vol-au-vent.

Watermelon, Cured Ham and Feta Mini-Skewers

Summer canapes ideas

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Here’s one of our many canape ideas to get theirs mouths watering. Dice some watermelon. Skewer with a cocktail stick. Add a cube of feta and a slice of cured ham. Crack a sprinkle of black pepper and add a sprig of mint for an hors-d’œuvre that is as satisfying as it is refreshing.

Roquefort & Peach Bruschetta

Summer canapes ideas

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Lightly toast slices of bread. Add a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Add a small serving of roquefort and top with a slice of ripe peach for a summer treat that is as tangy as it is sweet and as more-ish as it is delicious.

Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Bites

Summer canapes ideas

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One for the vegetarians, this Italian favourite is extremely simple to make. Simple skewer a small mozzarella ball, a sun-dried tomato and a basil leave on a cocktail stick and serve.

Courgette Curls with Salmon & Cream Cheese

Summer canapes ideas

Source: http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/

Peel a courgette into curls with a potato peeler and roll around a scoop of cream cheese and some salmon. Skewer with a cocktail stick and voilà.

Asparagus in Prosciutto

Summer canapes ideas

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Wrap asparagus spears in prosciutto, spray lightly with olive oil, cook on barbecue or grill for 3-4 minutes, turning often until ham begins to brown and serve.

Parmesan Crisps with Chilli Dip

Summer canapes ideas

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Grate parmesan finely and spread onto a a sheet of greaseproof paper and bake until a sheet of parmesan cheese is formed. Cut individual crisps with a cookie cutter and bake until crispy. Serve with a chilli dip.

Stilton & Grape Bites

Simply skewer a slice of quality stilton and a grape together and you have an elegant answer to cheese and fruit on a cocktail stick.

Potato skins with dips

Summer canapes ideas

Source: http://www.goodfood.com.au/

Get your guests to get stuck in with this simple recipe. Simply roast potato skins and arrange around an assortment of dips to suit the theme of your party. Spicy salsa, cheese & chive and barbecue are party favourites!

Strawberry Cheesecake Shots

Summer canapes ideas

Canape ideas for those with a sweet tooth? Take some shot glasses or small ramekins, fill a centimetre with crushed biscuit, add cream cheese and top with strawberry preserve and half a fresh strawberry and a sprig of mint.

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