3 Unique Summer Appetizer Ideas That Incorporate Seasonal Produce

One of the advantages of having a summer wedding, other than all the great weather, of course, is that fresh fruits and vegetables are in season and affordable. Consider serving some of the appetizers listed below that incorporate seasonal produce at your wedding to really make the most of your summer wedding date.

Mini-Baskets Filled With Fresh Veggies

If you really want to keep your wedding appetizers healthy and also cute, consider serving veggies inside of little tiny baskets at your wedding. Your guests will not need plates when their appetizers already come all together in little personalized containers. This is truly finger food at its finest. You can include fresh produce such as:

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Radish
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchinis
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Mushrooms

If you want to, you can use the same concepts with fruit, or make little mini appetizer baskets that incorporate both fresh fruit and veggies. These are great self-serving appetizers that cut out the need for extra plates or utensils.

Artichokes Wrapped In Proscuitto

Artichokes are one of those vegetables that you only get to enjoy for a limited amount of time every year. Take advantage of the access you have to fresh artichokes by serving them wrapped up in proscuitto. Add little tiny toothpicks to each wrap, and you have another great finger food option that doesn't require extra utensils.

If you are not a fan of prosciutto, you can still celebrate artichokes by serving some bite-sized bacon wrapped artichoke hearts. This recipe is a little heartier than the proscuitto recipe, but just as tasty.

Mini Pita Stuffed With Veggies

Another great way to incorporate veggies is to serve mini pitas that have been cut in half and stuffed with veggies. The pita makes a great container, and eliminates the need for extra plates.

Plus, you can get really creative with this idea. You can stuff them with your favorite sauce or dip, such as:

  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Garlic Hummus
  • Roasted Artichoke Dip
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Guacamole

Then, on top of your favorite sauce or dip, you can add whatever veggie combination you think would best complement the dip you choose to use, such as:

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Sautéed Mushrooms

Finally, if you want, you could even add in some fruit or meat into your mini-pita appetizers.

Don't be afraid to incorporate veggies into your wedding appetizers. Talk to a caterer like Soups Sandwiches & More to see if any of the three ideas listed above will work for your wedding.