Serious Entertaining: No-Cook One-Handed Appetizers

Serious Entertaining

Seasonal menu planning for the perfect dinner party.


[Photographs: Helen Jane Hearn]

Summertime brings outside activity of a mellow sportsmanship. Here in St. Helena, we roll bocce balls, but in your town you may be tossing lawn darts or playing badminton. Three guidelines for what we want to eat while playing:

  • We don't want to eat anything too confusing.
  • We don't want to eat anything that requires an oven.
  • We just need one hand for sporty engagement and one hand for consumables.

The following recipes are my favorite snacks for no-cook one-handed summertime consumption. Be warned: You will need at least two hours of advance refrigerator time before these appetizers are ready, but I know you're a planner.


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