When planning a menu for a pool party, it's important to choose dishes that will hold up against the heat. The last thing you want is a melted cheese dip or wilted vegetables. Creative and innovative plating is a great way to keep appetizers cool. Arrange dishes on ice, in small glasses or on mini plates in the shade, or inside away from the sun. Like the pool water, I want all of the dishes to provide relief from the heat, so cooling, light recipes are ideal. For my menu I'll get some help from the grocery store by serving hummus with crisp pitas and marinated olives. Chilled gazpacho in shot glasses, citrus avocado salad in lettuce cups, and watermelon feta salad will round out the homemade portion of the menu. All of the appetizers are light, summery and perfect for a hot day by the pool. Interested in these taste treats? Check out the recipes, just read more
When planning a menu for a pool party, it's important to choose dishes that will hold up against the heat.