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Those who don't eat meat will enjoy crispy black-bean cakes with creamy guacamole. They'll also love crunchy tortilla chips topped with grilled corn and melted cheddar cheese and smooth flavorful grilled-veggie gazpacho.
Seafood aficionados are sure to go crazy for spicy Buffalo shrimp with blue cheese dip and celery. Finally, the meateaters' hunger will be satiated with grilled beef tenderloin on focaccia toasts. To check out these tasty warm-weather appetizer recipes, read more
Chunks of tomatoes are pureed with red wine vinegar and tomato juice to create a simple and pure gazpacho. A fresh mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich is an uncomplicated yet scrumptious dipper. This quick meal can be on the table in minutes, so get the recipe and read more
Make the soup by pulsing ripe tomatoes with other abundant vegetables — or go the rustic route, as California landmark Chez Panisse does, and use a mortar and pestle to smash cloves of garlic, and a grater to crush fresh heirloom tomatoes. See both versions of this classic refreshing soup when you read more
When planning a menu for a pool party, select a variety of cold and hot (preferably grilled) dishes. Serve small, light bites buffet-style all day, replenishing plates as they go empty.
Offer guests a cool treat the moment they arrive in the form of watermelon wedges with lime ice. Served with tortilla chips, shrimp and avocado ceviche make a nice alternative to classic guacamole.
Skewered hot dogs with toasted croissants and spicy, cold gazpacho round out the menu. For these delicious recipes please, read more
If you love the idea of gazpacho, but can't seem to get past the puréed texture, then you should definitely check out this gazpacho salad. Better act fast, tomato season is just about over! — Smitten Kitchen