These Tasty Finger Foods Will Make a Hit This Summer

Utterly irresistible, finger foods are the perfect bite-size treats to wet the appetite of your guests for a summer lunch. With simple ingredients and innovative presentation ideas you can create these mouthwatering appetizers to be passed around at a party. For totally tempting pre-dinner snacks and cocktail party treats, check out these 31 recipes from our recipes index.

Succulent Shrimp Tapas with Mango Shooters

1. Succulent Shrimp Tapas with Mango Shooters

Here’s an awesome, elegant finger food appetizer inspired by Spanish Cuisine. These grilled shrimp and mango puree shooters are easily prepared ahead and chilled, making them perfect Spring, Summer and anytime party favorites.
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Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs

2. Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs

Maybe they’re bite-sized, but these Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs come with BIG-sized flavors with almost zero effort.
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Cherry Tomato and Prosciutto Toasts

3. Cherry Tomato and Prosciutto Toasts

These roasted cherry tomatoes and prosciutto toasts are a quick and easy way to please your guests at any spring or summer event. Juicy cherry tomatoes are almost candied in the oven and team up with savory prosciutto for a finger appetizer everyone will love.
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Baked Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates

4. Baked Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates

If you need a repertoire of delicious appetizers that don’t take a lot of time or complicated ingredients to make, try these cheesy bacon wrapped dates! They are so easy to throw together and the combination of crispy bacon with naturally sweet dates and creamy cheese in the middle is irresistible!
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Veggie Spring Rolls

5. Veggie Spring Rolls

These vegetable spring rolls are a colorful, crunchy, vegan friendly option that is wonderful for an appetizer, snack, lunch, dinner, or whenever!
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Ham and Cheese Pizza Roll-Ups

6. Ham and Cheese Pizza Roll-Ups

These pizza roll ups come together so easily and are loved by all! These party finger food apps are also perfect for a quick dinner or a snack for kids.
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Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Bites

7. Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Bites

These caterer-style appetizers are so easy to make. Simple yet sophisticated, they’ll be the perfect starters for a buffet menu.
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Caprese Salad Skewers with Honey and Sesame

8. Caprese Salad Skewers with Honey and Sesame

These Caprese salad skewers bursting with the fresh flavors of basil and tomato make the perfect appetizer for your upcoming backyard parties. The honey and sesame combo allows to sweeten the deal for a nice twist on this summer classic.
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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp

9. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp

Looking for an impressive and quick appetizer? Try this Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp with a homemade spicy mango sauce.
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Bacon Puff Pinwheels

10. Bacon Puff Pinwheels

These elegant, and golden bacon and cheddar pinwheels are sure to be a hit at your next party. Warm, soft and just all around delicious, they are maybe one of the easiest finger food appetizer you can whip up!
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

11. Baked Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

A simple finger food perfect as an appetizer with friends. Ground chicken mixed with garlic, scallions, and fresh ginger is formed into balls, then baked to a juicy finish. Serve with a Teriyaki sauce–sesame seeds will add crispy notes on top.
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Grilled Peaches with Prosciutto and Feta

12. Grilled Peaches with Prosciutto and Feta

Nothing compares to these grilled peaches as the perfect summertime appetizer. Savory prosciutto amps up the sweetness of peaches and the thick feta cheese slice gives another touch of freshness.
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Grilled Garlic Shrimp

13. Grilled Garlic Shrimp

These spicy tapas-style shrimps will be a hit wherever they go! Delicious and impressive, they’re perfect for backyard parties, casual lunch-ons, and even for dinner with a bowl of rice.
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Goat Cheese Grape Balls

14. Goat Cheese Grape Balls

Yum. So good with a glass of white wine! This simple, elegant appetizer is perfect for a last-minute get-together. Fresh goat cheese, nuts and honey add contrasting flavors and texture in one exquisite bite.
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Radishes with Chive Butter

15. Radishes with Chive Butter

Pair crisp, spicy radishes with softened, herbed butter for a quick finger food idea that works for every type of party.
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Sweet Cantaloupe Carrot Gazpacho Shooters

16. Sweet Cantaloupe Carrot Gazpacho Shooters

This super refreshing and wonderful Gazpacho can be whipped up in 15 minutes and make for a great snack, refreshing appetizer or palate cleanser. With the sweetness from the cantaloupe and carrots, and a little crunch from the grilled sandwiches, this combo is definitely a keeper for your luncheons.
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Tzatziki Shrimp Chips Bites

17. Tzatziki Shrimp Chips Bites

The simple and delightful combination of tzatziki and shrimp is sweetened with a hint of mango. You can prep your ingredients ahead of time, but wait to assemble these delicate finger bites appetizers at the very last minute.
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Guacamole Strawberries Cups

18. Guacamole Strawberries Cups

Super-quick and easy, these tasty guacamole stuffed strawberries take just 10 minutes to knock together.
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Loaded Sweet Pepper Nachos

19. Loaded Sweet Pepper Nachos

From game day to weekend snacking we support any excuse to enjoy nachos; and these are loaded with cheese, sweet peppers, red onion, cilantro and spicy jalapeño you’ll totally forget they are 100% meatless.
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Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Wraps

20. Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Wraps

These shrimp cocktail lettuce wraps are a delicious treat for party or game-day snacking. Dress shrimp with a spicy cocktail sauce, top with fresh chives, then serve in lettuce cups to make a delicious finger-friendly appetizer.
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Mini Pizza Croissants

21. Mini Pizza Croissants

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Spicy Shrimp Tapas

22. Spicy Shrimp Tapas

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Pork Empanadas with White Wine

23. Pork Empanadas with White Wine

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Tuna & Cheese Puff Sticks

24. Tuna & Cheese Puff Sticks

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Beef Yakitori with Swiss Cheese

25. Beef Yakitori with Swiss Cheese

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Spicy Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

26. Spicy Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

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Mini Goat Cheese Amuse Bouches

27. Mini Goat Cheese Amuse Bouches

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Melon & Strawberries Bruschetta

28. Melon & Strawberries Bruschetta

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Elephant Ears Puff Pastry

29. Elephant Ears Puff Pastry

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Chorizo and Black Olives Appetizers

30. Chorizo and Black Olives Appetizers

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Spicy Pickled Radishes with Ginger

31. Spicy Pickled Radishes with Ginger

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