Fresh fruit is so plentiful – and delicious – in the summertime. Watermelon, peaches, pineapple, and strawberries are the perfect addition to any meal, dessert, or appetizer. In fact, fruit makes some of the best appetizers around. They’re the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Plus, since summer fruit is so flavorful, it doesn’t take much to make it taste delicious, so it’s super easy to create a crowd-pleasing appetizer. That’s why they’re a perfect choice for your next party or gathering.
How to Make Fruit Appetizers
Fruit appetizers don’t have to be complicated to be delicious. In fact, you can just chop up some of your favorite fruits, arrange them on a platter, and serve completely as is. If you want to get fancy, you can serve a fruit platter with a yogurt or cream cheese dip so your guests can dip and enjoy. Another option is to chop up some fruit and create an easy fruit salad. Top with honey and lime juice for a delightful dressing that brings out the best in the fruit. Not only is fruit salad delicious, but it also features a beautiful array of colors that is simply delightful to serve.
Or, make some easier-than-pie fruit skewers. Just chop some of your favorite fruit, pop the pieces onto skewers, and you’re done! You can even grill fruit skewers for extra intrigue and flavor. Pineapple, peaches, pears, and melon are the best types of fruit for grilling because they hold their shape and get those really nice grill marks. Grilling is great because it intensifies the fruit flavors as the sugars caramelize, and the smoke from the grill gives the fruit a woodsy flavor. Just be sure to oil your grates before placing your fruit skewers on the grilling surface.
Whatever recipe you choose, fruit appetizers are the perfect addition to party fare because they’re sweet and delicious, and they make a vibrant addition to your party décor.
10 Delicious Fruit Appetizers to Try
If you’re searching for a fruit appetizer that checks all the boxes, look no further. Here are ten amazing fruit appetizers your guests are sure to love.
1. Fresh Fruit Favorites Platter
Featuring fresh orange slices, strawberries, pineapple daisies, and so much more, this platter is the perfect appetizer for your party. It truly has something for everyone. Plus, it’s completely stress free. Just order online and it will arrive at your doorstep, no hassle or chopping involved.
2. Slice Of Sweet Fruit Platter
Made with freshly sliced pineapple, strawberries, melon, and so much more, this delightful tray is packed with bite sized treats for your guests to enjoy. Pair it with the fruit dip below for a sweet treat everyone will love.
Made with just three simple ingredients, this yogurt dip results in a super creamy, perfectly sweet treat. It’s made with just yogurt, instant pudding mix, and whipped topping.
4. Peach Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini
This recipe tops a toasted baguette with goat cheese, prosciutto, arugula, peaches, balsamic glaze, and basil. The result is a sweet and savory treat that’s just delightful.
With tropical fruit and chili lime seasoning, this recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. It calls for watermelon, papaya, mango, and pineapple, but you can also swap in your favorites if you’d like.
6. Watermelon Prosciutto Skewers
Fresh watermelon pairs so perfectly with salty prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil. Plus, these skewers look so beautiful that they’re a great appetizer to liven up your tablescape (though they won’t last long).
These strawberries are stuffed with sweet cream cheese filling and topped with crushed graham crackers. They’re so sweet and delicious, they might as well be dessert – but no one will want to wait that long.
Fried apple? Count us in! These apple rings are dipped in batter, fried, and then topped with delectable cinnamon and sugar.
This recipe tops crusty French bread with strawberries, peaches, raspberry white balsamic vinegar, and basil for the most delicious take on bruschetta you’ve ever tried. Your guests will love the sweet and savory flavors and the beautiful presentation.
10. Easy Fruit Salsa
This salsa combines mango, strawberries, pineapple, and poppy seeds. Plus, it comes with instructions to make cinnamon sugar tortilla chips for dipping that are out of this world delicious.
If you’re hosting a party in the summer (or any time), don’t forget to put out some delicious fruit appetizers. Your guests are sure to gobble them up before the next course.