Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family and enjoy the best of the season’s flavors. Light and refreshing and small bites are perfect for summer entertaining. Delicious without weighing you down! Serve summer tapas as appetizers or even put out several and make it the ideal summer dinner party! To get you started I created a fun summer spread for your Dare crackers by turning fall flavor on it’s ear with this cranberry spread. Cranberry and turkey may bring fall to mind but I gave it summer zing by adding orange zest. I’ve also gathered 20 Summer Tapas Recipes for your summer party menu planning!
This Cranberry Orange Cracker Spread is so easy to make and so it’s great for a party when you’re trying to get several dishes together. The spread and turkey are cool for summer and cranberry and orange are a match made in heaven. The pecans and Dare crackers add delicious crunch and texture. The color of the orange and cranberry and the smoked turkey make for a pretty appetizer as well so this is an all around win for summer entertaining!
- 1 8 oz package softened cream cheese
- 1 zest of half an orange
- ¼ cup canned cranberry sauce
- ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 2-3 slices good quality smoked turkey deli meet.
- 1 sleeve Dare crackers
- Gently mix cream cheese, orange zest, cranberry sauce, pecans, brown sugar, and honey together in a small bowl with a hand or stand mixer.
- Cut smoked turkey into small squares or strips.
- Put a small scoop or spoonful of the cranberry orange spread on each Benton cracker.
- Top each cracker with a piece of turkey.
- Grate orange zest over each cracker for a pretty summer bite size appetizer.
Dare crackers are a delicious vehicle for all your summer entertaining small bites. Whether you’re using them for some of these amazing summer tapas recipes or an impromptu get together with cheese and wine with friends, Dare crackers add delicious flavor and crunch.
I didn’t discover Tapas until I was an adult but as soon as I discovered with this Spanish way of dining that you didn’t have to choose between the things you liked on a menu I was hooked! You could try all the things just in smaller plates. A great way to try a little bit of everything and also a great way to summer entertain whether you’re using them as appetizers or as a light dinner party. Whether you’re making the pesto, the dips or spreads, or adding brie, grab some Dare crackers and choose your favorites from these 20 summer tapas recipes for a guaranteed great party!
Strawberry Mango Salsa by A Simple Pantry
The Nun Salad by Glitz & Gritz
Scrambled Egg Avocado Boats by Sandy A La Mode
Chicken Bacon Bruschetta Pizza Sliders by Clarks Condensed
Easy Fruit Salad by This Girl’s Life
Strawberry Caprese Salad by Bread, Booze, & Bacon
Hummus Devilled Eggs by Two Healthy Kitchens
Whole Wheat Smoked Turkey Bruschetta by The Bitter Side of Sweet
Cheese Tuiles with Avocado Pico de Gallo by A Simple Pantry
10 Minute Black Garlic Sweet Pea Pesto by Strength and Sunshine
Mini Phyllo Strawberry and Brie Bites by Flavor the Moments
Blue Cheese and Buffalo Chicken Wontons by Moore or Less Cooking
Easy Smoked Salmon Dip by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
2 Minute Avocado Dip by The Seasoned Mom
Spring Pea Dip with Almonds, Ginger, & Cilantro by The Organic Dietician
10 Minute Marinated Mushrooms by Peas & Crayons
Grilled Polenta with Fresh Mozzarella and Balsamic Tomatoes by Two Healthy Kitchens
Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs) by Cooking With Curls
Honey & Pistachio Goat Cheese Appetizer by A Southern Soul
Fresh Pea Hummus Crostini by Living Sweet Moments
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