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Two Great Appetizer Recipes for your Next Summer Dinner Party


Summer is the perfect time for cookouts and dinner events. It is important to create appetizers and meals that are light and delicious. With these two great appetizer recipes, Avocado Salsa and Buffalo Chicken Dip, guests will be impressed by all your hard work. Little do they know that both appetizers will take you less than an hour to make!
Avocado Salsa: The Perfect Summertime Appetizer
In search of recipes for appetizers that are simple and delicious? Try this wonderful Avocado salsa paired with John Wm. Macy's CheeseCrisps. This delightful appetizer is perfect for a summer time dinner party or a light snack. The combination of fresh herbs and lime juice gives this traditional appetizer a new kick.
Ingredients:
2 ripe plum tomatoes
2 Ripe Avocados
¼ Cup Onions
1 lime
1 Tsp. Fresh Basil
Salt
John Wm. Macy's CheeseCrisps
Instructions:
1. Dice the tomatoes avocados and onions into small pieces
2. Cut the lime in half and squeeze out the juice of both sides, combining it with the other diced ingredients
3. Rinse and dry the fresh basil. Chop into small pieces combining with the other ingredients
4. Add salt to taste.
5. Server with John Wm. Macy's CheeseCrisps
This great appetizer recipe is quick and easy and a personal summer time favorite. The use of fresh vegetables and herbs in the salsa creates the perfect solution to a hot summer day. It is perfect paired with cheese crisps, because the crackers are light and offer a complimentary texture.
This easy appetizer recipe can be transformed into a hearty recipe by adding a few ingredients. Consider adding a variety of different vegetables and beans, such as corn, jalapenos or black beans. Placed on top of grilled salmon or added to a salad, this simple appetizer is transformed into a gourmet meal. Whatever the choice, guest or family members will be impressed with this delightful summer appetizer.

Buffalo Chicken Dip: The Versatile Party Snack Food

Looking for the perfect versatile party snack recipe? Buffalo Chicken Dip has it all. It can be perfect for those who like a little spice in their appetizers or can be transformed into delicious tacos. The best part about this appetizer is the combination of cheese and chicken. Topping this quick and easy appetizer with John Wm Macy's CheeseCrips adds the perfect crunch to every bite.

Ingredients:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar ranch dressing
1/2 cup of mild wing sauce
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 small package shredded cheddar cheese
1 box John Wm Macy's Cheddar & Asiago CheeseCrisps

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Boil chicken, then shred and chop
3. Mix dressing and sauce
4. Place CheeseCrips in a bag and gently crush with mallet or hammer
5. Spread cream cheese in 9x13 oven dish
6. Combine chicken with sauce/dressing mixture
7. Spread chicken sauce mixture evenly over cream cheese
8. Lightly sprinkle cheddar cheese and CheeseCrisps on tops
9. Bake for about 20 minutes

For this tasty party snack recipe, serve it with your favorite chips or crackers. If you would like to kick up the spice a little try using a medium wing sauce instead of mild. If you are looking for a healthier alternative replace the cream cheese with Neufchatel cheese and the ranch dressing with light ranch dressing. Also, instead of using your favorite chips or crackers for dipping, use a variety of vegetables.

This easy and quick appetizer can be made into a main meal by using more chicken in larger chunks and served with rice or over a bed of lettuce. It could also be transformed into delicious tacos, by rolling the ingredients into a tortilla. The bottom line is this is a party snack recipe that can't go wrong.

 


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