The best part of summer entertaining is that you can move the whole party outdoors and get out of your hot kitchen. Take advantage of recipes that feature colorful seasonal fruits and the best versions of classic summer foods. Sure, you could always just get out a steak to put on the grill, but these dinner party ideas will give your guests something to talk about.
Recipes that feature seasonal fruits and veggies
Watermelon Feta Salad
Watermelon is a must for summer BBQs, but you can make it fit for the dinner table. Watermelon salad with feta and mint is refreshing and tangy. If you prefer an even simpler side dish, douse cubed watermelon in chilled simple syrup, lime and grated ginger.
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