The range of summer finger foods is vast, and there are plenty of delicious options to choose from. The following is a look at some of the fun options for summer finger foods.
Chips and Dips: You can be as traditional as tortilla or corn chips and salsa, or opt for something more original like pita chips with spinach artichoke dip. Remember, with chips you can use cheese sauces, chili sauces, bean dips, avocado dips, sour cream dips, and more. So, don't discount chips and dips because it is expected, capitalize on it because of the variety.
Fruits and Dips: There is something about dipping finger foods, and fruits make for great dippers. You can use any number of items for dipping into. For example, you could do a chocolate type dip, fondue, or fountain style. You could do a caramel dip. You could do a yogurt type dip. You can do a whipped cream dip. There are several fabulous fruit dip recipes on the Internet, so cash in on them.
Finger Sandwiches: Sandwiches are the all time finger food. You can make delicate sandwiches like cucumber sandwiches for more formal events, or you can make hearty sandwiches for things like baseball parties, and neighborhood BBQs.
Veggies: Veggies are always a great finger food, and healthy too. You can go with a traditional veggie tray, or you can get creative and marinate veggies in balsamic and olive oil, or grill some veggies, or serve them with special dips.
Pre-made Heated Items: This is where you really open up the doors with finger foods, but to serve these kinds you have to be in a location with an oven. You can serve things like meatballs in a tomato sauce, mini sausages in a barbecue sauce, chicken kabobs in a Teriyaki sauce, Thai chicken balls, mini quiches, mini pizzas, toasted breads with dips, etc. Basically you can take your favorite foods and make them mini. You can serve coconut shrimp with a plum sauce, fish bites with tartar sauce, mini burgers, Bruschetta with toasted bread, mini burritos, etc. Really the possibilities here are endless.
Desserts: Desserts make great finger foods, and in the summer you can enjoy plenty of fresh fruit toppings on those desserts. You can do chocolate covered strawberries, just be sure you have refrigeration. You can do mini cheesecakes, cookies, brownie bites, mini muffins, tarts topped with fruits, custards, whipped cream. Again, you can simply take your favorite desserts and make them in miniature sizes. Get a mini muffin pan, and cook your desserts in mini proportions.