What We’re Loving: Summer Platters

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Summer is officially here (hooray!).  No need to turn on the oven.  Grill and stove top, sure.  Invite some friends over or gather up the whole family,  pour some cocktails and, courtesy of some of our favorite food blogs, serve up a heaping platter of:

A great big salad on a hot summer night makes a wonderful, easy dinner, especially on a week night. Does it get fresher than  Arugula Salad with Blueberry Preserve and Sage Dressing?    {from  Give Me Flour}

If you are inclined to fire up the grill, why not pair some shrimp or chicken skewers with this pretty platter of Grilled Veggies with Romesco Sauce?  {from  Love & Lemons, adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone}

Looking for another way to use radishes? Why not brighten the table with Salad Sicilia, inspired of course from a meal in Sicily and choc full of nuts and fresh veggies.  As suggested, I would definitely add cheese!  {from  Delicious Days}

This Garlicky Shrimp with White Wine and Tomatoes  just looks sophisticated and light and so pretty in a platter. {from  the yellow table}

One of my official markers that summer has truly begun?  A hearty serving of potato salad or macaroni salad.  Ree, we know to turn to you for The Best Macaroni Salad Ever. Thank you.  {from  The Pioneer Woman}

Or, try our own lovely summer appetizer platter drizzled in honey (thanks Jill!) {from Eat Boutique}

All photos taken by and appear with permission from Nicole Stich, Jeanine Donofrio, and Signe Birck (via Anna Watson Carl) .

Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019. 

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