Fruit Appetizer Recipes

Add these popular recipes for fruit salsa, fruit skewers, stuffed strawberries, and peach bruschetta to your appetizer repertoire.

Community Picks

Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results.

Spicy Strawberry Kiwi Peach Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 12
A good summertime salsa that hits your taste buds twice. Can substitute canned peaches or frozen strawberries, but best to go with all fresh fruit.

Peach and Goat Cheese Tartine

Rating: 5 stars 14
For me, this is summer on a slice of bread. August is national goat cheese month (no, I don't know who decides these things), and what better way to enjoy chevre than by topping it with sweet, ripe, impossibly juicy peach slices? Mix in a little thyme and black pepper to keep things interesting, and you're looking at a very special treat.

Cucumber Melon Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
Light, fresh and delightful!

Watermelon Caprese Appetizer

Rating: 5 stars 12
A refreshing appetizer for the summer, my family loved this so much they ate more than a serving each. Also great for those who love the flavor of caprese but aren't huge fans of tomatoes.

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 371
Dates are stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and baked until crisp. These are delicious and very easy to make for a party. You can serve them at room temperature, so it is okay to make a few hours in advance!

Catherine's Pickled Blueberries

Rating: 5 stars 51
Think of this as blueberries with a bite. My friend Catherine serves this sweet/tangy sauce spooned over ripened goat cheese for a knock-'em-dead appetizer.

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil

Rating: 5 stars 16
There are many people, myself included, that think cooking prosciutto is basically a crime against nature; but there are exceptions, and this plate of grilled peaches with burrata is one incredibly delicious example.  Serve as an appetizer or a sweet/savory dessert.

Strawberry Bruschetta

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
This is a delicious variation of the popular tomato based appetizer. The strawberries are warm and sweet and the sugar is caramelized and crunchy! Your guests will love it!

Roasted Grape Crostini with Fresh Herbs

Rating: 5 stars 1
Roasting grapes makes them even sweeter, the herbs bring a bit of savory flavor, and when combined with creamy, lemony ricotta, you're in for a tantalizing appetizer.

Inspiration and Ideas

12 Watermelon Appetizers Perfect for Summertime 
Here are 12 creative appetizers to try this summer, including watermelon salsas, watermelon feta cheese appetizers, and more.
7 Refreshing Pineapple Salsa Recipes
Tangy and sweet, pineapple makes the perfect base for salsas. Serve with chips or spoon over grilled meats for a tropical twist on dinner.