12 Easy Appetizers for Summer Parties

There’s’ nothing better than a summer party. The temp is balmy, the yard is manicured, and of course, there’s delicious food to look forward to. But the star of any summer party is an array of easy appetizers.  Who doesn’t love a delicious party appetizer you can enjoy at barbecues, picnics, and impromptu backyard get-togethers? The best way to host any party is to have a variety of simple snacks on hand, to keep your guests happy. But the last thing you want to do is get stuck in the kitchen and miss out on all of the fun. And whether you make them in advance or minutes before your party starts, planning ahead with a list will make mingling with your guests possible.

These 12 easy summer appetizers, from cucumber sushi to corn and black bean salsa, take minutes to make and most of them don’t require any time in the oven.