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Memorial Day Appetizers

From picnics to parties to backyard barbecues, these summertime apps are sure to please.

Smoked Salmon Cherry Tomatoes

Smoked Salmon Cherry Tomatoes

Smoked Salmon Cherry Tomatoes

These bright red festive bites are a show stopping finger food during the holiday season, at Easter and for the Fourth of July. With the smoked salmon filling, these appetizers seem elegant...and they're convenient because you can prepare them ahead.

Holiday Party Deviled Eggs

Holiday Party Deviled Eggs

Holiday Party Deviled Eggs

My family's enjoyed these tidbits for many years and for good reason— the eggs are just delicious. What's the secret? I add cream cheese to the filling to make it smooth and rich.

Tangy Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Tangy Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Tangy Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Paired with sweet cinnamon chips, this fruit salsa is quickly gobbled up by friends and family. It makes a nice addition to a brunch buffet. Plus it's a great snack. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
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Melon with Minted Lime Dip

Melon with Minted Lime Dip

Melon with Minted Lime Dip

For a refreshing summer side dish for any meal, our Test Kitchen recommends these marinated melon balls with a cool, creamy dip. You can also serve this fruity treat as a light dessert.

Grilled Pork Appetizers

Grilled Pork Appetizers

Grilled Pork Appetizers

People can't seem to get enough of these tender hors d'oeuvres. Marinated in a sauce that is slightly sweetened with honey, the party starters also make a wonderful entree when served over rice. —Susan LeBrun Of Sulphur, Louisiana

Cilantro Bean Dip

Cilantro Bean Dip

Cilantro Bean Dip

This chunky fresh-tasting dip, shared by Wendy Prevost of Cody, Wyoming, gets a little kick from hot pepper sauce.

Eggplant Dip

Eggplant Dip

Eggplant Dip

Garlic and a host of herbs pleasantly season this savory spread. It's a "must" on my holiday menu because I can make it in advance.—Linda Roberson, Collierville, Tennessee

Luscious Fruit Platter

Luscious Fruit Platter

Luscious Fruit Platter

I often make this fruit and dip dish in summer, when the finest fruits are at their best. Paired with angel food cake, this also makes a marvelous dessert.—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

Fiesta Corn Dip

Fiesta Corn Dip

Fiesta Corn Dip

I first came across this recipe at a friend's bridge party. To give it a little more flair, I added the cilantro and olives. —Shirley Herring, Conroe, Texas

BLT Dip

BLT Dip

BLT Dip

Fans of bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches will fall for this creamy dip. It's easy to transport to different functions and always draws recipe requests. —Emalee Payne, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

I make these stuffed eggs once a month for a fellowship meal at church-and I've yet to bring one back home! Different from typical versions, these hard-cooked eggs get a subtle crunch from chopped veggies, and deviled ham adds zing.
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