Keep the menu fresh, light, and healthy and share the prep work with friends. That’s about as easy as it gets!
Quinoa is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds, which star in this light and refreshing salad. You can substitute
orzo pasta, faro, or couscous for the quinoa, if you prefer.
Dips can be made the day before the party, and they’re easy to transport without spilling. A hearty snack, like this spread,
keeps guests satisfied until the main dishes are ready.
Pick up heirloom tomatoes from your local farmers’ market—the more colors and varieties, the better.
Firing up the grill means you can mingle while you cook, and makes it easier to time your dishes are guests arrive. Kebabs
are a smart choice because they can be prepped earlier in the day.
Whole fish is easier to simpler to grill than, say, separate burgers or filets when you’re feeding a crowd. Try using fresh
lemon—it infuses flavor in fish.
Fresh fruit as a side or a dessert is an easy menu addition—and a hit with kids!