Best-Served-Cold Appetizers

Best-Served-Cold Appetizers

There are many reasons that "best-served-cold" appetizers are exactly what you should serve this weekend. First of all, some nights it can feel just too hot to cook -- why turn on the oven to warm pastries or toast bread while you're trying to keep cool indoors? No-bake appetizers are just as impressive, especially since they can be made ahead leaving you free to entertain your guests without breaking a sweat.

Delicious cold or room-temperature starters for summer apps include homemade lime-flavoured tortilla chips, stuffed eggs and Stefano's snackable party mix below. In fact, these stress-free bites will help you keep your cool year-round, whenever you have guests to impress. Try any of these make-ahead, summer-perfect recipes and follow us on Twitter to check out our hashtag #TooHotToCook for cool meal ideas all summer long!

Stuffed Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese
Endive with Smoked Salmon and Dill
White Bean Dip
Hummus with Roasted Garlic
Party Snack Mix
Lime-Flavoured Tortilla Chips
Guacamole