As the summer temperatures climb, outdoor activities get sweatier. That’s when it’s time to hit the pool. But splashing around in the pool water can make anyone develop quite an appetite. Make your pool day fun from start to finish by prepping some yummy pool party snacks. Here are some great ideas for poolside noshing that will be sure to please everyone.
Grilled Sausages With Summer Veggies
You can grill the sausages and veggies ahead of time or take a break from watery games to fire up the grill. The secret wow factor is the sauce for the links. Grab some peach preserves, and toss them into the blender with minced garlic, soy sauce, fresh minced ginger, and a little water. Cut up your favorite summer veggies, such as zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, or bell peppers, and toss in a little sauce. Then throw the sausages and veggies on the grill until done. Finally, toss the links in some of the sauce and serve.
Keep Cool With a Chicken Salad
A chicken salad recipe is a great addition to your grilled foods or excellent all on its own. Skip cooking altogether, and grab a rotisserie chicken from the store. Then shred the chicken and toss with cut grapes, cubed watermelon, mango, and chopped pistachios. You’ll need plain yogurt, brown sugar, lime juice, and lime zest for the creamy base. You can serve it on a cool, crisp bed of lettuce or pile it on your favorite roll for a refreshing yet hearty snack.
Frozen Peach Parfait Popsicles
Break out your popsicle molds and make a tasty pool party dessert. Mix a little cinnamon and brown sugar with vanilla Greek yogurt, then add granola and a pinch of nutmeg. Then drain and chop canned sliced peaches. Start by adding the yogurt mixture, then a layer of peaches, followed by another layer of yogurt. Finally, top the mold with peaches, insert the popsicle stick, and freeze for the big pool day.
Thirst-quenching Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade
You’ll need several batches of this thirst-quenching treat. Start by dissolving 1/4 cup of sugar in boiling water. While the water cools, blend strawberries and watermelon, and pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Next, add the sugar water, lemon juice, and lemon concentrate and stir together. Serve your strawberry watermelon lemonade over ice and beat the heat any day.
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Prepare Them All for a Light and Tasty Poolside Meal
Make your pool party memorable by preparing all these recipes. You can easily make much of it ahead of time, so you’ll only need to do a little grilling on the day of your pool party. Don’t forget to make a lot, since everyone will work up an appetite. Enjoy your summer with delicious eats at your next pool party!