Spring is almost here, and a way to celebrate the fresh produce is to host a garden party. These spring garden party recipes are light and refreshing and perfect for any outdoor entertaining.
With the warmth of spring and all the flowers blooming throwing a garden party is the best way to embrace the new season. These simple garden party recipes are something anyone can make and impress your guests.
Choose from fresh herbed chicken salad tea sandwiches, guacamole deviled eggs, asparagus flatbread, and lemony pasta salad with green beans and arugula.
Many of these recipes can be made earlier in the day, so you’re not stuck in the kitchen when your guests arrive. Enjoying these spring recipes in any beautiful garden will be easy to do.
Here are 17 Easy Spring Garden Party Recipes that’ll sure to impress!
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1. Grilled Balsamic Chicken Kabobs
Found from Joyful Healthy Eats
These chicken kabobs are super simple and perfect for enjoying outdoors. Since these balsamic chicken kabobs are grilled, they cook up quickly. The chicken is marinated for a short time in balsamic vinegar, oil, dijon mustard and a little bit of honey. The chicken is skewered along with bell peppers, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, and red onion. These can be made into a large batch or cut the recipe in half for a small group. These balsamic chicken kabobs are healthy and super flavorful! Get the recipe at Joyful Healthy Eats
2. Panzanella Salad
Found from The Pioneer Woman
Panzanella salad is basically a bread salad mixed with lots of veggies. The bread that’s used in this recipe is usually a crusty day-old bread that holds on to the dressing without getting soggy. The vegetables stay crispy, and the bread has golden brown edges with a chewy center. This Panzanella salad is light and refreshing, so it’s perfect for any garden party. Get the recipe at The Pioneer Woman
3. Asparagus Goat Cheese and Pistachio Flatbread
Found from Two Peas and Their Pod
Here’s a quick flatbread recipe that anyone can make. This flatbread is a piece of ready-made naan or whole grain flatbread that’s topped with creamy goat cheese mixed with lemon zest and chives, shaved asparagus, and chopped pistachios. It’s an easy but super elegant flatbread that will be enjoyed as a lighter garden party food. Get the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod
4. Lemon Blueberry Thyme Cake
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
Lemon blueberry thyme is a deliciously fresh and flavorful cake that celebrates all things Spring. This cake is made with a zesty lemon cake that is studded fresh blueberries, and it’s layered with a creamy lemon thyme buttercream. This cake is unique with its approach and technique, but it’s easy for any beginner baker to make and feel like a professional baker. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
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5. Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups
Found from Happy Go Lucky
These Italian sandwich roll-ups are stuffed with meats, cheeses, and lots of veggies. The name is exact its an Italian sub sandwich rolled up into a small bite. These roll-ups are always a crowd favorite and will be devoured quickly. Get the recipe at Happy Go Lucky
6. Easy Seafood Paella
Found from The Mediterranean Dish
Typically paella can be quite challenging to make or, but I really love this recipe because it’s so easy to make. Seafood paella is so creamy and packed with lots of veggies! This seafood paella recipe is a wow presentation, but it’s also perfect for easy serving at your next garden party. Get the recipe at The Mediterranean Dish
7. Fresh Peach, Goat Cheese, and Candied Walnut Salad
Found from Two Sisters Kitchens
I’m a big fan of fresh fruit and goat cheese, it’s such a simple combination that hits the spot every time. The tanginess of the goat cheese pairs nicely with the juicy fruit like these peaches. The salad is tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with homemade candied walnuts for a nice crunch. Get the recipe at Two Sisters Kitchens
8. Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Pistachios
Found from 80 Twenty
These chocolate dipped clementines are a simple sweet treat that seriously anyone can make and make them look good. Just dip the peeled clementines into melted dark chocolate and sprinkled chopped pistachios over the top for a hint of green that’s beyond perfect for the garden party setting. Get the recipe at 80 Twenty
9. Heirloom Caprese Salad with Bacon
Found from Smithfield
This heirloom Caprese salad with bacon is light and refreshing and always hits the spot. The fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil are accompanied with crunchy bacon that has the right amount of salt. The cheese just melts in your mouth, so the salty bacon is a great texture to finish with. Plus who doesn’t love bacon? This recipe is a total win-win. Get the recipe at Smithfield
10. Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Found from Jo Cooks
Deviled eggs are a classic tea/garden party food, but this is a nice twist on the favorite. The avocados and egg yolks are mixed together to make a really creamy filling that goes into the egg white. The guacamole is piped into the egg whites which makes the green stand out even more! Get the recipe at Jo Cooks
11. Chimichurri Potato Salad
Found from Woman’s Day
Rather than the traditional creamy potato salad, this chimichurri potato salad is light and tangy. Chimichurri is a bright green sauce that’s made from parsley, garlic, scallions, red chilis, and lemon juice. Not only is this chimichurri sauce perfect for this potato salad but it’s also great with chicken, steak or shrimp. Get the recipe at Woman’s Day
12. Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
Are you looking for a refreshing drink to quench your thirst? This Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade is an elevated version of your favorite lemonade to keep you cool on a warm day. It’s my favorite lemonade recipe because of its fancy with a unique flavor. The secret to making this lemonade is infusing fresh rosemary and vanilla into the simple syrup that when it’s combined with the lemon juice and cold water, it tastes sweet and tart. Make in a large batch or freeze into ice cubes for a tasty addition to cocktails. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
13. Spring Asparagus Salad
Found from Feasting at Home
This spring asparagus salad is perfect for a warm garden party day. This salad is ideal for making earlier in the day and letting it hang out while your guests enjoy yourself. The Israeli couscous is like little pearls that burst in your mouth. And the fresh asparagus is crisp with a hint of lemon juice on top. This salad is a fantastic side dish, but it is also a filling main dish as well as perfect for lunch! Get the recipe at Feasting at Home
14. Easy Coconut Shrimp
Found from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Coconut shrimp is light and crunchy with a hint of sweetness which I think will be amazing for a garden party. The shrimp are tender with a golden brown crust. Serve with a tangy cocktail sauce and chopped cilantro. You can make these ahead of time and freeze them for less work on the day of your garden party. Get the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction
15. Herbed Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Found from Southern Lady
Now you can’t have a garden party without some tea sandwiches. The herbed chicken salad is light and creamy that is sandwich between two slices of crustless bread and thin slices of cucumber. The chicken salad is made with a ton of herbs and spices for a super fresh taste. Get the recipe at Southern Lady
16. Ham, Cheese and Spinach Puffs
Found from Eat Well 101
These ham cheese and spinach puffs are super impressive and will wow your garden party guests. By using squares of puff pastry and topping it with a homemade cheese sauce, ham, and spinach. Then they are baked until they are golden brown and crispy. These puffs are perfect for a light garden party or brunch. Get the recipe at Eat Well 101
17. Lemony Pasta Salad with Green Beans and Arugula
Found from Woman’s Day
When the seasons’ change and spring are here the fresh vegetables, and fruit like lemon come into their peak. This lemony pasta salad with green beans and arugula celebrate the fresh produce. Pasta combines the sweetness of green beans with the creamy saltiness of feta and is balanced by the peppery arugula. Get the recipe at Woman’s Day
Bonus: Melon Caprese Skewers
Found from What’s Gaby Cooking
These melon Caprese skewers are light and will keep you cool on a warm spring day. The melon and cheese go so well together you’ll be wondering how come you’ve never had this before. The skewers also have a little saltiness from the prosciutto skewered in between the fresh melon and mozzarella. Get the recipe at What’s Gaby Cooking
Hosting your own garden party will be easy with these stunning spring recipes. The fresh produce will be light and refreshing on a warm spring day while keeping you full and satisfied.
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