Summertime is all about outdoor entertaining. From backyard bbqs to enjoying dinner and drinks outside on the patio with friends, there’s just something special about summer entertaining. I’m sharing one of my favorite meals to make for an easy outdoor party that everyone will love…..
This post is sponsored by our friends at Ibotta. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I love to play host and entertain people at our home. It’s especially fun when we can invite friends over for dinner and spend time outside enjoying the sweetness of summer.
Summer calls for serving up lighter meals and this one is perfect for the season. Grilled chicken skewers are easy to throw on the grill and go great with pita bread, fresh veggies and a cool tzatziki sauce. This sundried tomato pasta salad is always a crowd pleaser and only takes minutes to make. And of course you can’t celebrate summer without a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail for me!) to sip on.
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Shopping is done! Time to whip up what’s on the menu for our summer party.
Summer Entertaining Recipes
Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad
- one package of BUITONI ® Refrigerated Pasta Three Cheese Tortellini
- BUITONI ® Refrigerated Pesto Sauce
- ½ cup sun dried tomatoes
- 6 leaves of fresh basil
- shredded parmesan cheese
Prepare package of pasta according to directions. Add prepared pasta to bowl along with pesto sauce and sun dried tomatoes. Stir lightly till pasta is well coated with sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.
Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 jalapeño slice
- 1/4 cup tequila
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/8 cup triple sec
- splash of lime soda
- lime garnish
Add one cup of ice to shaker along with lime juice, tequila, pineapple juice and triple sec. Shake well and pour over ice. Garnish with lime and jalapeño slice.