A STRESS-FREE SUMMER PARTY
These yum appetisers let you impress guests without spending hours in the kitchen.
You need: 1 can chickpeas, rinsed, and dried; ½ cup olive oil; paprika; garlic salt
Heat oil in a skillet. Add chickpeas and fry, stirring occasionally. Use a slotted spoon to remove, and transfer to a papertowel-lined plate. Season with paprika and garlic salt.
Black-Bean-and-Peach Salsa Scoops
Mix 1 cup canned black beans with 1 cup diced peaches, 2tbsp minced red onion, 1tbsp minced cilantro, 1 minced garlic clove, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into tortilla scoops, and serve.
Garlic-and-Red-Pepper Shrimp Skewers
You need: 900gms medium shrimp, deveined; 3tbsp olive oil; 4 garlic cloves, minced; 1tbsp minced flat-leaf parsley; 2tsp lemon zest; ¼tsp crushed chilli flakes; salt and pepper; wooden skewers
In a large bowl combine shrimp with all
the ingredients, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place wooden skewers in a bowl of water to soak. Pre-heat grill to medium high heat. Thread shrims onto each skewer Cook about 3 minutes per side and serve.
Spiked Watermelon Punch
You need: 3 cups each cubed watermelon and crushed ice; 1 cup lemon-flavoured vodka; ¼ cup agave nectar; 1 lemon, sliced blend ingredients together and pour into a a pitcher, pitcher, stirring stirring in in lemon lemon slices. slices.