5 Best Hors D’oeuvres For A Springtime Party

May 21, 2018 | Philip Nestler

The spring season is a prime time for parties, and this is the perfect time to bring out hors d’oeuvres that complement the warmer temperatures and lovely spring blooms. Whether you are planning a holiday celebration or prepping for a corporate event, you can be certain that these five hors d’oeuvres will be a hit at any springtime party.

Celebrate the Season With Spring Rolls

Since this favorite appetizer is named after the season, it just makes sense to include spring rolls on your party menu. Maui shrimp spring rolls come stuffed with some of the best ingredients, such as whole shrimp spiced with hot chilies, curry, and cilantro that are all wrapped in a light shell perfect for dipping. If seafood isn’t your thing, try our Black Bean and Sharp Cheddar Spring Roll which is stuffed with the season’s best produce including black beans, corn, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, jalapenos, and chipotle peppers, topped with a blend of sharp cheddar cheese and a hint of zesty Pepper Jack. This hors d’oeuvre is also ideal for parties where you might be entertaining guests with special dietary needs.

Add A Taste of Green With Asparagus Roll Ups

Asparagus pairs well with many favorite springtime dishes, and you can easily put roll ups out as an appetizer or as a side. Asiago and blue cheese sprinkled on top of our asparagus roll ups give them a burst of flavor, and the phyllo adds texture that will have your guests reaching for another bite.

Simplify Serving Lamb With Gyros

Lamb is a must on any spring menu, but this meat is hard to serve at casual parties where your guests may prefer a lighter lunch or the opportunity to mingle. With petite gyro sandwiches, you can still serve lamb in bite-sized portions that pack the same lovely flavor as a larger portion. Your guests will also love the refreshing mixture of yogurt and cucumbers that go into our Tzatziki sauce that accents the lamb in the gyros.

Cherry Blossom Tart

What better pastry to pair with the spring season than our Cherry Blossom Tart, created perfectly to align with the blooming of the cherry blossoms each year. These delightful little pastries combine the flavors of black cherries, goat cheese, and honey to create the perfect taste to complement the light and airy nature of the spring season.     

Use Quiche Tarts to Present Fresh Edible Flowers

Spring is when the best herbs and flowers begin to bloom. While edible flowers are always a fun way to dress up your place settings at a party, they need something with sustenance to count as a dish. Our Quiche with Aged Gruyere and Summer Leek Tart has that savory flavor that goes perfectly with accompanying sprig of fresh herbs or flowers. Set a violet blossom nestled among a mound of fresh herbs and greens on top of individual quiches to create an edible springtime display on your guests’ plate that is almost too pretty to eat.

As you pick out the hors d’oeuvres for the next springtime party, make sure to honor the beauty of the season by showcasing the best natural flavors. From delectable bites of lamb to exquisite asparagus roll ups, your food service table will be filled with treats that celebrate the warmer weather.