10 Light Party & Entertaining Recipes

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
A place to share your favorite menus and dishes for holidays and special occasions.Easy Homemade Vinaigrette by San Francisco Chronicle
1. Easy 5-Ingredient Vinaigrette
Easy Homemade Vinaigrette
Take your salad to the next level with this simple but delicious vinaigrette technique from award winning Chef, Craig Stoll.
2. Zesty Baked Curry Fries
Zesty Baked Curry Fries
If you love fries (and really, who doesn't??) you won't want to miss this recipe. These zesty, curry fries are baked instead of fried, so they're a bit healthier...but the spicy orange ketchup makes them burst with flavor. YUM!
3. Fried Green Tomatoes With Garlic Aioli
Fried Green Tomatoes With Garlic Aioli
If your garden tomatoes are taking their sweet time to ripen, consider eating them green! Here's an easy recipe for this Southern classic. Enjoy!
4. Baked Masala Chicken Wings
Baked Masala Chicken Wings
Healthier Chicken Wings baked in the oven that has a tasty Indian flavor.
5. Warm Spinach Salad, Bacon and Fried Egg
Warm Spinach Salad, Bacon and Fried Egg
A delicious low-carb dinner that's inexpensive, and packed with nutrients! Consider the warm spinach salad with crispy bacon and a fried egg. Yum!
6. Mediterranean Turkey Meatball
Mediterranean Turkey Meatball
Lady and the Tramp made meatballs iconic, but our turkey meatballs in yogurt sauce are way more super than the famous movie meatball. These little meatballs make the perfect topping for quinoa pilaf or rice, but they're also great with a toothpick as a festive, healthy party appetizer.
7. Avocado, Mango and Shrimp Salad
Avocado, Mango and Shrimp Salad
In the summer it's so nice to eat a light, cool salad for lunch or dinner. Avocados are as good as they can get this time of year and lend a decadent creaminess to the sweet mango and bright lime that flavors the poached shrimp. It would be a cute presentation to serve this is a butter lettuce cup.
8. Chicken Summer Rolls
Chicken Summer Rolls
When it's hot outside and you don't feel like cooking, these Chicken Summer Rolls are a great go-to dish. It's also a great way to use up any leftover chicken you may have in the fridge. Enjoy!
9. Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These delicious lettuce cups are filled with chicken in a scrumptious sauce, then toppedwith fresh mint. They make the perfect appetizer or a really nice, light dinner as well. They're especially great for anyone trying to watch their carbs!
10. Turkish Potato Latkes with Spring Onions
Turkish Potato Latkes
Perfect as a complement to any meat dish, these potato cakes can be made ahead of time and reheated just prior to serving to your guests. Spring onions, toasted pistachios, and flat leaf parsley add a sophisticated quality to this easy to prepare side dish. Executive Chef Geoff Rigby shares another recipe from his Dinner Party Collection in this Grokker Premium video.
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