Snacks to Drool Over This Summer

Its summertime and we are more than happy to present you some of the most delicious snacks one can easily cook in the comfort of their kitchen.  These appetizing snacks are way more enticing than most of the goodies served in big restaurants.

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

The spicy version of bacon-wrapped scallops is a must for date nights and casual handouts. For a better experience, you can use steak or any other meat of your choice.

You will need a handful of ingredients like 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, 10 slices bacon, 1 lemon cut into wedges, 10 sea scallops, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.  First and foremost, take a large skillet and fill it with bacon and cook it until the color turns light brown. You must cook the bacon over medium heat for five minutes to see the best results. Now, empty the bacon on paper towels.

Then, cover each slice of bacon with one sea scallop before stiffing it with a toothpick.  For seasoning, you can use Cajun seasoning.  Take another skillet and heat olive oil over medium flame. Toast the scallops till they turn into golden brown signifying their crispness. Generally, the process will take three to four minutes. Finally, use lemon to give extra zing to the dish as per your requirement.

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil

You will thank us every time this delicious appetizer makes way into your plate. You can also use the dish as a snack or a dessert for those lazy summer dinners.  You will need 3 thin slices prosciutto which should be torn into ribbons, 6 ounces burrata cheese, coarse sea salt, 2 ripe freestones, 8 small bamboo skewers peaches which have been pre-soaked in water for 20 minutes, freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon sliced basil leaves.

Before anything else, you will have to preheat an outdoor grill at medium heat while the grate will be lightly oiled. Then cut some peaches in half while removing the stones, you can cut the halves into smaller pieces. Cover the prosciutto every peach slice and use bamboo skewers to secure everything. 

You will have to grill peaches for around six minutes until the peaches caramelize and the prosciutto attains crisp edges. Lastly, you can sprinkle pepper and sea salt as per your taste and garnish the dish with basil.

Watermelon Salad on a Stick

Behold your cravings as the colorful trio of freshness is about to charm your taste buds.  To prepare the snack, you will require 8 (1 inch) cubes watermelon, 8 bamboo toothpicks, 8 (1/2 inch) cubes feta cheese and 8 fresh mint leaves. You will just have to push 1 feta cheese cube, 1 watermelon cube, and 1 mint leaf onto a toothpick and the snack will be ready to serve.  But, do not be fooled by the short prep time as each serving contains 45 calories, 2.2 g protein, 3 g fat and 2.7 g carbohydrates with 157 mg sodium and 12 mg cholesterol.

So, when are you trying these amazing snacks?

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