From bridal and baby showers to graduation parties and more, garden parties are a great way to connect with friends and loved ones and enjoy delicious food.
Chef Kimberly Larsen and Bob Harmon from Harmons Neighborhood Grocers stopped by with some delicious garden party ideas.
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
1 lb. brown mushroom caps
1 package cream cheese
1 lb. Harmons steamed shrimp
1 red pepper, roasted peeled and rough dice
1/2 bunch cilantro, leaves
1.De-stem mushrooms and clean out inside if needed.
2.Place cream cheese and shrimp into food processor.
3.Pulse until combined.
4.Add cilantro, roasted red pepper, lime juice and zest.
5.Again pulse until combined.
6.Spoon one tablespoon of shrimp mixture into mushroom caps.
7.Place filled mushroom caps onto baking sheet.
8.Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 350.
9.Remove and garnish with micro cilantro or other small greens.
Caprese Salad Kebabs
Small ball fresh mozzarella
1.Using small skewer layer tomato, mozzarella ball then basil leave.
2.Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Fresh Fruit Kebabs
1.Using medium skewer layer blueberry, kiwi, pineapple, orange and strawberry.
2.Serve with Harmons strawberry fruit dip.
Parmesan Crisp Cups with Spring Greens
8 oz. fresh Parmesan, finely shredded
Mixed greens, herb blend
8 oz. Harmons raspberry vinaigrette
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.Spread a thin layer of Parmesan onto silpat or lightly greased cookie sheet in the shape of an circle, oval or cone spending on the shape to are creating.
3.Place in oven and cook until light brown and crispy looking.
4.Remove from oven.
5.Working quickly, shape warm Parmesan into the shape of cup or cone. You can use soup cans, bowls or other items to shape your cheese. Allow the cheese to cool and set.
6.Fill with mixed greens.
7.Drizzle with Harmons Raspberry Vinaigrette and top with fresh raspberries.
Brie & Berry Cracker
1 lb. Brie
PepperLane jelly in favorite flavor
Flat light weight cracker
Honey wine vinegar
1.Slice Brie to fit on cracker.
2.Top with PepperLane jelly of choice.
3.Place a fresh berry and piece of mint and top.
4.Drizzle with honey wine vinegar