This Easy Dinner Is Perfect For Al Fresco Dinner Parties
Hosting guests on a lovely Summer evening should not be about spending hours in the kitchen sweating over hot and steaming pots. Make it easy on yourself with simple recipes that are enhanced with flavors of coconut and honey. Everything comes together in no time, which makes for a relaxing meal with good friends.
Drinks: Coconut-Mint Sippers
Start the dinner right with a refreshing cocktail made with coconut water, fresh mint, and a shot of vodka. Offer guests other fun addditions, like lime or even vanilla beans, for elevating the drink.
Get the recipe: coconut-mint sippers
Appetizer: Brie With Honeycomb
This is potentially one of the easiest and most stunning appetizers ever, and soft cheeses like brie are best when served at room temperature. Set it on the table and let guests dig in — the honeycomb adds the perfect sweet touch to the strong flavor of the cheese.
Get the recipe: brie with honeycomb
First Course: Salad With Green Apples and Green Tea Dressing
Add lots of vibrancy to baby kale and fresh Spring greens with slices of tart, green apple and a dressing made with green tea and honey. It's a delicous combo that's also light.
Get the recipe: green apple salad with green tea dressing
Main Course: Coconut Shrimp With Lime
These skewers of luscious shrimp coated with coconut flakes then quickly grilled over hot coals are beyond delicious. Squeeze lots of lime on top and serve alongside fluffy rice or even grilled vegetables. They are ready to eat in minutes and are so good straight from the grill.
Get the recipe: grilled coconut shrimp with lime
Dessert: Cranberry-Coconut Granita
Finish things off with a dessert that basically makes itself. The simple combination of cranberry juice, honey, and coconut water ends the meal with all the right flavors.
Get the recipe: cranberry-coconut granita
Dinner Is Served
Adorn the table with fresh items, like honey, coconuts, green apples, and lots of flowers. The colors and scents complement what you're eating while also adding to the decor. Happy eating!
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