My love affair for summer fruit knows no end. I mean, the vibrant hues on this small fruit platter… and you can just imagine that fabulous summer fruit flavor. It’s art – truly it is!
The more appetizer platters I do, the more I realize how simple grazing boards and appetizer platters are if you let seasonal produce fill the space and take the lead.
Small Fruit Platter
So while it’s easy to get lost in the meat and cheese options of grazing boards, I’d encourage you to reign it in as much as you can.
This small fruit platter is ideal for a nibble for 2-3 people, but the idea of fresh fruit, smoked almonds, and a delicious cinnamon coconut cream for dipping can be made into a spread fit for a feast (or a summer dinner party)!
Easy Summer Appetizer
Here’s the thing about summer – it’s full of big plans for get-togethers and A LOT of impromptu gatherings.
I love using fresh herbs and fruits in my healthy iced teas and serving them with something like this small fruit platter. Summer produce requires so little to enjoy that you can just pull together what you have and make a yummy spread!
Want to bulk up this fruit platter with the coconut cream? Lay out more types of nuts or add some cheese and crackers on which to nibble.
What Fruits are in Season in Summer?
Goodness, that age of question of seasonal eating – what’s in season? I googled this question so much, I finally made a seasonal produce cheat sheet and created my summer recipe magazine around the whole idea! You can also check out this list of summer produce.
Featured in these photos are cherries, red plum, blackberries, and a white peach.
Other delicious options include blueberries, nectarines, apricots, figs, and raspberries. If you have a bigger board, or you’re willing to do a bit more cutting, you could easily add small, finger food size pieces or cantaloupe, honeydew melon, or watermelon!
Checking out farmers markets to see (and taste) what’s in season is a great summer activity for everyone!
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More Summer Recipes
Summer recipes are chock full of flavor and usually without much work. All that seasonal goodness just makes it so easy.
Here are a few favorite summer fruit recipes, however…
Small Summer Fruit Platter
- 10 to 15 cherries
- 10 to 12 blackberries
- 1 plum pitted and sliced
- 1 white or yellow peach pitted and sliced
- ⅓ cup smoked almonds
- ½ recipe for
Cinnamon Coconut Cream
- Wash and dry the fruit. Arrange on a serving platter. Add the almonds.
- Transfer the coconut cream to a bowl for dipping. Garnish with pieces of cherry.