Outdoor Entertaining Ideas and Recipes

Outdoor Entertaining Ideas and Recipes

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Easy Outdoor Entertaining Ideas: Grilled Veggie Dip and White Sangria

We have finally gotten a small break from the rain this spring which brings our meals and entertaining outside. Our kids are older so we tend to invite families over for BBQ’s since the kids will self entertain. When we entertain outside I don’t want to use my regular serving pieces because carrying dishes back and forth from the kitchen to the deck, provides opportunities for breakage. Also if we are invited to a party and bring a dish with us, it is so nice to bring our food in a covered container and not mess with plastic wrap falling off or food  falling off a platter during our car ride. I hope the weather in your area is also bringing your meals outdoors and you will enjoy our easy summer outdoor entertaining supplies.

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

We are transporting some grilled veggie dip and white sangria to an outdoor party this weekend and so thrilled to find  the Rubbermaid Party Platter &  Rubbermaid Pitcher–  in limited edition summer colors Calypso Coral and Lagoon Blue. They are not only fun summer colors but so practical for eating alfresco. We used the party platter for our Thanksgiving Turkey Fruit platter and now using the summer color party platter to make a grilled veggies with Green Goddess Dressing Dip. Transport the veggies and dip in one lightweight two-in-one food container. You can make the Green Goddess Dip ahead of time and store it in the Removable Twist & Seal™ dip container  which also rests snuggly into the base for transporting and serving. Microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe these outdoor entertaining supplies are a must have. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

For the Green Goddess Dressing, simply add your ingredients to a food processor. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Process until a creamy green color. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Put the dressing into the Removable Twist & Seal™ dip container and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

 

Cut up your veggies and place them in the divided base so guests can make their own veggie kebabs. People love choices and this will eliminate people wasting the vegetables they don’t like. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Pack up your veggies, dip and bamboo skewers. (you will need to soak them before using them on the grill.) 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

When you get to the party, have guests make their kebabs. Plus the lid helps keeps bugs out while you are outdoor entertaining. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Brush a little olive oil on them before grilling them to perfection. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Serve your vegetable kebabs with the Green Goddess dressing for a wonder flavor combination. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Is your party a BYOB? Make up a quick batch of white Sangria and bring it in your Rubbermaid Pitcher– also available in limited edition summer colors Calypso Coral and Lagoon Blue. IT will transport well as it has  a three-position lid that turns for pouring freely, pouring with ice guard or closed. It is very large so this recipe leaves plenty of room that it won’t spill over when you are transporting it. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

 

Mix your wine and liquor in your pitcher and allow it to meld in the fridge for 4 hours.

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Right before serving, add all the wonderful fruits and lemon lime or orange sparkling water.

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Pour into wine glasses garnished with an orange slice for the perfect summer night beverage. 

Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Green Goddess Dressing a great salad dressing or veggie dip recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste or 2-4 canned anchovies
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise, we used low fat
  • 3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped tarragon
  • 3 Tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend or pulse until you get smooth green dressing
  2. Serve as a dip with grilled veggies.
Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 131 Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 8mg Sodium 158mg Carbohydrates 1g Protein 2g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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Stock up this summer with these outdoor entertaining supplies for white sangria and veggies and dip

What types of dips and drinks do you make when your entertain outdoors? 

9 Comments

  1. Summer is almost over in the Philippines but I am still looking forward to have a party. These ideas are awesome!

  2. Great tips, and the recipes look absolutely delicious! I think I may need to invite some family over and test these out!

  3. Dips looks awesome. Gotta try that recipe.

  4. That dip looks amazing! I need a new outdoor pitcher and I love those colors and they would work perfectly with my outdoor dishes I already have!

  5. How delish! I love grilling veggies like that in the summer– so much flavor!

  6. Nice ideas. I am so happy summer is here. We love the whole outdoor times.

  7. This all looks delicious! The dip looks like something similar we use when entertaining outdoors. #client

  8. I want all of this in my belly now! The dip sounds really good. I definitely could use that tray since we like to have fruit/veggies w/ a dip when we have get-togethers.

  9. Those containers are just the best! We have so many of them!

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