Fun Twists On Your Favorite Eats

Everyone loves the classics, including us. You can’t go wrong with a comforting grilled cheese or a chip full of guacamole, but who says you can’t spice it up? Sometimes your favorite snacks just need a little makeover to elevate them from classic to extraordinary. We’ve come up with some fun twists on these classic eats so you’ll be prepared next time that snack craving hits.

  1. Fruit Salad: Fruit salad is a classic staple; spice it up by adding fresh herbs, such as basil or mint. Take it a step further by adding some savory cheese, such as feta!
  2. Caprese Salad: Give your Caprese salad a makeover by replacing mozzarella with Burrata cheese. This delicious Italian cream stuffed cheese will have everybody asking for more.
  3. Prosciutto and Melon: No one could ever separate this classic combo. Try throwing it on the grill to enhance the flavors.
  4. Hummus: Hummus is a delicious dip for your favorite vegetables; mix it up by adding some unique flavors. Try roasted red peppers, grilled eggplant, avocado or even beets!
  5. Bruschetta: No one can deny fresh bruschetta, liven up this classic appetizer with some sweet fruit, such as peaches! You could even transform it into a dessert by completely replacing tomatoes with fruit.
  6. Guacamole: Guacamole is the ultimate party dip and with so many ways to flavor it, you can’t help but get creative! Check out this Thai-inspired Guacamole.
  7. Potato Salad: Potato Salad is a usual suspect at any gathering. Try adding apple chunks and carrots to give it an interesting flavor, much like a Korean Potato Salad.
  8. Grilled Cheese: Simple, easy and always delicious. Try upping the ante by adding gourmet cheese and creative toppings on a rustic loaf of bread.
  9. Potato Chips: It’s hard to keep your hand out of that potato chip bowl, especially at summer gatherings. Take a healthier approach by making kale, beet or zucchini chips. The veggie chip options are endless!
  10. Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad: This classic salad combination is a summer hit. Give it a Mexican flair by replacing the feta with Cotija cheese

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