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16 summer party recipes

Kick off the entertaining season with our crowd-pleasing party picks.

As the weather begins to heat up, it’s time to dust off the outdoor furniture and begin thinking about our summer entertaining menus.

Whether you’re hosting this year’s Christmas party or simply organising a fun catch-up with friends and family after a socially distanced six months, nothing sets the party tone quite like a fabulous menu of festive favourites.

Lending our summer recipe repertoire a helping hand, Kewpie mayonnaise takes party snacks to delicious new levels. The pantry staple is famous for its silky texture and bold sweet-and-sour flavour, and promises to up-the-ante on all party recipes from beloved classics such as Devilled Eggs to Yakitori chicken skewers.

Below, we round up 16 recipes that are perfect for the summer party season.


Fish scrolls with capsicum salsa

These delicious fish scrolls are beautiful topped with a zesty capsicum salsa – healthy, fresh and super tasty! They make the perfect finger food for parties.


Crumbed Chicken Tenderloin Skewer with Beetroot Mayonnaise

These moreish chicken tenders make delicious party starters. Kewpie mayonnaise gives the beetroot dipping sauce incredible flavour, and a rich, creamy texture.


Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls

The perfect starter dish or platter of finger food for a party, Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls are fresh, delicious and incredibly easy to make. Serve with a dipping sauce.


Yakitori with Miso Mayo

Make your barbecue better with this deliciously simple recipe that’s guaranteed to be a hit. Made with a Kewpie mayonnaise, teriyaki and white miso paste sauce, they’re bursting with authentic Japanese flavour.


Marinated baby bocconcini with prosciutto

If you’re looking for a simple, tasty and appealing platter for a party then marinated baby bocconcini with prosciutto is your friend. Salty meat wrapped around mild, sweet cheese and spiked with basil. Perfect.


Grilled Oyster with Mayonnaise

Fresh oysters topped with a Kewpie mayonnaise and teriyaki dressing, and then grilled until golden brown, make for a wonderful starter that will have guests reaching for more.


Crab dip

This crab dip literally couldn’t be easier, or yummier. Serve with fresh vegetable sticks or crisp flat bread.


Grilled Zucchini and Mayonnaise Mustard

Topped with stir-fried veggies and drizzled with a mustard Kewpie mayonnaise, these grilled zucchini pieces are a tasty alternative to barbecue side salads.


Eggplant dip

What’s a summer party without a zesty dip? Grilling the eggplant over a flame gives this dip a smoky flavour. If you find it too messy, you can also roast them in the oven or in a covered barbecue.


Miso Devilled Eggs

This Japanese-inspired take on classic Devilled Eggs will have all your guests begging you for the recipe. Made with Kewpie mayonnaise, sriracha and miso paste, and topped with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds and chilli threads, these easy-to-eat delights pack punch.


Mini ham and corn quiches

Mini quiches are a party favourite for a reason. Bonus: leftovers will make for great after-school snacks or work lunches.


Peanut and honey ice-cream sandwiches

These heavenly peanut and honey ice-cream sandwiches are the sweet treat that has been missing from your life! Quick and easy to prepare, and oh-so-delicious! Hand them out to guests and watch them disappear.


Pork Belly Bao

Light and fluffy bao buns are stuffed with braised pork belly and pickled carrot, and then topped with a sweet and tangy sriracha and Kewpie mayonnaise. Your guests won’t believe you made these savoury snacks yourself!


Mini cream cheese tarts

A golden, flaky crust surrounds the divine cream cheese filling in these sweet mini tarts. Topped with fresh strawberries and passionfruit, they are perfect as light finger food when entertaining guests.


Wasabi Croquette

Wasabi lends these potato croquettes a real flavour kick! Paired with creamy Kewpie mayo, these dippers take just 30 minutes to make.


Japanese California Rolls

These Japanese California rolls will serve as a fresh and light finger food at your next summer party. Made with Kewpie mayonnaise, they’re loaded with rich, authentic flavour.

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