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Destination Days – Pool Party

June 19, 2017
3 min. read

Celebrate the start of summer by hosting a pool party with these 10 bright & colorful, tropical recipes: fish taco boats, fruit skewers, chicken salad sliders, and more!

Summer is “officially” starting soon (on June 21)! Hopefully you’ve already been enjoying the warm weather, but if not, the first day of summer is a great excuse to get outside and grill or bask in the sunshine. Summer is also a perfect time to plan a day trip or an outdoor party.

Why not take advantage of the warm weather by having a summer pool party at yours or a friend’s house or a nearby public pool? A nice splash in the water is a refreshing way to beat the heat of summer. Plus, these types of “destination days” provide a great change of scenery and a break from being cooped up inside during some of the cooler weather days.

Be sure to check out our Ultimate Cookout Resource Page for even more summer party tips and ideas!

Now to liven up your pool party a bit… How about a taste of the tropics? No, we’re not talking about a pricey vacation or an island getaway. Dish up some refreshingly delicious meals to serve poolside at your summer bash! Include lots of bright colors and flavors by using ingredients like pineapple, mango, and avocado that give off that tropical island vibe.

Here’s our list of 10 Tropical Recipes perfect for your next summer pool party!

Tropical Recipes

1. Tropical Fruit Panzanella Skewers

These fruit skewers are a fun and refreshing treat to enjoy at your next summer party. Just alternate marinated fruit pieces with toasty Martin’s Potato Rolls and dip it in a sweet honey-yogurt spread.

Tropical Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip


2. Tropical Chicken Salad Sliders with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Chicken salad and coleslaw with a pineapple and yogurt dressing nestled inside quartered, sesame-seeded Big Marty’s Rolls is the perfect summertime appetizer.

Tropical Chicken Salad Sliders

3. Tilapia Fish Taco Boats with Tropical Salsa

What better snack to enjoy poolside than these fish taco boats topped with fruit salsa, cabbage, and sliced avocado?

Tilapia Fish Taco Boats

4. Hawaiian Hot Dog

Take a trip to the island with these yummy hot dogs paired with jalapeno, red onion, and pineapple, and drizzled with a teriyaki mayo sauce.


5. Blackened Pork Belly with Mango Pineapple Slaw

Pork meets pineapple with these scrumptious pork belly sandwiches topped with mangoes, broccoli slaw, and fresh cilantro!

Blackened Pork Belly Sandwiches


6. Brie Stuffed Burger with Grilled Corn Salsa

Kick your summer burger game up a notch with these jumbo half-pound, brie stuffed burgers topped with grilled corn salsa and a sweet chili mayo.

Brie Stuffed Burger


7. Peach Panzanella Salad

Peaches and summer were made for each other. Enjoy these sweet, juicy essentials in a bright salad alongside arugula, basil, shallots, and grilled Martin’s Potato Bread.


8. Summer Fruit Bruschetta

This simple bruschetta with berry cream cheese, strawberries, peaches, and basil, atop toasted Martin’s Potato Bread makes a great party hors d’oeuvre.

Summer Fruit Bruschetta


9. Grilled Fish Sandwich with Avocado

Grilled, marinated mahi-mahi with cabbage slaw and roasted pineapple-jalapeno spread on Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls. Makes a perfect addition to your pool party or nautical-themed party menu!

Grilled Fish Sandwich with Avocado


10. Aloha BBQ Sliders

Say “hello” to these delicious bite-sized burgers with swiss cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce, and grilled pineapple slices on Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls.

Aloha BBQ Slider


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