Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites

Mango, blackberry and feta bites are a fresh and easy appetizer to serve at your next dinner party! Simple flavors combine to create a refreshing summer appetizer!
Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites - an easy summer appetizer to serve at your next summer dinner!

Ah, summer, the season of outdoor dining! Warm nights, long days and plenty of fresh produce. I always love the arrival of summer because it means plenty of backyard picnics, dinner parties and reasons to entertain. I love entertaining because it is an excuse to cook or bake an assortment of food and not have to eat it all myself. When entertaining, it is best to make an easy yet impressive meal. Relax and chat with your guests rather than focus on cooking an elaborate meal. Today, I’m sharing these mango, blackberry and feta bites because they are the perfect quick and easy appetizer to serve at your next dinner party.

If these bites look simple, that is because they are simple. This recipe is so easy, I almost wasn’t sure whether I should post it. Its literally just blackberries and mango stacked on top of a chunk of feta cheese and drizzled with balsamic reduction. But let me tell you, they are the perfect summer appetizer. The fresh, juicy flavor of the berries and mango combines with the salty flavor of the feta to create a refreshing summer treat.

Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites - simple flavors combine to create a refreshing summer appetizer! Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites - an easy summer appetizer to serve at your next summer dinner! Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites - simple flavors combine to create an easy summer appetizer!

I often make a plate of these mango, blackberry and feta bites for lunch and eat them all by myself. Or serve these fresh and easy bites at your next dinner party. What are you favorite quick and easy appetizers for outdoor entertaining?

Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 large blackberries
  • 1 mango, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (7 ounce) package feta, cubed

Instructions

  1. To prepare the balsamic reduction, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Arrange blackberry, mango and feta on skewers. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve.
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Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites - an easy summer appetizer to serve at your next summer dinner!

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40 Responses to Mango, Blackberry and Feta Bites

  1. I love entertaining, and you can never have enough simple yet scrumptious recipes! What lovely combination of flavors! All of my favs in one bite ;) . I love to drizzle balsamic on everything and anything. Yay it’s Friday!!

  2. Sues says:

    These are so pretty! And are the perfect party food for a summer gathering :)

  3. I can’t wait to try these! I bet I don’t make it through the weekend without making them.

  4. I want to have a party just so I can serve these! These bites are so adorable and I really love the fresh-salty-sweet combo! So perfect for summer!

  5. I love these. They are gorgeous and the perfect summer bite.

  6. Love these little appetizers! The mango blackberry flavor is so good!

  7. Joanne says:

    Whatever I end up having for lunch today is going to pale in comparison to these! Perfect bites.

  8. Love, love, love Ashley! So going to make these when I get my hands on some fresh blackberries. They are gorgeous!

  9. I am seriously going to make these for a potluck BBQ I’m going to on Sunday! These sound like the perfect bite!

  10. These are adorable! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best ones :)

  11. How adorable! I love the flavor combinations here. :)

  12. Ashley says:

    I love love love simple appetizers like this! And you cannot go wrong with these! Plus, on the skewers – just so fun : ) I like fun food! haha have a great weekend!!

  13. You just took everything I love and stuck it on a stick together, thank you! These will make such an easy and delicious summer appetizer! Pinned!

  14. These pair so well together, Ashley, love them! So great.

  15. I love this simple idea! I wouldn’t have thought of it and it’s a great combination.

  16. Creative combination! Balsamic reductions are awesome. Looks delicious!

  17. Kelly says:

    These feta bites are adorable Ashley! Love this summery flavor combination. Summer parties and entertaining are so much fun – we have overnight house guests over as we speak and these sound like the perfect appetizers for our outdoor lunch later on. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far :)

  18. marcie says:

    These are the perfect sweet, salty little bites, Ashley! What a beautiful appetizer. :) Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  19. Natashalh says:

    Awesome! I’m on the lookout for foods that I can prepare even slightly ahead and serve without further fuss at my wedding reception (because, yes, I’m crazy and decided to “self cater.”). These are definitely going on the list of things to try and consider!

  20. Elegant, simple and delicious, Ashley! Fantastic party idea.

    ela h.

  21. Ahh yes I love summer and dinner parties and lovely apps like this one! The flavor combo seems brilliant and they look adorable! I can’t wait to be done with my exams so I can throw a masive party and make lots of batches of these beauties ;-)
    Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! xx

  22. These are just too cute, a perfect summer appetizer!

  23. This is such an unusual combination, but I’ll bet the sweet/salty/balsamic flavors are just awesome! And I am alllll for simple recipes!

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  25. Pat says:

    What delicious looking little bites! Great combo of flavors, Ashley. :)

  26. Ellen says:

    These are so cute, Ashley, and they look like they combine sweet and salty for a great appetizer. My favorite summer party food is pickled vegetables, especially when the weather is really hot.

  27. Ashley these are SO gorgeous! WOW! Love your pretty photos and love this idea! What a great appetizer! Pinned :)

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  29. Lina says:

    As soon as I saw these I said “Please tell me that is balsamic on those, please please tell me that is balsamic!” And it is! What a fantastic flavor combination; I am in love! I’m so glad you did end up sharing this idea, because it certainly wouldn’t have come to my head. Brilliant!

  30. These look amazing and are an appetizer that will work for my spouse’s allergies! Blackberries and mango are going on the shopping list!

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