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Asparagus California Spring Rolls recipe food summer party
Every pool party and outdoor soirée needs a great dish that's sure to be a crowd pleaser. Whether you're hosting a poolside party, planning a family barbecue, or attending a weekend get-together outdoors, these party recipes will be the highlight of the occasion.

Everything from fresh and fruity light dishes and summer drinks to savory main entrees and kid-friendly desserts. Explore these party recipes that might be just tempting enough to inspire your inner chef.

Discover delicious recipes for outdoor entertaining, pool parties, summer weekends, and kids' parties in the backyard.

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Recipe pictured above: California Asparagus Summer Rolls with Sweet Red Chili Dipping Sauce

Recipe and photo courtesy of the California Asparagus Commission; © Richard Belcher




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