37 great appetizer ideas for your summer parties and potlucks

Socca with peppers, fennel and olives.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Whether you’re going to a summer potluck, planning a simple family gathering or a full-on neighborhood blowout, we’ve compiled a variety of our best appetizer ideas. Some come together in minutes, others take a little planning, but all are sure to have your friends asking for your recipe secrets.