4th of July Recipes Guaranteed to Dazzle
Appetizers, mains, and desserts...oh my! Fourth of July is coming up quicker than Paul Revere on his midnight ride, but there is still some time to plan the perfect patriotic feast that everyone will enjoy. Here are some exciting recipes that will leave your colonial companions smiling.
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Old Fashioned Lemonade
Why not greet your guests with a classic Fourth of July beverage? Simple, quick, refreshing, and crisp, this lemonade recipe from Simply Recipes is absolutely decadent and sure to liven up any celebration.
Watermelon Ice Cubes
Watermelon ice cubes go absolutely fabulous in a glass of water, fruity soda, or lemonade. With this two-step tutorial from Taste & Tell, all you need is watermelon and a freezer to get your Fourth of July started.
Rainbow Summer Rolls
Fresh and satisfying, these rainbow summer rolls from Blissful Basil are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Simply place your favorite veggies, garlic tofu, and glass noodles in rice paper rolls, and there you have it: a tofu twist on Fourth of July!
Red, White, and Blue Salad
With this festive Fourth of July recipe from The Whole Serving, red, white, and blue has never looked more decadent! By adding strawberries, blueberries, and star-shaped jicama slices to a bowl, pouring in some lemon juice, and sprinkling some chopped mint over the top, anything is possible with this patriotic explosion of summertime sweetness!
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
The appetizer of the summer has arrived! With this 8 ingredient, 15 minute recipe from Minimalist Baker, you are sure to satisfy every rumbly tummy at your Fourth of July celebration. The combination of tortilla, basil, and sun-dried tomato makes for an absolutely fabulous snack, not to mention it’s the perfect precursor before the main course.
Classic Corn Dogs
Who let the dogs out? Fourth of July is sure to be tail-waggin’ with this fabulous corn dog recipe from Delish. Golden, fluffy, and warm, this is truly an American classic fit for even the pickiest eaters.
BBQ Beet Burgers
These crimson patties are packed with a smoky and savory blend of beets, rolled oats, onions, and spices guaranteed to satisfy even the meat eaters at the table. With this recipe from Blissful Basil, your culinary expertise won’t be “beet” as your guests will be coming back for seconds...or even thirds!
50 Stars BBQ Chicken
Get ready to do the “Chicken Dance,” because this barbeque chicken recipe from In Honor of Design is the perfect dish to serve on Fourth of July. Simple, tangy, and tender, all you need are chicken drumsticks, barbeque sauce, and Italian seasoning to get this cookout classic started!
BBQ Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
An entree fit for anyone! These barbeque cauliflower tacos from Blissful Basil are the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and delicious. Complete with a chunky pineapple salsa, say aloha to your newest Fourth of July party guests. But don’t get too acquainted, because these vegan and gluten-free masterpieces are sure to be gone in a jiffy!
Maple Baked Beans
Maple truly is the new staple! Complete with dried cranberries, molasses, and maple syrup, your Fourth of July is sure to be a pleasant and comforting treat for your tastebuds with these delicious baked beans from Oh She Glows.
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Coconut Lime Cream
An American classic just got a citrusy makeover! This grilled corn recipe from hot for food is the perfect blend of flavorful and fun. Coconut cream, lime, and cilantro are all it takes to complete this festive side dish, so get to grilling these yellow ears this Fourth of July.
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
A fusion of flavors, this innovative side dish from Cookie and Kate is the tropical paradise that’ll make your Fourth of July feast to “thai” for. With a simple blend of seasonal veggies, pineapple, and cashews, this Thai pineapple fried rice is sure to be a repeat offender at the dinner table for years to come.
Banana Split Dessert Kebabs
Kebabs for dessert anyone? These banana split kebabs from delish are the perfect end to any Fourth of July meal. Housing only 5 ingredients, these tasty treats are the quick fix that your guests will go bananas for!
Vegan Chocolate Cheesecakes
Decadent, dense, and delicious, Fourth of July just got so much sweeter with this recipe from Minimalist Baker. A date-based crust and a cashew coconut filling complement each other impeccably, so save yourself the headache with these easy-to-make, no bake chocolate cheesecakes.