On the 4th of July, it's all about the American patriotic red, white, and blue recipes. So if you are planning an epic Independence Day party and are wondering what fourth of July food to serve on your summer menu, then you are in the right place. We are sharing over 40 best 4th of July recipes including summer berry recipes, burgers and grill recipes, fresh vibrant salads, festive and colorful desserts, refreshing drinks, and more.
Best 4th of July Recipes
Watermelon Feta Salad
Watermelon feta salad with cucumbers and mint is a simple and delicious refreshing summer salad that you can toss together in 5 minutes.
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh strawberry pie is a delicious, summer dessert loaded with juicy strawberries and homemade strawberry glaze with no jello, in a flakey pie crust. The best 4th of July recipe.
Antipasto skewers with tortellini are a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer that can be served for any occasion.
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Pineapple
Juicy and tender teriyaki chicken skewers with pineapple, bell peppers and red onions are sticky, sweet, savoury, and tangy. So flavourful and delicious. Serve over some steamed rice or coconut rice.
Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Quick and easy tomato and mozzarella caprese salad is a fresh, light, and delicious summer salad, made with just a few simple ingredients in 10 minutes.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Buttery and salty grilled corn on the cob with beautiful char marks, delicious flavor, and the best texture is the easiest recipe to throw on the grill.
Homemade strawberry lemonade is refreshing, flavorful, and easy to make. This sparkling summer drink is loaded with fresh strawberries and lemon.
Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
This Summer Fruit Salad is colorful, delicious, and naturally sweet (no processed sugar!). It's easy to make with fresh fruit tossed in a homemade dressing.
Homemade strawberry popsicles are healthy, refreshing, and sweet. Made with just 4 ingredients, they're packed with fresh strawberries and no refined sugar.
Classic Juicy Hamburgers
Better than the steakhouse, these classic juicy hamburgers are perfectly seasoned, so flavourful and delicious. Make them on the grill or on the stove.
Classic deviled eggs are a simple, easy, and healthy appetizer to make when you need something quick for brunch, picnics, barbecues, potlucks, or the 4th of July.
Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Garlic shrimp skewers are delicious and full of fresh flavor. These quick and easy kabobs can be grilled, baked or air fried for an easy summer dinner.
Strawberry Avocado Salad
Loaded with fresh ingredients, strawberry avocado salad with poppy seed dressing is the ultimate summer salad -- light, vibrant, fresh, sweet, and tangy.
Juicy and tender Carne Asada with perfectly charred edges is flavorful, delicious, and so easy to make. Cook this Mexican steak in under 15 minutes.
Incredibly tasty, this easy and basic guacamole takes less than 5 minutes to make. It is the perfect dip for a 4th of July party.
Fresh, crisp, classic coleslaw salad is a must-have recipe for a summer barbecue or picnic, or as an easy make-ahead lunch. Make it in less than 10 minutes.
Black Bean Burgers
Homemade vegetarian black bean burgers are thick, hearty, flavorful, and delicious. They are easy to make with the best texture (no mushy burgers here!).
Classic Blueberry Pie with Lattice Top
Summery classic blueberry pie is made with the perfect flaky pie crust, a jammy blueberry filling with a hint of lemon, and sealed with a lattice top.
Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad is quick, easy, and delicious. Loaded with superfood buckwheat, this salad is healthy, naturally gluten-free, and vegetarian.
Greek Chicken Souvlaki Skewers
Easy Greek chicken souvlaki skewers marinated in garlic, fresh herbs, lemon and bay leaves for that classic Mediterranean flavour.
Nutella crepes with berries are sweet and indulgent. These French pancakes are an easy to make blender recipe that will have you craving breakfast all day.
Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls
Delicious blueberry cinnamon rolls are soft and fluffy, filled with cinnamon sugar, loaded with fresh blueberries, and topped with cream cheese icing.
Classic macaroni salad is a creamy and delicious pasta salad that is easy to throw together. It's the perfect side to bring to a summer potluck or BBQ.
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
Mediterranean turkey burgers are tender, juicy, and delicious, loaded with garlic, fresh dill, and lemon juice. The perfect summer weeknight meal.
Looking for the perfect summer treat? Blend together fresh berries and ice cream to make creamy, quick and easy, 5-minute blackberry milkshake at home!
7 Layer Dip
This easy and delicious 7 layer dip is the perfect dip to serve at your next party, made with layers of beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and more.
Lemon Blueberry Bread
Easy lemon blueberry bread with lemon glaze is soft, moist, and delicious. This quick bread with fresh blueberries and lemon is the perfect summer dessert.
This homemade veggie tray is a quick easy healthy snack or appetizer to make for your next party, with a variety of colorful vegetables and delicious dips.
Souvlaki Beef Shish Kebabs
Easy Greek souvlaki beef shish kebabs are marinated in a garlicky lemony olive oil marinade and threaded with fresh vegetables. Cook on the grill or oven. Serve them wrapped inside some quick and easy pita bread.
Homemade Peach Iced Tea
Homemade peach iced tea is healthy summer drink — refreshing, peachy, sweet, and perfect. It's loaded with real fruit and vitamins and easy to make.
Whipped Ricotta Crostini
Whipped ricotta crostini is a fancy easy appetizer to make in just minutes or prepare in advance and assemble before serving. A total crowd pleaser.
This 3-ingredient Strawberry Sorbet is a refreshing, healthy, vegan, and gluten-free frozen treat to enjoy on a hot day. Plus, no ice cream maker required!
Chickpea Greek Salad
Chickpea Greek salad is a fresh, healthy, vibrant, and colorful salad, packed with traditional Mediterranean ingredients, superfoods, and nutrients.
Grilled Orange Chicken Skewers
Flame-kissed, sticky and saucy, grilled orange chicken skewers with a rich, citrus-based marinade are delicious, juicy and so tender. The best summer weeknight dinner.
With fresh raw ingredients like mangoes, red peppers, onion, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime juice, this mango salsa tastes as juicy and bright as it looks.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Homemade strawberry frozen yogurt is a delicious, refreshing, healthy dessert made with 4 simple ingredients, no refined sugar, and in less than 5 minutes.
Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Chicken
Vietnamese summer rolls with chicken are fresh, light, and healthy. This Asian summer snack takes less than 20 minutes to make and easier than you think.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Smooth creamy roasted red pepper hummus is a delicious, flavourful, vegan + gluten-free dip. This healthy appetizer is easy to make with a few ingredients.
Easy homemade potato salad is loaded with baby potatoes, eggs, and green onions and tossed in a mayo sauce and is a go-to for summer barbecues and picnics.
Blueberry crisp with a sweet blueberry filling and a buttery, crispy oat topping, is a delicious, fruity treat that's ready in just 45 minutes.
4th of July Summer Cookout Party Tips
- Plan your menu ahead of time. If you plan your menu early, you can prepare a complete shopping list, and can starting thinking about some tasks that you can do ahead of time. Some recipes, like skewers and patties, need to be marinated for at least an hour in advance (with better results overnight!), some can be made a day or 2 ahead of time and stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator, and some can made much further in advance and frozen. Check individual recipes for full storage instructions.
- Prep as much as possible. Once you have decided on what you are going to serve on the 4th of July, try to prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Some things that you can do to save you time are chopping up ingredients or preparing salads and dressings and separately in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.
- Set the table the night before. Get out all your festive and patriotic 4th of July plates and set your table early in the morning or even the night before so that you have one less thing to worry about on Independence Day.
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4th of July Recipe Menu
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 20 skewers
Over 40 best 4th of July recipes including red white and blue recipes, summer berry recipes, grill recipes, salads, colorful desserts and refreshing drinks. One of my favorite 4th of July recipes are these Antipasto Skewers.
- 20 cheese tortellini
- ½ cup Italian dressing
- 1 cup olives (20 pieces)
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves (20 pieces)
- 20 slices salami
- 1 pint grape tomatoes (20 pieces)
- 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts (20 pieces)
- 20 slices pepperoni
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese (or bocconcini mozzarella balls) (20 one-inch pieces)
- 20 cocktail picks (6-inch wooden skewers)
- Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Italian dressing. Cover the bowl with plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes up to 2 hours. Drain the marinade.
- Prepare the remaining ingredients and arrange them in front of you. Thread the items onto cocktail picks (or 6-inch wooden skewers) making sure to alternate between different colors and textures. I threaded the items in the following order: black olive, basil, tortellini, salami, tomato, artichoke heart, pepperoni, black olive, and cheese.
- Serve with a side of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or with pesto, if desired.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Marinate Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Assemble
- Cuisine: Italian
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