40+ Recipes for the Fourth of July

June 20, 2018 | |

40+ Fourth of July Recipes

Heyo, friends!

We’re still two full weeks out from the Fourth of July, but I know at least some of you are crazy menu planners and will appreciate that this is the most on top of a holiday roundup I’ve been in Domesticate Me’s history. I’d love to say that I’m just a super organized person these days—after all, I do hang my pants in 2018—but the truth is…

I’m leaving for my honeymoon tomorrow!

This weird blog lady is going on safari and off the grid for the next 2½ weeks, and the thought of leaving you without options for your epic Independence Day feast felt unforgivable. So, below you’ll find my favorite recipes to supplement the requisite burgers and dogs on July 4th. I did my best to cover alllll your bases from shareable apps and sides to drinks and dessert, and there are even a few items with red, white and blue flair should you, like me, enjoy some low-key kitsch.

And if you happen to be a BBQ traditionalist or have your fancy 4th menu already in place, this list doubles as my summer highlight reel. All of these recipes are easy, breezy warm weather go-tos that I hope will make an appearance on your table before we hit pumpkin spice season.

Wish me and my safari outfits roommate luck in Africa! I’m gonna bungee jump over Victoria Falls!! (I’m typing that here so I hold myself to it.) Over and out.

Domesticate Me’s Favorite Recipes for the Fourth of July:

40+ Fourth of July Recipes

SHAREABLE BITES
Caprese Bites with Honey Balsamic
Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas with Goat Cheese and Pesto
Flatbread with Fresh Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese
Lobster Avocado Toast
Spiced Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs with Basil Yogurt Sauce
Mini Crab and Bacon Quesadillas with Sweet Corn Guacamole
Bacon and Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders with Jalapeño Relish

40+ Fourth of July Recipes

SALADS AND SIDES
Grilled Steak and Arugula Salad with Balsamic Cherries
Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing
Fiesta Summer Salad with Grilled Romaine
BBQ Cauliflower Salad
BLT Salad with Grilled Halloumi
Arugula and Farro Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Farro
Three Bean Quinoa Salad
Chipotle Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Summer Squash Noodles with Carrot Top Pesto
Grilled Watermelon with Jalapeños, Feta and Honey
Roasted Potato Salad with Pancetta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Arugula
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Summer Kale Salad with Strawberries and Avocado
Caprese Quinoa Bake

40+ Fourth of July Recipes

MEATY MAINS
Fiesta Dogs with Street Corn Guacamole
Curried Chicken Paillard with Mango and Cherry Tomato Relish
Marinated Skirt Steak with Sweet Corn and Cherry Salad
Chicken Paillard with Arugula and Watermelon Salad
Chicken and Goat Cheese Burgers with Peaches, Corn and Cherry Tomatoes
Fiery Barbecue Flank Steak Tacos with Summer Mess Salsa
Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry-Jalapeño Salsa
Thai Hot Dogs with Cucumber Mango Slaw and Homemade Srirachup

40+ Fourth of July Recipes

DRINKS
Spicy Cherry Bourbon Lemonade
Rose Spritzers
Watermelon-Basil Mezcal Margarita
Bourbon Campari Punch
Pineapple Ginger Mojitos
Rose Sangria
Roasted Strawberry Mint Lemonade

40+ Fourth of July Recipes

DESSERTS
Easy Eton Mess Sundaes
Turmeric-Mango Sunrise Pops
Grilled Angel Food Cake with Whipped Mascarpone and Balsamic Strawberries
Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake
Summer Berry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Ricotta and Toasted Almonds
Grilled Peach Crisp Sundaes with Cinnamon-Honey Drizzle

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