Recipe Ideas to Celebrate Independence Day

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The Fourth of July, celebrating our freedom & independence and the unofficial start of summer, is just a few days away. I’ve gathered some of my favorite summertime recipes perfect for celebrating outside with friends and family. Fire up your grill, shake up a cocktail, gather underneath the fireworks, and enjoy a long sun soaked weekend filled with red, white, and blue.

Cocktails:

Blueberry Thyme Gin Fizz

Fizzy & Fresh Grapefruit Palomitas 

Ginger Peach Tea Infusion

The Tipsy Palmer 

The Smoking Revolver Gin & Tonic

Appetizers: 

Summer Heirloom Tomato Tart 

Baguette Toppers 

Fig & Gorgonzola Crostini 

Smokey Oysters on the Half Shell

Summer Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta 

Deviled Eggs 

Grilled Avocado Guacamole 

Salads:

Healthy Potato Salad 

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Grilled Corn Salad with Green Goddess Dressing 

Grilled Peach Salad with Mozzarella, Arugula & Prosciutto 

Kale Salad with Crispy Coconut & Sesame Ponzu Dressing 

Seared Watermelon Salad with Red Onions & Feta 

Supergreens Salad with Creamy Avocado & Tahini Dressing 

Main Dishes & Sides:

BBQ Pulled Pork & Cole Slaw Sliders 

The Ultimate Grilled Steak 

Lobster Rolls 

Grilled Corn with Cotija Cheese & Lime 

The Perfect Burger 

Grilled Pizzas 

Roasted Salmon with Dill Sour Cream Sauce 

Desserts: 

Classic American Flag Cake 

Homemade Individual Cherry Pies 

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella Drizzle 

Healthy Faux-Fried Mexican Ice Cream 

Homemade Snickers Bars 

Mini {vegan} Key Lime Pies 

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