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20+ Delicious Ideas for the 4th of July

by evh on July 1, 2015


Watermelon Feta Bites

20+ Delicious Ideas for the 4th of July ~ Whether you are sitting poolside, lakeside, beachside or just hanging out in the backyard for this year’s 4th of July celebration, you are going to need a few tasty ideas to celebrate. I have gathered a list of a few of our family favorites, both old and new, that all seem to go well with the traditional hotdogs and hamburgers as well as can be brought to just about any caliber of party celebration. 


Chilled Cucumber Soup ~ quick, easy and perfect on a hot summer night.


Pepper Bowl Gazpacho ~ It comes together easy and looks cool in these natural pepper bowls. No utensils required for this dish.

Roasted Red Pepper + Cilantro Crostini | LocalSavour.com

Roasted Red Pepper + Cilantro Crostini ~ Pairs well with beer, wine, or the cucumber mint slushie below.


Peach Salsa Crostini ~ Sweet peaches and tomatoes gather together in this summer-y crostini.


Quinoa Caprese Salad ~ Always a favorite in our house, can be served warm or chilled.


Cucumber, Summer Melon + Feta Salad ~ This salad travels well and is packed with flavor.

Warm Asparagus, Fennel + Strawberry Salad | LocalSavour.com

Warm Asparagus, Fennel + Strawberry Salad ~ I love this combo and it can be made in minutes.

Mexican Street Corn Salad | LocalSavour.com

Mexican Street Corn Salad ~ Up your corn game with this spicy + flavorful salad.

Farfalle with Lemon, Kale and Roasted Garlic E Olio | LocalSavour.com

Farfalle with Lemon, Kale and Roasted Garlic E Olio ~ I love a good pasta salad and this one can be served warm or chilled while the kale and lemon keep it on the lighter side.


Roasted Eggplant + Tomato Summer Tart ~ Make this ahead of time and serve it warm or room temperature. Pretty and delicious.

Baked Polenta Fries | LocalSavour.com

Baked Polenta Fries ~ This is one of my most popular recipes and for good reason ~ they’re delish!

Garlic Roasted Okra with Lemon Aioli | LocalSavour.com

Garlic Roasted Okra with Lemon Aioli ~ Probably my second most popular recipe and when it’s okra season we make these a few times a week.

Turkey, Kale + Cheddar Sliders with Mango Sriracha Sauce | LocalSavour.com

Turkey, Kale + Cheddar Sliders with Mango Sriracha Sauce ~ A twist on the turkey burger that’s packed with flavor.


Herbed Buttered Steak ~ Steak and butter, what’s not to love?

Honey Balsamic Strawberry Ricotta Toasts | LocalSavour.com

Honey Balsamic Strawberry Ricotta Toasts ~ These could be served for breakfast, as an appetizer or even for dessert. Add a few blueberries to make it more festive.

Warm Peach and Blackberry Crumble | LocalSavour.com

Warm Peach and Blackberry Crumble ~ This MUST be served with ice cream in my book. A classic summer treat.

Warm Strawberry Skillet Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Warm Strawberry Skillet Cake ~ Try this easy and strawberry goodness cake. Again, add blueberries to make it more festive.


Peaches + Cream Ice Cream ~ I think if given the opportunity I would live on this stuff.


Cucumber Mint Wine Slushies ~ Sweet, cool and boozy.

Watermelon Martinis | LocalSavour.com

Watermelon Martinis  ~ Of course there’s also this sweet, cool, and boozy treat. And again garnish with some blueberries to make it more festive.

Cheers to a Very Happy & Safe 4th Y’all! 

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