Fourth of July Recipes for Lunch and Dinner
How are you celebrating Independence Day this year? Whether you’re planning a big picnic with friends or grilling in the backyard with the family, we’ve made it simple by compiling four complete menu ideas for lunch or dinner. Each menu includes our favorite Fourth of July recipes for a main dish, side, dessert and drink. Your guests will explode with happiness and you’ll sparkle with pride.
Baby Back Ribs in Chipotle Barbecue Sauce – Dark brown sugar and spicy peppers are the secret to this tangy BBQ sauce recipe.
Ceviche – An easy no-cook dish made with fish that is marinated in lime along with bell pepper, celery, onions, parsley, and cilantro. Simple and easy-to-make, it’s a BBQ staple.
Muddled Blueberry Lemonade – With just a few ingredients, this quick and easy drink recipe will quench the thirst of all your July 4th guests.
No-Bake Red, White and Blue Icebox Cake – With alternate layers of graham crackers, berries, and cream, it’s super easy to make and the perfect dessert for 4th of July.
It’s Time for a Fiesta
Spicy Beef Fajitas – Spice up your Fourth of July with a kick of heat and a bit of sweetness.Grilled Corn with Tequila Lime Butter – Grilled in the husk to lock in the lime, tequila and cilantro flavors.Watermelon Salsa – This quick and easy, chilled recipe is filled with the flavors of cilantro and jalapeno.Frozen Mango Margarita – Your guests will love this twist on a traditional favorite.
No Bake Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie – No oven needed for this easy and tasty dessert.
Star-Spangled Banner Lunch
Root Beer Pulled Pork with Root Beer BBQ Sauce – This easy-to-make recipe is great for serving a large crowd.
Potluck Baked Beans – This sweet and savory recipe combines brown sugar, thick cut bacon, mustard, molasses and onions to create an award-winning side dish.
Sweet and Spicy Grilled Pineapple – Give your outdoor cookouts some delicious sweetness with a kick of heat.
Patriotic Sangria – Fresh and fruity with a patriotic twist.
Star-Spangled Cheesecake – Rich and creamy July 4th goodness.
Picnic at the Park
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos – Prepare these the day before and assemble at the park for a satisfying summer lunch or dinner.Red, White and Blue Coleslaw – This festive red, white and blue coleslaw is a crunchy combination of tangy and sweet.Combine your chips with either our Skinny French Onion Dip (your guests will never know it’s low on sugar) or our Peach Salsa (hint: it’s great on chicken and fish as well).Old-Fashioned Lemonade – Cool off on a hot July day just like they did in the good ol’ days.
Fireworks Cookies – An explosion of red, white and blue yumminess.
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