4th of July is right around the corner and that means allllll of the Summer food! I don't know about you, but I always enjoy being just a bit "extra" and keeping my food semi- red, white, and blue themed! It just makes celebrating Independence Day that much better!
I've rounded up some recipes on my list this year, as well as some of my favorites year after year! Check them out below:
This is one of my absolute favorites for Summer!! It's the perfect mix of sweet & salty and goes great with your favorite grilled protein! Oh and not to mention, even the kids love this one!
Not only are these SUPER patriotic, the saltiness of the cheese, the blueberries and the touch of mint, give this amazing flavor!
Taco dip is always a classic (4th of July or not) and this is a quick and easy way to enjoy the classic dish with a fun twist! It's also really quick and easy to make - just assemble, pick up chips, and you're ready for your next picnic!
Not realllllly super 4th of July looking, but you can never go wrong with corn salsa! Eat it with chips, put on your tacos, or just eat it with a spoon. This is always a fan favorite too!
On the Grill
We LOVE hot dogs on the grill! (Also a kid favorite) One of our favorite things to do, is get creative with our toppings and presentation. Our kids love when we set up a hot dog bar and let them create their own masterpiece.
Talk about #hotdogbargoals! This one is SO fun and festive! Click here
to see some really great shots and inspiration for your own Hog Dog Bar!
When searching for patriotic hot dog bar inspiration, I stumbled across this link: 15 Perfect Ideas for Hot Dogs
- OMG, so many different ways to dress and eat a hot dog. You have to read this one for yourself!!
LOVE this recipe! Corn on the Cob grilled is such a Summer staple! The parmesan and garlic give this one some amazing flavor!
These are a hit with the kids! (ok, and the adults too LOL) Homemade ice cream sandwiches are a classic dessert that you can't go wrong with! This is a great way to make them even more festive for the holiday! The cookies are a great twist on the classic ice cream sandwich!
I LOVE a good side dish (fellow snackers, can you relate?). Here are a few that you can't go wrong with!
The noodles used in this recipe are so different than what some are used to and I love it for that reason!
This is the perfect side dish that everyone will love!
These beans look DELICIOUS! All of these fresh ingredients make a world of a difference and would definitely be a hit!
A fun and unique way to spruce of your classic store bought french fries, tator tots, and waffle fries! These dips all look and sound amazing!!
Kids Snacks and Drinks
The kids always have so much fun with some of the simplest things - making these 4th of July themed recipes will keep them entertained for quite a while!
Last but not least, some patriotic drinks especially for the adults!
And that's a wrap! What're some of your favorite Summer/4th of July recipes?! Share below!