The 4th of July is this Friday and while I would typically have been posting new recipes for you all, our trip kind of messed up my blogging grove! But, that certainly doesn’t mean that I don’t already have a lot of great recipes on this blog that you might find helpful for planning your 4th of July menu!

So one thing I realized while searching recipes is that I really need to get more burger recipes on here, like STAT! Expect to see a few before the summer is over! The other thing I realized is that I have a lot of appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and drink recipes. So given my lack of good BBQ main dishes, this round up is for all of the other stuff! Whether you will be having burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, steaks (or whatever!), I’ve got you covered on apps, sides, desserts, and drinks!


4th of July Recipe Roundup, Appetizers

1. Strawberry Blueberry Salsa
2. Corn Salsa
3. Skinny Taco Dip Cups
4. Chicken Salad Wonton Cups
5. Berry and Mascarpone Crostini
6. Low-Fat Spinach Artichoke Dip
7. Herbed Veggie Dip


4th of July Recipe Roundup, Sides

1. Classic Macaroni Salad
2. Three Bean Salad
3. Dad’s Potato Salad
4. Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
5. Lemony Potato Salad
6. Pesto Tortellini Salad


4th of July Recipe Roundup, Desserts

1. Patriotic Popcorn
2. Mini Lemon Mascarpone Fruit Pies
3. Key Lime No-Bake Cheesecakes
4. Cookie Dough Brownies
5. Vanilla Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
6. Fruit Pizza
7. Strawberries and Cream Pie
8. Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis
9. Blueberry Strawberry Crumble
10. S’Mores Brownies

Drinks (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic):

4th of July Recipe Roundup, Drinks

1. Summer Sangria
2. Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria
3. Raspberry Peach Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
4. Skinny Raspberry Margaritas
5. Cherry Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
6. Blueberry Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
7. Strawberry Watermelon Coolers (Non-Alcoholic)
8. Strawberry Sangria