Jul
02

It’s that time again…time to make DELICIOUS food and surround yourself with family and friends! While I frequently make delicious food (if I do say so myself) the best part about it is gathering around a table and sharing it with the people I love. I’m especially excited to be spending this Fourth of July with my mama by my side.

I’m starting to think that spring / summer holidays are my favorite. While I’m all for Thanksgiving (um, have you seen my Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust) and absolutely love cookies & hot cocoa on Christmas, there’s nothing quite like the sizzle of the grill, being outside, and the sun setting at 8PM.  SO I’ve rounded up the best of the best for you to whip up for your Fourth of July table — everything from fresh salads to juicy grilling recipes, and of course all of the festive treats (did someone say frosé?)

Enjoy xo!

Appetizers

Did you know you can make grilled sweet potato fries in no time at all? Try this amazing recipe for sweet potato fries with a hint of garlic and sesame flavor! Served with a yogurt curry dip.

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip from Ambitious Kitchen

Avocado Feta Dip from Fit Mitten Kitchen

Mediterranean Street Corn from Fit Foodie Finds

Guacamole Waffle Bites from The Lean Green Bean

Salads

Strawberry Avocado Salad packed with heart-healthy fats, creamy goat cheese, toasted almonds and a light citrus poppyseed dressing. Like Panera's salad -- but so much better!

Orange Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing from Ambitious Kitchen

 

Vegan Broccoli Salad from Hummusapien

Healthy Southwest Pasta Salad with Chipotle Lime Greek Yogurt Dressing from Ambitious Kitchen

Strawberry Pesto Caprese Salad from Heartbeet Kitchen

Patriotic Potato Salad with Herb Dressing from Joyful Healthy Eats

Mains

Delicious veggie packed vegan black bean burgers with plenty of spices. I call these the ultimate black bean burger. Top with avocado, onion, tomato and a super addicting garlic tahini sauce!

The Ultimate Black Bean Burgers with Tahini Garlic Cream Sauce from Ambitious Kitchen

Chicken Skewers with Cucumber-Garlic Yogurt Sauce from Diethood

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Black Bean, Corn & Sweet Potato from Ambitious Kitchen

Dry-Rub Grilled Wings from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Healthy Chicken Burgers with Spinach Basil Pesto and Mozzarella from Ambitious Kitchen

Desserts

Baked coconut donuts with a sweet berry glaze. Easy to make and perfect for patriotic holidays like the 4th of July. I call these the All American Donuts.

Baked Coconut Donuts with Berry Glaze from Ambitious Kitchen

 

Rosé Fruit Pops from Table for Two

Triple Berry Meringue Roulade from Broma Bakery

Flag Cake from Well Plated

Triple Berry Wine Slushies by Cotter Crunch

BONUS The BEST Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Ambitious Kitchen