Happy Fourth of July! One of the best parts about summer is celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with family, friends, and neighbors. Not to mention fireworks and all of the good food. Whether you are celebrating America’s birthday at a backyard BBQ, at the beach, or on a boat, here are some festive, flavorful, and fun Fourth of July recipes to help you honor the stars and stripes.
American Flag Brownies, Cupcakes, and Kabobs
This Fourth of July, bake up a batch of homemade brownies with a Fourth of July theme. Chocolate brownies act as a base while creamy vanilla frosting creates a blank canvas for an array of fresh blueberries and strawberries making the ultimate Fourth of July food. You can also do this with cupcakes like in this recipe for Flag Pull-Apart Cupcakes. Photo credit: badmanproduction
If you have extra blueberries and strawberries left over from the community farmers market, try these red, white, and blue Cake and Fruit Kabobs or this layered Vegan Cheesecake, which is also great for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any other patriotic holiday.
This Fourth of July, bake up something red, white, and blue like this Blueberry Crumble Pie or this Double Berry Pie. If you want a slice of red, white, and blue bake up both! Why choose one when you can have two? After all, it is the holidays. Photo credit: NatashaPhoto
Fourth of July Fruit Salad or Salsa
Take advantage of the bounty of the summer season and make an easy Fourth of July recipe with a flavor and fun Fourth of July fruit salad or a Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salsa. Gather red, white, and blue fruits, then drizzle them with agave, honey, or another natural sweetener of choice, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Photo credit: eyewave
- Red fruits. Cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and watermelon.
- White fruits. Dragon fruit, white melons (or try a light green honeydew), and white peaches.
- Blue fruits. Blackberries and blueberries.
Serve in a bowl or create a super simple summertime fruit bruschetta and serve with a plant-based bread, cookie, or cracker. Feeling festive? Use a small star-shaped cookie cutter on heartier fruits like honeydew and melons to add a festive flair to these Fourth of July foods.
Patriotic Jello and Popsicles
The Fourth of July is usually a hot and humid holiday, so beat the heat with cooling foods like this Plant-Based Patriotic Jello or these Patriotic Popsicles. Made with creamy coconut milk, fresh blueberries, and raspberries, these patriotic popsicles are perfect for backyard BBQs, cookouts, and patio parties. Someone pass us a popsicle, please!
If you prefer a bowl of homemade “nice” cream instead of popsicles, top your basic bowl of vanilla with an array of seasonal summer fruit like fresh blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries for a red, white, and blue-themed dessert dish that is super simple to make. Yum! Photo credit: arinahabich
Red, White, and Blue Strawberries
A Fourth of July recipe that is so darn easy to make is these Red, White, and Blue Strawberries. Head to a local strawberry farm and pick a fresh basket of strawberries or visit the community farmers market and support local growers in your area with a strawberry purchase. After you have washed and thoroughly dried your summer strawberries, dip them in melted white chocolate and then top the tips with a light coating of blue sprinkles. That is it! Photo credit: eyewave
Celebrate the stars and stripes this Fourth of July with these Fourth of July foods and Fourth of July recipes. Happy birthday, America!
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