Has anyone else started to plan their Independence Day festivities? Let’s pack that picnic table with tasty eats! Here are some easy 4th of July recipes to get ya started…
Let’s be honest here, one of the best things about this holiday is the food!
Whether it’s a picnic, party, or barbecue, the only thing more exciting than lighting your little brother on fire with a roman candle is stuffing your face with a bevvy of delicious dishes.
Here are some of my all-time favorite party eats for summer shindigs, picnics, potlucks, and barbecues. Snag a few new things to try or go all out and try them all!
Easy 4th of July Recipes
Your friends NEED this potato salad. More importantly, YOU need this potato salad, so make some to share and some to scarf secretly before guests arrive. Consider it an essential step of party prep. Quality control, even. This tasty potato salad is a certified game changer and a fiery twist on the classic! Spice up the heat for some serious face -fanning or make it mild for a flavorful side that’s sure to vanish fast!
My husband BEGS for this Spicy Southern Hot Corn. This delicious recipe is a tasty twist on my MIL’s amazing go-to side dish and is always a hit! Get ready to rock those parties and potlucks and be sure to have the recipe handy – people will totally harass you for it!
Featuring a tasty medley of broccoli, cauliflower, corn, and chickpeas, this chopped cauliflower broccoli salad with creamy avocado dressing is perfect for parties, potlucks, picnics, and as a tasty on-the-go lunch! Prep this one in advance for an easy peasy addition to your 4h of July celebration!
Looking for an easy dish to bring along? This tortellini pasta salad is fantastic! Boasting an impressive 4 cups of veggies, this gorgeous garden salad is a delicious way to amp up your veggie intake for the day! It’s also easy made in advance for party prep without the fuss.
Loaded with fresh veggies and tossed in a light homemade dressing, this tasty vegetarian Greek Chickpea Salad makes healthy eating a breeze! As written, this recipe serves a crowd. Bring it along to your next picnic, party, or potluck or halve the recipes for a more manageable serving, perfect as a side dish with dinner or a healthy weekday lunch. It’s super portable, totally make-ahead, and sure to rock your socks off!
Though it looks like it’s straight out of a gourmet bistro, this simple (and speedy) salad is easily thrown together with just a few flavorful ingredients at home. Snag your go to pre-made dressing or try it with my homemade poppyseed ranch. This gorgeous green salad is always a hit!
:: Veggie Burgers ::
These buffalo chickpea veggie burgers are a total roundhouse kick to the tastebuds in the most amazing way possible. These burgers have some serious skills. You can make them super duper spicy and thoroughly assault your tastebuds or keep them on the mild side with some serious buffalo flavor.
Just whatever you do, make them right meow!
These are my spiciest (and sassiest!) veggie burgers yet! Each tasty veggie burger is topped with a tasty honey-lime slaw and a fast + fiery Sriracha mayo. Delicious!
These smoky chipotle Black Bean Veggie Burgers are bold and full of flavor! Loaded with veggies and topped with an irresistible homemade chipotle honey mustard sauce, they’ll impress vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!
Of course we can’t discuss the awesomeness of these black bean burgers without talkig about the sauce. It’s straight-up marriage material. On a whim I branched out from my default Chipotle Aioli (also deliciously awesome) and chipotletized my husband’s honey mustard recipe. Cue fireworks!
Say hello to your new favorite veggie burger! These butternut black bean burgers are flavorful, filling, and freaking awesome. On top of that? They’re probably THE most popular veggie burger recipe on my blog!
These sweet potato chickpea veggie burgers are fantastic every which way. I’ll slap them on a burger bun one day, crumble them over a salad the next, and even stuff them in a sweet potato for a tasty veggie smorgasbord! There are almost always a batch in my freezer and my friends can’t stop raving about them. Needless to say, they’re a hit!
:: Awesome Appetizers ::
:: Something Sweet ::
Entertain effortlessly with these healthy no-bake coconut lime fruit and yogurt tarts. They’re gluten-free and naturally sweet! All you need to do is give the coconut lime crust full pulses in the food processor, add a little dollop of Greek yogurt and some fresh fruit and BAM! Super impressive deliciousness perfect for a little every day fanciness or for some seriously speedy Summer entertaining!
Hellooooo Summer! These bakery-style Coconut-Lime Avocado Muffins are fluffy, flavorful, and pack enough muffin top to make your jeans jealous!
This Sheet Pan Cookie Cake will be your new go-to dessert for parties, potlucks, and everything in between! Add red, white, and blue sprinkles and cue the fireworks!
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If you get a chance to try any of these easy 4th of July recipes, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!