25+ Easy 4th of July Recipes

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 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!

Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad

Easy 4th of July Recipes

1. Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad

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!

2. Spicy Southern Hot Corn

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!

Spicy Southern Hot Corn
Featuring a tasty medley of broccoli, cauliflower, corn, and chickpeas, this chopped cauliflower broccoli salad with creamy avocado dressing is ready to rock your portable lunch game. Perfect for parties, potlucks, picnics, and a tasty on-the-go lunch!

3. Chopped Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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!

4. Garden Veggie Tortellini Pasta Salad

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.

Garden Veggie Tortellini Pasta Salad
Loaded with fresh veggies and tossed in a light homemade dressing, this tasty vegetarian Greek Chickpea Salad makes healthy eating a breeze! Let's get Mediterranean!

5. Chickpea Salad

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!

6. Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch

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!

Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch

7. Easy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

8.  Balsamic Blueberry Salad

9. Classic Italian Veggie Pasta Salad

10 Homestyle Macaroni Salad

Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers

:: Veggie Burgers ::

11. Buffalo Chickpea 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!

12. Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Jalapeño and Zucchini

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!

Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Jalapeño and Zucchini
Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Honey Mustard

13. Black Bean Veggie Burgers 

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!

14. Butternut Black Bean Burgers

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!

15. Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers

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!

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

:: Awesome Appetizers ::

16. Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

17. Tomato Basil White Bean Dip

18. Jalapeno Popper Phyllo Cups

19. Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers

20. Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

21. Healthy Garden Veggie Dip

22. Mediterranean Bruschetta Hummus Platter

23. Easy Peasy Hummus Stuffed Peppers

24. Mediterranean Potato Skins

Healthy Mediterranean Potato Skins with Roasted Garlic Hummus
Healthy No-Bake Coconut Lime Fruit + Yogurt Tarts

:: Something Sweet ::

25. Healthy No-Bake Coconut Lime Fruit and Yogurt Tarts

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!

26. Coconut-Lime Avocado Muffins

Hellooooo Summer! These bakery-style Coconut-Lime Avocado Muffins are fluffy, flavorful, and pack enough muffin top to make your jeans jealous!

27. Sheet Pan Cookie Cake 

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!

Homemade Sheet Pan Cookie Cake Recipe - This classic chocolate chip cookie cake is a total game changer in sheet pan form! Serves a crowd.

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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!

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About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin founded Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University and working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star! Peas and Crayons is know for veggie forward recipes that are colorful and crave-able.

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    1. All the pinkish-reddish titles of each dish is a clickable link- are there any particular ones you would like me to help you with Pat – happy to assist! xoxo

  1. Just found your blog & am an absolute fan! I’ve always been a veggie lover – not because I’m healthy but because I think they are delicious! Only since I’ve been older and a bit more health-conscious have I realized how valuable my veggie-love truly is. Excited to try some of these recipes & to see what else you have here! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thank you Maggie! So stoked you’re here and totally keep me posted on what you try – I can’t wait!