With Independence Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning the menu for your patriotic barbecue evening. Here’s a roundup of some of the best (and healthiest) July 4th recipes that your celebration can’t miss:
Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted chicken, juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and creamy avocados make this refreshing salad spicy and filling in equal measure. Besides, it only takes 15 minutes to assemble, what can you not like? Get the summer salad recipe here.
Cauliflower Potato Salad
This low-carb faux potato salad is tossed in a delicious dressing made from mayo, Dijon mustard, and dill pickle juice. You can leave out the mayo to make it healthier. Garnish with fresh dill and you’re done. Get the keto-friendly recipe here.
Beat the heat with this summer dessert that has the goodness of juicy watermelon, fresh berries, mint and coconut. Is your mouth watering yet? Get the easy-to-prepare recipe here. You may also want to try these July 4th Fruit Skewer Recipes with Chocolate Orange Sauce and Star Spangled Fruit Kabobs.
Vegan carrot hot dogs
If you’re looking for meatless recipe ideas for your vegan and vegetarian friends, you’ve come to the right place with this delicious plant-based hot dog recipe. You might also like this Portobello Mushroom Dog recipe.
Healthy 4th of July cupcakes
Add a little sweetness to your July 4th barbecue spread with these velvety patriotic-themed cupcakes and a delicious blueberry filling. Plus, they pack less than 140 calories, need I say more? Here is the cupcake recipe.
Salmon burger with spicy yogurt sauce
Loaded with omega fatty acids-rich salmon, fresh vegetables and protein-rich yogurt, these wonderfully crispy and wholesome burgers will delight guests with every summer cookout. Here is the full recipe.
Red, white and blue quinoa fruit salad
This patriotic-themed salad is packed to the brim with protein, fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants – making it a deliciously healthy addition to your July 4th barbecue spread. And it’s super easy to do! Here is the easy salad recipe. You might also want to try this recipe for summer berry salad with maple walnuts.
Harissa salad with grilled prawns
Tender prawns, crispy vegetables, creamy avocado and pomegranate seeds in a spicy harissa dressing ensure a symphony of sweet and savory flavors in the mouth with every bite. Here’s the Moroccan-style recipe. This delicious grilled squid recipe with charred lemon and caper dressing is also highly recommended.
Coconut water and fresh berry ice cream on a stick
This refreshing, naturally sweet treat is as digestible as it is delicious. And it only takes five minutes to prepare a batch of these patriotic popsicles. Check out the easy-peasy recipe here.
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Marinated with Mediterranean spices, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, these tender and juicy chicken skewers are perfect for your July 4th barbecue. Check out the full recipe here. These eggplant kebab recipes with Charred Onion Salsa and Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers are also highly recommended.
So which of these recipes would you like to try? LMK in the comments section below!