Gathering for 4th of July fun
Holiday barbecues are fun ways for friends and families to celebrate, and staples like burgers and brats are commonly found on the grill. Bringing 4th of July side dishes is the chance to add a little more flavor to the annual party. We’ve found fantastic — but surprisingly simple — side dish recipes any summer party.
Dip into sweetness
The Strawberry Pie Dip from Snappy Gourmet is a sweet dip — and the perfect way to get the flavor of strawberry pie without worrying about a fork. Her Pie Crust Dippers are a fabulous touch that will soon make this one of your go-to summer recipes.
Berries add a tart kick to the Patriotic Quinoa Salad from It’s Yummi. Quinoa’s protein power helps fill you up, while there’s enough of a grainy texture to balance the starch-heavy potato or pasta salad farther down the barbecue table.
While you’re watching fireworks
Fireworks start as the sky darkens, and by that time most people are ready for a post-dinner snack. Tasty Comforts of North Georgia has a crunch, portable solution — Spicy Roasted Cashews.
Combine sweet and salty for the perfect chip
Sea Salt Potato Chips from Not From Concentrate are simple, crunchy and will pair well with any sort of picnic fare. While you’re checking out the recipe, be sure to make note of a few other seasonings she’d like to try for the chips.
Baked beans with a twist
Homemade baked beans are always a hit at picnics and barbecues, but Gal on a Mission adds a bit of a twist. With BBQ sauce and a generous amount of bacon in her Homemade BBQ Baked Beans, canned baked beans will never make it into your shopping cart again.
Simple pies will be the star of the 4th of July
Technically, the Starstruck Berry Marshmallow Pies should be hanging out in the 4th of July desserts section, but these treats are too cute not to share. The 30-minute recipe is lighter than a traditional pie, combining sweetness with tartness for a delicious flavor medley.
Side dishes exploding with flavor[scrollGallery ID=148]
- Strawberry Pie Dip
- Patriotic Quinoa Salad
- Spicy Roasted Cashews
- Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips
- Homemade BBQ Baked Beans
- Starstruck Berry Marshmallow Pies
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