When someone says the 4th of July what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it fireworks or maybe its summertime, but to many I am guessing it is 4th of July Cookout.
Whether it is hot dog and burgers or grilled chicken and fish no matter what you choose to grill up it will be an amazing time. Call up your closest friends and your family and just have some fun in the sun. I promise you won’t regret it.
And to make your planning easier here is a round up of amazing dishes to cook up for that memorable 4th of July Cookout!
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Wings
Fresh chicken wings are marinated in yogurt and Indian spices for long enough to infuse all the spices perfectly into the chicken. Then these marinated chicken is cooked to perfection on a preheated grill. The smoky taste that develops during grilling make these grilled tandoori chicken wings even more delicious.
Buffalo rosemary chicken skewers
These Buffalo Rosemary Chicken Skewers are marinated in buffalo rosemary sauce and skewered onto fresh rosemary sprigs for a pretty presentation. Best served with blue cheese dipping sauce.
Portobello Turkey Sliders
These Portobello Turkey Sliders definitely deserve a spot at your table! Plus they are perfect for those sticking to a low carb or gluten free diet.
Gluten-Free Easy Vegan Pasta Salad
This Easy Vegan Pasta Salad comes together so quickly. It’s perfect when you need a healthy and tasty dish to bring to a cookout, BBQ, or potluck. It can be made ahead of time for a fast and delicious gluten-free dinner or lunch.
Make ahead Mexican salad with ranch dressing
This make ahead Mexican salad with ranch dressing is packed with vegetables. It’s one of my favorite party recipes, because it’s unexpected and different – but very simple to make! Whip it up in ~10 minutes and serve it as on it’s own or as a side dish dip with tortilla chips.
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
This Loaded Baked Potato Salad is simple but outrageously delicious! It’s perfect as a side dish for cookouts, BBQs, and any time you need a savory ‘tater salad.
Greek Orzo Salad with Grilled Chicken
Orzo pasta tossed in Greek dressing along with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, olives, and feta cheese. Top it all off with freshly grilled chicken and a side of pita bread. Serve it warm or chilled!
Watermelon, Cucumber & Jicama Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing (Paleo & Vegan)
A healthy summer salad full of hydrating and cooling foods like watermelon, blueberry, cucumber & jicama root and topped with an addicting coconut lime dressing.
Honey Sriracha Chicken
Packed full of sweet and spicy flavour. The marinade is only four ingredients and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. Grilled to perfection, this delicious summer dish is wonderful at backyard BBQs.
Take Your Barbecue to the Next Level with Italian Salsa Verde
Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs
Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs are a tasty and healthy way to grill some meat and veggies with a side of fruit!
Grilled Chicken Marinade
This Grilled Chicken Marinade is flavorful and can flavor your chicken in just 30 minutes before it hits the grill! Use it on your favorite proteins or even on veggies going on the grill.
Indian Style Chicken Satay Recipe
Tandoori Chicken Satay is the easiest and the best way to relish grilled chicken. Learn how to make delicious Indian style chicken satay.
Pork Pineapple Kabobs with Grilled Mango
Pork pineapple kabobs with grilled mango are a great grilling recipe, perfect for easy summer dinners and entertaining!
Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers
Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers- Grill something different. These burgers are loaded with your favorite Italian toppings like roasted red bell peppers, pepper rings, and fresh basil.
Lemon Garlic Grilled Shrimp
This simple lemon garlic marinade takes just minutes to throw together and gives you flavorful grilled shrimp that you’ll want to eat all summer long! Plus, must-have tips for grilling shrimp!
Grilled Greek Chicken Shish Kabobs
Fire up your grill and get ready to make the absolute BEST Greek Chicken Shish Kabobs! Not only is this shish kabob recipe full of Mediterranean flavor, but it is also gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, Whole 30, low-carb and ketogenic diet approved!
Crispy Quesadilla Burger Applebees Copycat
Quesadilla Burger: Juicy burger topped with spicy jalapeno and creamy avocado ,stuffed inside a crispy quesadilla. Quesadilla + Burger = The Ultimate Mashup
Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa & Avocado Lime Sauce
When most people think of fish tacos, they think of fried fish, but grilled fish tacos are even better! The flavor infused when you grill fish is amazing. Try out our Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Lime sauce tonight for dinner. The flavor infusion is INSANE!
Vegan Coconut Treats
The coconut treats I shared first were made with butter which is easy to substitute into a vegan product if you use coconut oil and even better, it fits the taste of coconut for this easy dessert. This way, the recipe can fit more people and occasions. I find these coconut treats very nice after a heavy meal when you still want a small bite of something sweet.
Easy Mini Fruit Tart Recipe - 4th of July Party Food
Here is an easy mini fruit tart recipe that you can make for summer parties. Isn’t bite-sized food just more fun to eat? Especially at parties, people love to eat foods in one or two bites. Kids love anything mini, too. The red, white, and blue colors of these tarts make them perfect for the 4th of July
Fourth of July Cheesecake Cake
This Fourth of July cheesecake cake is fun and makes the perfect end to your summer BBQs!
Strawberry Shortcake & Lemon Curd Parfaits
An easy recipe for individual strawberry shortcake parfaits (also known as trifles) layered with bright lemon curd, macerated strawberries, buttery scone, and pillowy whipped cream. This dessert is absolute BLISS in every bite and it's beautiful, as well!
Jello Poke Cake for the Fourth of July
This Jello poke cake is perfect for the Fourth of July! Whip up one of these in minutes for all of your summertime parties. Nothing to serve for Memorial Day? Give this recipe a try! You will love this patriotic cake and your guests will as well.
Patriotic Icebox Cake Recipe - Baking Beauty
My version uses red and blue ice cream for an even more stunning presentation. Now you can wow your guests at your 4th of July picnic without slaving (or stressing) over piping a cake!
Now I guess the only thing left to ask is what are you going to cook up this 4th of July?