4th of July Recipe Ideas for Your Celebration!

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes the foods that come with certain celebrations leave a lot to be, well… celebrated.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good grass-fed, organic burger with all the trimmings like pasta and potato salads but what if you want something other than the usual sides?

How about a nice salad to start ? I have those!  Or another type of main dish? Yep, got those too!

And let’s not forget about dessert! Here, I’ve compiled some of my blog’s most popuar recipes in one post so you can have it all at your fingertips for your celebration. And one bonus recipe for a refreshing drink at the end of the post!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Salads:

Watermelon with Spinach, Argula and Pistachios Salad: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-fe

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Strawberries and Honey Mustard: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-eG

Kale Salad with Red Pepper Flakes and Parmesan: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-ep

Spinach Salad with Cayenne Chicken, Avocado, Pistachios and Pomegranate: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-be

Grilled Romaine with Avocado, Tomatoes and Green Goddess Dressinghttp://wp.me/p1yrfx-7x

Poppyseed Citrus Salad: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-44

Main Dishes Ideas:

Big- O Bacon Burgers with Coconut Pineapple “Rice”http://wp.me/p1yrfx-j6

Honey Orange BBQ Chicken:  http://wp.me/p1yrfx-7B

Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Red Pepper and Feta: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-dp

Smokey Chicken with Potatoes and Peppers with Lemon & Garlic:  http://wp.me/p1yrfx-9K (this can be made in a foil boat and put on the grill too.)

Side Dish Ideas: 

Summertime Pasta Salad: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-3M 

Corn Fritters: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-3W

Succotash: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-h0

Wild Rice Salad: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-7I

Creamed Cucumbers: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-g9

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-gW

Desserts:  

Grilled Peaches: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-7r

Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-gk

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice cream: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-fz

Strawberry Parfaits: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-8S

Angel Food Cake with Strawberries: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-dw

Bonus Drink:

Watermelon Cooler: http://wp.me/p1yrfx-fk

Let me know if you decide to make any of these and if so, which ones made you see fireworks! LOL! 😉

Oooohhhh! Awwwwww!

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