10 Fourth of July Recipes You Won’t Want To Miss


4th of July/Bar-B-Que, Blog, Holiday, Menu Ideas, Recipes, Season, Summer
  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • June 27th, 2016

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Fourth of July is almost here. I can’t wait to enjoy the food, family, friends, and fireworks. I’m such a fan of most holidays since they’re a time when people get together, let their hair down, and just have a good time. To celebrate this year, here are 10 Fourth of July recipes you won’t want to miss. Bring one or two to your next BBQ or party. It will be a blast.

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Healthy Low Fat Spinach Dip

Definitely one of the most popular dips on my website. This spinach dip is full of protein and super low in fat. Pure guilt-free eating.

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7 Layer Bean Dip with Homemade Guacamole and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Yes – you can easily make your own chips in minutes by baking the tortillas in the oven. So fast, simple, and healthy. The dip is divine, too, of course.

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Classic Crudité with Homemade Hummus

Having a dip available like hummus is a great excuse to include fresh vegetables in your spread so people have a healthy go-to snack to munch on. This hummus is unique with its smoky flavor.

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Quick & Easy Turkey or Chicken Lettuce Cups

Lettuce wraps are wonderful finger foods to have at parties. You get protein from the meat and vegetables from the lettuce. What better combo can you ask for?

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Chinese Cabbage Salad

This is the best cabbage salad recipe I’ve ever had. I prep it ahead of time so the day of the event I have minimal activities to do.

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Five Bean Baked Chili

This recipe is one reason people continue to invite me to their BBQs and parties. And it’s extremely easy to make. Beware – there is bacon involved…

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Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Grilled Mango Salsa

Grilling avocado sounds so gourmet but they’re actually really easy to make. This savory dish can be an appetizer or a main entrée.

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Shish Kabobs in a Balsamic Marinade

I like to make my shish kabobs with a ton of vegetables and marinated tofu. However, you can definitely add some meat to the mix.

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Grilled Pevre Fish Tacos

Pevre is a Chilean salsa you simply make by putting everything into a food processor or blender. For the lighter fare during 4th of July, enjoy the fish taco.  

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Grilled Steak with a Brandy Marinade

My Grandpa’s famous brandy marinade recipe goes so well with steak, chicken, pork, lamb, or tofu. This is an all-time favorite from him.

Have a wonderful 4th of July. Be safe and enjoy your good eats.

Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

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