Must-Try 4th of July Recipes
This 4th of July, bring something different to the table other than just plain burgers and dogs.
Whether you're hosting or in charge of bringing dessert, switch up your Fourth of July barbecue with these unique (and festive!) recipes
Zero-Effort Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri
Ingredients: 4 cups of cubed & frozen watermelon | lime juice | 1/2 cup (or 2 oz) rum
Directions: See video
Ingredients: 2 lb. green grapes | 1 bottle prosecco | 4 oz. vodka | 1/2 c. sugar
Directions: Soak grapes in Prosecco and vodka in the fridge for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight). Drain and pat dry. Roll the grapes in sugar until fully coated, then serve.
Watermelon Caprese Salad
Ingredients: 1 small watermelon, sliced | 1 mozzarella ball, sliced | 2 tbsp. sliced fresh basil | Flaky sea salt | Freshly ground black pepper | Extra-virgin olive oil | Balsamic glaze
Directions: Slice watermelon into 1/2” thick squares, about 3”-x- 3”. Slice mozzarella into 1/2” slices. On a serving dish, alternate slices of mozzarella and watermelon. Sprinkle with basil, flaky sea salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze and serve.
Hawaiian Chicken Skewers
Ingredients: 1/2c BBQ sauce | 1/3c soy sauce | 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar | 2tsp sesame oil | 2 cloves garlic, minced | 1tbsp ginger, minced | 1tsp honey | kosher salt | 1tsp crushed red pepper flakes | 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces | 2c cubed pineapple | 2 green bell peppers, diced | 1 red onion, diced | White rice | 2tsp cilantro
Chicken, Tomato & Corn Foil Packs
Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts | 2 c. grape tomatoes, halved | 2 ears corn, shucked | 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced | 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, divided | 2 tbsp. butter | kosher salt | Freshly ground black pepper | Fresh basil, for garnish
Banana Split Kebobs
Ingredients: 2 bananas, cut into 1" pieces | 24 1" pieces pineapple | 12 large strawberries, rinsed, dried, and halved | 2 c. chocolate chips | 1/2 c. peanuts, chopped
4th of July Eton Mess
Ingredients: 10 oz. strawberries | 7 oz. blueberries | 1/3 c. blueberries | 1/3 c. sugar | 2 tbsp. sugar | 2 tbsp. water | 3 oz. meringue, crushed | 1 & 1/2 c. heavy cream