From the Garden to the Grill: Fourth of July Foods with a Twist

Get your grills ready and sharpen your knives to slice into that juicy watermelon.

PEACHES

Once summertime hits, I always crave plump, juicy peaches—straight off the tree or quickly grilled with a nice char.

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Honey Ricotta

Source: Recipe Runner

Summer Peach Caprese Salad

Source: Say Yes

WATERMELON

No summer gathering is complete without icy-cold, sweet watermelon. For easy consumption try it on a stick, or toss it into a refreshing salad.

Watermelon on a Stick

Source: Style Me Pretty

Watermelon, Avocado, and Mint Salad with Feta Cheese

 Source: Foolproof Living

 

DRINKS

Do not forget to hydrate—whether that be in the form of festive water, iced tea, mocktails…or Gin and Tonicsmargaritas. You are likely hanging out al fresco, enjoying the heat of the beautiful summer weather; therefore, you must always have a beverage in hand!

Fourth of July Water

Source: Thirsty for Tea

Cucumber Mint Iced Tea

Source: Wellnesting

GRILLING

Check out these recipes and this guide on How To Grill Vegetables Like a Pro for some nifty tips on how to properly slice, dice, and grill up vegetables of various sizes and shapes.

Grilled Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

 Source: The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook

Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

 Source: The Recipe Critic

Grilled Romaine Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese

 Source: The Garlic Diaries

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

 Source: Cooking and Beer

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Source: The Recipe Critic

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DESSERTS

For a fun presentation, use seasonal berries in patriotic colors: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries for your Fourth of July dessert spread.

Angel Food Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Berries

Source: Blahnik Baker

Brownie Flag

Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen

What do you plan on making this Fourth of July? Comment below!

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