Whether you’re firing up the grill, sparking up the fireworks, or spending the day by the pool, there is no doubt that this 4th of July will involve some delicious grub. So grab your white jeans, red shoes and blue top because we’ve come up with some red, white and blue recipes to make your BBQ just as patriotic as you!
Make your own chips. Thinly slice beets, purple potatoes, and parsnips. Lightly drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees until crispy.
Create a dip with a kick. Dip blue corn tortilla chips in plain, non-fat Greek yogurt mixed with ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes.
Whip up a festive fruit salad. Combine sliced strawberries, blueberries, sliced apple & mint, or try pomegranates, blueberries & sliced dragon fruit.
Slice up some crunchy veggies. Serve slices of jicama with chunky, homemade salsa.
Fire up the grill. Grill a juicy, beef burger and top with a slice of tomato, white onion, red-leaf lettuce & crumbled bleu cheese. Serve with blue potato baked fries.
Add color to your salad. Assemble an endive salad with dried cranberries and/or radish and drizzle with a blueberry vinaigrette dressing.
- 1 cup pureed blueberries
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Discover the different colors of corn. Prepare a basket of red, white and blue corn on the cob! Bonus: Red corn contains anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants and blue corn has more protein and vitamin A than white corn, so load up on these vibrant colored kernels.
Mix and match colorful kebabs. Mix and match your favorite red, white and blue protein and veggies like chicken, pork, scallops, red peppers, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and cubed blue potatoes.
Make a simple sangria. Combine a bottle of white wine with 1 cup fresh raspberries, 1 cup fresh blackberries, 1 cup sliced white peaches and 2 tablespoons agave.