Tis the season for all things red, white, and blue! While nothing screams “summer” like fresh watermelon and a bowl full of berries at a good old-fashioned cookout, the seedless slices and soggy fruit salad can start to feel a little boring. Giving the side dish a makeover doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. Use these simple Fourth of July recipes to put a spin on the classic dishes and make your 4th of July party truly sparkle.
When looking to spice up your fruity Fourth of July Recipes, look no further! Pop some strawberries (or raspberries) and blueberries onto a wooden skewer and you’ve got a fun and mess-free way to enjoy those summertime munchies. Include a few marshmallows and arrange the skewers on a plate to form a patriotic tribute that resembles our nation’s flag, or throw them on the grill with some pineapple for a grilled, summery flavor.5 Ways To Add Flare To Your 4th of July Fruit Salad! Click To Tweet
This recipe is super easy while still being impressive and practical. You will need paper cones, which you can either buy or make at home with paper and tape. Prepare the fruit of your choice so that it is ready to eat and pack it into the cones. You can keep the different types of fruit separate from each other by only putting one type per cone, or you can mix them up so that each cone is its own fruit salad! This way, no one has to reach into a communal fruit bowl, clean up is quick, and everyone gets to eat their fruit in style!
For this refreshing sweet treat, you will need popsicle molds, popsicle sticks, fruit of your choice, and coconut water. Cut the fruit into bite size pieces and place a few into each section of the mold. Fill with coconut water. You can also experiment with coconut milk or a little bit of yogurt for thicker popsicles. Leave the molds in the freezer for about an hour so that they’re not totally frozen, then stir each section to more evenly distribute the fruit. You can also put in the popsicle sticks at this time. Freeze for a few more hours (or overnight) until totally frozen, and enjoy!
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All you need for this recipe is a watermelon and star shaped cookie cutters. Slice the watermelon and use the cookie cutters to cut the watermelon into festive star shapes! You can place them onto skewers or just lay them on a plate- either way they will bring smiles and add to the holiday fun!
Give your regular chips and salsa a little pizazz by trading the tomatoes and onions for berries and jicama. The unique flavors in this salsa will impress your guests and keep your party exciting all the way until the fireworks show. For the recipe, click this link.