Are you hosting a 4th of July party? Independence Day is all about getting together and having fun. Surely you have enough going on to get things ready, so keep things simple with no-fuss recipes that come together with the least amount of effort but end with a big impact.
We’ve got everyone covered with the ultimate grilling recipes, easy appetisers and cool desserts for the best July 4 party. From favourites such as grilled chicken drumsticks, burgers to no-cook desserts like coconut cream tart, these are our top picks for an amazing 4th of July party that is fun for everyone, host included.
Stock up, fire up the grill, get the chairs out, and gear up for your best Independence Day party yet!
4TH OF JULY MAIN DISH RECIPES
7 Best Burger Recipes
Everybody loves a good burger. Lamb, turkey, Asian-inspired beef, vegan - take your pick from our top burger recipes.
Caribbean-Style Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
Succulent grilled pork chops are easy to make for any occasion. Try it out on Independence Day with a touch of the caribbean thanks to an orange juice marinade and pepper salsa recipe.
Turkey Breast Skewers Marinated in Blood Orange
A low fat recipe to keep things light on a day full of celebrations and food. Marinate the breast pieces ahead of time to get the most tender, flavourful turkey skewers that everyone can enjoy at anytime throughout the day.
Tacos with Grilled Shrimp and Mango Salsa
Shrimp takes no time to cook on the grill and the mango salsa can be made ahead, which means less time cooking and more time entertaining.
Grilled Vegetable Lasagna
Don’t forget to eat your veggies. This barbecue recipe for lasagne made of peppers, eggplant and zucchini is not just beautiful to look at but also healthy and vegan-friendly.
Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken is always a winner with picky eaters. Make these drumsticks that are fragrant, sweet and a little bit sticky that is sure to make everyone coming back for seconds.
4TH OF JULY SIDE DISH RECIPES
Avocado Salsa with Ginger and Garlic
Vegan, flavoursome avocado salsa is what you need to keep your hungry guests entertained on Independence Day.
Spinach and Artichoke Hummus
Classic hummus gets a twist with meaty artichoke hearts and healthy spinach. Serve with chips or create a colourful vegetable medley with carrots, radish and celery sticks.
Potato Salad with Crab Meat on Lettuce Leaves
Perfect as both an appetiser or a side dish, this elevated potato salad is just the right amount of fancy for any 4th of July party.
Persian Eggplant and Tomato Salad
This colourful, tasty Persian-inspired salad expertly balances sweet, salty and spicy notes altogether in one dish. Try it with lamb chops, burgers, or pork to match.
Greek Quinoa Salad with Black Olives and Feta Cheese
Super easy, a fresh salad that will compliment any main dish, from red meats to fish.
4TH OF JULY DESSERT RECIPES
Coconut Water and Fresh Fruit Ice Lollies Recipe
A stunning array of colours and fresh flavours, these ice lollies will be a hit with adults and younger guests alike.
Lemon and Coconut Cream Tart with Berries
Try this dairy free and vegan lemon and coconut cream tart and make sure to top it off with your favourite berries in red and blue, for the ultimate patriotic July 4 dessert.
Blueberry Ice Cream Shortbread Sandwiches
Homemade ice cream is easier to make than you think. This blueberry ice cream sandwich recipe uses a sweet shortcut with store-bought shortbread cookies so you don’t even have to turn on the oven.
Mango Sorbet with Raspberry Sauce and Basil
Simple mango sorbet gets a sophisticated touch with a quick raspberry sauce and fresh basil. This sorbet is the perfect light ending to any 4th of July al fresco party.