If anyone else absolutely positively cannot believe that the 4th of July is in two days…well, you can join the club. And then commence stress-menu planning with me.
To calm us all down, I’ve compiled a round-up of some of my favorite 4th of July friendly recipes. So let’s all just breathe. And try not to get too hungry along the way.
First up, we have my all time favorite White Balsamic Custard Tart with Berry Topping. Honestly, can you imagine anything more patriotic?
This Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Asparagus, String Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, and Olives packs a HUGE veggie punch.
No summer fete is complete without a good summer squash recipe and this Summer Squash Gratin gets the job done.
If you’re into some non-traditional 4th food, these Black Bean and Feta Tacos with Strawberry Mango Salsa are summer-perfect and so delicious.
You can’t have a true 4th of July feast without pie! This Deep-Dish Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Crumb Topping is an especial favorite.
If you’re totally not into mayo as a pasta salad topping, this Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese is the one for you.
This Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole is the perfect party dip!
Red white and blue bread pudding style. Gotta love it with this Rhubarb, Blueberry and Ginger Brioche Bread Pudding.
If you’re hosting some non-meat eaters at your 4th party, then these Chickpea Sweet Potato Quinoa Veggie Burgers are the way to go!
I love to be the girl bringing the show-stopping dessert to parties and this Rhubarb Curd Shortbread Tart with Fresh Strawberries is definitely an eye-catcher.
Hope these gave you some new ideas or inspiration for this coming week or for any party you’re hosting/attending this summer!
Your strawberry rhubarb pie looks divine! I adore crumb topped pies.
If you make this menu, I’ll be over in a minute:-)
This is a delicious line-up of recipes Joanne for any summer fete.
Wow, what a delicious and impressive menu! Love all of them! The shortbread tart with fresh strawberries is definitely an eye catcher! Beautiful!
I love the sound of that guac!
You just reminded me that the 4th is Thursday and I still only know what I’m making for dessert…At least you’ve given me some delicious looking salads and dips to try out!
LOVE THEM ALL- great ideas to keep me busy cooking for this weekend! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! 🙂
Mmmm…that pesto pasta salad sure looks good. I can’t believe it’s July already either!
This year we were invited to a 4th of July, and the invitation comes from a woman who is a serious gourmet cook. I keep telling she should start blogging. Anyway, I am looking forward to it – will just bake a focaccia for the occasion.
your roundup is wonderful! I must make the veggie burgers and see my husband trying to act as a gentleman and eat it with a smile (he, he, he, aren’t we naughty?)
The Pesto Pasta Salad and the Squash Gratin look awesome! I’m trying to incorporate more veggies into our diet and I can’t wait to try those!
Joanne, both the pasta salad and gratin look amazing.
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How could I possibly choose just one from those recipes? The vegetarian burgers look amazing, and so does the pasta salad. But I wouldn’t say no to any of those gorgeous desserts!
you’ve got some seriously delicious summer & 4th food going on here! i’ll take some of that white balsamic tart, and black bean strawberry feta tacos, please 🙂
I’ll take one of everything
Tons of inspirations here! That strawberry tart is a work of art!
Thanks for this awesome variety of options, Joanne! I needed this!
They all look good – now I’m salivating. Thanks for the tips!
I had to do a double take when I saw your post. I thought to myself, Isn’t it a bit early for fourthajuly? Then I saw the date on the post and freaked. It’s the day after tomorrow! No fair putting it in the middle of a work week. GREG
I’m thinking that pasta salads and potato salads are going to be my mainstays this 4th of July weekend. That guacamole looks amazing too! Must go get some corn…
Wonderful ideas, thanks so much for sharing. The pesto pasta salad is looking mighty tasty to me. I may have to give that a try soon!
All these recipes look fantastic, but that pie, oh, my, that pie. I want to reach through the screen and grab a bite!
What a delicious round up of recipes 😀
I want to devour every photo!
I don’t know which recipe I like best. They all look so good! One.talented.woman!!!!!!
What an awesome round-up! Can I come over for July 4th? 🙂
I know I can’t believe it’s the 4th of July already! It’s crazy how fast time is going. Everything you have here looks incredible! I think I’m going to your house for the 4th! 🙂
Joanne, That is an outstanding round-up!! Everything looks amazing, but if I I had to pick one, the White Balsamic Custard Tart would be my pick!
Sadly, no fourth of July holiday down under. But it looks like you won’t starve this fourth of July and I have been noticing a lot of red, white and blue recipes popping up in the blogosphere. I think I’d choose the berry tart xx
Joanne, I seriously need to be at whatever fourth of july party you’re going to be at…all of these look so mouthwatering!!
Thankyou, i do feel much calmer now. Seeing so much food in one place always soothes my nerves.
Looks so good! I’m pinning those recipes for the pesto pasta salad and squash gratin! Yum!
G’day! I miss 4th of July celebrations, true!
Enjoy your very mouthwatering patriotic dishes and photos too!
Great picks! I love showing up and having a fresh fruit dessert options on the table. Any guest who brings that is bound to become a new (or better) friend of mine 🙂
thanks for the all the inspirational meals!
Great recipes to enjoy all summer long.
I thought I had my menu all planned until I saw all of these recipes! They all look so good!
It is absolutely essential that I have a slice of that rhubarb crumble PRONTO.
I just bought watermelon. And $17 on sparklers and other assorted firecrackers. There’s no turning back now.
That poblano/corn guacamole sounds amazing. It would be great on some fajitaa.
What an amazing post! The strawberry rhubarb is my fav. Great photos too!
All your food looks amazing! Hope you have a great holiday.
Gosh…my mouth is watering terribly, Joanne. Thank you for sharing all these delicious treats.
You make menu planning stress free!
This is a beautiful menu! I can’t even pick 🙂
OMG I would devour each and every one of these beauties. You know, in the name of the holiday spirit, of course.
Beautiful roundup, Joanne! I hope you had a fabulous fourth!
I ooed and ahed over each photo but then I got to the strawberries and I screamed for joy. Be-utiful.
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