35 Inspiring recipes for 4th of July, from cocktails to mains to desserts

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From raspberry serrano sangria to watermelon gazpacho, from grilled vegetable salads to grilled fruit and cheese platters, we have amazing recipes for you to try for the summer holiday. And that includes desserts!

Cocktails

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Raspberry and Serrano Sangri­a

© jerry James Stone

Jalapeño and Cilantro Margarita



© Jerry James Stone via Flickr

Hibiscus and Ginger Sangría



© jerry James Stone

Organic Ginger-Orange Cocktail Made with Bourbon and Sake



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8 Spiked Popsicle Recipes



For more cocktail ideas: 10 Fruit Cocktails Made With Summer's Tastiest Ingredients

Appetizers

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Sweet Potato Fries with Jalapeno-Raspberry Dipping Sauce



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Grilled Figs with Homemade Ricotta and Honey



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Simple Strawberry and Basil Bruschetta



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Salsa-Stuffed Avocados



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Easy white bean dip with sun-dried tomatoes




Grilled Fruit and Cheese Plate



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Bruschetta with Mint and Goat Cheese



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Avocado and chickpea salad sandwiches



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Simple and creamy white bean dip with lemon zest



For more appetizer ideas: 10 salsa and guacamole recipes

Mains

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Quick and delicious chili fries



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Grilled portobello mushrooms stuffed with sauteed leeks and spinach



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Savory bite-sized quinoa and kale patties



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Grilled Eggplant with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes



Salads

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Rustic tricolor salad of butter leaf, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts




Summer Peach Caprese Salad



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Fingerling potato salad with jalapeno-cilantro salsa



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Cucumber salad with honey-lime yogurt dressing



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Couscous and avocado salad with dijon-thyme vinaigrette



© Jaymi Heimbuch

10-layer roasted vegetable salad



Desserts

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Vegan chocolate cupcakes with strawberry filling



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Sweet and creamy one-ingredient ice cream in 5 minutes



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Watermelon and Cilantro Sorbet



© Jerry James Stone via Flickr

Jalapeño-Spiked Cherry Pie



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Grilled Strawberries Over Vanilla Ice Cream



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Grilled Plums with Ginger-Balsamic Glaze



© Jerry James Stone

Strawberries Stuffed with Lavender-Honey Cream Cheese



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Dark chocolate mousse with cardamom, candied ginger and hazelnuts



© jerry James Stone

Watermelon Jalapeño Popsicle Recipe



© Jaymi Heimbuch

Strawberry galettes with pistachio crumble



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