If you need some delicious 4th of July recipes, below you’ll find some of my favorites! They are all quick & easy to prepare, and will be a hit with your friends and family.
Salads & Sides
If you’re attending a potluck or a picnic, these healthy recipes can be made ahead of time for your convenience.
Cowboy Caviar is one of my favorite recipes to bring to a party! It’s fresh and fast to prepare, and you can enjoy it as a hearty salad, or as a dip with chips.
Healthy Potato Salad is tossed with an easy olive oil & herb dressing, instead of using mayo. It’s ultra-flavorful and can be made in advance for a potluck or party.
This Cabbage Salad is lightly sweet and tangy, tossed in an easy sesame-lime dressing. The combination is addictive!
This STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD is a colorful summer dish, with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing. Topped with strawberries, avocado, and red onion.
This is the BEST vegan queso recipe I’ve ever tried! Made with nutritional yeast and lemon juice, it comes together in just minutes for an easy cashew cheese sauce.
This Broccoli Salad recipe is quick & easy, featuring cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a creamy dressing. It’s perfect for potlucks and meal prep!
This Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is dairy-free and tastes like the original! It’s the perfect healthy dip for a party, made without cheese or sour cream.
This Carrot Salad is quick and easy to prepare, and makes the perfect recipe to bring to a potluck. I love the addition of raisins and crunchy pecans!
This Lentil Salad makes an easy packed lunch! It’s packed with protein and loaded with veggies, for a flavor-packed make-ahead meal.
This Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad is tossed in a creamy Italian dressing, for a flavorful veggie-packed meal. I love eating it warm or cold, as an easy vegan packed lunch!
These recipes are hearty, while being quick & easy to prepare. You can make them the night before and reheat them so you’re not cooking too much over the holiday weekend!
These healthy burgers are made with lean ground beef and lentils, for extra fiber and nutrients in each bite, but you can’t tell just by tasting them!
This Vegan Black Bean Burger recipe is easy to make, without a mushy middle! Made with sweet potato instead of egg, they are packed with fiber and plant-based protein.
These healthy Chicken Burgers take just 20 minutes to prepare, for a fast protein-packed meal. You can serve them with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun to keep them gluten-free and properly combined.
This Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe is tossed in a quick & easy cashew “cheese” sauce, and is as fast to prepare as the boxed version. With over 200 reviews, it’s become a fan favorite!
This healthy Curried Chicken Salad is an easy packed lunch, made with avocado, curry powder, and fresh veggies. I love how flavorful it is!
Here’s how to make veggie burgers, without using eggs or flour! This recipe has a great texture and flavor, so you won’t miss the meat at all.
Here’s how to make Jackfruit Pulled Pork! It’s an easy vegetarian alternative, cooked in a homemade BBQ sauce, that’s perfect for topping sandwiches and salads. No soy or gluten.
Ratatouille is an easy cooked vegetable dish that you can serve as a side dish or main course. It’s the best way to use up summer produce!
No holiday is complete without a delicious dessert, right? The following recipes include a variety of cold & refreshing treats for a hot summer day, along with a few options that are easier to pack for a crowd.
This patriotic cake is baked in a rectangular pan for a “flag shape” and then topped with fresh berries to look like an American Flag! It’s perfect for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or any summer party.
These healthy 4th of July popsicles are dye-free, made with strawberries, blueberries, and coconut milk. They are dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and easy to prepare.
This Coffee Ice Cream is dairy-free, and tastes just as delicious as the traditional version. Made with just 3 simple ingredients, this cashew ice cream will be your new favorite.
These are the best almond flour brownies you’ll ever make, and they are naturally gluten-free. I love how you only need a few minutes to stir the batter together!
These Chocolate Covered Bananas are an easy frozen dessert! The bananas develop an ice-cream-like texture when frozen, so it tastes like an ice cream bar, with less added sugar.
These Almond Flour Cupcakes are amazing fluffy and naturally gluten-free! I love that they are sweetened with maple syrup, and are higher in protein than a traditional recipe.
This healthy Peach Crisp is my favorite summer dessert! I love how the topping get nice and crisp, without using refined flour or sugar.
This Paleo Berry Crisp is an easy summer dessert, made with any fresh berries that you have on hand. It’s naturally sweetened and grain-free, and is perfect for a patriotic holiday, like Fourth of July or Memorial Day.
This mocktail recipe calls for just 3 ingredients, for a refreshing summer drink! It tastes like a cocktail, without using alcohol.
Honey Lemonade is made with just 3 ingredients for a naturally sweet summer drink! Feel free to double or triple the recipe, as needed, to make a large pitcher.
A refreshing twist on regular water!
Basil lemonade is a refreshing summer drink, made with only 3 ingredients. Naturally sweetened and vegan-friendly.
I hope you’ll find this round-up of recipes helpful for your 4th of July festivities, or any summer event you have coming up!
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