Happy Fourth of July! From burgers, to stuffed peppers, to okra, to salad, here are our absolute favorite recipes to celebrate Independence Day and a reminder to enjoy a little down time with family and friends.
Black Bean Quinoa Burger
There’s no summer grilling food like a burger. Meat eater or not, you’ll love this black bean quinoa burger recipe. Top it with your favorite toppings — maybe set out an array of options if you’re entertaining — and throw a few patties on the grill at a time! It’s perfect for your Independence Day celebrations.
Basil Potato Salad
Another great recipe from the Good Housekeeping test kitchen! This summer salad is perfect for any July 4th gathering and a great way to enjoy your harvest of fresh basil.
BLT Summer Salad
If you love a good BLT sandwich, this BLT summer salad is for you. With bacon, fresh tomatoes, and a bit of arugula, it’s a crowd pleaser. Make it in large quantities and serve it in a big bowl.
Stuffed Bell Peppers
This simple stuffed bell pepper recipe is refreshing, tasty, and easy to serve. It’s a perfectly sized way to get a lot of flavor and fulfillment in. Throw some French fries on the side for a bit of greasy deliciousness.
If you’re lucky, your okra garden is ready to harvest right now. This charred okra recipe is one of our favorites and such an easy way to enjoy this tasty vegetable. It’s the perfect side dish to add to your array of Fourth food items.
Grilling for the Fourth? Check out our summer grilling tips and top recipes.