Recipes for 4th of July

easy fourth of july food ideas

I’m sharing some tried and true recipes from my kitchen that will work great for yummy 4th of July food ideas for kids and fun 4th of july food ideas 4th of july food ideas adults will love, too! I promise! easy fourth of july food ideas
Black eyed pea salad recipe for 4th of July party food.

Popcorn with white chocolate and red white and blue sprinkles. 4th of july food ideas for kids

Fun 4th of july food ideas with popcorn with sprinkles for kids and easy fourth of july food ideas for everyone.

4th of july food ideas for kids

popcorn recipe

  1. Pop fresh popcorn – I find it easiest if it’s slightly warm or fresh out of microwave but not necessary
  2. Melt white chocolate (they make them in larger chunks which I prefer to the small chips)
  3. Toss the white chocolate and popcorn together. I’ve done this in gallon zip locks or even just in a very large bowl. Careful not to burn your fingers!
  4. Immediately put in serving bowl or cups and while chocolate is sticky poor on red, white and blue sprinkles.
  5. Try (I dare you) not to eat it all before your guests come. The mix of sweet and salt is to die for! Kid approved – I tested it!

red + white + blue smoothies

  1. Combine in a blender frozen strawberries and simple syrup (you can make this fresh or buy store bought.)
  2. In clean blender combine frozen blueberries and simple syrup.
  3. Layer in the cups the strawberry mix first.
  4. Add greek yogurt in the middle.
  5. Add blueberry mix on top.
  6. Garden with a fresh strawberry!
  7. My goal was to make a super yummy smoothie that had some protein in it from the Greek yogurt. My kids loved it!

easy fourth of july food ideas

black eyed pea salad recipe – fun 4th of july food ideas

  1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1 chopped garlic clove in a bowl.

    Add vinegar, oil, and cumin, stirring with a whisk. Add tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); toss well. Serve with pita chips.

  2. Combine 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (I prefer garlic rice wine vinegar), 2 tablespoons roasted extra-virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon ground cumin in the same bowl as garlic and salt.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes from two large (truthfully, I buy the freshly chopped packages to save time.)
  4. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (again, I use and buy the pre chopped.)
  5. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  6. Add 1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained.
  7. 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced.
  8. Stir up and serve with chips
  9. This recipe may sound weird, but I’ve adapted it from a Cooking Light recipe and it’s crazy delicious. High in fiber and protein and a really delicious snack I make at least once a month!
enjoy and happy 4th!

Be sure to read my July 4th decor post and tablescape post for party inspiration!

photos by Gossett Photography

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