Recipes for Your 4th of July Party

As the 4th of July approaches, everyone is eager to find a spot to cool off and fire up the grill. This beloved holiday is the perfect time to gather with family and celebrate the United States’ independence. What better way to enhance the festivities than by showcasing exciting recipes? Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or attending a picnic, we’ve got you covered with a couple of delicious easy dishes that will make your Independence Day celebration amazing.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

My first suggestion would be these grilled fruit kabobs. The kabobs offer sweet and smokey notes that are both refreshing and flavorful. For the fruit, I have given some suggestions below but you can always experiment to find what works best for you. These would be perfect as a snack by the pool or the lake while soaking in the summer rays.


  • Pineapple
  • Peaches
  • Mangoes
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon

According to the website Hey Grill Hey these are the four steps you want to take to grill your kabobs.

  1. Preheat. Get your grill running at 450 degrees F. You can cook this on any grill you have in your backyard.
  2. Assemble. Slice all your fruit and dessert into similar-sized bite-sized pieces. Alternate placing the fruit and dessert on skewers
  3. Grill! Place the assembled fruit kabobs directly on the grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the fruit and desserts are starting to caramelize.
  4. Enjoy. Take care with these coming right off the grill, as some of the fruit will be quite hot. Once they’ve cooled slightly, you’re ready to dig in!

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

The next recipe is a patriotic fruit salad. This refreshing snack is perfect for a hot summer day, and its vibrant red, white, and blue colors make it a festive addition to any 4th of July celebration.


  • Red fruit: strawberries, watermellon, and raspberries
  • White fruit: bananas, apples, and honey dew
  • Blue fruit: blueberries and grapes

After you get all your fruits together you can just mix them together in a bowl and you have a perfect patriotic fruit salad!