I thought you might like to see a collection of recipes that would be great for 4th of July celebrations. Many of these can be made ahead a day or two, and most will travel well, to help make you an even more welcome guest than you would ordinarily be. Enjoy!
Bulgur Veggie Salad You don’t have to worry about someone else making the same salad with this one. Fast and easy; totally fresh and delicious.
Herb Grilled Chicken Thighs A slightly updated take on a local favorite. Chicken thighs are marinated for a day or two and then grilled to flavorful perfection. These can be made ahead, and are equally yummy hot or at room temp.
Fast and Easy Guacamole If you showed up at my party with a big bowl of this and some chopped veggies or chips for dipping, I would kiss your feet. I don’t care if it sounds weird, that is what I would do.
My Favorite Potato Salad This has been our family favorite for years – a classic combo of flavors that never grows old.
“Dirty” Deviled Eggs A sure way to get invited back – bring these little babies with you!
Jalapeno Lime Cucumber Salad This is a bright and refreshing cucumber salad that comes together in just a couple minutes.
Sweet Zucchini Cornbread And to end the collection – a cornbread that uses just coming into season zucchini and would be great alongside the meal, or among the desserts.
I hope you enjoy the assortment, and please, in the comments, leave a link to your favorite summer picnic recipes. I can’t wait to see them!