We’re thinking ahead to our Independence Day cookouts coming up this week, and one of my favorite, festive treats to bring to a party is 4th of July fruit dishes. From tarts and pies to fruit salad and skewers, we’ve found 7 delicious and easy dishes you can bring to your 4th of July cookout.
So go visit the blueberry and strawberry picking farms — or, you know, the produce section of your supermarket — and get the kids ready to help you make one of these fun American flag-inspired treats.
This American Flag Fruit Pizza at Jean Green Nutrition Fiend is so easy and healthy thanks to no added sugar. She has tips to make it vegan if you’re serving those dietary needs, and we think the kids will love helping you place the bananas, strawberries and blueberries on top.
I love how easy it is to prep these vegan Fourth of July parfaits at Bear Plate ahead of time to serve at a party. Then again, it would make a really fun DIY bar for guests to make their own according to their preferences too. Plus, eating dessert out of a cup is always fun — and so much easier than trying to balance a plate while you walk around and mingle.
In the middle of summer, I’m always happy to find a great no-bake recipe. And these no-bake lemon-berry cheesecakes at Haute and Healthy Living are perfect. They’re bite-sized, which is perfect for a party, and just right for kids to grab and eat while they play with friends.
So many of the red, white and blue fruit recipes we find are sweet, but this Red, White & Blueberry Bruschetta at Satsuma Designs is a more savory option that your guests will love. This is a great option on a budget too, because that inexpensive baguette will make quite a few servings, and the more expensive berries will go far with just a few on top of each slice.
Looking for a fun way to make the Fourth of July fun last all day long? If you’re having cousins or friends sleeping over, serve this Berries Cream Cheese French Toast at Garden in the Kitchen for breakfast on the 4th. Although the photo looks like an expensive and high-calorie pound cake, it’s actually just a baguette. So smart! A little will go a long way with this one, especially if you serve it with eggs and bacon for a full breakfast.
Little kids will love to help you assemble these fun Fourth of July Star-Spangled Skewers at Stacey Homemaker. This is another great option if you’re on a budget, with just one blueberry and a small bit of watermelon per skewer. You can switch up from the feta to mozzarella or even bananas if you wish!
This gorgeous bowl of Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad at Life Made Simple will steal the show at any cookout and you probably won’t come home with any leftovers. I love how bright and fresh it looks, and it’s so easy! Just cut up the fruit, and you’re good to go.