Fourth of July Menu Guide

Make these recipes part of your Fourth of July celebration this year

Make your Fourth of July a memorable one with these summertime dishes.

Our country’s most celebrated holiday is just around the corner, and for many Americans, the Fourth of July is about gathering around the barbecue and feasting with friends and family. While a summer barbecue is a simple feat for many, we’ve done some digging on The Daily Meal to come up with a few essential recipes to make your Fourth of July celebration a culinary masterpiece.

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If you’re a traditionalist who loves a good rack of ribs, our Chocolate-Chipotle recipe will be sure to get the taste buds singing. Or, a decadent Lobster Salad BLT made with savory cream cheese biscuits is a great way to add some elegance to a summer sandwich, and a fun addition to any holiday picnic. For the vegetarians, a sweet potato recipe is not only a filling dish but a festive one as well, and pickled cauliflower and a sweet pickle relish recipe are great additions to our buttery hamburger recipe or to a classic hot dog.

No matter where you’ll be or who you’ll be with, it’s important to make sure your holiday meal is a memorable one. Whether you’re flipping a burger or serving an old-time favorite like pasta salad, these recipes will be sure to make our nation proud.