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10 Red, White, and Blue Party Foods (That Aren’t Just Dessert)
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10 Red, White, and Blue Party Foods (That Aren’t Just Dessert)

Put on your best stars and stripes, fire up the oven and grill, and get ready for any patriotic feast with these 10 red, white, and blue dishes.

Blue Cheese and Apple Dumpling
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Blue Cheese and Apple Dumpling

This dish may not be your first instinct when it comes to party foods, but the insides of these white, doughy dumplings explode with tanginess and color.

For the Blue Cheese and Apple Dumpling recipe, click here.

Buffalo Chicken Lollipops With Blue Cheese Fondue
Erika Monroe-Williams

Buffalo Chicken Lollipops With Blue Cheese Fondue

A crispy and beautiful deep red coating offers a wonderful contrast to a cooling blue cheese and Gruyère dipping sauce. These dippable, crunchy bites are the perfect party appetizer.

For the Buffalo Chicken Lollipops With Blue Cheese Fondue recipe, click here.

Grilled Cauliflower Pasta With Lemon-Tahini Dressing
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Grilled Cauliflower Pasta With Lemon-Tahini Dressing

This light, veggie-packed pasta salad makes use of another summertime favorite: the grill. Lightly charring the cauliflower on the grill adds wonderful smoky flavor, while tomatoes and onions add a burst of fresh flavor and entrancing color.

For the Grilled Cauliflower Pasta With Lemon-Tahini Dressing recipe, click here.

Ice Berg Cocktail
Cabo San Lucas

Ice Berg Cocktail

If the bright, playful blue and red colors aren’t enough to grab your attention, the light, fruity flavors of this chilled cocktail will certainly do the trick.

For the Ice Berg Cocktail recipe, click here.

No-Cook Summer Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta
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No-Cook Summer Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta

OK, so this dish isn’t totally “no-cook.” You do have to boil the pasta. However, the succulent sauce, made from cloves of garlic, tomatoes, and herbs, is so fresh and colorful already, there’s no need to fire up the stove.

For the No-Cook Summer Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta recipe, click here.

Red, White, and Blue Sangria
Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Summertime means that it’s sangria time. This beautiful, patriotic drink gets its color from refreshing white wine, blueberries, raspberries, and pineapple chunks cut into star shapes.

For the Red, White, and Blue Sangria recipe, click here.

Red, White, and Blueberry Quinoa Salad
MeatlessMonday.com

Red, White, and Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Hearty quinoa is paired with sweet blueberries, strawberries, and cranberries, balanced by salty pecans, and dressed with a tart grapefruit vinaigrette. Not only are the different fruits and flavors playful, they’re quite patriotic.

For the Red, White, and Blueberry Quinoa Salad recipe, click here.

 

Steak With Strawberry-Balsamic Salsa
Maryse Chevriere

Steak With Strawberry-Balsamic Salsa

When cooked to a perfect medium-rare, steak has a stunning red color in its center (and nothing is more patriotic than red meat in our book), and the beautiful strawberry salsa really brings that red color out. Serve this with a purple and white potato salad to add more color to your plate.

For the Steak With Strawberry-Balsamic Salsa recipe, click here.

Stuffed Tomatoes With Gruyère
Tara Fisher

Stuffed Tomatoes With Gruyère

These light, savory stuffed tomatoes are well worth the labor. Each and every bite just bursts with cheesy flavor, and the homemade breadcrumbs give the soft cooked tomatoes much-needed crispy texture.

For the Stuffed Tomatoes With Gruyère recipe, click here.

Wave Your Flag Cheesecake
Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Wave Your Flag Cheesecake

OK… no red, white, and blue food roundup would be complete without this signature cake. Our variation on this patriotic dessert is filled to the brim with strawberries and blueberries, with a cream cheese topping that is simply scrumptious. If you're in love with all things summer, try making dessert on the grill! Here are 15 foods you didn't know you could grill.

For the Wave Your Flag Cheesecake recipe, click here.

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