You Must Make These 12 Dishes for Your Fourth of July Cookout Slideshow

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You Must Make These 12 Dishes for Your Fourth of July Cookout

To help you celebrate this patriotic holiday and take some of the pressure off of you, we’ve pulled together 12 of our favorite summertime barbecue recipes — and a few dishes with a red, white, and blue twist.

The Best Coleslaw Ever

The Best Coleslaw Ever
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Coleslaw haters, move aside. This umami bomb of a side dish is sure to change your mind. The best part about this Asian-inspired slaw is that it’s easy to make and requires no oven, keeping your home nice and cool.

For the Best Coleslaw Ever recipe, click here.

Flag Pie

Flag Pie
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We love a good flag cake, but consider a homemade flag pie this holiday. With a wonderfully flaky crust and the best summertime fruits, this dessert is sure to be the star (and stripes) of your cookout.

For the Flag Pie recipe, click here.

Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze

Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze

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This flawless grilled chicken recipe has something for everyone. Brown sugar makes it sweet, sriracha makes it spicy, and a beer and buttermilk brine makes it wonderfully moist.

For the Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze recipe, click here.

Hazelnut and Bean Burger

Don’t leave your guests out in the cold: Vegetarians and vegans at your party deserve an incredible entrée, too. Nutritional yeast and cumin add savory notes in this vegan burger.

For the Hazelnut and Bean Burger recipe, click here.

Ice Berg Cocktail

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

For the Ice Berg Cocktail recipe, click here.

Mushroom and Swiss Stuffed Burgers

Of course, no Fourth of July cookout would be complete without an incredible burger, and this one fits the bill. The classic mushroom and Swiss burger gets an update by putting the gooey cheese inside the meat.

For the Mushroom and Swiss Stuffed Burgers recipe, click here.

 

Pretzel Bun Bratwursts With Tangy Apple-Cabbage Slaw

An upgraded version of the tired old hot dog, this sausage sandwich is everything you want at a barbecue. The sausage has a perfectly crisp skin, the roll is wonderfully salty, and the slaw adds just the right amount of freshness.

For the Pretzel Bun Bratwursts With Tangy Apple-Cabbage Slaw recipe, click here.

Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Sangria is certainly one of our favorite summertime cocktails. This white wine-based variation uses pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries to add some patriotic color.

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

Red, White, and Blueberry Quinoa Salad

No Fourth of July feast would be complete without some red, white, and blue party foods. This watermelon and blueberry quinoa salad is not only beautiful, it’s hearty, sweet, and salty.

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

Suzi's Vegetable Slaw

A classic, crispy, crunchy cabbage-based coleslaw is a summertime staple. This recipe uses coconut milk for a wonderful sweet flavor, which is balanced by notes of heat from chili powder and cumin.

For the Suzi's Vegetable Slaw recipe, click here.

Sweet Corn and Black Bean Salad

This easy-to-make summertime salad uses one of the season’s best crops: sweet corn. Black beans, red bell peppers, and cilantro add so much color in to the mix, this dish will pop on any plate.

For the Sweet Corn and Black Bean Salad recipe, click here.

USA Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cake

We absolutely love a giant cookie cake for any occasion. With a premade cookie mix, frosting, and chocolate candies, even the most novice home cook can pull this dessert off.

For the USA Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cake recipe, click here.