Browsing Tag

10 easy 4th of july recipes

Appetizers Grilling Karista's Kitchen Kid Friendly Life Around My Table Salad vegetarian

10 Easy 4th of July Recipe Ideas

Grilled Watermelon and Feta Skewers with a Balsamic Drizzle // Karista's Kitchen

When I’m cooking for a crowd I want it to be fuss-free with loads of deliciousness. You might think that’s a lot to ask, however, it couldn’t be easier. I use a few fresh ingredients and then combine them with some amazing flavors. The end result is a delicious menu that makes everyone smile, including me.

These 10 easy 4th of July recipe ideas are meant to compliment your menu and help make an enjoyable day for the cook. I’ve totally got your back here. 😉

First up is an easy starter or dessert, Grilled Watermelon and Feta Skewers. They’re fantastic simply grilled, but sometimes I like a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the top.


Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob (Elote) // Karista's Kitchen

How could corn on the cob be more fun or even more delicious? This Elote recipe says it all. Elote is Mexican grilled corn that has been slathered in a lime laced mayonnaise and then rolled in cotija and sprinkled with the Mexican seasoning called Tajin. This will definitely be the star of the meal.


Bacon Wrapped Peaches // Karista's Kitchen

When I made these Bacon Wrapped Peaches for my family the first time the rave reviews were never-ending. Consequently, I keep these lovelies on my “quick and easy” appetizer list. You won’t regret it!

Hugos Texas Barbecue Shrimp with Bleu Cheese Slaw // Karista's Kitchen

Hugo’s Texas BBQ Shrimp is divine. I’m not kidding when I tell you I could easily sip the sauce. But I’ll refrain and let others do the sipping. 🙂

Apricot, Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza from Karista's Kitchen

Not only is this Apricot, Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza perfect for a starter, but it’s also divine for a light lunch or dinner. This can be prepared on the grill, making 4th of July easy and delicious.

Grilled Romaine Salad with Sweet and Spicy Dressing // Karista's Kitchen

During the summer months we grill everything. Even the salad. I adore Grilled Romaine and I especially love this salad when it’s topped with my favorite festive sweet and spicy dressing.

Grilled Summer Peaches with Butter Rum Sauce // Karista's Kitchen

I’m not a huge fan of dessert but I love fruit and I love ice cream. And I love caramel sauce. I’ve added a fun and festive butter rum spiked caramel sauce to these grilled peaches and I must say I could eat that entire tray.Summer Fruit Cocktail laced with wine or your favorite liquer

Speaking of “spiking”… I love to spike my fruit. Which is why I literally call this recipe my boozy “fruit cocktail“. Just a hint of white wine and brandy or even some rum and a delicious dessert is ready for serving.

Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Garlic Lemon & Thyme Butter // Karista's Kitchen

Along with grilling my salad I love to skewer. I skewer just about everything during the summer. I especially like skewered veggies paired with skewered pineapple and mango and then served over coconut rice. It makes a lovely vegetarian option for you or your guests.

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad // Karista's Kitchen

Last but not least is the playful Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. This pairs with literally everything. I serve it with grilled ribs, chicken, steak, burgers, pork chops and veggies. Fun, delicious and so completely festive.

10 easy 4th of July recipes to make your holiday enjoyable and delicious. 

Wishing you all a very delicious and safe holiday!

Loads of love,