Summer is officially here, and it’s time to break out the red, white, and blue! With patriotic parties just around the corner, people across the nation are cleaning their pools and tidying their houses, priming boat engines, confirming travel plans, and dreaming up a 4th of July menu full of traditional 4th of July food.
We’re helping you out with delicious and healthy 4th of July recipes for your red, white and blue bash!
Of course, if you were to list off popular 4th of July foods, barbecue is right at the top. In our opinion, rightfully so. It’s delicious, and there are tons of 4th of July BBQ food ideas to choose from. But good party dishes can’t all be made on a grill, which is why we’re helping out with delicious and healthy 4th of July recipes for your red, white, and blue bash!
How do You Spice Up Your 4th of July Menu?
No matter what you’re planning on barbecuing, side dishes are your friends. Whether you’re serving traditional 4th of July foods or going more creative, it’s best to prepare some 4th of July appetizers to keep your guests from crowding the grillmaster. And to finish things off, fourth of July desserts are just the ticket. We will get into appetizers momentarily, but check here for some fantastic 4th of July desserts.
Before we load you up with tasty dishes, it’s worth noting that you’ll want to give your guests healthy 4th of July food to eat. Don’t pile them up with greasy, salty, sugary delights, unless you want your party to include an afternoon nap! In our opinion, the best way to accomplish that is to use organic and synthetic preservative-free HOPE Hummus. With party-worthy flavors such as Buffalo Bleu, Spicy Avocado, Jalapeño Cilantro, Jalapeño Red, and more, HOPE has you ready for delectable fourth of July appetizers.
Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for 4th of July Food
With all the new and creative hummus flavors out there, you’re guaranteed to have guests loving your 4th of July menu. We’ve compiled a list of tasty apps and sides that will compliment the holiday and keep your guests fueled all the way through fireworks. If you want more ideas, check out our HOPE Kitchen, Instagram community, and YouTube channel—there are plenty of great recipes to explore!
If you don’t have guac at your party, your 4th of July menu isn’t complete. For a simple way to keep your guests full and entertained, don’t just serve up a bowl of guacamole—make a self-serve station with grated cheese, corn, black beans, pickled onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime! Then add your favorite varieties of fresh guac: Green Chile, Spicy Green Chile, or Spicy Mango.
While chips and guac are a sure winner, we’ve got another dip idea to round out your 4th of July finger foods. This classic Mexican street dip is a full-bodied and flavorful substitute for its ol’ ranch and French onion cousins. Sweet corn, Original Recipe hummus, lime, cilantro, and paprika make this 4th of July appetizer a winner as well.
We all love steak… but not everyone eats meat! Not to worry though, because this 4th of July BBQ food idea is perfect for the veggie-lovers at your gathering. Slice a head of cauliflower, brush it with olive oil, and grill it up. Then lay it on a bed of Buffalo Bleu hummus and dried chickpeas, and you’ve got a tasty vegetarian and vegan treat!
Wings are a traditional 4th of July food, but especially if you’ve got other barbecue treats on the menu, you may not want to go all-out on another heavy and high-calorie dish. Instead, go a bit lighter with baked “breaded” cauliflower florets you can dip in a sauce made from Jalapeño Cilantro hummus, frozen mango, and agave, then baked to perfection. Make plenty, however—these 4th of July finger foods will disappear faster than your fourth of July desserts!
The best sides are sometimes the easiest to make. This fresh pasta dish combines pasta wheels, broccoli, grape tomatoes, Kale Pesto hummus, and other fun ingredients. Keep your prep time quick, and your flavors fresh, so you have time to enjoy the party instead of watching it from the kitchen.
In every one of our creative flavors, HOPE Hummus is dedicated to creating the best hummus on your store shelf. USDA Certified Organic and free of unhealthy preservatives or additives, we’re stoked to join your party and keep your guests happy and full all the way to 4th of July dessert.