The Fourth of July is coming up quickly now and, if we’re being fully honest with you, one of our very favourite parts of any Independence Day celebration is the food! Everyone always shows out with the most delicious appetizers and desserts and it really motivates us to try new things, look for themed recipes, and pick classics we know everyone loves to bring along to whatever party or barbecue we plan on attending. This year, we’ve committed to bringing savoury rather than sweet things, so that’s what we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for!
1. Fruit and cream cheese finger sandwiches
We know that we’ve just said we’re concentrating primarily on savoury recipes and this one is slightly sweet, but it’s still a snack style meal rather than a dessert, so we’d say it still counts! If your favourite kind of appetizer has always been finger sandwiches, take a look at how Family Food on The Table made these fruit and cream cheese finger sandwiches using blueberry and strawberry to follow a very patriotic red, white, and blue theme!
2. Red, white, and blue devilled eggs
Perhaps you like the idea of following a patriotic colour scheme but you’re also the kind of person who knows that people love BBQ classics most and that’s the kind of thing you’d like to serve? Then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Created by Diane made these delicious deviled eggs but used natural food colouring to turn some of the eggs blue and red!
3. Parmesan tots with dipping sauce
Another total BBQ classic that we just can’t get enough of is tater tots, but just because we like something in its traditional form doesn’t mean that we’re not willing to try it with a twist too! We actually tried these delicious parmesan tots with homemade dipping sauce, outlined step by step on Country Living, and they were the first thing to disappear entirely at the BBQ!
4. Cheese and onion dip with red peppers, blue tortilla chips, and pita stars
Perhaps we’ve really caught your attention with the idea of making some kind of colour themed dish but you’d much prefer something saltier than the sandwiches we showed you earlier? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Pizzazzerie made this cheese and onion dip with red peppers, blue tortilla chips, and crunchy pita stars!