|Heirloom Tomato Appetizer|
But I woke up this morning thinking of all the lovely recipes I've posted that capitalize on the fresh ingredients of summer, that would also be good for 4th of July celebration, and then, I thought maybe someone else might be looking for a slightly narrowed down list of possibilities that are wholly 4th-of-July-Worthy. And I've got just the ticket for you!
You can find ALL my recipes by clicking on the "Food" tab above, but rather than making you go digging around on that page if you don't want to, here's a list of summertime recipes, any of which would make a fabulous contribution to your 4th of July menu.
Heirloom Tomato Appetizer: BACON, tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, and an AWESOME warm bacon, shallot and sherry vinegar vinaigrette. Did I mention bacon?
Aztec Salad: corn, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, delicious, and so good for you!
Mango and Blue Cheese Salad: try this with peaches instead of mangoes, now that peaches are in season!
Panzanella : this could easily be a light main dish, rather than a salad. We have it for a light summer meal very often. I can eat mountains of this.
Shamefully Easy and Delicious Cole Slaw: your dish will be the TALK of the pot luck, and it couldn't be easier or more delicious.
Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes and Basil: creamy and spicy! Yummy! Heads-up: this has a mayonnaise-based dressing. Keep that in mind if your weather is as hot as ours.
Watermelon Arugula Salad with Pancetta: with or without the pancetta, this is delicious and refreshing.
Bacon Crusted Smoked Brisket: I have several rub recipes, all of which are good.
Bambi Burgers: this recipe works great with venison, beef, or elk. Top them with Caramelized Onions. You'll find that recipe on the same page.
Pesto: love, love, love this green, fresh but rich taste of summer.
Blueberry Cheesecake: start it two days before, if you think you can make the homemade shortbread last that long.
Fresh Peach Pie: I've won three pie contests with this pie recipe. It's a sublime taste of downhome comfort food. Really, it's the essence of summer.
Lemon and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt: light, refreshing, makes your taste buds do a little dance.
|Lemon and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt|
What will you be making for the Fourth?