11 Dishes We’ve Crowned the Best 4th of July Picnic Recipes

Cyd Converse

7. Strawberry Pimm’s Slush Recipe

While you're working on tending the grill, stay cool with this strawberry Pimm's slush recipe! It's exactly the kind of fruity, refreshing cocktail recipe I prefer on a holiday like the 4th of July. Loads of fresh frozen strawberries are blended into a crispy cold drink garnished with strawberries and mint for the ultimate in refreshment. For an alcohol-free version, simply skip the Pimm's liqueur!

8. Jerk Chicken Mango Avocado Sliders Recipe

These crowd-pleasing jerk chicken mango avocado sliders taste like a trip to the tropics while never leaving your own backyard! Shredded jerk chicken is made easily in the Instant Pot, then piled high on toasted Hawaiian buns along with mango salsa and avocado. You can serve these sliders as an appetizer, but they're delicious enough to stand alone as the star of your 4th of July picnic!

9. Easy Focaccia with Strawberries and Feta Recipe

This easy focaccia with strawberries and feta is topped with a flavorful balsamic glaze and it makes a surprisingly perfect side dish when planning a barbecue or 4th of July picnic! In addition to the incredible savory yet slightly sweet flavor, this focaccia is surprisingly simple to make - it does not require any kneading, just mix it together with a dough whisk or a wooden spoon.

10. S'mores Brownies Recipe

Made directly on the grill in a cast iron skillet our s'mores brownies recipe isn't your average brownie recipe. No, this is a decadent, fudgy, ooey, gooey brownie recipe, which is perfect for s'mores brownies if you ask me! Topped with marshmallows and crumbles of graham cracker, you'll get all the s'mores flavor you're craving at your 4th of July party and all summer long.

11. Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

Is it even a summer barbecue if there isn't pasta salad?! One of the best 4th of July recipes going is this unexpectedly tasty take on a classic pasta salad. What is taco pasta salad? Exactly what it sounds like! A creamy pasta salad tossed with all your favorite taco toppings like corn, tomatoes, cheese and olives along with a taco seasoning dressing made with sour cream and salsa.

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