4th of July BBQ Recipe Roundup

Time is flying! Seems like just yesterday we escaped the dumpster fire of 2020, but now it’s July 1st…so, fire up that grill, crack open a spiked seltzer (if that’s your thing), and get your best patriotic Old Navy gear on! 

After so many holidays spent masked and alone, we can finally look forward to celebrating Independence Day with our loved ones.

If you’re looking for any 4th of July BBQ recipe inspiration for your holiday weekend. Check out some of my favorite bbq recipes below!

 

 

Greek Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki (134 calories) - a flavor-packed appetizer you can make a head of time! One layer of smooth, savory hummus, a layer of cool, herby tzatziki, and toppings like feta cheese, chopped fresh cucumbers, sweet tomatoes, and briney capers and olives.

 

 

Apps:

Greek Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki (pictured)

If you’ve had hummus—and I’m guessing you have—you know that it’s a chickpea purée with a savory, slightly nutty flavor. 

Perfect Guacamole

 

 

grilled lamb burgers recipe

 

 

 

Burgers:

Grilled Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Sauce (pictured)

If you’re looking to spice up your summer 4th of July BBQ recipe grilling menu this year, grilled lamb burgers are the way. Ground lamb has this lovely mild flavor that pairs well with so many other flavors, but especially Mediterranean ones like lemon, garlic, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce.

 

 

marinated and grilled steak tips

 

 

 

Mains:

Grilled Steak Tips (pictured)

Memorial Day is just a week away and summer’s right behind it, so what we need now is a surefire steak marinade for all the grilling we’re about to do. 

Lemon Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken.

 

 

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Pesto, Asparagus and Roasted Tomatoes

 

 

Sides:

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Pesto and Asparagus (pictured)

This whole wheat pasta salad with pesto, asparagus, and roasted tomatoes is proof that the only things you need for a completely delicious (and really easy) pasta salad are a few trusty mix-ins, 

Farro Salad with Kale, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Chickpeas.

 

 

Watermelon Feta Salad in a white serving bowl

 

 

 

Salads:

Watermelon and Feta Salad (pictured)

This Watermelon Feta Salad ticks all of the boxes for a great side dish, I can’t wait for you all to try it! 

Kale Caesar Salad.

 

 

 

Strawberry shortcakes made with angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream

 

 

 

Desserts:

Angel Food Cake (pictured)

First up: homemade strawberry shortcakes—layered with fluffy vanilla cake, fresh strawberries, and sweetened whipped cream. My mom has made these on summer nights for as long as I can remember—with sponge cake as the base—for as long as I can remember, but this year I decided to try something new: homemade angel food cake.

Lighter Lemon Cheesecake Bars