Summer picnic ideas to celebrate the Fourth of July
Whether you will be grilling at home after the parade, or packing up a basket to watch the town fireworks, here's a round-up of ideas for your outdoor meal.
Fourth of July picnics kick-off three glorious month of eating outside in the fresh air. Here are a few ideas to fill your picnic table.
For the grill
Four variations for turning an ordinary hot dog into a tasty delight.
Loin flap steaks, flat steaks, and top sirloin are less expensive cuts that deliver delicious flavors.
A good bun, melted blue cheese, grilled toppings (hold the ketchup!) make for a perfect burger.
Turkey burgers 'livened up' with Asian flavors.
Beef kebabs with a cherry barbecue sauce.
Homemade veggie burgers allow you to play around with flavors.
Season grilled corn-on-the-cob with Parmesan, lime, and paprika.
Grilled summer vegetables make a wonderful napoleon when paired with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
Sides and Salads
A slaw with a vinegar base that will hold its form inside a cooler or on a picnic table.
Green bean and potato salad with lemon-dill aioli.
A vibrant summer salad with fresh flavors and colors.
Two different ways to flavor a classic egg salad.
A just-right salad for lazy summer days.
Quinoa is a protein-rich seed that has a nutty flavor when cooked. It works as a wonderful base for salads.
Dried cranberries, feta cheese, and pumpkin seeds add extra flavor and crunch.
These crisp, lively fresh dill pickles get their flavor from dill, garlic, jalapeño peppers, coriander, and mustard and fennel seeds. And they’re ready to eat in 24 hours.
A sweet pickle that will win over even those who say they don't like pickles.
A favorite, all-purpose summer condiment.