Fireworks, friends and — most importantly — food! Flag these easy salad and side recipes for your Independence Day party. They’re keepers.
Usually we think of fresh berries as something to eat for breakfast or dessert, but here they make an elegant addition to a salad of baby spinach, pecans and goat cheese. The colors of red, white and blue make it perfect for the 4th! GET THE RECIPE
Perfect for a backyard BBQ, these baby potatoes are boldly flavored with a thick Dijon mustard marinade, then grilled until crispy and charred. GET THE RECIPE
Often referred to as “veggie crack” because it’s so addictive, this is one of my most popular recipes. Whether you serve it as a side dish or a dip with tortilla chips (highly recommend!), the bowl is always empty and the mouths are always full. GET THE RECIPE
Crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions make an easy but elegant side dish for a party. Make it ahead and pair it with grilled chicken, salmon or steak. GET THE RECIPE
Instead of the usual corn on the cob, try a fresh corn salad that you can make ahead of time. This one is a breeze to make...and eat. GET THE RECIPE
So simple and so good — this grilled asparagus and feta salad is the kind of dish that makes you wonder if you might possibly be a very happy vegetarian. GET THE RECIPE
These tender and sweet cornbread muffins are the perfect accompaniment to any Southern barbecue or Southwestern-style dish. My kids love them so much that I’m constantly swatting their little hands away from the bread basket so they don’t fill up. GET THE RECIPE