Favorite 4th of July Recipes

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If you need a recipe for the upcoming 4th of July celebration, below you’ll find some of my favorite options. They’re all quick & easy to prepare, and will be a hit with your friends and family!

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Salads & Sides

If you’re attending a potluck or a picnic, these healthy recipes can be made ahead of time for your convenience.

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Vegan Potato Salad (Oil-Free & Nut-free)

30 minutes
This Vegan Potato Salad recipe is a quick and easy, using avocado instead of mayo. It's oil-free, and I love how you can't taste the avocado at all!
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cabbage salad in bowl with tongs

Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad

15 minutes
This Cabbage Salad is lightly sweet and tangy, tossed in an easy sesame-lime dressing. The combination is addictive!
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strawberry spinach salad overhead on a white plate

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

15 minutes
This STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD is a colorful summer dish, with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing. Topped with strawberries, avocado, and red onion.
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vegan queso recipe

Vegan Cashew Queso

10 minutes
This is the BEST vegan queso recipe I've ever tried! Made with nutritional yeast and lemon juice, it comes together in just minutes for an easy cashew cheese sauce.
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broccoli salad in a white bowl overhead

Broccoli Salad Recipe (No Mayo!)

15 minutes
This Broccoli Salad recipe is quick & easy, featuring cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a creamy dressing. It's perfect for potlucks and meal prep!
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guacamole recipe

How to Make Guacamole (and store it!)

10 minutes
Here's how to make PERFECT GUACAMOLE, using ripe avocados, lime juice, jalapenos, and cilantro. It's easy and tastes like Chipotle's! Storage tips included to prevent browning.
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carrot salad in glass bowl with spatula

Sweet & Crunchy Carrot Salad

20 minutes
This Carrot Salad is quick and easy to prepare, and makes the perfect recipe to bring to a potluck. I love the addition of raisins and crunchy pecans!
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lentil salad in a bowl

Lentil Salad (Perfect for Make-Ahead Meals!)

20 minutes
This Lentil Salad makes an easy packed lunch! It's packed with protein and loaded with veggies, for a flavor-packed make-ahead meal.
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roasted vegetable pasta salad

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad (Vegan!)

40 minutes
This Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad is tossed in a creamy Italian dressing, for a flavorful veggie-packed meal. I love eating it warm or cold, as an easy vegan packed lunch!
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Main Entrees

These recipes are hearty, while being quick & easy to prepare. You can make them the night before and reheat them so you’re not cooking too much over the holiday weekend!

black bean burger with sweet potato fries

Vegan Black Bean Burgers (Veggie Burgers)

45 minutes
This Vegan Black Bean Burger recipe is easy to make, without a mushy middle! Made with sweet potato instead of egg, they are packed with fiber and plant-based protein.
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chicken burger in lettuce wrap

Healthy Chicken Burgers (Low-Carb & Paleo)

20 minutes
These healthy Chicken Burgers take just 20 minutes to prepare, for a fast protein-packed meal. You can serve them with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun to keep them gluten-free and properly combined.
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vegan mac n cheese recipe with cashew sauce

The BEST Vegan Mac and Cheese (A Fan Favorite!)

40 minutes
This Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe is tossed in a quick & easy cashew "cheese" sauce, and is as fast to prepare as the boxed version. With over 200 reviews, it's become a fan favorite!
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curried chicken salad in lunch box

Curried Chicken Salad (No Mayo!)

15 minutes
This healthy Curried Chicken Salad is an easy packed lunch, made with avocado, curry powder, and fresh veggies. I love how flavorful it is!
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Jackfruit Pulled Pork

25 minutes
Here's how to make Jackfruit Pulled Pork! It's an easy vegetarian alternative, cooked in a homemade BBQ sauce, that's perfect for topping sandwiches and salads. No soy or gluten.
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ratatouille

Easy Ratatouille

55 minutes
Ratatouille is an easy cooked vegetable dish that you can serve as a side dish or main course. It's the best way to use up summer produce!
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Desserts

No holiday is complete without a delicious dessert, right? The following recipes include a variety of cold & refreshing treats for a hot summer day, along with a few options that are easier to pack for a crowd.

red white and blue ice pops

Red, White & Blue Popsicle Recipe

1 hour
These healthy 4th of July popsicles are dye-free, made with strawberries, blueberries, and coconut milk. They are dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and easy to prepare. 
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vegan cookie dough ice cream

Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream

10 minutes
A quick and easy dairy-free ice cream that is fruit-sweetened.
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dole whip in glass

Pineapple Whip

5 minutes
A creamy, fruit-based soft serve dessert!
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almond flour brownies on a marble board

Best Almond Flour Brownies

35 minutes
These are the best almond flour brownies you'll ever make, and they are naturally gluten-free. I love how you only need a few minutes to stir the batter together!
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chocolate almond flour cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles

Chocolate Almond Flour Cupcakes

35 minutes
These Almond Flour Cupcakes are amazing fluffy and naturally gluten-free! I love that they are sweetened with maple syrup, and are higher in protein than a traditional recipe.
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avocado brownies stacked on cutting board

Avocado Brownies (Flourless & Fudgy!)

55 minutes
These Avocado Brownies are rich & fudgy, and made healthier by using avocado instead of butter or oil. They are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free!
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Almond Flour Cake

45 minutes
This is the best almond flour cake! This healthy recipe is light & fluffy, and is perfect for a gluten-free birthday celebration or party.
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gluten-free peach crisp with ice cream

Gluten-Free Peach Crisp (Vegan & Paleo)

30 minutes
This healthy Peach Crisp is my favorite summer dessert! I love how the topping get nice and crisp, without using refined flour or sugar.
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paleo berry crisp overhead with ice cream and spoon

Paleo Berry Crisp

55 minutes
This Paleo Berry Crisp is an easy summer dessert, made with any fresh berries that you have on hand. It's naturally sweetened and grain-free, and is perfect for a patriotic holiday, like Fourth of July or Memorial Day.
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I hope you’ll find this round-up of recipes helpful for your 4th of July festivities, or any summer event you have coming up!

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