All the 4th of July recipes you need!

Summer rice salad

Last Updated on July 2, 2022 by Team HH

The 4th of July is right around the corner! So I’m sharing with you all the best recipes you need for a fabulous Independence day!

Summer rice salad
easy rice salad

Drinks

Fresh Fruit and Herb Margaritas! – Such a fun and simple cocktail, perfect for batch cocktails! Easily made alcohol free, as well

Limonana – Summer is literally incomplete without this, the BEST lemonade ever! Filled with fresh mint!

Appetizers

Bruschetta & burrata – There’s literally no better way to use up those beautiful summer tomatoes. Make this with some bruschetta bread, and of course burrata cheese makes EVERYTHING better!

Tomato jam jar – SO good, these can be made in a beautiful clear jar, or little individual clear cups/shot glasses for people to put small amounts on their bread!

Watermelon halloumi caprese – I mean really, it’s not summer without watermelon and cheese. Also AMAZING with fresh mint.

Spanakopita Quiche – Beautiful to look at and SUPER delicious. My kids love this quiche so I guess you can say it’s also kid approved!

Main Meals

Chicken Kebabs – Make these chicken kebabs to get your grillin game going!

Homemade In N Out burger! – The greatest of all time. If you’re not in a city with my favorite burger joint, these taste just like the real thing!

Chicken Shawarma – The most amazing chicken shawarma. I mean it, you won’t need any other recipe but this one.

Bruschetta pasta – Take that bruschetta & burrata from your appetizers and put it on some fresh pasta! You have yourself an amazing, no-cook sauce!

Pollo Asado Tacos! – We can eat tacos for any holiday and any day of the week around here.

Freekeh salad with shrimp and corn – Such a filling and hearty salad that utilizes all of summers best ingredients! Tossed in a Middle Eastern chimichurri, this is definitely going to be your favorite item on the menu!

Side Dishes

Middle Eastern Potato Salad! – No summer party is complete without a potato salad. This one has no mayo involved and its filled with fresh herbs and a lemon vinaigrette!

Summer Rice Salad – If you haven’t made this, you’re really missing out. Full of color and texture and really packs a flavorful punch.

Mediterranean Chicken Salad – I put this under side dishes because with the quinoa and chicken, it basically eats like a meal. Add avocado too if you choose!

Salads

Tortellini salad – Super simple to make! It really doesn’t get better than this! We can’t get enough of this salad in the summer!

Horiatiki Salad – The best simple Greek salad that goes with just about everything!

Simple Middle Eastern Salad – The Arab version of a horiatiki salad. We eat this for every meal of the day – including breakfast!

Tabbouleh – My dad is known for his incredible tabbouleh. He adds tons of vegetables to it to make it distinct from any other tabbouleh you’ve had!

Fattoush – One of my favorite Middle Eastern salads of all time! Extra crunch from those pita chips on top!

Desserts

Berry cheesecake icebox cake! – A simple no-bake dessert that can be made in advance! Perfect for the warmer months!

Strawberry rose & tahini shortcake with labneh whipped cream – A delicious, Middle Eastern twist on the American classic.

Nescafe cake – Another one of the greatest no-bake desserts of all time! Basically the Middle Eastern tiramisu!

The BEST fudgy brownies – Because there always needs to be chocolate on the menu!

Whenever you make any of my recipes, share a picture with me on Instagram @thebitewithjackie and leave a comment for that recipe letting me know your thoughts!

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