Last Minute Quick & Easy 4th of July Recipes

July 4, 2009

I’m a huge planner and a huge fan of being organized, but for some reason, a lot of our get-togethers and parties are planned at the last minute. Trust me when I say that there have been many times that I’m still scrabbling the morning of a party to finalize my menu. Last year, I threw together my New Years Eve Party all in one day and it turned out great! If anyone is like me and might be searching for some quick and easy last minute recipe ideas, here are some of my favorites.

Insalata Ala Caprese

Insalata Ala Caprese

Insalata ala Caprese is my absolute all-time favorite! It’s always a hit and can be served either as an appetizer or a side salad.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Here’s a different twist on almost the same ingredients. You can’t go wrong with this Heirloom Tomato Salad.

Summertime Fruit Salad

Summertime Fruit Salad

I think this Summertime Fruit Salad would be a great start for a 4th of July Celebration.

Ceviche Salad

Ceviche Salad

This Ceviche Salad is light and simple and would be great to take to a cookout.

Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Potato Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Potato Salad

This Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Potato Salad isn’t your every day potato salad.

Homemade Pita Chips

Homemade Pita Chips

Healthy Hummus

Healthy Hummus

How about some Pita Chips and Hummus? Easy and healthy, too!

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Okay, I know that there’s nothing special about Deviled Eggs, but in a pinch, if you have to take something to a cookout, no one will complain about having these at the party!

Angel Hair Pasta Salad

Angel Hair Pasta Salad

This Angel Hair Pasta Salad is a great choice for a crowd. The recipe may say that the pasta needs to marinate in the lemon juice overnight, but I’ve done it for just an hour or so and it turns out fine. This salad requires a little more prep with just chopping ham and grating cheese, but it’s so worth it. It’s an all-time family favorite.

Lastly, if you go here, you’ll find recipes to these favorites; Sun Dried Tomato Spread, Grilled Shrimp wrapped in Bacon, HVR Cheese Ball, BigT’s Peppers, Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style, and Bo’s Version of Brie and Cranberries. I promise you that you CANNOT go wrong with any of these ‘go-to’ favorites.

Whatever you decide to make for your own party or to take to share with friends, have a safe and Happy 4th!!

~LilSis

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5 Comments so far

  1. Posted by Musingwoman

    July 4, 20099:06 am

    I love deviled eggs but have never made them. Maybe now’s a good time to try!

  2. Posted by LilSis

    July 4, 20099:52 am

    Hi Musing Woman,
    If you make them, let me know what you think. Of course, there are many variations you can do with deviled eggs. I love adding some finely chopped prosciutto or ham.

  3. Posted by Katrina

    July 5, 20098:05 pm

    What a lota yummy food! Love the nutty fruit salad and tomato/mozz. salad.

  4. Posted by mike

    April 8, 201110:28 pm

    Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Potato Salad i tryed it and it was great. I will be trying the eggs next. Great articles

  5. Posted by BigSis

    April 9, 20119:59 am

    Hi Mike, thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment! So glad you liked the potato salad recipe. Let us know if you try the eggs!

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