As many of you have probably realized, next week is the fourth of July (happy birthday America)! But more importantly, next week is my birthday… July 3rd! Yessiree, I’m finally turning 18 and I can’t believe I will be an adult? That can vote?! But after you celebrate my birthday, those of you who are American will probably be celebrating our nation’s birthday. The fourth of July is a great holiday to enjoy traditional American dishes, but I’ve rounded up some classic dishes that have a little twist to them to shake things up. So if you’re celebrating the fourth or not, check out these fresh and delicious recipes!


Green gazpacho from A Cozy Kitchen
Green Gazpacho (via A Cozy Kitchen)

Limes, cucumbers, peppers and herbs make this cold soup delicious!

Raspberry, pomelo and corn cake from Cannelle et Vanille
Raspberry Pomelo Corn Cake (via Cannelle et Vanille)

Sweet summer fruits and a classic cornbread base make this cake superb.

Herb and goat cheese tartines from Sassy Kitchen
Herbed Goat Cheese Tartines (via Sassy Kitchen)

These little bites would make the best appetizer!

Pluot summer salad recipe from 101 Cookbooks
Pluot Summer Salad (via 101 Cookbooks)

This unique fruity salad is sure to surprise (and please) your guests!

Blueberry Lavender Tart from Local Milk
Blueberry Lavender Tart (via Local Milk)

A classic blueberry tart gets updated with honey, lemon, and lavender.

Blackberry goat cheese salad
Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad (via Sweet Paul)

A simple salad that’s perfect for a harvest of hand-picked berries.



Lobster with egg noodles from Mimi Thorisson
Lobster with Noodles (via Mimi Thorisson)

Lobster, asian-style, served over egg noodles.

Horseradish Aioli Potato Salad from A Thought for Food
Aioli Potato Salad (via A Thought for Food)

Make sure this delicious potato salad is on your menu!

Classic cherry pie recipe from Harriot Grace
Cherry pie (via Harriot Grace)

This one’s a classic – it doesn’t need much hype!

Blackberry barbecue pulled pork from Local Milk
Blackberry Barbecue Pork (via Local Milk)

Another blackberry recipe…but this one’s not a dessert!

Asparagus fava bean salad from Sassy Kitchen
Asparagus Fava Bean Salad (via Sassy Kitchen)

I’m not a huge fan of asparagi, but this salad looks divine.

Pork and chorizo burger from Martha Stewart
Pork & Chorizo Burger (via Martha Stewart)

Another pork entrée – with a little bit of kick!


The fun doesn’t end here – follow along on Thou Swell’s SAVORY Pinterest board to discover more delicious recipes!


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  1. http://www.victoriaeggs.co wrote:

    Love this post. Cant wait to serve a couple of these dishes at our annual part! Thank you for sharing!!

    Posted 6.29.15 Reply