These are the best 4th of July appetizers that look beautiful on a picnic table and have a taste of home. You will only need simple ingredients to make these patriotic appetizers.
I am all about all types of parties...especially a 4th of July party. There is nothing like eating good food with friends and family in the summer. That is when you make some great memories in my opinion.
Growing up, we always celebrated holidays and special occasions with delicious foods. I would (and still do) make sweet treats and dishes depending on the holiday, and I cherish those memories.
These easy 4th of July appetizers make a great addition to traditional 4th of July foods and main dishes like hot dogs, potato chips, pasta salad, chicken wings, spinach artichoke dip, and many others.
They will definitely be a crowd pleaser and go perfect with our favorite 4th of July movies or at one of these St George 4th of July Activities. Check out our 4th of July outfits and 4th of July makeup so you are ready for whatever activity you choose.
Why you should make these recipes
- They are the easiest fourth of July appetizers
- They are the perfect way to celebrate (whether it be a small gathering or a large party)
- There is minimal prep time when it comes to making these delicious 4th of July appetizer recipes
- It is always fun to find new recipes
- Some of these recipes make a truly patriotic centerpiece
I love how these simple recipes are great for a healthy life. You have a fresh fruit salad, an easy layered taco dip with tomatoes, and other bite-sized appetizers that are great to eat when it comes to eating well.
Another great thing about these 4th of July appetizers ideas is that they are easy recipes. I love an easy and quick appetizer because I'm usually focused on the main course. Bonus points if you can put them in a slow cooker.
These recipes have a fun twist to a regular side dish, making it 4th of July themed. I just know you are going to love them.
1. 4th of July Food, Fruit Salad and Party
The 4th of July is my favorite summer holiday. We are sharing some of our favorite patriotic treats with you guys including a delicious no bake dessert and some easy semi-homemade ones too.
2. Italian Potato Salad With Balsamic Vinegar
An Italian potato salad recipe that tastes like your favorite caprese dish. There's no mayo, just balsamic vinegar dressing, mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil to make this a delightful potato salad summer side.
3. Berry Salsa Recipe
In June, rainbow is everywhere. Come July, everything turns red, white, and blue. At least, on the American side of the border. That’s just one reason this berry salsa recipe really pops as a summertime dish. It’s a colourful and vibrant expression of those three popular national colours (lots of countries use red, white, and blue!).
4. Blueberry Salad With Almonds
Let's make Blueberry Salad with candied Almonds, an easy summer salad recipe made with fresh strawberries, blueberries, candied almonds, feta, and spinach. A healthy vegetarian summer salad bursting with the flavor of garden fresh ingredients and poppyseed dressing. These candied almonds are easy to make and pair perfectly with this leafy green and berry salad.
5. Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Salad
Summer food is a favorite in my household. There is something about fresh, light, and quick dishes that make me happy. This red, white, and blue summer salad is the perfect patriotic food for summer cookouts or potlucks.
6. American Flag Taco Dip
I don’t exactly know why, but I simply LOVE to make red, white and blue food for the Fourth of July! When my kids were young, it was layered Jell-O. At some point, I graduated to layered cakes and other foods. No matter what direction I take, I always want to have at least one item with the right colors on July 4th and that’s why I made this taco dip!
7. Patriotic White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries With Sprinkles
Today we are making simple and easy patriotic treats, white chocolate-dipped strawberries topped with sprinkles! Perfect for a Fourth of July celebration as appetizers or dessert on any of the patriotic holidays!
8. 4th of July Donut Cookies
Donuts and cookies are two of my favorite treats. What if you can have the best of both worlds in one? These 4th of July Donut Cookies are literally amazing. These donut-shaped cookies are unique and will be the hit of your celebration.
9. White Chocolate 4th of July Fluff
The 4th of July is such a fun celebration of our Independence. This quick and easy White Chocolate 4th of July Fluff made with fresh red and blue fruits, dry pudding mix, and cool whip is a quick and easy holiday themed recipe that is sure to be a hit at your celebration. It’s so easy, it would be a fantastic recipe to let your kids help put together, so they feel like they are contributing too!
10. Fourth of July Patriotic Cupcakes
These Fourth of July Patriotic Cupcakes are a great way to tie in the red, white, and blue. Making up a batch or two for the 4th of July is a simple way to have a delicious cake mix dessert without all the fuss. Such a simple cupcake recipe.
11. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are so easy to make! This recipe includes a homemade sugar cookie filled with delicious ice cream and sprinkles.
12. Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs (2 Ways – Appetizer or Dessert!)
Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs are surprisingly easy to make! And, with our easy tips, you can spin them two ways: as either a refreshing fruit skewer appetizer with a sweet Yogurt Dip, or as a light but decadent dessert with cake and Chocolate Lava Dip! We’ve even got fun serving ideas to amp up the WOW factor! So perfect for picnics and BBQ parties all summer long … from Memorial Day to 4th of July, right on through to Labor Day! ~
Tips for Success
- Make sure you get all of your ingredients ahead of time at your local grocery store
- Get cute decorative plates and cups to make your party even more patriotic
- Give yourself plenty of time to make these recipes so you do not feel rushed
If the dish is at a cool temperature, get it in an airtight container (or put plastic wrap on top) and place it in the fridge as soon as you are done. You will not want a cool dish to sit out at room temperature for too long.
If the dish is at a warm temperature, allow it to cool to room temperature before placing it in an airtight container. Once cool, then you can place it in the fridge. Cookies can be left out on the counter.
We hope you have a fantastic 4th of July and we hope that you enjoy these patriotic 4th of July appetizers.