Red, White & Blue Food for July 4

What better way to celebrate July 4 than by serving a bunch of Patriotic plates of red, white, and blue goodies! (I know some people think it’s a little corny, but I personally can’t get enough.) Our tentative plan—and I say tentative because it depends on the rain forecast—is to grill chicken, asparagus, and corn on the cob along with these yummy sides.

Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad:

This one is so simple it doesn’t even need a recipe. Just mix 1 box of strawberries, 1 pint of blueberries, and 4 sliced bananas in a large bowl.

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad:

You know those cute little bags of tri-colored mini potatoes? Now is the time to use them. (Yes, they’re overpriced, but I’ll make an exception for a holiday). Aside from chopping, the effort is minimal, and everyone seems to universally enjoy it.

To make, you’ll need:

  • 3 lbs. potatoes  
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (Plain or Apple Cider works best)
  • 3 Tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 Tsp. sugar
  • salt/pepper to taste

Chop potatoes into small cubes, add to a pot of boiling water, then simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse well with cold water. Refrigerate until they are at least room temperature.

Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a large bowl to make the dressing. Add cooled potatoes and stir until totally blended.

Red, White & Blue Berries:

In addition to the plain fruit salad, I’m making these for the kids. The idea comes from The Sister’s Café. Another super-simple one.

Dip whole strawberries in melted white chocolate, then coat with blue sprinkles.

 

What’s on your July 4 menu?

10 thoughts on “Red, White & Blue Food for July 4

    1. The Jewish Lady Post author

      The dipped berries are one of my favorites because the recipe is so quick and the result is so eye catching. The only problem I ever had was accidently overcooking the white chocolate. Otherwise, it’s impossible to mess up.

  1. Betsy Barnes

    Love your potato salad recipe! I usually make a veggie pasta salad, however, using those potatoes really make it festive!

  2. Ryan Spencer

    I love how the red, white and blue berries look! My kids would have so much fun making these and so would I! I love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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