Delicious & Easy 4th of July Menu Ideas – Healthy, Plant-based, Vegan 1


Delicious & Easy 4th of July Menu Ideas
 

Easy 4th of July Menu ideas that will make you look like you slaved over your cookout contribution. They’ll stand around the table, fork in hand, whispering, “Who brought THAT?” But in a good way.

 

Every year the parties, cookouts and barbecues arrive and I’m always frantically trying to figure something out at the last minute. Why can’t I be more like my fabulous neighbor who is my meal-planning idol?  I vow to start meal planning next week. (Of course, I told myself that last week.) If you’re like me, I’ve got a few ideas for your last minute convenience. Check out my 4th of July Menu Ideas and next week, let the meal planning commence. 

 

Menu 1: 4th of July Menu for a Crowd

When meal planning for a crowd, I like to choose simple dishes that can easily be multiplied and that I can also turn any leftovers into another dish.  Here I’ve featured a few newer recipes and a few old favorites. I included the Tofurkey one because their easy to make, and I can guaranty that no one will know it’s vegan! 

Delicious & Easy 4th of July Menu Ideas - Healthy, Plant-based, Vegan

Bumble Bee Corn & Black Bean Salad

Toasted Tofurkey With Avocado and Arugula

Toasted Tofurkey With Avocado and Arugula

Grilled Southwestern Kabobs with Red Wine Vinegar and Mustard Marinade

Grilled Southwestern Kabobs with Red Wine Vinegar and Mustard Marinade

Mini Grasshopper Bars

Mini Grasshopper Bars

Menu 2: 4th of July BBQ Menu

Classic BBQ dishes include a delicious Three Bean Salad (see another, brand new recipe for my Garlicky Three Bean Salad at the bottom), one of my all-time favorite pasta salads, my new Balsamic Portabella Burgers, and a Coconut Berry Crisp on the grill.

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Balsamic Mushroom Burger

Balsamic Mushroom Burger

Best Veggie Pasta Salad

Best Veggie Pasta Salad

Coconut Berry Crisp On The Grill

Coconut Berry Crisp On The Grill

Menu 3: Kid Friendly 4th of July 

Most of us have kids at our July 4th parties. Why not include some fun options for them?  I love Pineapple Coconut Cream Pops made with cute molds, finger food such as Polenta Fries with Garlic Marinara Dipping Sauce (be sure to make extra of these. They’re GOOD.), and my Ten Minute, Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers, topped with tropical salsa.  

Pineapple Coconut Cream Pops

Pineapple Coconut Cream Pops

Roasted Polenta Fries With Garlic Dipping Marinara

Tropical Black Bean Burgers with Cucumber, Mint, Mango and Peach Salsa

Tropical Black Bean Burgers with Cucumber, Mint, Mango and Peach Salsa

 

If you’re looking for more 4th of July menu suggestions simply browse through my site – I’ve got tons more recipe ideas to suit every need and check out my cookbook, Satisfy In Six Ingredients Or Less.

Delicious & Easy 4th of July Menu Ideas: Garlicky Three Bean Salad

 

Garlicky Three Bean Salad
Serves 10
An easy side dish for a potluck!
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Ingredients
  1. One can cannelini beans, such as Eden Organic, drained and rinsed
  2. One can black beans, such as Eden Organic, drained and rinsed
  3. 2 cups fresh, steamed green beans or one can green beans, drained and rinsed
  4. 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  5. 1/3 cup chopped bell peppers
  6. 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
  7. 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
  8. Coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  9. Juice of 1/2 lime
  10. 1 tsp adobo seasoning
  11. 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  12. 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  13. 1 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Add cannelini beans, black beans and green beans to a large bowl; add red onion, bell peppers, cilantro and parsley. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk fresh lime, adobo seasoning, chopped garlic, red wine vinegar and olive oil; pour over salad mixture and toss well.
Notes
  1. Nutrition Facts
  2. 10 Servings
  3. Amount Per Serving
  4. Calories 118.5
  5. Total Fat 1.6 g
  6. Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  7. Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
  8. Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
  9. Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  10. Sodium 257.1 mg
  11. Potassium 146.9 mg
  12. Total Carbohydrate 19.3 g
  13. Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
  14. Sugars 1.4 g
  15. Protein 6.8 g
  16. Vitamin A 4.2 %
  17. Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  18. Vitamin B-6 2.6 %
  19. Vitamin C 11.0 %
  20. Vitamin D 0.0 %
  21. Vitamin E 1.1 %
  22. Calcium 6.4 %
  23. Copper 4.3 %
  24. Folate 13.6 %
  25. Iron 9.8 %
  26. Magnesium 6.4 %
  27. Manganese 9.2 %
  28. Niacin 1.2 %
  29. Pantothenic Acid 1.0 %
  30. Phosphorus 5.3 %
  31. Riboflavin 1.6 %
  32. Selenium 0.8 %
  33. Thiamin 6.2 %
  34. Zinc 2.9 %
  35. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Dawn Hutchins is a health & wellness entrepreneur that specializes in helping busy moms kick processed food addiction, such as sugar and food dyes, to the curb. She's a published author, wife, and mother of one sweet little girl. When she's not crusading for the advancement of plant-based nutrition, she's camping, stretching in yoga and paddle boarding on her SUP.


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