The Fourth of July is a special day for my family. Not only is it Independence Day, but it’s my husband’s birthday. I’m always looking for flag-inspired food.
We always go big on this holiday, and over the years, we’ve frequently hosted a cookout for family and friends.
This year, I thought it would be fun to ask a bunch of culinary nutrition professionals to share their great ideas on the theme of flag-inspired food.
You’ll find flag-inspired food in red, white and blue and other clever takes on the flag food theme. At the very least, you will find some new recipes to showcase at your next Fourth of July celebration, summertime picnic or al fresco home dining experience!
10 Flag-Inspired Food Ideas for the Fourth of July
Patriotic Red, White and Blue Fruit Flag by Diane Norwood
Watermelon and Mint Ricotta Stacks by Jessica Levinson
Watermelon Feta and Mint Skewers by Jessica Levinson
Red Cabbage, Snap Pea, and Blueberry Salad by Jessica Levinson
Fourth of July Celebration food by Amanda Hernandez
Whipped Ricotta Fruit Pizza by Lindsey Janeiro
Frozen Fruit Yogurt Bites by Lindsey Janeiro
Red White and Blue Potato Salad by Rachel Lynch
Red White and Blue Kebabs by Rachel Lynch
Flag Cake by Ina Garten
What is your favorite flag-inspired food to serve on the Fourth of July?
Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: June 28, 2017
Updated on: September 20, 2019