THE EVERYGIRL: FROM GARDEN TO THE GRILL: FOURTH OF JULY FOODS WITH A TWIST

Get your grills ready and sharpen your knives to slice into that juicy watermelon. Here is a roundup of Fourth of July foods with a twist!

PEACHES

Once summertime hits, I always crave plump, juicy peaches—straight off the tree or quickly grilled with a nice char.

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Honey Ricotta

Source: Recipe Runner

Source: Recipe Runner

Source: Say Yes

Source: Say Yes

WATERMELON

No summer gathering is complete without icy-cold, sweet watermelon. For easy consumption try it on a stick, or toss it into a refreshing salad.

Watermelon on a Stick

Source: Style Me Pretty
Source: Foolproof Living

DRINKS

Do not forget to hydrate—whether that be in the form of festive water, iced tea, mocktails...or Gin and Tonicsmargaritas. You are likely hanging out al fresco, enjoying the heat of the beautiful summer weather; therefore, you must always have a beverage in hand!

Fourth of July Water

Source: Thirsty for Tea
Source: Wellnesting

Source: Wellnesting

GRILLING

Check out these recipes and this guide on How To Grill Vegetables Like a Pro for some nifty tips on how to properly slice, dice, and grill up vegetables of various sizes and shapes.

 Grilled Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

 Source: Cooking and Beer 

 Source: Cooking and Beer 


RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DESSERTS

For a fun presentation, use seasonal berries in patriotic colors: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries for your Fourth of July dessert spread.

Angel Food Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Berries

Source: Blahnik Baker

Source: Blahnik Baker

 

What do you plan on making this Fourth of July?
Comment below!


Originally published on The Everygirl
July 1, 2016