5 Independence Day Side Dishes
Every table needs a few of these five Independence Day side dishes to choose from. Add a few of these to your Fourth of July celebration or take one with you to a potluck. Remember, it's hot outside, so keep things light and cool.
- Show off the red, white and blue with a fruit parfait. Lay out raspberries, strawberries (cut up), blueberries and blackberries. You can make the dish in advance by layering fruit and yogurt until you fill a bowl, or bring all of the ingredients and let guests make their own. For a little extra white, add whipped cream to the top.
- Continue the color theme with a salad. Be sure to include cherry tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles as part of the dish. Need a little more color? Add a little food color on the ranch or blue cheese dressing for extra interest.
- What could be more traditional for Independence Day than potato salad? Food doesn't have to be red, white or blue to fit into the party. It comes pre-made at the deli counter of most grocery stores, or make your own at home. Ingredients can be customized to your taste.
- Corn on the cob is another traditional side dish. You can steam it or grill it. Be sure to slather is with butter before serving. Also, think about setting out a few things that guests can sprinkle on their corn including parmesan cheese, hot sauce or just salt and pepper.
- Rolls or biscuits are versatile enough for any meal. You can use them alone as a side or make them more the focus of the meal. Add a little sliced meat and cheese and it can easily turn into the main dish. Be sure to lay out butter or jelly for this Independence Day side dish.
Posted on: May. 13, 2010