What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
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4th of July Recipes: What to Cook on the Holiday Weekend

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
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Any summer weekend is a great excuse to BBQ, but 4th of July weekend is the holy mother of summer barbecuing. Those that love to cook get to flex their skills, without the huge mess created by cooking indoors. And those that love eating, do so. I fall into both these camps and if you’re reading this post, I think you do too. Keep reading for a roundup of 4th of July recipes.

4th of July Recipes:

Grilled Skirt Steak With Garlic and Herbs

Grilled skirt steak is a pleasant alternative to the traditional pork and beef rib fare.

Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times
Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times
Baked Beans

Classic, savory, sweet and pairs perfectly with mustardy-potato salad.

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
Image: Big Oven
Southern Style Mustard Potato Salad

Another classic, with chopped dill pickles for a nice bite.

What I Want to Eat 4th of July Weekend
Image: It’sYummi.com
Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts

Instead of basic BBQ chicken, spice it up with Moroccan marinade.

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
Image: Simply Recipes
Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings

Wings? Yes, please.

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
Image credit: Brie Passano
Zucchini Buffalo Chicken Salad

See, there are vegetables on the menu.

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
Image credit: Christine Han
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream (PALEO, VEGAN, DAIRY-FREE)

What’s more American than apple pie? Apple pie ice cream.

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
Image Credit: Lisa Bryan
Peach Strawberry Rose Sangria

Summer-fruit-filled-sangria to wash it all down with.

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend
Image Credit: Celebrating Sweets

What’s your favorite thing to eat at a 4th of July BBQ?

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