20 delicious 4th of July salads that will be the hit of any patriotic party this summer.
Let me help you put together the perfect 4th of July Foods with this list of salad recipes that your guests will not only love, but will be asking you for recipes by the end of the night.
Make sure you add these delicious and incredibly easy 4th of July Salads to your July 4th Menu Ideas and summer holiday menu! Whether it's the entire family, just a few people or the neighborhood, these recipes have so much variety there's sure to be something perfect for your meal.
These colorful and festive 4th of July Salads are so fresh and very easy to make with seasonal produce. They all make a great side dish for all your easy grilled BBQ recipes.
This mid-summer holiday means beautiful warm weather, lazy days to spend time with people that make you happy, and eating delicious 4th of July Salads and food with incredibly delightful ingredients.
Check out our July 4th Side Dish menu for more ideas on what to serve for your patriotic celebration!
📌Cooking Tip: If you're bringing a green leaf salad to a party, package the ingredients in separate containers or disposable plastic bags. Put the salad together when you arrive at the party.
How do you keep salad fresh for a picnic?
- Be aware of the time you place the 4th of July Salads out on the buffet table. Mayonnaise based salads should not be left outside for longer than an hour.
- If you are serving a mayonnaise based salad, such as potato or macaroni salad, have a larger bowl underneath filled with ice cubes and place a smaller serving bowl inside to keep the salad fresh.
- Choose beans such as chickpeas or kidney beans to toss into salads. They hold well when traveling.
- Try not to slice tomatoes too far in advance of serving the salad. Sliced tomatoes will cause any salad to become watery. It's better to use smaller cherry or even grape tomatoes.
- Hardy vegetables such as carrots, radishes and cucumbers are great for make-ahead salads and won't get soft.
- If you can, avoid creamy salad dressings. Try to use a salad dressing that the base is a vinaigrette. Add the salad dressing right before serving, not when leaving the house.
- You can always put your salad together when you arrive at the backyard barbecue or picnic. Package the ingredients in separate containers or disposable plastic bags.
- If you're serving a green salad, you can keep it fresh by covering it with a damp paper towel and remove right before serving the main meal.
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