When we think of Fourth of July cooking at the Dr. Yum Project, we think of simple recipes that make the most of fresh summer produce. This is the peak season for so many of our favorite foods and the farmers market is overflowing with options. Try adding some of these Dr. Yum Project recipes to your Fourth of July spread this year!
PINEAPPLE POWER SALAD
This Dr. Yum fan favorite is made for summer. Pineapple, cucumber, fresh herbs, and lime combine for the perfect refreshing bite!
FARMERS MARKET BREAD SALAD
This one is perfect for a large family. It makes A LOT, so be sure to pull out the biggest bowl you have for mixing! When we take this recipe for tasting events, it’s always a hit!
BERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE POPS
With a mixture of blue and red berries that blend into a gorgeous purple color, these frozen pops are a great way to stay cool in the hot weather.
BANANA BERRY BAKED OATMEAL CUPS
Looking for a red and blue baked item? These muffins are perfect with a topping of fresh blueberries and raspberries.
GRILLED SHRIMP KABOBS WITH PINEAPPLE AND CHERRY TOMATO
A soy sauce marinade adds lots of flavor to these kabobs. Grilling also concentrates the flavor of the pineapple and tomatoes leaving you with lots of yummy caramelized goodness.
WATERMELON WHOLE FRUIT POPSICLES
Cool down with these refreshing homemade popsicles. Slices of whole fruit suspended in blended watermelon make these beautiful and delicious.
Fresh cantaloupe makes this salsa juicy and refreshing. It can also be used as a side dish or topper for grilled fish or chicken.
SUCCULENT HERBED CHICKEN KABOBS
Kabobs are a grilling staple. A tangy herb marinade gives the chicken and veggies lots of flavor, transforming simple ingredients into a real show stopper.
TROPICAL TOMATO PICO DE GALLO
A sweet and savory salsa that also makes a great side salad. Look for different colors of cherry tomatoes to really make it stand out.
RADISH AND CUCUMBER SALAD
A creamy salad with a cool and spicy bite. Chop the veggies and make the dressing ahead of time, then add the two together and combine immediately before serving.
RAINBOW FRUIT SALAD
A classic Dr. Yum recipe that everyone loves! If you’re looking for a fruit salad, you can’t go wrong with this one.
CUCUMBER WATERMELON SALSA
This salsa is fresh and hydrating and can also work as a simple side salad. The combo of sweet and savory makes this one a winner!
MARVELOUS MANGO SALSA
A sweet salsa that’s great on its own or as a topper for grilled chicken or fish.
TANGY BROCCOLI SALAD
One of our most popular recipes, this salad makes the perfect veggie side with a satisfying crunch.
AVOCADO, BEAN, AND CORN (ABC) DIP
This dip is easy to pull together and uses a lot of pantry items that you probably already have. It is one of our favorite preschool curriculum recipes and is a big hit with all ages! Gently mix in the avocado right before serving to preserve its bright green color.
KIWI COCONUT SALSA
This sweet salsa gets some tropical flair from fresh mango and toasted shredded coconut. It’s great with corn chips, but we especially like it with cinnamon pita chips!