98 4th of July Picnic Ideas

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Whether you're planning a picnic in the park or a cookout in the back yard, find inspiration for your 4th of July gathering with our complete collection of appetizer, entrée, and dessert recipes.

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  • Fireworks Crudites With Parmesan Dip

    Fireworks Crudites With Parmesan Dip

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    Greet guests with vegetable crudités and a creamy yogurt-based dip plus scallions curled to look like fireworks.

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  • Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Barbecue Sauce

    Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Barbecue Sauce

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    Average rating of 3/5. (6 Ratings)

    This pork tenderloin recipe gets its zip from an easy-to-make dry rub that's applied to the meat before grilling. The modified barbecue sauce is just the right consistency for dipping. (For a milder version, omit the hot sauce.)

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  • Beef Kebobs with Grilled Asian Slaw

    Beef Kebabs with Grilled Asian Slaw

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    Average rating of 2.5/5. (4 Ratings)

    Teriyaki sauce lends the meat in this recipe a sweet yet savory flavor. It's also a key ingredient in the dressing for the Asian slaw.

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  • Coconut Chicken Wings

    Coconut Chicken Wings

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (8 Ratings)

    This Asian-inspired recipe straight out of food editor Ken Haedrich's kitchen may be the perfect cookout finger food.

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  • Grilled Packet Potatoes

    Grilled Packet Potatoes

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    Average rating of 3/5. (6 Ratings)

    Versatile and delicious, this grill-top recipe created by food writer Judith Fertig is about as easy as they come.

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  • Fiesta Fajitas

    Fiesta Fajitas

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    Average rating of 4/5. (1 Rating)

    Here's a tasty twist on fajitas that replaces hard-to-find skirt steak with equally appetizing pork tenderloin.

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  • Fresh Pineapple Salsa

    Fresh Pineapple Salsa

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    Average rating of 4/5. (1 Rating)

    This easy-to-make salsa adds a kid-friendly kick to summer grilled dishes like fajitas.

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  • Basil Chicken Burgers

    Basil Chicken Burgers with Pesto Mayonnaise

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    In this version of a cookout classic, pesto adds a savory, garden-fresh flavor to extra juicy chicken burgers.

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  • Cucumber and Grilled Tomato Salad

    Cucumber and Grilled Tomato Salad

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This jazzed-up version of the traditional cucumber and tomato salad is a great accompaniment to any grilled meat.

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  • Nation's Birthday Nachos

    Nation's B-day Nachos

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Give everyone's favorite Tex-Mex appetizer a patriotic makeover.

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  • She's a Grand Old Lasagna

    She's a Grand Old Lasagna

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Wave the flag proudly — then feed the troops!

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  • Red, Hot and Blue Wings

    Red, Hot, and Blue Wings

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    Average rating of 4/5. (7 Ratings)

    Red currant jelly and red curry paste lend a touch of sweet heat to an all-American classic.

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