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    32 Must-Make Recipes For The Fourth Of July

    A holiday is just an excuse to eat.

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    1. Grilled Street Corn

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    It wouldn't be a barbecue without corn on the cob. Spice yours up with mayo, garlic salt, lime, Cotija cheese, and paprika. Get the recipe.

    2. Red, White, and Blueberry Sangria

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    Isn't this just the most patriotic cocktail you ever did see? Get the recipe.

    3. Peach, Feta, and Mint–stuffed Avocado

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    Char halved avocados on the grill, then top them with any of your favorite toppings. You can't go wrong with chopped peaches, mint, cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Get the recipe.

    4. Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

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    The formula for a successful get together is simple. Friends + party dips = a perfect day. Get the recipe.

    5. Grilled Ribs with Peach BBQ Sauce

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    There's something irresistible about the combination of melt-in-your-mouth ribs and sweet, tangy glaze. If you're feeling pressed for time, you can always use a store-bought rub and fruit-based barbecue sauce. Get the recipe.

    6. Grilled Watermelon and Feta Cheese Stacks

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    Summer salads > all other salads. Get the recipe.

    7. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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    Stuffed with cheddar and cream cheese then wrapped in bacon, this is the ultimate finger food. Get the recipe.

    8. Grilled Cherry, Blueberry, and Goat Cheese Salad

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    Use any store bought candied nuts to save time. They'll add the perfect amount of sweetness to the this salad loaded with tangy goat cheese and tart cherries. Get the recipe.

    9. Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers

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    This sweet and savory marinade is made with ginger, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and chili sauce. Get the recipe.

    10. Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado and Tomato

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    Sometimes simple is best. For example, this easy salad made with fresh product and a zesty dressing of jalapeño, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Get the recipe.

    11. Spicy Peach Margaritas

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    These sweet and smoky peaches start on the grill, get tossed in the blender, and wind up in a refreshing glass. Get the recipe.

    12. Grilled Chicken Caesar Pizza

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    Did you know you can make delicious, crispy flat breads on the grill? Yuuup. Get the recipe.

    13. Grilled Romaine Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese

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    There are boring salads...and then there's grilled romaine topped with juicy bacon and creamy blue cheese. Get the recipe.

    14. Red, White, and Blue Fruit Pizza

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    This better-for-you crust is made with old fashioned oats, oat flour, cinnamon, and coconut oil. You can make it ahead of time, then fill it with fruit and yogurt right before you're ready to serve dessert. Get the recipe.

    15. BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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    Chicken gets smothered in barbecue sauce, thrown on the grill, and topped with tangy coleslaw and tossed on a toasted bun. Get the recipe.

    16. Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

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    These homemade pigs in a blanket start with puff pastry dough and, if you can find it, everything bagel seasoning. Get the recipe.

    17. Garlic Lime Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

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    Marinate a bunch of shrimp in olive oil, cilantro, paprika, and chili powder. Then toss them on the grill with some sweet pineapples and call it dinner. Get the recipe.

    18. Green Goddess Hummus

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    Hummus gets a makeover with the help of some fresh herbs, garlic, and citrus. Serve this feel-good dip with crudité or pita chips. Get the recipe.

    19. Italian Pinwheels

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    These picnic-perfect sandwiches are the easiest (and tastiest) way to feed a crowd. Get the recipe.

    20. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant

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    Whether you're looking for a vegan recipe or just hoping to try something new, this spiced, grilled eggplant won't disappoint. Get the recipe.

    21. Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema

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    There's no wrong occasion for tacos. Make these with your favorite protein like shrimp, chicken, or even fish on the grill. Get the recipe.

    22. Grilled Chilean Beef Skewers with Chimichurri

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    These beef skewers get a kick from a south American-inspired chimichurri sauce made with cilantro, lime juice, smoked paprika, and jalapeño. Get the recipe.

    23. Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dogs

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    How do you make a hot dog even more delicious? Wrap it in cheese, fry it in batter, and serve it on a stick. Get the recipe.

    24. Grilled Stuffed Pesto Zucchini

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    Loaded with buttery orzo and ripe tomatoes, this zucchini makes for a perfect appetizer or vegetarian main dish. Get the recipe.

    25. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Crispy Goat Cheese

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    It's like lasagna and stuffed mushrooms had a baby, and it's straight-up delicious. Get the recipe.

    26. Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki

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    Step away from the plain old hamburgers. These buns are filled with homemade (or frozen) turkey patties, tzatziki, and a tomato and red onion slaw. Get the recipe.

    27. Salted Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake

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    A far cry from your typical apple pie, this cake is topped with sliced apples tossed in cinnamon sugar and a salted caramel glaze. Get the recipe.

    28. Blueberry Crumb Bars

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    It's summer, which means you should be eating all the fresh blueberries you can get your hands on...especially in decadent dessert form. Get the recipe.

    29. Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Honey Ricotta

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    TFW peaches are so crazy sweet they taste more like candy than fruit 🙌. Get the recipe.

    30. Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

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    Get the kids involved in making dessert with this easy dish. All you need to make the cheesecake filling is cream cheese, sugar, and whipped cream. Get the recipe.

    31. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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    Start with two big cookie sheets and add your favorite flavor ice cream. Boom: Homemade ice cream sandwiches for a crowd. Get the recipe.

    32. Grilled Pineapple Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

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    Charred pineapple takes this refreshing cocktail to the next level. Get the recipe.