Festive Fourth Foods

Fourth of July weekend is quickly approaching and we have all the fun foods you need for your celebration. The past few weeks have been a bit rainy in the Chicagoland area, but fear not this weekend is set to be warm and sunny. Lets spend some time by the pool celebrating and enjoying the most festive, fun, patriotic foods. Here is a roundup of our go to quick and easy foods for this 4th of July weekend. 

Patriotic Fruit Salad

  • 1 container Strawberries
  • 1 container Blueberries
  • 1 container raspberries
  • 1/4 c Honey
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice

Wash all fruit. Cut strawberries in half, add to bowl with other berries. Combine honey and lime juice together. Drizzle over fruit salad and enjoy!

Cowboy Salsa

  • ⅓ c extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • 3tbsp. Chopped cilantro 
  • 1 tbsp. Hot sauce
  • ½ tsp cumin 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 c. black beans
  • 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 c corn kernels
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 c black eyed peas
  • 2 orange bell peppers chopped
  • La Siente lime tortillas 

In a small bowl whisk together oil, cilantro, hot sauce, cumin, garlic, and lime juice. Set to the side. Drain beans and corn. Dice tomatoes and peppers. *Pro tip to finely dice red onion add it to food processor. Combine ingredients, toss with dressing. Grab your chips and dig in!

Watermelon Margarita

  • 2 c Watermelon
  • 3 oz. Tequila
  • 2oz. Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Agave
  • Ice as needed
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Tajin

Combine salt and tajin set aside to salt rim. Place watermelon, tequila, lime and agave into blender. Add ice slowly as needed for desired consistency. I hope you’re thirsty this drink is super refreshing for summer. Happy sipping.

I hope you are ready to celebrate this weekend with friends and family. Enjoy these recipes, spend some time by the pool, and don’t forget your sunscreen. Happy 4th of July!

With Love,

Nora

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