9 Stunning Patriotic Foods Not in Flag Form
Skewered berries and flag cakes aren't the only ways to add red, white, and blue flair to your next function. Dress up your table with these stunning patriotic dishes that dazzle the taste buds and the eyes! These scrumptious appetizer, salad, and dessert ideas keep your creativity flowing and your guests coming back for seconds.
Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs
Everyone's favorite party appetizer, deviled eggs, all decked out for a patriotic celebration. These Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs from Trisha at MomDot are the easiest festive food you'll make all year. Not to mention, this one uses food coloring, which is likely to get the kids in the kitchen to help!
Blueberry, Beetroot, and Feta Salad with Cassis Vinaigrette
Take your side-dish game to the next level with Blueberry, Beetroot, and Feta Salad with Cassis Vinaigrette. The sweet fruitiness of beets and blueberries with salty feta are party-worthy! And that bottle of cassis (black currant) vinegar for the vinaigrette? So worth it.
Blueberry, Strawberry, and Jicama Salsa
Sweet berries plus the crunch of jicama get a flavorful makeover in this Blueberry, Strawberry, and Jicama Salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod. Whether you scoop this salsa with your favorite tortilla chips or serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish, this recipe will move to the front of your recipe box once you try it.
Make them as a sweet appetizer or serve them as a healthy dessert -- either way, these fruity, inside-out cheesecake bites will be a hit! Added bonus: There's no baking involved to make these Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries from Dessert Now, Dinner Later.
Does it get any better than chocolate meringue, berries, and whipped cream? No. And it doesn't get any tastier, either. Swoop a spoon through billowy vanilla whipped cream, crunch through delicate meringue, and scoop a few berries and raspberry sauce along the way for the perfect bite of Chocolate-Berry Meringue.
Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream Dessert
Feeling fancy without being fussy is the name of the game when it comes to entertaining, and this yummy layered ice cream with vibrant hibiscus syrup fills the bill. It's perfect for making a day or two ahead, too.
Vanilla Cake with Buttercream, Berries, and Jam
Layers of golden vanilla cake, sweet buttercream, jam, and berries make for a cake worthy of being the edible centerpiece. Display this Vanilla Cake with Buttercream, Berries, and Jam all during the meal, then dig in at the end! (To make a gluten-free version of this beauty, simply substitute an equal amount of gluten-free flour cup-for-cup for the flour called for in the recipe.)
Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream
These adorable single-serving Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream jar desserts make the perfect ending to any warm-weather meal. They're light, creamy, and fruity, and they earn bonus points because they can be made up to a day ahead!
If you're serving a crowd, this Berry Trifle is your new best friend. Using convenience ingredients like pudding mix, packaged pound cake (opt for a gluten-free version of the cake if needed), and fresh berries, this eye-catching trifle comes together in no time. It looks so pretty in a footed trifle dish that everyone will be eager to dig in!