If you plan to spend the Fourth of July gathered with friends and family, then you’ll likely be tasked with bringing a dish to share. Don’t spend too long in the kitchen — here are some easy, delicious and super-summery salads and sides to throw together and bring with. Bon appetit!

Easy Salads & Sides for Your July 4th Festivities

Super Easy & Spicy Cole Slaw

This coleslaw features bold flavors and a bit of creaminess, and it’s the perfect July 4th side. Easy and memorable, it will quickly become your favorite slaw! Find the recipe HERE.

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Easy Olive Bar Salad

Not culinarily inclined? You can still throw this easy recipe together by simply swinging by your local grocer’s olive bar. Find the recipe HERE.

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Spicy Watermelon, Strawberry & Jicama Salad

This Spicy Watermelon, Strawberry & Jicama Salad can be piled on top of arugula if you want some greens, as opposed to just reds. And it’s tasty with or without feta cheese. It’s the perfect accompaniment with burgers, fried chicken, ribs and corn on the cob … all those summer staples! Find the complete recipe HERE.

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Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

Whether you’re a fan of Brussels sprouts or you tend to shy away, we challenge you to give this recipe a try. We guarantee it will change your opinion of this green veggie! Find the recipe HERE.

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Heirloom Tomatoes with Herbed Orzo Salad

This recipe for heirloom tomatoes with herbed orzo salad is a hit at summer soirées! Find this recipe HERE.

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Blueberry Salad

Bring some fruity flavors to your July 4th party. This tasty bed of greens is topped with a bevy of amazing flavors. Find the complete recipe HERE.

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Aunt Sara’s Corn Dip

This family recipe comes from the aunt of StyleBlueprint’s own Lauren Helmer. A “dump” recipe, it’s as easy as opening some cans and dumping them in a bowl. Super easy breezy! Click HERE for this recipe.

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Butter Bean & Corn Salad

This recipe is about as Southern as you can get. And perhaps no one does butter bean ANYTHING better than our friends in Alabama. Find this delicious recipe HERE.

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Grilled Peach, Onion, Corn and Bacon Salad

Embrace the freshest flavors of the season with this amazing salad recipe. An abundance of flavors all come together in one fabulous dish. Click here for the recipe.

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Andy Marshall’s Baked Beans

Andy Marshall, restaurateur and owner of Nashville eateries, including Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Deacon’s New South, generously shares with us his family’s secret baked bean recipe. It’s a flavorful side people will asking about for years to come! Click HERE for this not-so-secret family recipe.

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Bacon Potato Salad

This is like the most amazing loaded baked potato you’ve ever had — in salad form! Prepare for your mouth to water! Click HERE for this tasty recipe.

Click HERE for this Baked Potato Salad recipe.

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Red, White & Blue Salsa

This patriotic fruit salsa is just the thing to serve at your Fourth of July cookout. It is full of fresh, summer flavors and is perfectly red, white and blue. And with less chopping and dicing then a regular bowl of salsa, we think it is pretty darn easy, too. Click HERE for this perfectly patriotic recipe.

Click HERE for the Red, White & Blue Salsa recipe.

Mexican Panzanella Salad

This salad is super quick to make, and you can add — or leave out — ingredients, based on your personal preference. This recipe promises to be a fabulous twist on a traditional favorite. Click HERE for this easy and flavorful recipe.

Click HERE for the Mexican Panzanella Salad recipe.

If you’re still looking for more Fourth of July-appropriate recipes, we’ve done quite a few round-ups over the years. Below are links to great round-ups on everything from July 4th desserts to patriotic cocktails! Here’s to a delicious Fourth of July!


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