Can you tell we’ve had food on our mind? Last week we talked about favorite BBQ places around town in all of our SB cities, where you can pick up great ‘cue for the 4th. This week, we’ve been dishing up easy dessert and appetizer recipes to feed the hungry mobs gathering for the holiday weekend. Today, we round out our Independence Day smorgasbord with side dishes and salads that are simple to prepare and delicious, too. No worries, more last minute recipes coming tomorrow as well!

 

(To see the complete recipe, click on the “Read more” link in the caption of each photo.)

Bacon Potato Salad

This Bacon Potato Salad is delicious and addictive!

This Bacon Potato Salad is delicious and addictive! For recipe, click here.

Basil Carrots

Basil Carrots are perfect with BBQ, fried chicken and more.

Basil Carrots are perfect with BBQ, fried chicken and more. Read More. (Image credit: Blue Grass Gatherings by the Junior League of Louisville.)

Star-Spangled Salad

This Star-Spangled Salad is always a crowd pleaser!

This Star-Spangled Salad is always a crowd pleaser. Read more.

Spicy Cookout Coleslaw

This Spicy Cookout Coleslaw is so easy to make yet is huge on flavor.

This Spicy Cookout Coleslaw is so easy to make yet is huge on flavor. Read More.

Super Salad with Apricots, Kale and Quinoa

Super Salad with Quinoa, Apricots and Kale is perfect addition to heavy meal in search of a lighter option.

Super Salad with Quinoa, Apricots and Kale is perfect addition to heavy meal in search of a lighter option. Read more. (Image credit: Get Off Your Tush and Cook.)

Watermelon and Arugula Salad

Watermelon and Arugula Salad makes everyone happy.

Watermelon and Arugula Salad makes everyone happy. Read more.