Refreshing Recipes for the Fourth from PBS Food

Refreshing Recipes for the Fourth from PBS Food

Whether you’re looking for an easy appetizer or a festive dessert, we’ve got you covered with some refreshing recipes for the summer! Relax by the pool with an extra fancy strawberry lemonade or dazzle your friends with a red, white and blueberry salad. You’re sure to impress at your Fourth of July parties – and all your other summer celebrations – with these special treats. Check them out below!

Red, White and Blueberry Potato Salad

Serve this potato salad featuring bacon and blueberries on the Fourth of July for a patriotic side dish. If you want to add an extra flare to your presentation, add in some decorative flags! Learn more about the recipe: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/red-white-blueberry-potato-salad.

Recipe Credit: Marc Matsumoto. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/marc-matsumoto


Grilled Peach Salsa

This grilled peach salsa recipe will top any other salsa you’ve had before. The sweet peaches add the perfect tang for a summer dish, especially if you have a giant box of them from the Peach Truck. Food blogger Jenna Weber suggests letting the recipe sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavors marinate. Learn more about the recipe: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/grilled-peach-salsa.

Recipe Credit: Jenna Weber. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/jenna-weber


Easy Fresh Fruit Tart

This simple yet elegant fruit tart made with puff pastry is a perfect party dessert for Independence Day. Use strawberries and blueberries to fit a Red, White and Blue theme, or use your favorite fruits to adjust this recipe to your own palate. If you want to test your artistic side, try arranging your fruits as stars and stripes in an American Flag pattern! Learn more about the recipe:

https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/easy-fresh-fruit-tart.

Recipe Credit: Alice Currah. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/alice-currah


Watermelon Agua Fresca

This recipe requires only three ingredients but will give you a delicious result. Simply blend watermelon, sugar and water for a perfect treat that you can make in just minutes. But – as a quick tip – with six pounds of watermelon on your ingredient list, you’ll want to blend in batches! Learn more about the recipe: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/watermelon-agua-fresca.

Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/adrianna-adarme


Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Cool, fresh and delicious. This red, white and blueberry salad is a colorful and flavorful way to celebrate the birthday of the United States of America. All you need to do is combine your ingredients, toss and serve! Learn more about the recipe:

https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/red-white-blueberry-salad.

Recipe Credit: Aviva Goldfarb. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/aviva-goldfarb


Blackberry Coconut Popsicles

These blackberry coconut popsicles will soon become your favorite treat for the summer, whether you choose to enjoy them sitting by the pool after a long day or as an after-dinner snack. Grab your blender and popsicle mold, and let’s go! Learn more about the recipe: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/blackberry-coconut-popsicles.

Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/adrianna-adarme


Red White Blue Jello

This fun multi-colored, layered Jello treat is sure to become a family favorite for the holiday. This recipe takes some time and just a little bit of patience as you set each layer, but the end result is totally worth it. You’ll need to let the Jello pan to cool for at least an hour before cutting into desired pieces. Learn more about the recipe: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/red-white-blue-jello.

Recipe Credit: Alice Currah. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/alice-currah


Herb Deviled Eggs

This deviled eggs recipe is super simple but the creamy filling of fresh herbs gives a refreshing flair. If you want to make your eggs just a bit more festive for the holiday, use a star tip on the end of your piping bag as you add your filling! Learn more about the recipe: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/herb-deviled-eggs.

Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/adrianna-adarme


Strawberry Lemonade

This simple recipe for strawberry lemonade is perfect for the summer months and super easy to follow. You can easily spice up your drink by serving it in a mason jar and garnishing it with slices of lemons and strawberries. Learn more about the recipe: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/strawberry-lemonade.

Recipe Credit: Jenna Weber. Learn more: https://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/jenna-weber