The 4th of July is one of the United States’ biggest celebrations and one that many look forward to every year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there might be some changes to this year’s 4th of July celebration and it might not be as big as the previous years.
But that does not mean that you can’t celebrate the day of independence with family and friends safely at home, of course, while maintaining and observing health protocols. We give you a rundown of food usually served at 4th of July celebrations and link recipes so you can make them on your own and have your own celebration at home amid the pandemic. (Read: Healthier food options? We asked Chef Sau del Rosario for tips!)
Similar to spring rolls, summer rolls are one of the staples during the 4th of July gatherings. It’s somewhat like the Filipino lumpiang sariwa, as it’s also served with peanut dipping sauce! Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Greek Salad Skewers
Those who are trying to eat healthy but still want to enjoy the festivities will surely enjoy this deconstructed Greek salad. The feta cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, and other Greek salad staples are present, just on a stick! Follow this recipe from Garnish with Lemon to make your own.
A twist on the usual juicy, beefy burger we’re used to but just as good! It’s also super easy to eat as you can use your hands to eat it. Make your own turkey burger by following this recipe from Cooking Classy.
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries
What’s a celebration without dessert? Taking the colors from the American flag, this dessert is a healthier alternative to the regular cheesecake slice. The strawberries serve as the “cake” while the cream cheese acts as filling and blueberries are toppings. Try making this delicious and healthier dessert at home with this recipe from Delish.
Big crowds and gatherings are discouraged right now due to the pandemic which means that there might not be any firecracker displays this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the “firecrackers” to your home! This firecracker milkshake is a colorful drink that will surely remind you of how fun it is to celebrate the independence day. Get the recipe for this from Delish.