Grilled Recipes and Mezze for the 4th of July

Are you grilling up something delicious for the 4th of July? I am! In our family, the 4th is all about outdoor grilling, salads and summer mezze. Here are some recipe ideas from the archives to help you plan a healthy and delicious holiday feast. Scroll down to the end of the post to check out my personal 4th of July menu!

Grilled Vegetable Salad on #healthy #summer #recipe #4th

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Classic Hummus on #healthy #recipe #4thofJuly

Classic Hummus

Marinated Fish Skewers on #grill #recipe #4thofjuly

Marinated Fish Skewers

Matbucha on #healthy #mezze #recipe #4thofjuly


Ima Burgers with Sriracha Mayo on #grill #recipe #4thofjuly

Ima Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

Classic Baba Ghanoush on #healthy #mezze #recipe #4thofjuly

Classic Baba Ghanoush

Spiced Up Turkey Burgers on #healthy #grilling #recipe #4thofjuly

Spiced Up Turkey Burgers

Pickled Salad on #healthy #recipe #4thofjuly

Crunchy Pickled Salad

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus on #healthy #recipe #4thofjuly

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

In case you’re curious, here’s my 4th of July menu:

Classic Hummus


Ima Burgers

Spiced Up Turkey Burgers

Chicken Shawarma

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Persian Dill and Lima Bean Rice

Israeli Salad with Pickles and Mint

 Not sure what I’m doing for dessert yet. Any ideas? What are you cooking up for the 4th?

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  1. Yum, I wonder what your tips are for not getting veggies mushy on the grill? Or bananas? We made the yummiest “blubana” grilled banana split but they got a teeny tiny bit mushy… I’m thinking shorter cooking time! Love your site~

  2. today is Canada Day up here in the north and we are experiencing cool weather–no grilling–made a pot of chicken soup and making kreplach out of won ton wrappers–sipping a nice cup of hot tea with ginger pieces–hopefully you have nicer weather for the 4th

  3. We are going old school this year with a 4th of July “kitchen” clambake. A neighbor hosted one last summer and we showed up in our most convincing prepster gear. It gave us the idea to repeat the tradition for the 4th of July this year. It is a surprisingly easy meal to prepare and cook (steam). Of course, the freshest ingredients make the meal! Happy 4th Tori. Thanks for sharing and allowing us to do the same. If you have time (ha) or want to (maybe?), check out our kitchen clambake post. link to

  4. My favorite time for grilling is in the winter. Too hot in Texas for me to be outside. Grilled in NYC right after a blizzard. All white and still. The grill kept us warm.

  5. Love the Israeli influence in your menus; I´ve struggled to find authentic Israeli cuisine that I have long missed since I spent time there–until discovering you!

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