Fourth of July Side Dish Ideas

Fourth of July Side Dish Ideas, Holiday Cooking, Picnics

Fourth of July Side Dish Ideas

The Fourth is tomorrow, so whether you celebrate then, or wait for the coming weekend, I thought I’d give you some recipe ideas if you are tasked with bringing a side dish, or a dessert, to the festivities. There are links to THE Potato Salad, Dill Pickle Dip, Olive Deviled Eggs and Peach & Blueberry Tart. Check them out!    

I just love this quote by Erma Bombeck, it sums up our Independence Day celebrations so very well:

You have to love a nation that celebrates its Independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

So, if you are preparing the entire Fourth of July spread, or if you are assigned to bring a side dish…this post has a few ideas for you.

The first dish is a must at any picnic, cookout, gathering, party, church supper…heck, it’s good. Period. Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad. My friend, Melissa, has dubbed it THE potato salad. And it’s pretty darned delicious! It is THE Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad in my book. I’m really looking forward to eating it again. Mr. Saucy had me on a ban for a while…I kind of overdid it with the potato salad as soon as the weather turned nice in the Spring. The ban officially lifts for the Fourth! Woo!

Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad

Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad

The next recipe idea is for Dill Pickle Dip. Holy cow! I wish I’d found this sooner! It’s addictive, crisp, tart, fresh! It is a fabulous dip for any Fourth celebration…or anytime for snacking. I took it to an event recently; so many people were gathered around the table dipping into it, the hostess ended up putting a spoon in the bowl to make it easier for people to shovel it onto their plates!

Dill Pickle Dip

Dill Pickle Dip

Next up is Olive Deviled Eggs. If you’re looking for a really fabulous alternative to the traditional deviled egg, this is it and it is delicious! Just a hint of green olives and their brine add so much flavour to this picnic, party, gathering favourite!

Olive Deviled Eggs, Deviled Eggs, Deviled Eggs with Olives

Olive Deviled Eggs

The final offering in this recipe collage is Peach and Blueberry Tart. It is the perfect time of the year for this beautiful, tasty, rustic tart. Peaches and Blueberries are in season and they are magnificent this year! Wow the crowds with this super simple, yet totally elegant tart!

Peach and Blueberry Tart

Peach and Blueberry Tart

I hope you have a wonderful, happy, safe Fourth of July!


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight.

I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I’m gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading…and commenting! P~

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4 Responses to Fourth of July Side Dish Ideas

  1. Lisa says:

    Everything looks delicious! The dill pickle dip is always a hit! Happy 4th my friend.

    • P~ says:

      Gosh…I owe you a BIG one for that Dill Pickle Dip. Man…I love it! And so does everyone else! Happy 4th to you too, Lisa! P~

  2. I love all these ideas, P! We’re going up to St. Louis for the weekend to watch two Cardinals games. Nothing more American than baseball!! 🙂 Cheers and Happy 4th to you!!

    • P~ says:

      Thanks, Addie! And you’re right…there is not a single thing more American than baseball! Have a fabulous time! And Happy Fourth to you both! P~

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