Independence Day is one of the best parts of the summer! From spending time with friends and family to delicious recipes, July 4th is a great day to celebrate. These 4th of July appetizers are the perfect way to celebrate and enjoy some delicious food.
The Best 4th Of July Appetizers
If you’re looking for the best 4th of July appetizers to make this year, this list has got you covered. From healthy to indulgent, sweet to savory, and patriotic to summery, there’s something for everyone!
Whether you’re hosting a party or just cooking at home for your family, these recipes are easy and packed with flavor.
Honey Lime Fruit Salad
Honestly, fresh fruit is one of the best parts of summer. There’s no reason to overcomplicate things, and this simple Honey Lime Fruit Salad packs a sweet (and healthy) punch.
This is a great recipe because you can totally customize it to reflect what your family, friends, or guests will enjoy most. Use any seasonal fruits you love, but try to combine textures, flavors, and colors for the best results.
You’ll whip up a tasty, healthy dressing with lime juice, honey, and Grand Marnier. It’s fresh, fruity, and delicious!
Gluten-Free & Vegan Air-Fryer Fried Pickles
Fried pickles are one of the best 4th of July appetizers. They’re salty, sour, and have the perfect texture. While traditional fried pickles aren’t the healthiest, Strength and Sunshine’s Gluten-Free Air Fryer Fried Pickles are a healthy alternative!
Air fryer fried pickles are super easy to make. Bring that classic summer flavor to your party or barbeque in a healthier way!
You’ll also love the recipe for creamy, ketchup dipping sauce. These pickles are a totally addictive, yummy, and guilt-free appetizer.
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Mango Habanero Guacamole
We all love a classic guacamole recipe, but this recipe takes things to the next level! Mango Habanero Guacamole is sweet and spicy with a unique flavor you’ll love.
The creamy-yet-chunky texture makes the perfect party appetizer. With such a fun balance of flavors, you’ll find yourself reaching for chip after chip of this delicious guacamole.
American Flag Snack Tray
4th of July appetizers are the perfect time to get creative and festive. This American Flag snack tray is the perfect way to celebrate!
It’s easy to customize and super quick to put together, which is always awesome if you’re hosting an event. This eye-catching board is made with red, white, and blue foods. To get really festive, use a mini star-cutter to shape your food before layering on the tray!
B.B.L.A.T. Lettuce Wraps (Beef, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, & Tomato)
Lighten up classic summer sandwiches with this tasty, summer-ready recipe. Quisine Queen B’s B.B.L.A.T lettuce wraps feature beef, bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato. Full of fresh summer flavors, this recipe makes for a delicious, easy-to-make combination you’ll love.
These lettuce wraps are the perfect 4th of July appetizer. They’re better than a typical BLT, and you’re going to love the amazing flavors in these wraps!
Delicious Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Who doesn’t love a good frozen, fruity cocktail? These frozen strawberry margaritas are delicious. But even better, they’re surprisingly easy to make at home!
These are the perfect drinks to serve this July 4th. Sweet, fruity, and ice cold, these are perfect for warm summer days.
Big Mac Bites
Sliders are always fun for parties. But these Big Mac Bites are even better!
They’re mini burgers baked to perfection, then topped with cheese, pickles, lettuce, and a homemade special sauce.
Even better? You can make most of this recipe ahead of time! Prep the sauce in advance and keep in the fridge. Then, form the patties and place inside the fridge on a lined baking sheet. Just be sure to let them sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before baking!
Strawberry Mango Salsa
This sweet and savory salsa is one of the most delicious 4th of July appetizers! Olena from iFOODreal shared this delicious Strawberry Mango Salsa that’s so flavorful and fresh.
You’ll want to make this fresh fruit salsa on the day you’re serving it. You can also adjust the spiciness by adding less or more jalapeno (and removing or keeping the seeds!)
Easily double or triple this recipe for more people.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfect addition to your July 4th menu! They’re delicious and incredibly easy to make, which is always a win.
The sliders are made with delicious buffalo chicken, melty cheddar cheese, and sweet Hawaiian rolls brushed with extra buffalo sauce.
So delicious! These are also easy to make for lots of people….and everyone will love them!
Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Stuffed Shrimp
The last of our 4th of July appetizers round-up is a good one! Delicious and huge Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Stuffed Shrimp from Erica’s Recipes are the perfect summer snack.
These are truly addictive with RITZ cracker seafood stuffing. The bacon-wrapped shrimp is so delicious, especially when paired with Chipotle Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce and grilled for extra flavor!
These 4th of July appetizers have something for everyone! From sweet and savory dips to delicious cocktails and tasty wraps, you’re going to love celebrating Independence Day with delicious food. Plus, these recipes are all easy to make—it’s a win-win!
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Ready for the 4th of July celebration with these!
Kim Schob says
Hi Tisha, you bet! Thanks for stopping by!
We don’t clebrate the 4th July in the UK, but i can adapt the recipes for a picnic
Kim Schob says
Hello Irene, I happy to see you can adapt. Thanks for the information regarding the UK. I had no idea you all didn’t celebrate the Fourth of July. Thanks for stopping by!
Monica Simpson says
I love that American Flag snack tray! I can’t wait for summer!
Kim Schob says
Hi Monica, I do, too; I honestly can’t wait to give those sliders a try! Thank you for stopping by!
What a fabulous list of appetizers for the 4th of July! I love the fruit salad and others. They all would be a great addition to the menu.
Kim Schob says
Hi Julie, Thank you! I as well. Thank you for stopping by!
Amber Myers says
Oh yum, all of these look amazing. I will be making some for sure. I’ll start with those sliders!
Kim Schob says
Hey Amber, I know, right, and I’m with you on those sliders lol honestly, everything. Thank you for stopping by!