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20+ Easy Fourth of July Recipes consisting of Indian Fusion, Mexican, and American recipes.

The Fourth of July is around the corner which means it’s all about pool parties and summer barbecues. Back home in New Jersey when my family and I got together for the Fourth of July, it was all about enjoying foods from different cultures. We are all about American burgers, Mexican dips, and Indian snacks.

To celebrate the Fourth of July the “Desi” way, here is a round-up of 20+ Easy Fourth of July Recipes consisting of Indian Fusion, Mexican, and American recipes. These recipes taste amazing and are a crowd-pleaser. Happy Cooking and Happy Fourth!

20+ Easy Fourth of July Recipes
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SALADS

BEET SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE & ARUGULA

Peppery arugula with sweet balsamic paired with creamy goat cheese, strawberries, and beets are pure heaven.

Beet salad with goat cheese and arugula

MANGO CHICKPEA KACHUMBER SALAD

Refreshing and delicious Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad flavored with lime juice and chat masala. 

Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad

QUINOA BHEL SALAD

Quinoa Bhel Salad is a healthier twist on Bhel Puri made with veggies, spices, and chutneys.

Quinoa Bhel Salad

BEAN CORN KACHUMBER SALAD

Bean Corn Kachumber Salad is a Mexican spin on the traditional Kachumber Salad. This salad is a combination of tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, black beans, corn, and avocado, along with Indian spices.

bean corn kachumber salad

APPETIZERS & SNACKS

5-LAYER MEXICAN DIP

This delicious party appetizer is made with layers of refried beans, sour cream, taco sauce, veggies, and lots of shredded cheese.

5 layer Mexican Dip

HARIYALI PANEER TIKKA

Hariyali Paneer Tikka is Indian cheese and veggies marinated in a flavorful green marinade and then grilled to perfection.

HARIYALI PANEER TIKKA

BAKED JALAPENO POPPERS

Skip the processed frozen poppers and opt for these homemade Baked Jalapeno Poppers made with jalapeno, cream cheese, and panko crumbs.

baked jalapeno poppers

ALOO TIKKI CHAAT

Aloo Tikki Chaat is a famous Indian Street Food. A crispy Indian potato patty flavored with spices and topped with yogurt and chutneys. This version is NOT deep-fried, loaded with flavor, and better for you.

ALOO TIKKI CHAAT

BURRATA BRUSCHETTA
(DESI STYLE)

Burrata Bruschetta Indian Style is a spin on an Italian classic with the addition of Indian spices. This appetizer is spicy, creamy, and delicious.

PAPDI CHAAT

Papdi Chaat is a widely popular Indian Street Food that’s sweet, savory, and spicy at the same time. It’s an explosion of flavors in your mouth.

papdi chaat

HARA BHARA KEBAB

Hara Bhara Kabab is a spinach peas potato patty that’s flavored with fresh cilantro and Indian spices, plus chickpeas for a healthier twist.

Hara Bhara Kebab (vegan, healthyish)

CHILI CHEESE TOAST

Chilli Cheese Toast is a classic Indian toastie made with green chilies, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and cheese. This delicious toastie is the perfect snack for brunch or tea time.

Chilli Cheese Toast featured image

MEXICAN STREET CORN CHAAT

India meets Mexico in this Indo-Mex Mexican Street Corn Chaat – all that chatpata desi flavor tossed with creamy sour cream.

MEXICAN STREET CORN CHAAT

MAIN COURSE

SWEET POTATO BLACK BEAN BURGER

A vegan burger packed with a ton of flavor including Vegan Chipotle Aioli and Guacamole.

SWEET POTATO BLACK BEAN BURGER

CHICKEN SEEKH KEBAB

Indian Style Chicken Seekh Kebab is ground chicken seasoned with aromatic spices and then grilled. Enjoy these delicious kebabs with rice, roasted veggies, green chutney, and raita.

CHICKEN SEEKH KEBAB

BOMBAY GRILLED SANDWICH

Bombay Grilled Sandwich is popular Indian street food from the city of Mumbai. This vegetable sandwich is made with green chutney, butter, veggies, cheese, and chat masala.

BOMBAY GRILLED SANDWICH

PANEER KATHI ROLL

Paneer Kathi Roll is a wrap that’s filled with marinated paneer and flavored with cilantro and tamarind chutneys. So scrumptious!

PANEER KATHI ROLL

CHICKEN KEBAB BURGERS

Delicious, juicy, grilled Chicken Kebab Burgers that are perfect for your summer BBQ.

CHICKEN KEBAB BURGER

BLUEBERRY COCONUT PANCAKES

Delicious, soft, and fluffy pancakes that are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Blueberry Coconut Pancakes

TURKEY KEEMA TACOS

Turkey Keema Tacos are prepared with ground turkey sauteed with Indian flavors. Fill them up in a taco and top with a cilantro-mint chili sauce.

TURKEY KEEMA TACOS

SPICY MEXICAN TURKEY BURGERS + CHIPOTLE AIOLI

Spicy Mexican Turkey Burgers that are tender, juicy, and flavorful. It’s perfect for a Summer BBQ, or all year round.

DESSERTS

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Delicious blueberry muffins bursting with fresh blueberry flavor. Enjoy them with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

RED VELVET WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

A delicious treat that is a cross between a cookie and a brownie. Perfect for July 4th, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let me know what recipe you decide to make and share! Happy Fourth!


Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.


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