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Happy Independence Day readers! When you think of the 4th of July, images of fireworks, parades and of course, red, white and blue, will likely pop into your head. But, we all know what this day is really about—the food! Whether with family or friends, large or small gatherings, you’re likely coming together to chill out, enjoy a day off work, and get your grub on. From desserts to mains to sides, we’ve gathered together a bunch of recipes perfect for an Independence Day meal. Have at it!

Fresh Strawberry & Spinach Salad

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Light, healthy and delicious, this simple salad recipe works perfectly for Fourth of July—just when strawberries are picked at their prime summer peak. Paired with a poppy seed vinaigrette and toasted pecans, you’ll simply adore this flavorful salad.

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Potato Salad With Artichokes, Feta Cheese & Olive Relish

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What’s a 4th of July barbeque without potato salad? Made with multicolored potatoes and bright green onion, this colorful potato salad will add pizzazz to any picnic table. The addition of feta cheese and artichokes makes for a tasty twist on an old classic. 

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Blue Cheese Cabernet Organic Hamburgers

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These organic hamburgers aren’t your average patty. Cabernet sauvignon, organic beef, blue cheese and fresh herbs—all in one? Yum! Bursting with organic ingredients, these burgers will be a healthy hit at your 4th of July barbeque.

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A Real Strawberry Shortcake

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Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake doesn’t consist of pound cake, faked whipped “topping” or saccharine strawberry syrup. This REAL strawberry shortcake recipe features crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits. Topped with fresh whipped cream and farmers market strawberries, it’s pure bliss.

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Red, White & Blue Pie

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We had to include two desserts because they’re both so scrumptious! Made with simple, but oh-so delicious ingredients, kids and adults alike will love this red, white and blue pie. With tasty strawberry filling, a light, fluffy crust and garnished with fresh whipped cream, this pie looks and tastes gourmet.

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