Thai Salmon Burgers with Peanut Sauce. If you love Thai food, this is the burger for you. If you have any left over, the luscious sauce can top just about anything, including grilled vegetables and pasta. View recipe.
Fresh Cherry Tart with Cocoa Crust. A fruit-filled treat for chocolate lovers. Try this with fresh, ripe, sliced plums, too. View recipe.
Summer Corn Bar with Three Toppings. This easy presentation is a fun way to feed a crowd. Keep the tasty toppings cool by nestling in crushed ice. View recipe.
Grilled Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Radicchio with Quinoa. This hearty vegetarian dish is full of summer flavors: ripe tomatoes, aromatic basil, and the smoke of the grill. View recipe.
Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Mint. Serve this simple, delicious salad at any outdoor party or picnic. Substitute yellow or red onions for the white onion if you prefer. View recipe.
Southwestern Bison Burger with Chipotle Mayonnaise. A spicy mayo gives this lean burger a feisty kick. For a lower carb count, skip the bun and serve over greens or a corn tortilla. View recipe.
Tropical Popsicles. Cool and fun! If you prefer a less-tart treat, add more sugar to compensate for the lime juice; or vary the recipe by substituting grapefruit for the orange or pineapple juice. View recipe.
This July 4th, declare your independence from boring burgers and gloppy pasta salad with these fresh and flavorful options for grilled entrees, inventive salads, and sweet treats.