4th of July Recipes to Feed a Crowd!

Enjoy the fireworks with a plate full of flavor! Celebrate the 4th with these mouthwatering 4th of July recipes- from delicious desserts and sizzling BBQs to flavorful salads and juicy burgers, we have you covered. Don’t miss our tasty vegetarian optio…

Nectarine Salad with cucumber, Basil, Goats Cheese, Red onion and optional Urfa Biber ( Turkish Chili Pepper). A simple delicious Farmers Market Salad you can put together in minutes! #nectarinesalad #nectarines #nectarinerecipes #farmersmarket #healthysalad #easysalads #cucumbersalad
Enjoy the fireworks with a plate full of flavor! Celebrate the 4th with these mouthwatering 4th of July recipes- from delicious desserts and sizzling BBQs to flavorful salads and juicy burgers, we have you covered. Don't miss our tasty vegetarian options and grilled veggie side dishes, perfect for any summer gathering.

Cookie Dough Cake

This cookie dough cake is made with layers of rich, fudgy brownies and edible cookie dough, all enveloped in thick chocolate frosting. This is the ultimate showstopper that’s deceptively easy to make! Ready for more impressive cake recipes? Try m…

cookie dough cake recipe.This cookie dough cake is made with layers of rich, fudgy brownies and edible cookie dough, all enveloped in thick chocolate frosting. This is the ultimate showstopper that’s deceptively easy to make! Ready for more impressive cake recipes? Try my lemon blueberry cake, Harry Potter cake, Biscoff cake, and snickerdoodle cake next. If you love…

Italian Almond Cookies

These 5-ingredient Italian almond cookies are light, fluffy, and perfectly sweetened. Laced with delicate almond flavor, they’re so simple, yet they taste phenomenal! Looking for more dessert almond flour recipes? Try my almond flour coffee cake,…

italian almond cookies recipe.These 5-ingredient Italian almond cookies are light, fluffy, and perfectly sweetened. Laced with delicate almond flavor, they’re so simple, yet they taste phenomenal! Looking for more dessert almond flour recipes? Try my almond flour coffee cake, almond flour banana bread, and almond flour biscotti next.   I’m not shy about baking with almond flour, especially when…

Dairy Free Cookies

These dairy-free cookies have crisp, golden-brown edges and soft, chewy centers. Made in one bowl with 6 different flavor options! Want more diet-friendly cookie recipes? Try my eggless chocolate chip cookies, protein cookies, keto chocolate chip cooki…

dairy free cookies recipe.These dairy-free cookies have crisp, golden-brown edges and soft, chewy centers. Made in one bowl with 6 different flavor options! Want more diet-friendly cookie recipes? Try my eggless chocolate chip cookies, protein cookies, keto chocolate chip cookies, and flourless cookies next. Whenever I run out of milk or need an allergy-friendly cookie recipe, I turn…

French Toast Muffins

Use your homemade sourdough bread in these baked French Toast Muffins. Infused with maple, vanilla and orange,they are delicious with fresh berries- perfect for a special brunch.

Use your homemade sourdough bread in these baked French Toast Muffins. Infused with maple, vanilla and orange,they are delicious with fresh berries- perfect for a special brunch.

35 Crave-able Vegetarian Memorial Day Recipes

Hosting a Memorial Day celebration this year? These crave-worthy vegetarian recipes are perfect for dishing up at a party – and tasty enough to please any crowd! I hope you’ve found the perfect inspiration for your Memorial Day gathering. If you love t…

Hosting a Memorial Day celebration this year? These crave-worthy vegetarian recipes are perfect for dishing up at a party - and tasty enough to please any crowd! I hope you've found the perfect inspiration for your Memorial Day gathering. If you love these recipes, be sure to check out these other veggie-friendly ideas:

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Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

This red white and blue fruit salad is packed with fresh fruits, crunchy walnuts, and chewy marshmallows– perfect for Fourth of July!

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My Red White and Blue Salad is Summer in a bowl. Christmas and Thanksgiving are great holidays, but I’m a summer gal through and through. There’s just something magical about the smell of sunscreen and fresh cut grass mingling with drool-worthy scents wafting from the grill. Are you with me? Now, all you need is an ice cold beverage, some sunshine, and this Red White and Blue Fruit Salad! You’re going to want to save this recipe, because it’s perfect for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

overhead view of a bowl of red white and blue fruit salad.

The only thing I love more than celebrating ‘Merica and honoring our veterans is berries being in season! I pretty much refuse to buy berries when they aren’t in season because the quality is never as good and they are never quite as budget-friendly. I’m also a sucker for nostalgia and I feel like there was always a whipped cream fruit salad variation at all of my family gatherings growing up, probably because fruit salads require almost zero prep and they are always a crowd pleaser! This one is extra special because it brings the patriotic vibes, too.

What is Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad?

This patriotic fruit salad utilizes red, white, and blue fruits to create a colorful display fit for Independence Day or Memorial Day (or anytime I’m craving a refreshing and fun fruit salad). Strawberries represent the red, bananas and apples represent the white, and blueberries represent the blue. I added a little bit of crunch with some walnuts for texture. Topped off with some classic Cool Whip, this is one refreshing salad that’s a great BBQ side dish or dessert.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this red white and blue fruit salad:

  • Fruit: I used a combination of bananas, strawberries, apples, and blueberries to create this patriotic salad.
  • Sugar: A little bit of granulated sugar makes the berries glisten and helps prevents the apples from browning.
  • Walnuts: Crushed walnut pieces add a bit of savory nuttiness and crunch.
  • Marshmallows: Add pops of sweetness. Mini marshmallows are the perfect size, but you can also quarter full-sized marshmallows.
  • Cool Whip: The perfect garnish for this fresh and fruity salad. You can also make your own whipped cream if you prefer!

What Else Can I Add?

  • Fruits: If you’re not needing this to be particularly red, white, and blue, you can add any fruits your heart desires. Blackberries, raspberries, pitted cherries, concord grapes, pomegranate arils, or chopped pineapple would all keep the red white and blue theme going! Just be careful to avoid smushing the fruit when tossing the ingredients so you can see the distinct red, white, and blue colors throughout.
  • Crunch: Pecans, cashews, sunflower seeds, or homemade granola are all great sources of crunch.

How To Store Leftovers

This fruit salad can be prepared up to 24 hours before you plan to serve it, although the tender berries may shed some juices as they sit and the bananas and apples may brown a bit. To achieve true fireworks, prepare just before your company arrives! It will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

overhead view of servings of red white and blue fruit salad in stemless wine glasses.
overhead view of a bowl of red white and blue fruit salad.
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Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

This red white and blue fruit salad is packed with fresh fruits, crunchy walnuts, and chewy marshmallows– perfect for Fourth of July!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Total Cost ($11.74 recipe / $1.46 serving)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people (about 1 cups each)
Calories

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas $0.46
  • 2 cups quartered strawberries $2.50
  • 1 diced apple $1.00
  • 2 cups blueberries (1 pint) $2.99
  • 2 tsp. sugar $0.01
  • ½ cup walnut pieces $2.64
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows $1.00
  • 1 cup Cool Whip $1.14

Instructions

  • Dice bananas into ¼ inch pieces, quarter strawberries, core and dice the apple, gather walnut pieces, blueberries and mini marshmellows.
  • Toss bananas, strawberries, apple, and blueberries in a big mixing bowl with sugar.*
  • Fold in walnut pieces and mini marshmallows to sugared fruits and toss to combine.
  • Top each serving with a generous dollop of Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream and extra walnut pieces.

See how we calculate recipe costs here.

Notes

*The sugar will make your berries glisten and will slow down the apples from browning!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup
scooping a bite from a serving of red white and blue fruit salad in a stemless wine glass.

how to make Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad – step by step photos

ingredients for red white and blue fruit salad on a cutting board.

Dice 2 bananas into ¼ inch pieces; quarter 2 cups of strawberries; core and dice 1 apple; and gather ½ cup walnut pieces, 2 cups of blueberries and 1 cup of mini marshmallows.

cut fruits tossed with sugar in a white bowl.

Toss the 2 diced bananas, 2 cups of quartered strawberries, 1 diced apple, and 2 cups of blueberries in a big mixing bowl with 2 tsp sugar.

red white and blue fruit salad mixed up in a white bowl with a side of cool whip.

Fold in ½ cup walnut pieces and 1 cup mini marshmallows to sugared fruits and toss to combine.

overhead view of servings of red white and blue fruit salad in stemless wine glasses with cool whip.

Top each serving with about 1 Tbsp of Cool Whip and extra walnut pieces.

close-up side view of a serving of red white and blue fruit salad in a stemless wine glass with cool whip.

This easy-to-make red white and blue fruit salad will be the star of your July 4th BBQ!

I would like to express my endless gratitude for the veterans who have sacrificed their lives while defending our country and their families.

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Dutch Baby with Blueberries

Delicious and impressive Blueberry Dutch Baby is made with everyday pantry ingredients and requires only about 10 minutes of hands-on time! Top with maple-sweetened blueberry sauce for a perfect brunch or dessert.

Delicious and impressive Blueberry Dutch Baby is made with everyday pantry ingredients and requires only about 10 minutes of hands-on time! Top with maple-sweetened blueberry sauce for a perfect brunch or dessert.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Looking for a delicious and easy vegetable side dish? This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the answer! The crispy bacon wrapped around this spring vegetable is out of this world tasty! In less than 30 minutes you’ll have a flavorful, low carb vegetable side that everyone will love. If you’ve been following me for…

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Looking for a delicious and easy vegetable side dish? This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the answer! The crispy bacon wrapped around this spring vegetable is out of this world tasty! In less than 30 minutes you’ll have a flavorful, low carb vegetable side that everyone will love.

air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus on a blue serving platter.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have a deep love for my air fryer. When I tell you we use it twice a day, I’m not exaggerating. Air Fryers are so versatile you can make tons of easy recipes in the air fryer. It’s the best way to get crispy yet tender vegetables that will make everyone in your house a veggie lover. We use ours to reheat leftovers, make snacks like Air Fryer Crispy Chickpeas or even to roast a whole chicken! This time of year, our favorite recipe in the air fryer is this crispy and delicious bacon wrapped asparagus.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: Using the air fryer is the easiest and fastest way to make bacon wrapped asparagus. It’s one of the best ways to get crispy yet tender asparagus in about 25 minutes start to finish! We’ve been sautéing asparagus with lemon for years, but once I got my air fryer several years ago, we didn’t look back. 
  • Pairs Well with Many Main Dishes: Bacon wrapped asparagus is a great side dish for many mains. Serve this recipe with mains like Simple Broiled Salmon, Pretzel Fried Chicken, Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin or this Southern Style Pork Tenderloin.
  • Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies: Anything that’s wrapped in bacon is most likely going to be a hit with kids (and adults). In addition, air frying the asparagus gives the spears the perfect crispy texture that kids love too. No soggy, limp asparagus here!

The Ingredients

bacon on a plate next to a bundle of asparagus.

If you couldn’t tell by the name, you only need two ingredients to make this recipe.

  • Asparagus: I go for thicker asparagus spears for this recipe. It helps the bacon have time to get crispy without burning your asparagus. I have tips below if you can only find thin asparagus though!
  • Bacon: Opt for a standard cut over thick cut bacon. If you use thick cut you’ll most likely end up with undercooked bacon and burnt asparagus.

How to Make Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

hands snapping an asparagus spear at its natural break.

Step 1: Break or cut off the woodsy ends of asparagus. They have a natural break if you snap them at the ends. 

bacon slices cut in half on a plate.

Step 2: Cut or slice bacon in half so you have 16 pieces. 

uncooked bacon wrapped asparagus in air fryer basket.

Step 3: Starting in the middle of the asparagus, wrap the bacon around the asparagus towards the bottom allowing the top and bottom to peak out. Place asparagus in air fryer tray leaving a little space between the pieces.

cooked bacon wrapped asparagus in air fryer basket.

Step 4: Air fry at 400°F for 15-18 minutes or until bacon is starting to get crispy and asparagus is tender. 

Tips for Success

  • Choose thick asparagus. For this recipe, thicker stalks of asparagus work best. If you can only find thin stalks, you can make asparagus bundles. Wrap bacon around 3-4 asparagus spears (depending on how big they are) and air fry until bacon is cooked through and asparagus are tender.
  • Use thin strips of bacon. A standard cut bacon is the best option for bacon wrapped asparagus in the air fryer. Thick cut bacon won’t cook through and get crispy before the asparagus spears burn.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. If your air fryer isn’t big enough for each asparagus spear to have a little space around it, you may want to air fry these in batches for the best crispy results.
  • Check on the asparagus. Every air fryer cooks slightly differently. Keep an eye on your asparagus to make sure everything is cooking to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare bacon wrapped asparagus ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the bacon-wrapped asparagus ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook. Just make sure they are tightly wrapped or covered to prevent them from drying out.

How do I store and reheat leftover air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus?

In my opinion, bacon wrapped asparagus is best when enjoyed fresh out of the air fryer, but if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, reheat them in your air fryer at 400°F for a few minutes until they’re warm and crispy. You could also reheat them in the oven at the same temperature. Just remember to avoid the microwave to keep that delightful crispiness intact!

air fried bacon wrapped asparagus on blue serving platter.

More Easy Recipes with Asparagus

Air frying bacon wrapped asparagus is so easy and delicious you’ll be making this spring time veggie all the time. If you love this recipe, leave a rating and comment below!

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Bacon Wrapped Air Fried Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Air Fried Asparagus is one the simplest vegetable side you can make! The crispy bacon wrapped around this spring vegetable is out of this world tasty!
Course Appetizer, Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 206kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Break or cut off the woodsy ends of asparagus. They have a natural break if you snap them at the ends. 
  • Cut or slice bacon in half so you have 16 pieces. 
  • Starting in the middle of the asparagus, wrap the bacon around the asparagus towards the bottom allowing the top and bottom to peak out. 
  • Place asparagus in air fryer tray leaving a little space between the pieces and cook on 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until bacon is starting to get crispy and asparagus is tender. 

Notes

Choose thick cut asparagus: For this recipe, thicker stalks of asparagus work best. If you can only find thin stalks, you can make asparagus bundles. Wrap bacon around 3-4 asparagus spears (depending on how big they are) and air fry until bacon is cooked through and asparagus are tender.
Use thin strips of bacon. A standard cut bacon is the best option for bacon wrapped asparagus in the air fryer. Thick cut bacon won’t cook through and get crispy before the asparagus spears burn.
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. If your air fryer isn’t big enough for each asparagus spear to have a little space around it, you may want to air fry these in batches for best crispy results.
Check on the asparagus. Every air fryer cooks slightly differently. Keep an eye on your asparagus to make sure everything is cooking to your liking.
Make it Vegetarian: While the bacon is the star of the show in this recipe, you could absolutely leave it out if you wanted this recipe to be vegan or vegetarian. Toss the asparagus in a bit of olive oil with salt and pepper, air fry it for the same amount of time and you’ll still have a delicious result.

Nutrition

Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 874IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg

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