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9 recipes for the ultimate grilling feast on the Fourth of July

Get your grill on this Fourth of July.
Get your grill on this Fourth of July. (Pexels.)

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and there is nothing better to do (or more American) than grilling up some meat and veggies while sipping on a cool beer or cocktail.

And now that life is getting back to normal (well, somewhat), wouldn’t it be great to have a super fun BBQ with your long-lost family and friends?

Here are a few dishes you’ll definitely want to make.


Garlic Grilled Shrimp from D--- Delicious

Seafood on the grill is always a good idea, but shrimp on a grill is truly one of the greatest joys of life. Plus, covering your shrimp in garlic and butter sure helps make things even more delicious. Click or tap here to get the recipe.

Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops from Delish

Pork chops are so great on the grill, but why not up the flavor by marinating them in a honey-soy sauce? This marinade will have your pork chops going from basic to full of flavor. Click or tap here to get the recipe.

Balsamic Grilled Chicken Kabobs from Joyful Healthy Eats

It’s a fact that meat grilled on a skewer is better than any other kinds of food (right?), so a chicken kabob has to be on your Fourth of July menu. The best part about a kabob is that you can swap out veggies and proteins based on what you’re craving. Click or tap here to get the recipe.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Salmon from Delish

If you’re looking for something on the healthier side to grill for the Fourth of July, try salmon. There is nothing better than the smokiness a grill gives to salmon. Click or tap here to get the recipe.

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches from Bon Appétit

Just eating a regular chicken breast is super basic and kind of boring, but put it between two buns and add a yummy Caesar-like dressing, and you’re onto something good. Click or tap here to get the recipe.

Grilled Lobster Tails from Dinner at the Zoo

Lobster tails might sound fancy for a Fourth of July BBQ, but 2021 isn’t like normal years, so why not get fancy with some decadent lobster tails? You’ll be thanking us later. Click or tap here for the recipe.

Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash from The Spruce Eats

For a well-balanced meal, why not grill some veggies, especially ones that are in season, like summer squash? You won’t want to stop grilling vegetables during the summer after you try this. Click or tap here for the recipe.

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri from Grandbaby Cakes

Skirt steak is great in so many different ways. First, it can feed a lot of people. Secondly, it can be grilled super quickly. Just use a marinade, then top it with a wonderful chimichurri sauce. Click or tap here to get the recipe.

Glazed Country Ribs from Country Living

A Fourth of July BBQ would not be complete without some fall-off-the-bone ribs, right? Cook these baby-back ribs slow and low, and you’ll end up with the most tender and juicy ribs you’ve ever had. Click or tap here for the recipe.


Bonus: Citrus Grilled Pork Tenderloin from Char-Broil

Last, but certainly not least, we had to include one more: A juicy and delicious pork tenderloin cooked on the grill. Pork tenderloin is one of the few parts of a pig that doesn’t need to be cooked hours on end, so this is a great meal to serve that will be ready in no time. Click or tap here for the recipe.


About the Author:

Jack is a Digital Content Editor with a degree in creative writing and French from Western Michigan University. He specializes in writing about movies, food and the latest TV shows.