Fun and festive menus, all tinted with hues of red, white and blue.

Though not all considered traditional American fare, the dishes in each of these collections were carefully selected with stars and stripes in mind. They're all color-coordinated to appeal to the hues of the day—red, white and blue. Select your favorite menu, or mix and match to suit your tastes. Just make sure you take a peek at the suggested red, white and blue desserts and libations on your way out. You're going to want to choose a couple of those, too.

Surf and Turf

Plump shrimp dunked into tangy cocktail sauce, flaky halibut topped with juicy cherry tomatoes, stunningly fresh Blueberry Lemon your mouth watering yet? A surf and turf themed menu is a great way to satisfy a variety of tastes—seafood, meat and side options abound. Here are a few we love.

Roasted Halibut a la Bruschetta Beer Boiled Shrimp Cocktail Grilled Santa Maria Tri-Tip Summer White Bean Salad Blueberry Lemon Tiramisu

East Meets West

Looking to lend an eastern flair to your annual gathering on the Fourth? Tender Korean-Style Barbecue Short Ribs—wrapped up in flour-white tortillas—and vibrantly hued, exotically flavored sides are just the ticket.

Korean-Style Barbecue Short Ribs Red Cabbage Slaw with Marinated Red Onions Ginger-Lime Slow Roasted Rainbow Carrots Blueberry Bread Pudding with Ginger Sauce

Very Vegetarian

The bounty of summer produce affords an excellent opportunity to get creative with hearty dishes—so much so that we couldn't not include a few vegetarian picks. We recommend the same for your summer menus.

Fire-Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Tomato Gravy Tomato Phyllo Pie Blueberry Farro Salad Stuffed Red Peppers and Stuffed Baked Tomatoes Blueberry Crumble

Classic Americana

Usually, when we think Fourth of July festivities, we think hands sticky with barbecue sauce, a banquet table dedicated to salads of all shapes and sizes, and pie. Here are a few of the classics.

BBQ Ribs Blueberry Cucumber Salad Red White and Blue Potato Salad Fresh Strawberry Pie

More Red, White and Blue Desserts

Almost too patriotic to be true, brightly hued summer berries were practically made for Fourth of July desserts.

Fourth of July Firecracker Cheesecake Fresh Cherry Tart Blueberry Lattice Pie Cherry Plum Cobbler Blackberry Slump


It's hot out. The kids will make do with the sprinklers, but you're going to want something cool to sip on.

Americano Cocktail Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail Melon Rum Punch Mangria with Malbec and Mango

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