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July 04, 2018

Light Up Your 4th With These Recipes!

Light Up Your 4th With These Recipes!

Looking for inspiration to sweeten up your 4th of July celebration? We've selected two festive red, white and blue sweet treats for you to try. From a healthy fruit salad to ice cold popsicles, we've got you covered. Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables for these fun recipes.

Watermelon, Jicama + Blueberry Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh watermelon, cut into cubes (1/2 - 1 inch)
  • 1 cup jicama, cut into cubes (1/4 - 1/2 inch)
  • 1 large cucumber, cut into cubes (1/4 - 1/2 inch)
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1 small handful fresh mint, chopped (1/8 cup)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced


Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours or until well chilled. Enjoy!

 

 Photo and recipe from Will Cook for Friends

 

Firecracker Popsicles

Ingredients

For the Red Layer:

  • 2 cups halved, hulled strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar 
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice

 For the White Layer:

  • 3/4 cup full fat plain yogurt
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice

 For the Blue Layer:

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice


Directions

  1. Make the red layer. In a blender, combine the strawberries, sugar and lime juice. Puree, scraping down the sides as needed. Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl pressing on solids; discard solids. Fill the ice pop molds 1/3 of the way. (You may have some strawberry puree leftover.) Freeze until firm about 30 minutes.
  2. Make the white layer. Whisk together the yogurt, cream, sugar and lime juice in a small bowl. Remove the molds from the freezer and top with the yogurt mixture, filling each another 1/3 of the way. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Make the blue layer. In a clean blender, puree the blueberries, sugar and lime juice. Puree, scraping down sides as needed. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing on the solids; discard solids. Remove molds from freezer; insert popsicle sticks through the white layer. Top with the blueberry puree (again, you may have some leftover puree), leaving a 1/4 inch free space at the tops of the molds. Freeze until solid, 3 hours or more (or up to 1 week). Just before serving, briefly run molds under warm water to release the pops.
  4. Tovolo Star Pop Molds were used to make these popsicles.

Photo and recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

 

Comment below with your favorite red, white and blue recipes! Have a safe and Happy 4th :)

 

 



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