Fourth of July Favorites {Spinach Dill Couscous, Black-Eyes Pea Salad, Creamy Cucumbers & Strawberry Quinoa Salad}

{ Fourth of July Favorites }

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday! To me, it is always filled with friends, family, festivities & traditions!

The town that I grew up in has a parade in the morning. Since I can remember, I have walked down to the parade with my parents. After the parade, my parent’s host a garden party for friends, family and neighbors in their yard. They have buckets of drinks, an ice cream truck, lawn games and a live band. My mom caters the meat (since we are all vegetarians), always asks people to bring dessert, and she makes giant bowls of different salads and sides!

Since it is almost time to set off the fireworks this year, I thought I’d share some of my favorite salads with you. Any of these are great additions to a potluck or party! Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to host a party and start some of your own traditions!


Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Spinach & Dill Couscous

Strawberry Quinoa Salad 

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Farfalle with Smoked Mozzarella 

Mandarin Salad 


Vanilla Cupcakes (topped with berries)

Melon Skewers 

All-Time Favorite Cookies 



Happy Fourth of July!

{ Keep Cooking in Love & Light }



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