Quick & Easy Make-Ahead Recipes for the 4th of July

Quick & Easy Make-Ahead Recipes for Summer

The 4th of July is right around the corner and we are sharing our simplest make-ahead recipes to make Independence Day entertaining a breeze!

Sweet Peach Iced Tea

This is a tasty sweet tea that is great as is but can be spiked with a little vodka and peach schnapps for a grown-up kick.

Parmesan Asiago Dip

This 3-ingredient dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for entertaining. Serve with veggies and crackers.

Bulgur Salad with Toasted Corn & Summer Squash

This bulgur salad can be served warm or cold and is a great vehicle for any veggies, herbs and cheese you need to use up!

Olive Tapenade Orzo Salad

This easy orzo salad recipe holds up in the heat of a summer day and it features a trio of We Olive bestsellers: Fresh Garlic and Meyer Lemon Olive Oils plus Aged Balsamic Vinegar. Finishing it with Black Olive Tapenade adds complexity and depth.

Blackberry Basil Grilling Marinade

The combination of our Fresh Basil Olive Oil and our Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar is somehow reminiscent of perfectly ripe tomatoes.  Marinate chicken or pork overnight in this combo before grilling!

Strawberry Lemon Cake

This simple summery cake comes together quickly and can be made a day or two in advance of your gathering. Serve with vanilla ice cream!

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