Classic 4th of July Sides: Kicked Up a Notch

Posted by Cara Gambini on

There’s so much to love about the 4th of July: the American spirit, backyard celebrations with friends and family, fireworks, and food! While a tender brisket or burger, make our mouths water, we really want to talk sides, the sometimes overlooked accompaniment to your entrée. Extra effort put into making an out-of-this-world side goes a long way!

If you’re hard at work planning your bash, we have a few spin-off ideas that can take your classic 4th of July sides to another level…


While everyone loves a juicy watermelon, consider dicing it up and making watermelon salad for an unexpected twist. Our favorite includes feta, mint, red onion, blueberries, Koroneiki EVOO, and White Lemon Balsamic. It’s so refreshing and festive!

Pasta Salad

A classic base of Texas Miller’s Blend EVOO and Traditional Balsamic with Italian seasonings is a crowd-pleaser. Throw in a medley of olives, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, fresh baby spinach, and feta for a greek twist. Also, farfalle pasta makes the best pasta salad! The nooks of the bow-tie shape catch all of the yumminess.

Green Salad

Often a green salad will get passed on when there are other options. Try putting your greens atop a crostini with cheese and cured meat drizzled with balsamic. We’ve got just the perfect recipe for you right here.

Potato Salad

Everyone does potato salad differently! If you have a favorite recipe, try using colorful fingerling potatoes for a next-level presentation. And add a little salt and vinegar to the water for deeply-seasoned potatoes. We like a base of Sola Stella EVOO, mustard, sour cream, and dill. To kick it up a notch, dice up some gourmet pickles and add some of the juice too. Mmmm!

Enjoy your patriotic picnic and have a safe 4th of July! 

If you are in the area please save your spot for a tour of our orchard & mill.

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