America’s birthday is coming soon! July 4th of this year is a Sunday, perfect for a picnic or playing in the backyard. Now that things are finally public, you can finally plan the party with less fear. Even if you are not fully prepared, you can definitely eat delicious food and enjoy the fun of being with your family. I like to have a good picnic in the summer. There really is nothing more delightful for Americans than listening to music, barbecues, wearing jeans shorts and sipping cold drinks on the deck. Just like our ancestors did in the past.
As a herbivore family, burgers and hot dogs are not entirely on the Scout Family menu. In fact, London accidentally ate a real hot dog a year or two ago and she was very sick! However, we still eat mouth-watering food, which makes ordinary omnivores jealous. Without further ado, here are some delicious and simple vegetarian recipes to make this July 4th and celebrate the 244th U.S. trip around the sun (yes, I count it).
Easy Black Bean Burger
Recipe from Inspiration Taste Network
To be honest, I think the black bean burger is one of the most delicious dishes, and this version is very easy to make! Once you take a bite of these delicious meatloaf, you will forget the meat. In addition, they are made with good raw materials.
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 2 medium cloves garlic
- 2 shallots, chopped
- ¼ c walnuts
- ½ c oatmeal
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
You can use a food processor to chop and mash the burger, or you can manually mash it. First chop the garlic and green onions, then chop the walnuts. Next, mash your black beans with a fork. Add all other ingredients except oil. Then use the mixture to shape the pie into the desired size (if it doesn’t shape together, please set it aside, the oats should absorb some moisture.
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat, then fry for 4-6 minutes on each side. Decorate your burgers with the toppings of your choice-onions, tomatoes, lettuce, tahini, etc., and eat it alone or on its own! good to eat!
You can find this gem in my IG collection. I like to make this vegetable stuffing dish, it’s so refreshing in summer! I know the combination of ingredients sounds a bit trendy, but the combination of sweetness and saltiness makes it great. You can eat it as a healthy light lunch or as part of picnics and parties. Either way, your taste buds will thank you.
- Almond slices (I bought it already sliced)
- 2 Medjool dates (cut into small pieces)
- Parmesan cheese slices
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ lemon freshly squeezed
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of pepper flakes
- Squirting Mike’s hot honey
Slice the celery in a food processor and place it on a plate. Sprinkle sliced almonds, then add dates. Combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and honey in a jar and pour it over the celery mixture. Finally, put some fresh Parmesan cheese slices on top and serve.
Coconut Blueberry Popsicles
Recipe from Wallflower Kitchen Net
For children, this is not the real summer unless they are barefoot and have popsicles on their cheeks. This is such a simple dessert, but my kids love them, and I like that they have complete ingredients. These basically don’t take time to make.
- 1 ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries
Mix everything together except blueberries in a blender until the texture is smooth. Then add blueberries and pulses until they become mushy. It doesn’t matter if there are some blocks. Then simply pour this mixture into some popsicle molds and freeze.
Regardless of your plans for July 4th, I hope you will enjoy a little more celebration this year and make something healthy and delicious for you and your family.