20 Spiralized Recipes for July 4th

Inspiralized July 4th Recipes

A week from today, you’re going to be noshing on leftovers from your July 4th barbecue. Hopefully, they’ll be healthy leftovers!

Today, I’m adding 3 more recipes to this list, which I made for Memorial Day BBQ for a total of 20 spiralized ideas.

Plus, I’m sharing some tips on how to make spiralized meals for groups, which can help you create your own yummy meals for July 4th!

Tips for Making Spiralized Meals for Groups

1. Don’t use any heavy sauces, like tomato or creamy.

2. Use light marinades, like vinegar-based dressings.

3. Trim the noodles after you spiralize, to make sure it’s easy to serve.

4. Use half-moons when making pasta salads, to get an elbow macaroni-like texture.

5. If you want to use a mayonnaise or yogurt-based sauce, add it at the last minute.

6. When using cucumber noodles, make sure to pat them down thoroughly to absorb all excess moisture.

7. The best rices for group rice dishes are beets and carrots – they’re light and don’t require any cooking.

8. Use light, whole cheeses (like feta, goat cheese, mozzarella, ricotta salata) instead of melted, heavy cheeses (like cheddar.)

9. Add fresh herbs to add instant freshness, such as basil, mint, dill and chives.

10. Make healthy fries! Use carrots, parsnips, jicama, rutabaga, and other lighter root veggies to make lighter versions of fries (bake them in the oven instead of frying them in a pan.)

THE ROUNDUP

Don’t forget to check out these 17 recipes from the Memorial Day BBQ roundup!

1. Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad: this salad is easy to prepare ahead and the longer it sits in the fridge, the softer the zucchini becomes and the more the flavors marinade.

Inspiralized July 4th Recipes

2. Cucumber Noodle Cantaloupe Salad with Avocado and Feta: fruit with cucumbers creates a refreshing side dish or salad that can be shared with a group.

Inspiralized July 4th Recipes

3. Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese: since these zucchini noodles aren’t heated up, they won’t wilt – plus, the pesto is made with mint, which is nice and fresh for that hot July 4th.

Inspiralized July 4th Recipes

What are your favorite spiralized meals to make for large groups?

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Comments

  1. These look amazing!!!!!

  2. Love spiralizing zucchini! !

  3. I have been wanting to get one of these! I think my kids will love helping in the kitchen with this tool!

  4. I have been wanting to try Inspiralizing my food.as i have been staying way from eating Pasta with my family.My Body feels Great! I need this machine to assist me with my endeavors to keep it going and easier for me as a Mother and Wife taking care of my Family Duties.i usually hand cut my Zucchin in thin slices…works but id love to explore more with the Spiralized Method!! : )
    Thanks Ali for the opportunity
    To win in a Giveaway ; )

  5. I recently went Paleo and this looks like a good alternative to grains….

  6. What a great way to make meals lighter and more healthful!

  7. i love how spiralizing veggies sometimes almost completely changes them! there are certain veggies i refuse to eat but once spiralized, i even enjoy them (zucchini, beets, plantains!)

  8. I am obsessed with the Italian Pasta Salad! I’ve made it twice in the last few weeks and will be bringing a big batch camping this weekend for the 4th of July!

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