Chances are, you're obsessing over what to make this Independence Day. A grill is definitely involved, but what else? From dressed up watermelon slices to the best burger recipe, let this festive menu inspire you. It's filled with classic dishes that highlight Summer's wonderful produce. Like all things American, it's a little excessive, but in a good way!
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Start with a refreshing and tart strawberry margarita . Combine everything in a large pitcher the morning of the party and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top the pitcher with ice and let guests help themselves.
Green Salad With Red Wine Vinegar
There needs to be something green at the table, so make it an ultrasimple green salad  with avocado, onion, and red wine vinaigrette.
Watermelon With Honey, Mint, and Lime
It's not the Fourth without breaking into a watermelon. Enliven watermelon slices  by dressing them in lime juice, honey, and mint.
To make this amazing appetizer , grill the bread and make the zucchini topping a day before the party. Assemble half an hour before you plan to serve.
These buttery, bacon-y oysters  are finger-licking good! After the first round of guests have arrived, throw the oysters on the grill (instead of the oven). They'll cook in no time and are best piping hot.
For the main course, you can't go wrong with a cheeseburger (or should we say brieburger?). This brie-stuffed burger  is served with a spicy mayo that's a must-make. Guests will be clamoring for the recipe.
Tomato and Peach Salad
When it comes to celebratory dinners, like a blowout for the Fourth of July, serve two sides. A giant bowl of tomatoes and peaches  is the perfect accompaniment for the burgers and corn.
Alongside the burger, offer grilled corn  slathered in butter with tons of fresh herbs. It's a simple but summery side dish.
Red, White, and Blue Popsicles
An icy treat is a fantastic finish, and these colorful pops  scream the Fourth of July. The red, white, and blue layers are watermelon, lemonade, and blueberry flavored. Get started on the pops today, so they have plenty of time to freeze before the holiday.
You didn't think there would be just one dessert, did you?! Cherry pie  is classic and crowd-pleasing — a must make for your Fourth of July shindig!