One of the many reasons to feel #blessed about the upcoming holiday weekend (in addition to red, white and blue outfits, patriotic nail art and hours of doing nothing but laying out on the beach) is that it usually means the opportunity to eat a lot of delicious food at parties and BBQs — and to do it for three days straight instead of the usual two.
If you happen to be hosting your own party and you need some inspo for what to make for your crew (even if it’s just you and three friends), or you need to find something tasty to bring to an event you’re headed to, then look no further. These 36 super-summery recipes — from watermelon salad and blueberry corn salsa to grilled salmon and many types of burgers — are so good, you might even make them after of the Fourth of July holiday. (We know we will.)
A version of this article was originally published in July 2016 on StyleCaster.