17 Fourth of July appetizers for the ultimate summer celebration

Whether you're cooking up a feast for friends or keeping things low-key with your family, these fresh and easy 4th of July appetizers are guaranteed to impress. And what better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a selection of delectable dishes? We're certain our forefathers would approve.

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17 perfect July 4th appetizers

A healthy dip in red, white and blue.

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Sweet, tangy and perfect for nibbling.

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This lighter take on the classic will leave plenty of room for all those hot dogs and burgers later.

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Drizzled with balsamic glaze for extra sweetness.

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A fun twist on a party favorite.   

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Save time on this crowd-pleasing 4th of July appetizer by using store-bought Naan for the base.

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Putting avocados on the grill gives this dip a delicious, smoky flavor.

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How many seasonal ingredients can you fit onto a baguette? This many.

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Italian-style antipasti dipped in tangy yogurt.

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Best when served with a spicy Margarita

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Because everything tastes better when it’s mini.

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A pretty dish bursting with summer flavor.

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Cool down in the heat with this refreshing Greek dip.

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A fun way to use up your farmer’s market haul.

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An impressive dish that can be thrown together in less than 15 minutes? Perfection.

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Your favorite restaurant app is surprisingly easy to make at home (and just as delicious).

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Quick, easy and no chopsticks required.

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