Check out some of our favorite celebrity chef recipes for your July 4th cookout.
Of his Caprese Salad recipe, Rocco DiSpirito says, "if you don't have super-ripe tomatoes, don't fret -- the true cheese connoisseurs of La Sorgente prefer slightly underripe tomatoes so the juice stays in the tomato and not on the plate, and underripe tomatoes provide a nice acidity that complements the dense mozzarella."
The creaminess of the aioli combined with peppery watercress and Dijon Vinaigrette create a fiesta in every bite of the Farmer’s Salad by cookbook author and health guru Kris Carr. Zesty chives are part of the allium crew—an antibacterial and antiviral bunch that includes onions and garlic. Fresh chives also have high levels of antioxidants and flavanoids.
This fun take on chicken from Nigella Lawson works for all seasons but would be great for a summer gathering. She writes, "it is a glorious creation: salty, lemony, and either fiercely peppery or afire with crushed red pepper flakes."
This recipe mash-up by Cupcake Wars winner Chloe Coscarelli combines the best elements of mojitos and chocolate chip cookies in one! The lime zest adds beautiful green flecks to an otherwise seemingly average cookie. Serve these at your next cocktail party for a sweet surprise.
While basic hot dogs and burgers make for terrific barbecues, we are always looking for inspiration to freshen up the mix a bit, especially when it comes to holiday barbecues. For the Fourth of July, we looked to some of our favorite celebrity chefs and culinary personalities for fun food ideas that call for seasonal summer ingredients.
For a tantalizing summer soup from Chef Edward Lee to a delightful chicken from Nigella Lawson, Check out the slideshow above for some July 4th culinary inspiration.