Favorite Summer Recipes for Your July 4th Party

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s almost time for a July 4th Party! If the midsummer holiday has crept up on you, don’t stress. Soom products makes organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze. We’ve gathered our favorite summer recipes for a show-stopping spread of star-spangled sides, salads, desserts, and a few ways to get creative on the grill. 

This roundup has a little something for everyone. So fire up the grill, pour yourself an ice-cold cocktail (see below for our suggestion!), and get ready to celebrate America’s birthday with our favorite summer recipes. 


Summer Slaw with Tahini Dressing

Say hello to your new favorite summer side dish! This Summer slaw combines a crunch of in-season veggies with a bright Tahini Vinaigrette! This light and fresh slaw is easy to prepare and packed with vegan and paleo-friendly ingredients. While you and your guests will love the crunch of fresh summer veggies, the real star of this dish is the delicious and tangy tahini dressing that can be made ahead for easy preparation.


Southwest Salad with Vegan Tahini Ranch - Soom Foods Recipe

Southwest Chopped Salad with Vegan Tahini Ranch

This Southwest Chopped Salad celebrates color, varied textures, and zesty, Southwest-inspired flavor that’s perfect for a summertime cookout! It’s filled with all of the best mix-ins like red onion, radishes, black beans, crushed tortilla chips, corn, grape tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro. To add even more flavor, the salad gets dressed with a slightly spicy, bright, and herby vegan tahini ranch. Grilled chicken and cheddar cheese make great additions to the salad if you’re looking to add some extra protein into this starter.


cauliflower bites with herbed green tahini dip

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Herbed Tahini Dip

While you’re waiting for the grilling to begin, you’ll need something tasty to snack on! These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are the perfect finger food to munch on before the burgers and hot dogs are ready. Paired with an herbaceous tahini combination that encapsulates the freshness of a midsummer barbecue, these snackable vegan bites are irresistible.


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Vegan Tahini Mac & “Cheese”

Mac and Cheese is the quintessential barbecue side. But rather than making the cheese-loaded version, consider making our vegan tahini mac and cheese! It’s completely dairy-free, yet just as creamy, velvety, and flavorful as a classic mac and cheese due to the tahini, nutritional yeast, and spices added to the luscious sauce. Your vegan and non-vegan friends will love everything about this dish because it’s creamy, comforting, nutritious, and great for kids and adults.


greek pasta salad with tahini red wine vinaigrette

Greek Tahini Pasta Salad

This Greek Tahini Pasta Salad is the perfect balance of tangy, salty, creamy, and lemony, fresh, and herbaceous flavors. It’s tossed with an incredibly delicious creamy tahini red wine vinaigrette, which ties all of the flavors together perfectly! The mix-ins include cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta, red onion, Kalamata olives, dill, parsley, and oregano, but the sky’s the limit! It’s super forgiving, customizable, and most of all, flavorful! Add this colorful salad to your July 4th party spread for a show-stopping side that everyone will be talking about. 


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Spicy Silan BBQ Sauce

Nothing screams summer like saucy BBQ Wings, and this recipe is no exception! This Spicy Silan BBQ sauce blends date syrup with explosive spices to create a medley that will leave you licking your fingers. For a vegetarian or vegan alternative, use this sauce on Lentil Sloppy Joes or Veggie Burgers. Special thanks to Chef Didem of Ana Sortun’s Sofra Bakery in Cambridge, MA. If we haven’t convinced you yet, this sauce is sold by the pint. In short, it really is that good!


Barbecue Tahini Sauce

This Barbecue Tahini Sauce is the sauce of the summer! Try combining the smokiness of barbecue with the subtle nuttiness of tahini for your next must-have condiment. The flavor and versatility of this sauce makes it an amazing addition to your July 4th party spread. Use it as a dip, sauce, dressing, or drizzle for finger-licking barbecue flavor. 


Tahini Pesto

If your basil plant is looking anything like ours, it means it’s time to make Tahini Pesto. This pesto has a perfectly nutty (without the nuts) flavor and packs a punch of herbaceous and garlicky notes. Use the pesto to top your favorite proteins or serve it mixed into pasta. Served cold or warm, this pesto will add bright and fresh notes to lighten the heavy barbecue meal.


Best Grilled Chicken Recipe with Tahini Marinade

Grilled chicken is a July 4th cookout essential. This no-fuss grilled chicken recipe is a healthy and delicious way to get creative this grilling season. Instead of (only) making burgers or hot dogs, impress your guests with this charred, nutty grilled chicken recipe. Using Soom Tahini in a delicious barbecue marinade will bring you a new summertime favorite for July 4th or the rest of the summer. 


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Goldie Tehina Shakes

There’s nothing like an ice-cold shake to enjoy during a hot summer day. That’s why Goldie’s Tehina Shakes are a must-have at your July 4th party! Soom Tahini lends its nutty flavor into this delicious shake that’s anything but conventional. Made vegan and naturally dairy-free, this creamy and decadent drink is a family favorite. Serve it at your outdoor celebrations for something everyone will enjoy sippin’ on!


strawberry rhubarb tahini galette with ice cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Tahini Galette

This Strawberry Rhubarb Galette is a show-stopper. It is rustic, yet easy tart that’s the perfect end to your summer celebration. It’s filled with fresh strawberries, rhubarb, lemon, vanilla, and a secret ingredient – tahini! The tahini gives a touch of nuttiness to balance the sweetness of the berries and the tartness of the rhubarb. It’s fantastic served a la mode or by itself to amaze your guests. 


tahini peach cobbler - soom foods recipe

Tahini Peach Cobbler

This Tahini Peach Cobbler couldn’t be easier, more comforting, or more perfect for warm weather. It’s like the classic peach cobbler you grew up eating during the summertime, with an added bonus: tahini! Its savory nuttiness complements the sweet peaches beautifully, along with a touch of cinnamon and brown sugar for extra caramel-like sweetness and depth. The most delicious way to serve it is warm, of course, with a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!


Summer Fling Gin Cocktail

When we think of summer, we think of this cocktail. It’s our take on a Tom Collins. Rather than using simple syrup, we diluted our Silan to bring you this cocktail. It’s the most deliciously fresh, slightly-sweet cocktail you’ll want to sip all summer long. Serve this at your Fourth of July celebration for a drink that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by, especially if you’re not the biggest fan of gin!


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