July 4th Backyard Barbeque Bites

It’s almost time to celebrate the stars and stripes and, just like any celebration, a delectable spread is a must! If your holiday plans include swimming, fireworks, or spending time with family and friends, you’ll need plenty of fuel for the festivities. Fire up the grill, pour yourself an ice-cold cocktail (see below for an aweSOOM suggestion!), and get ready to celebrate America’s birthday with these classic summer recipes.

tahini pesto pasta - soom foods

Tahini Pesto Pasta

Get out those scissors and start snipping your fresh basil to make Tahini Pesto Pasta! Tahini gives you a mild, nutty flavor without those expensive pine nuts and adds bright, fresh notes to lighten up heavy BBQ fare.

greek pasta salad with tahini red wine vinaigrette

Greek Tahini Pasta Salad

Every BBQ needs some side salads. Our Greek Tahini Pasta Salad is perfect for anyone craving fresh garden herbs and veggies. The robust tahini dressing really highlights the seasonal flavors and gives you  an extra dose of flavor to savor! 

silan bbq sauce and chicken wings

Spicy Silan BBQ Sauce

If you love a lil’ spice in your life, fire up the grill and slather Spicy Silan BBQ Sauce on your favorite  protein! As you’re chowing down, thank Chef Didem of Ana Sortun’s Sofra Bakery in Cambridge, MA for the recipe. 

July 4th Backyard Barbeque Bites

Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce

Potato Salad is a BBQ classic, but we like to change it up a little with Ambitious Kitchen’s Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce. It’s a light dish that will allow plenty of room for burgers and baked goods later!

Summer Slaw with Tahini Dressing

This slaw from Wholesomelicious is loaded with crisp summer veggies but, the real star is the easy-to-make tangy tahini dressing. Pro tip: make the dressing in advance so you plenty of time to hang out with all of your guests before dinner.

July 4th Backyard Barbeque Bites

Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

Always a big hit, we recommend grilling up a few batches of The Mediterranean Dish’s Chicken Kabobs. Every bite is bursting with flavorful spices, bright citrus, and savory tahini sauce.

strawberry rhubarb tahini galette with ice cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Tahini Galette

Get festive with this colorful red and white Strawberry Rhubarb Galette! The blend of lemon, vanilla, rhubarb, and tahini is so refreshing after a hot day outside!

tahini peach cobbler - soom foods recipe

Tahini Peach Cobbler

Everyone is going to want a ‘peach’ of this cobbler. Tahini, cinnamon, and brown sugar work in perfect harmony to give this dessert its caramel-like sweetness and depth. It’s so yummy the neighbors will be lining up down the street to get a whiff!

Salted Dark Chocolate Tahini Brownies

Salted Dark Chocolate Tahini Brownies

With only 6-ingredients, these better-than-boxed brownies are filled with triple chocolate goodness. Pack up extras to bring with you while you watch the fireworks!

July 4th Backyard Barbeque Bites

S’mores tahini Cookie Bars

Olives + Thyme’s S’mores Tahini Cookie Bars are a chic take on the summer classic. A crunchy exterior with a melted chocolate center. Are you drooling yet?

Summer Fling Gin Cocktail

Grab your cocktail shaker and get ready for the best drink ever. A modern twist on a Tom Collins, the  Summer Fling combines gin with silan for a mellow  sweetness that sings summer.


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