10 Italy-Inspired Fourth of July Recipes

10 Italy-Inspired Fourth of July Recipes

Over the past few years, we've perfected the ultimate recipe for a successful Fourth of July weekend: celebrate America and eat Italian!

Whether you’re heading to a cookout, hosting a party, or bringing bites to the fireworks, add an Italian flair to your July Fourth celebrations with our favorite summer sides, salads, steaks, and cocktails.

Explore the recipes below, then stop by your local Eataly or shop online!

1. GRILLED PEACH, ARUGULA & MOZZARELLA CAPRESE

peach caprese arugula

When you grill peaches, they lose water concentrating their sweet flavor. Grill the peaches ahead of time, then assemble with fresh mozzarella, arugula, olive oil, and a drizzle of balsamic for a sophisticated side.

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2. TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

tomato bruschetta

You already have the grill going, so why not throw on a few slices of bread to make a classic bruschetta al Pomodoro? This makes a great appetizer to munch on while you wait for the burgers and steaks to come off the grill!

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3. CLASSIC CAPRESE

We know, we know – Independence Day is all about the red, white and blue! Still, this classic dish representing the Italian flag is just too good to pass up. Bonus: it takes about 3 minutes to prepare!

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4. VESUVIO PASTA SALAD

vesuvio pasta salad

This festive pasta salad uses Vesuvio pasta – a twisted shaped inspired by the Vesuvius volcano in Napoli. Bursting with flavor in every bite, we think it's the perfect side dish to accompany to those fireworks.

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5. TAGLIATA STEAK

Tagliata Italian Grilled Steak Eataly

If you're planning to cook up a New York strip this Fourth of July, then this Italian classic is for you.

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6. BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA

Aged T-Bone Steak

Have a porterhouse in mind? Try this Tuscan-style grilled steak which is grilled simply then brushed with herbs like rosemary and thyme. It's a perfect dish for sharing.

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7. TAGLIERE

Antipasto board of prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese with wine, bread, and olive oil at Eataly

No Italian party is complete without some kind of antipasto board. Tagliere, meaning "cuts" in Italian, is comprised of thin slices of cured meats, various cheeses, bread, and pairings. Build your own at home with our guide below!

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8. APEROL SPRITZ

Aperol Spritz Recipe - Eataly Magazine

Bubbly and refreshing with a perfectly balanced bittersweet taste, the spritz is the quintessential summertime drink of Italy, especially during social outings.

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9. AMALFI BREEZE

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If you love Cape Cods, then this cocktail is for you. A perfect mixture of limoncello, vodka, and cranberry juice, the Amalfi Breeze will transport you to the Italian coast in no time.

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10. FROSÉ

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Frozen rosé to keep you cool all day long. Need we say more?

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Pick up these Independence Day ingredients and much more at your local Eataly or onlineTanti auguri, America: happy birthday!

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