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18 Recipes for a Jewishly Inspired Independence Day Menu

18 Recipes for a Jewishly Inspired Independence Day Menu

Closeup of three hands holding lit sparklers against the backdrop of an American flag

Fire up the grill, Independence Day is coming! Add a little bit of Jewish flavor to your American celebration with one of these original, Jewish-inspired recipes from And if you’re not doing the cookout thing this Fourth of July, don’t worry: These recipes are a delicious delight all summer long.


Strawberry Spinach Salad
Orange and Fennel Salad
Summer Barley Salad
Ottoman Watermelon and Olive Salad
Chicken Salad Veronique with Avocados


Vegan Mediterranean Grilled Tofu
Moroccan Chicken Kebabs
Israeli Fish Kebabs with Yellow Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Grilled Fish with Spice Rub
Shishlik (Meat Kabobs)

Side Dishes

Middle Eastern Cucumber Pickles
Pasta with Salsa Cruda
Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey


Vegan Gel Fruit Flag
Blueberry Pie
Fresh Apple Cake
Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Brownies
Mini Blackberry Tarts

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Deborah Rood Goldman, a longtime member of the Garden City Jewish Center in Garden City, NY, currently serves as the congregation’s president. She is a digital communications producer on the Union for Reform Judaism's marketing and communications team.  A native New Yorker, Deborah grew up on Long Island, and holds a bachelor’s degree in American civilization from Brown University and a master’s degree in library science from Queens College. 

Deborah Rood Goldman
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