With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your BBQ feast. We’ve made it easy by creating a simple and delicious menu for you.

Main Dish: Grilled Chicken and Veggies (think corn, zucchini, red peppers, etc.) with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Side Dish One: Cold watermelon and pineapple slices

Side Dish Two: Cowboy Caviar (recipe below)

Drink: Fizzy Soda Slush

Dessert: Homemade Cherry Pie

Homemade Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Ingredients: *Makes about 4 cups

  • 4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Tabasco or hot sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 avocados
  • 1 can black-eyed peas or black beans
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 2/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 ½ cup tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortilla chips for dipping


  1.  Mix first four ingredients and blend well.
  2. Chop avocado and gently stir into dressing.
  3. Drain and rinse black-eyed peas or beans.
  4. Chop cilantro, green onions and tomatoes.
  5. Put all ingredients in bowl and toss gently.
  6.  Serve cold or at room temperature with tortilla chips.

For more recipes like this, visit Kiwi & Carrot, produced by our food blogger, Sarah Romero.