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30 Festive Fourth of July Appetizers

collage of nine Festive Fourth Of July Appetizers

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Feast on the Fourth

Planning on hosting a gathering for Independence Day? Among all of the 4th of July ideas you’ll need, you know that good food makes a party—and Fourth of July appetizers start the celebration right. The Fourth provides a great opportunity for delicious, fun, and festive summery treats. Here are some recipes for 4th of July appetizers, from pasta salad to sliders to wings, that you can munch on while you play these 4th of July games. And of course, when you’re planning your party, don’t forget about 4th of July desserts!

Hot Dog Sliders with Mango-Pineapple SalsaTaste of Home

Hot dog sliders

This fun appetizer adds a sweet kick to the classic American hot dog. The fresh flavor of the salsa is perfect for a hot July day. After grilling up some hotdogs, top them with a mixture of pineapple, mango, onion, pepper, and lime juice.

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