If you are hosting a backyard barbecue this Fourth of July (or even looking for some scrumptious dishes to take along to another gathering), you’re in luck! This complete menu has something for everyone, from sweet and smokey grilled corn with cilantro-lime pesto and couscous salad with cherry tomatoes to succulent marinated flank steak and fresh zucchini ribbon salad. Top it all off with a mouthwatering vanilla-scented cobbler overflowing with juicy nectarines. And get your buzz on with sparkly vodka cocktails infused with cucumber, mint, and lemon. Happy Fourth!

Photos by Wendy Goodfriend

Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob with Lime-Cilantro Pesto. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob with Lime-Cilantro Pesto
Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Arugula Salad. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Arugula Salad
Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Almonds, and Asiago. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Almonds, and Asiago
Israeli Couscous, Cherry Tomato, Arugula Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Israeli Couscous, Cherry Tomato, Arugula Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette
A luscious slice of sweet summer Nectarine Upside-Down Cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Upside-Down Nectarine Cobbler
Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz

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