65 Juneteenth Recipes for Traditional Celebrations

Juneteenth, June 19, is a time of celebration, remembrance and community. It commemorates the final emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas and is now a national holiday that is marked by parades, parties and lots of food.

You may be wondering what traditional food is served on Juneteenth. Well, you're in the right place! Here you'll find lots of inspiration for Juneteenth food ideas to get your traditional Juneteenth celebrations started right!

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What is a traditional way to celebrate Juneteenth?

One of the best ways to honor Juneteenth is to highlight and uplift Black creators, and with this collection of Juneteenth food recipes, you can also have some delicious food in the process!

An initiative that has been uplifting Black creators for years is the annual Eat the Culture Juneteenth Virtual Cookout, which brings together Black food bloggers to share their favorite recipes so that we all can have a chance to enjoy these incredible dishes and commemorate the history behind them.

Related: What Is Juneteenth? Everything to Know About the Integral Day in Black History

What food do you eat on Juneteenth?

So what foods are served on Juneteenth and why is it important? Well first, because it's a warm weather celebration, Juneteenth food traditions often include cookout fare like barbecued meats, potato salad and fruity or frozen desserts. You'll also see lots of traditional soul food dishes like fried chicken, cornbread and collard greens. There's also a special emphasis on red foods and red drinks.

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Why is red food eaten during Juneteenth celebrations?

Throughout the history of Juneteenth celebrations, red foods have been a major part of the spread. There are several historical explanations that have been presented for this. First, it's believed that the color red commemorates the history of struggle and bloodshed that enslaved Black Americans faced. Also, many historians believe that the color red was an important signifier of special occasions in the West African nations where many formerly enslaved people originated, a tradition that carried over into Juneteenth traditions after emancipation.

Related: Why Is the Juneteenth Flag Blue and Red?

What are red foods for Juneteenth?

Juneteenth red foods include cookout favorites like barbecued meat and hot links, and other traditional favorites like red beans and rice and hot sauce. You might also see new twists on red foods, like watermelon salad or red cabbage coleslaw. The most well-known of all the Juneteenth desserts is red velvet cake, but other great options include strawberry pie or berry sorbet. You also can't go wrong with a fresh fruit salad or grilled watermelon.

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Juneteenth drinks

The red theme continues with traditional Juneteenth drinks like strawberry soda, hibiscus drinks and fruit punch. You can even serve up a red cocktail to really get the party started.

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What do you serve at a Juneteenth party?

If you're hosting a Juneteenth party, or you'd like ideas for what you bring to a Juneteenth party, you're in luck! This collection of recipes has all the Juneteenth food ideas you could want—soul food side dishes, red foods and drinks, incredible desserts and so much more! So go on and pick out your recipes, and have a happy Juneteenth celebration!

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Best Juneteenth Recipes

<p>Jerrelle Guy</p><p>You won't find any barbecue sauce in these shrimp! Instead, they are swimming in a flavorful garlic butter sauce you have to try. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/921855/parade/toni-tipton-martin-louisiana-barbecued-shrimp/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: 50 <a href="https://parade.com/1379060/kristamarshall/grilled-shrimp-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Best Grilled Shrimp Recipes For Summer;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Best Grilled Shrimp Recipes For Summer</a></strong></p>
<p>Jerrelle Guy</p><p>BBQ legend Rodney Scott has been cooking whole-hog barbecue over wood coals since he was 11 years old. He's sharing his best-fried chicken brined in his rib rub!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1378561/kelli-acciardo/rodney-scott-fried-chicken-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rodney Scott's Fried Chicken;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Rodney Scott's Fried Chicken</a></strong></p>
<p>Melissa Sperka</p><p>A Cajun twist on this classic Southern side dish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/291934/melissasperka/southern-comfort-food-cajun-collard-greens-with-bacon/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cajun Collard Greens;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cajun Collard Greens</a></strong></p>
<p>Krista Marshall</p><p>This is the only way to feed mac and cheese to a big crowd.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/recipes/sheet-pan-macaroni-and-cheese" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sheet Pan Macaroni and Cheese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sheet Pan Macaroni and Cheese</a></strong></p>
<p>Caroline Randall Williams & Alice Randall</p><p>Elements of an old-fashioned cucumber soup and white gazpacho combine in a flavorful refreshing dish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/395171/parade/cold-cucumber-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cold Cucumber Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cold Cucumber Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Gabriele Stabile</p><p>Have you got a jar of molasses languishing in your pantry? Grab it for this simple recipe for sticky sweet chicken wings.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/706533/carlahall/molasses-baked-chicken-wings/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Molasses Baked Chicken Wings;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Molasses Baked Chicken Wings</a></strong></p>
<p>Teresa Blackburn</p><p>This Creole dish is normally done in a skillet, but grilling gives the shrimp extra flavor.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/al-rokers-orleans-style-shrimp-200038906.html" data-ylk="slk:Al Roker's New Orleans-Style Shrimp;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Al Roker's New Orleans-Style Shrimp</a></strong></p>
<p>Krista Marshall</p><p>Barbecued brisket makes for a hearty sandwich piled high with flavor.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/841754/kristamarshall/barbecued-beef-brisket/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Barbecued Beef Brisket;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Barbecued Beef Brisket</a></strong></p>
<p>iStock</p><p>Making cornbread from scratch is probably easier than you might think.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/28562/parade/the-simplest-cornbread-ever/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Simplest Cornbread Ever;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">The Simplest Cornbread Ever</a></strong></p>
<p>Noah Fecks</p><p>This flavorful dish has many cultural influences with Southern ingredients like peppers and pecans.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/841482/sanuraweathers/a-globally-inspired-southern-rice-pilaf-and-an-interview-with-nicole-taylor-of-the-up-south-cookbook/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Rice Pilaf;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Rice Pilaf</a></strong></p>
<p>Parade</p><p>The minute you take these off the grill, your Juneteenth bash can officially begin.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe:<a href="https://parade.com/28066/dash/baby-back-ribs/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Baby Back Ribs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "> Baby Back Ribs</a></strong></p>


The minute you take these off the grill, your Juneteenth bash can officially begin.

Get the recipe: Baby Back Ribs

<p>Eva Kosmas Flores</p><p>This recipe takes summer fruit salad to a whole new level, thanks to a sweet, salty and spicy Thai dressing.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1226452/alison-ashton/gregory-gourdet-swatermelon-berry-salad-with-chile-dressing-and-herbs/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Watermelon-Berry Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Watermelon-Berry Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Jennifer Davick</p><p>There is just something about biting into a barbecued pork sandwich with the contrasting flavor and texture of creamy coleslaw.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/10066/dash/barbecued-pork-burgers-with-coleslaw/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Barbecued Pork Burgers with Coleslaw;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Barbecued Pork Burgers with Coleslaw</a></strong></p>
<p>Al Roker</p><p>These sticky sweet ribs begin in the oven and then get finished off over an open flame.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1211930/alison-ashton/al-roker-sticky-ginger-ale-ribs-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sticky Ginger Ale Ribs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sticky Ginger Ale Ribs</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This is the ultimate Nashville hot chicken recipe! Spicy and crispy golden brown fried chicken gets an extra coating of hot spiced glaze taking it over the top. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/nashville-hot-chicken/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nashville Hot Chicken;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Nashville Hot Chicken</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/845318/brendabennett/keto-chicken-breast-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:90+ Keto Chicken Breast Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">90+ Keto Chicken Breast Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This pinto bean and ham hock recipe is a true Southern comfort food delicacy! Dried pinto beans are soaked and then simmered with meaty ham hocks and flavors galore reaching tender thick perfection.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/pinto-beans/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pinto Beans Recipe;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pinto Beans Recipe</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This classic southern catfish recipe is dredged in a perfectly seasoned and spiced cornmeal breading and fried until tender on the inside and crispy golden brown on the outside.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/fried-catfish/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fried Catfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Fried Catfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>No grill is complete without my insanely flavorful skirt or flank steak marinade with chimichurri sauce! Easy, absolutely delicious and beyond flavorful!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/marinated-skirt-steak-chimichurri/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Skirt Steak Marinade with Chimichurri Recipe;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Skirt Steak Marinade with Chimichurri Recipe</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This is a deliciously moist cake filled with ripe banana, perfectly sweet pineapple and chopped pecans that's topped with an irresistibly rich cream cheese frosting. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/hummingbird-cake-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Hummingbird Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Hummingbird Cake</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>These delicious salmon patties are a quick and easy soul food classic done right! Nice and tender on the inside full of salmon flavor and aromatics, yet crunchy and delicious on the exterior from an irresistible cornmeal breading, you will make these time and time again.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/salmon-croquettes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Salmon Croquettes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Salmon Croquettes</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This Braised Jamaican Oxtail is a Caribbean take on a classic Southern staple. Giant beef oxtails are slowly simmered for hours in a homemade ‘jerk’ sauce, which makes the meat impossibly tender and flavorful. <br><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/oxtail-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jamaican Oxtail;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Jamaican Oxtail</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>A twist on classic cornbread, this intensely moist, flavorful and authentic corn pone recipe is made with simple ingredients and baked until beautifully golden brown.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/corn-pone/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Corn Pone;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Corn Pone</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This recipe features fresh okra breaded in the most flavorful coating then fried until golden brown.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/fried-okra/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fried Okra;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Fried Okra</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>Ditch the store-bought stuff and learn how to make the best tartar sauce ever. Made with creamy mayo, zesty relish, fresh herbs and lots of zippy citrus, this is fantastic as the perfect seafood dip or spread.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/tartar-sauce/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tartar Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Tartar Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This deeply flavorful, rich and downright addictive Jamaican stew starts with chicken that has been intensely marinated in a variety of aromatic spices and then braised down in the best savory liquids resulting in the most comforting Caribbean-style stew you can imagine.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/brown-stew-chicken/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/27-best-crock-pot-chicken-205516221.html" data-ylk="slk:27 Best Crock Pot Chicken Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">27 Best Crock Pot Chicken Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>In this Southern classic, chicken gizzards are marinated in a spicy bath of buttermilk and hot sauce then battered in seasoned flour and fried to golden brown perfection.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/fried-chicken-gizzard-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Fried Chicken Gizzard Recipe;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Fried Chicken Gizzard Recipe</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>These crispy wings are fried to a golden brown and then tossed in a sweet, spicy and lemony honey glaze.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/lemon-pepper-wings/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lemon Pepper Wings;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lemon Pepper Wings</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>Searching for the absolute best lemon meringue pie recipe? Look no further! Made with the butteriest homemade pie crust, a creamy tart lemon curd filling and piled high with fluffy clouds of sweet meringue, this pie is a lemon lover’s dream come true.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/lemon-meringue-pie/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lemon Meringue Pie;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lemon Meringue Pie</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This pound cake is moist, tender, buttery and melts in your mouth. This is a classic Southern dessert recipe that is passed down from generation to generation and is a guaranteed hit.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/cream-cheese-pound-cake-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cream Cheese Pound Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cream Cheese Pound Cake</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>A Southern potluck classic, Ambrosia Salad is a delightfully refreshing dessert or snack! This iconic fruit salad is made of pineapple chunks, mandarin slices, maraschino cherries, mini marshmallows and lots of creamy Cool Whip.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/ambrosia-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ambrosia Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ambrosia Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>These authentic Southern collards are braised in savory meat flavored and perfectly spiced pot liquor resulting in an amazing tender silky texture.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/collard-greens-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Collard Greens;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Collard Greens </a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>Perfectly buttery, rich, soft and flavorful with the perfect texture, these little treats are like a cross between a cookie and a cake. They're perfect with a cup of coffee or sweet tea.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/southern-tea-cakes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Tea Cakes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Tea Cakes</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This refreshing coleslaw is full of tender veggies olive oil, sharp vinegar and tangy garlic! It’s easy to make, so flavorful, and the perfect dairy-free alternative to a classic potluck side.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/vinegar-coleslaw/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vinegar Coleslaw;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Vinegar Coleslaw</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>This easy homemade peach cobbler with canned peaches or fresh peaches is the perfect old-fashioned Southern dessert<strong>.</strong></p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://grandbaby-cakes.com/southern-peach-cobbler-recipe-how-to-make-peach-cobbler/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe</a></strong></p>
<p>Immaculate Bites</p><p>This classic Southern one-pot dish boasts bold meaty flavors from chicken, sausage, shrimp and Cajun spices.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.africanbites.com/easy-jambalaya/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jambalaya;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Jambalaya </a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/18-mardi-gras-inspired-recipes-164933778.html" data-ylk="slk:18 Mardi-Gras Inspired Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">18 Mardi-Gras Inspired Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Black People's Recipes</p><p>These individual treats wrap up all the flavors of peach cobbler in a crispy pastry. This recipe uses frozen sliced peaches to save time and control the flavors of the filling.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://blackpeoplesrecipes.com/peach-cobbler-egg-rolls/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls</a></strong></p>
<p>Black People's Recipes</p><p>Hog maw may not make it on the top ten gourmet foods list, but it is definitely a soul food specialty. And when cooked properly, this fat-free deliciousness is a real treat.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://blackpeoplesrecipes.com/hog-maw/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hog Maw;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Hog Maw</a></strong></p>
<p>Grandbaby Cakes</p><p>Tender, flavorful turnip greens are a soul food staple.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://blackpeoplesrecipes.com/turnip-greens-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Turnip Greens;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Turnip Greens</a> </strong></p>

Grandbaby Cakes

Tender, flavorful turnip greens are a soul food staple.

Get the recipe: Turnip Greens

<p>Black People's Recipes</p><p>Chitterlings, affectionately known as chitlins, is not a dish for the faint of heart. The mild taste of this quintessential soul food is hard to describe, and it’s nothing like it smells when cooking. The finished product is oh-so-good, especially when you serve it with vinegar and hot sauce next to collard greens, fried chicken and cornbread.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://blackpeoplesrecipes.com/chitterlings/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chitterlings;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chitterlings</a></strong></p>
<p>Stay Snatched</p><p>This bird can be marinated or seasoned with a dry rub. The result is always tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone chicken loaded with flavor. This recipe works for any smoker or pellet grill.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.staysnatched.com/traeger-smoked-whole-chicken/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Traeger Smoked Whole Chicken;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Traeger Smoked Whole Chicken</a></strong></p>
<p>Jessica In The Kitchen</p><p>This macaroni and cheese is creamy, cheesy, and finished with an irresistible crispy, buttery breadcrumb topping. It makes great leftovers, and it works as both a side dish and a plant-based entree.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://jessicainthekitchen.com/baked-vegan-mac-and-cheese/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese</a></strong></p>
<p>My Forking Life</p><p>This tater salad is a must-have side dish. Simple and easy to make, it’s perfect for BBQs and cookouts.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.myforkinglife.com/southern-potato-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Potato Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Potato Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Dash of Jazz</p><p>This is a stunning and seasonal red dessert to take to Juneteenth celebrations. Learn how to create this unforgettable treat in under an hour.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.dashofjazz.com/black-pepper-strawberry-slab-pie/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Black Pepper Strawberry Slab Pie;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Black Pepper Strawberry Slab Pie</a></strong></p>
<p>My Sweet Precision</p><p>This authentic Southern dessert is the perfect accompaniment to your Juneteenth celebration! Traditionally the sweet mandarin orange cake starts with a box of yellow cake mix, but this one is made from scratch and finished with homemade whipped topping sweetened with pineapple.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://mysweetprecision.com/pig-pickin-cake/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pig Pickin' Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pig Pickin' Cake</a></strong></p>
<p>Sense and Edibility®</p><p>This cocktail tastes herbaceous thanks to the mild licorice flavor of tarragon, but it also has a refreshing floral quality from ripe, red grapes. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://senseandedibility.com/grape-tarragon-gin-spritzer/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grape Tarragon Gin Spritzer;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grape Tarragon Gin Spritzer</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/20-best-summer-cocktails-try-143026660.html" data-ylk="slk:20 Boozy Summer Cocktails;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">20 Boozy Summer Cocktails</a></strong></p>
<p>Geo's Table</p><p>This flavorful baked beans recipe with green pepper and red spices is the perfect side dish for your Juneteenth cookout.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.geostablephl.com/blog/2022/barbecue-baked-beans-with-red-spice" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Barbecue Baked Beans With Red Spice Recipe;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Barbecue Baked Beans With Red Spice Recipe</a></strong></p>
<p>Chenée Today</p><p>Based on the amazing red velvet sheet cake recipe from <em>Life is What You Bake It</em> by Vallery Lomas, this is the best 6-inch mini red velvet cake recipe, perfect for small gatherings.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://cheneetoday.com/mini-red-velvet-cake/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mini Red Velvet Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mini Red Velvet Cake</a></strong></p>
<p>The Vgn Way</p><p>A plant-based Hibiscus strawberry ice cream is the perfect way to honor the tradition of Juneteenth with red as a symbol of It could symbolize sacrifice, transition, power and perseverance.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thevgnway.com/juneteenth-hibiscus-strawberry-vegan-ice-cream/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hibiscus Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Hibiscus Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream</a></strong></p>
<p>Razzle Dazzle Life</p><p>These pork chops are lightly breaded and fried to golden crisp perfection. Southern-fried, just like grandma used to make!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.razzledazzlelife.com/perfectly-seasoned-fried-pork-chops/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Perfectly Seasoned Fried Pork Chops;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Perfectly Seasoned Fried Pork Chops</a></strong></p>
<p>Cooks With Soul</p><p>These crispy fried catfish filets are coated in a spiced cornmeal crust that's seasoned to perfection. Serve alongside french fries, spaghetti, hush puppies or coleslaw for the ultimate Southern fish fry.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://cookswithsoul.com/southern-fried-catfish-gluten-dairy-free/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Fried Catfish;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Fried Catfish</a></strong></p>
<p>Cooking with Kim</p><p>Fire up the grill! This mouthwatering turkey burger is perfect for your Juneteenth celebration. Topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese, every bite is a flavor bomb.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://kimabbagehart.com/bbq-turkey-burger/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:BBQ Turkey Burger;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">BBQ Turkey Burger</a></strong></p>
<p>I Can You Can Vegan</p><p>An elevated version of your classic vegan southern baked mac and cheese made with four kinds of cheese to create the perfect, creamy, cheesy side dish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.icanyoucanvegan.com/easy-4-cheese-vegan-baked-mac-and-cheese/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Four Cheese Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Four Cheese Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese</a></strong></p>
<p>Britney Breaks Bread</p><p>Celebrate Juneteenth with these deliciously unique, finger-lickin' good ribs. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://britneybreaksbread.com/peanut-curry-braised-ribs/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Peanut Curry Braised Ribs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Peanut Curry Braised Ribs</a></strong></p>
<p>We Eat At Last</p><p>Tender steak pieces are marinated in a wonderful marinade in this East African mishkaki (beef kabobs) recipe. Serve some naan or pita alongside for a complete meal.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://weeatatlast.com/mishkaki-recipe-mshakiki/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mishkaki (Grilled Beef Kabobs);elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mishkaki (Grilled Beef Kabobs)</a></strong></p>
<p>Beautiful Eats & Things</p><p>These savory hand pies are filling and delicious.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.beautifuleatsandthings.com/2022/04/21/easy-beef-veggie-rice-hand-pies/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Beef, Veggie & Rice Hand Pies;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Beef, Veggie & Rice Hand Pies</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/848720/felicialim/17-fun-hand-pie-recipes-that-will-make-you-drool/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:34 Easy Sweet and Savory Hand Pie Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">34 Easy Sweet and Savory Hand Pie Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Heal Me Delicious</p><p>This refreshing mocktail combines watermelon, lime and mint for a refreshing and bubbly summer drink sans alcohol. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://healmedelicious.com/paleo-watermelon-mojito-mocktail/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Watermelon Mojito Mocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Watermelon Mojito Mocktail </a></strong></p>
<p>Food Fidelity</p><p>Rich and smoky baked beans that are packed with that candied BBQ flavor. These are easy to cook in your Instant Pot—saving you time and effort. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.foodfidelity.com/instant-pot-baked-beans/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instant Pot BBQ Baked Beans;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Instant Pot BBQ Baked Beans </a></strong></p>
<p>Peaches2Peaches</p><p>These homemade cupcakes are light, moist and filled with a smooth lemon curd then topped with a fresh raspberry cream cheese frosting. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://peachestopeaches.com/2022/05/03/lemon-raspberry-cupcakes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes </a></strong></p>
<p>Good Food Baddie</p><p>Summer cookouts are a staple in the African American culture and the person handling the grill has a coveted and very important job. This grilled whole chicken recipe will surely impress any crowd, especially because it's incredibly flavorful, easy to make, and ready in less than one hour.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://goodfoodbaddie.com/grilled-spatchcock-chicken/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grilled Whole BBQ Chicken;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grilled Whole BBQ Chicken</a></strong></p>
<p>Begin with Butter</p><p>This red velvet cake is THE perfect addition to any Juneteenth celebration. It’s a show-stopping ruby color, and the chocolate is perfectly balanced with a creamy, dreamy cream cheese glaze.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://beginwithbutter.com/2021/11/ruby-red-velvet-pound-cake/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ruby Red Velvet Pound Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ruby Red Velvet Pound Cake</a></strong></p>
<p>Pink Owl Kitchen</p><p>These hushpuppies are made with a slightly sweetened cornmeal batter and chopped sweet onions, and are deep-fried until crispy and golden on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://pinkowlkitchen.com/southern-sweet-onion-hush-puppies/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southern Sweet Onion Hushpuppies;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Southern Sweet Onion Hushpuppies </a></strong></p>
<p>My Sweet Precision</p><p>This strawberries and cream bundt cake is a rich and delicious dessert. Fresh strawberries add color, texture and great flavor to this treat.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://mysweetprecision.com/strawberries-and-cream-bundt-cake/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Strawberries and Cream Bundt Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Strawberries and Cream Bundt Cake</a></strong></p>
<p>Low Carb Africa</p><p>These delicious African-inspired chicken wings are perfect for your next potluck or dinner paired with your favorite side of veggies!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://lowcarbafrica.com/peri-peri-chicken-wings/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Peri Peri Chicken Wings;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Peri Peri Chicken Wings</a></strong></p>
<p>This Worthey Life</p><p>No self-respecting Juneteenth party can go down without a traditional strawberry soda drink. This is also a great summer drink to serve at your upcoming cookout.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.awortheyread.com/strawberry-soda/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Juneteenth Strawberry Soda;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Juneteenth Strawberry Soda</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1024844/kristamarshall/best-strawberry-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:50 Best Strawberry Recipes For Summer;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">50 Best Strawberry Recipes For Summer</a></strong></p>
<p>My Pretty Brown Fit + Eats</p><p>This dump cake is the perfect addition to your Juneteenth celebration! Made with fresh strawberries, cherry pie filling, and cream cheese with a buttery crust, it's easy but still elevated.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.myprettybrownfit.com/cherry-strawberry-cheesecake-dump-cake/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cherry Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cherry Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake</a></strong></p>

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