Asian-Themed July Fourth Recipes

Try this twist on "to-go"

It's only the Fourth of July and you're already crying for a burger-and-dog detox. We hear you.

Don't let midsummer food ennui wilt your weekend; rethink the Fourth with our Asian-inspired menu. (Click here to download the recipes.)

It's rich with smart dishes that pack plenty of zing with minimal effort. The best part? Each dish in our Fourth of July menu is designed to go where you do–no reheating necessary.

So instead of nursing your grill burns while surveying the same view you've had since Memorial Day, make our easy five-spice edamame, sweet-chile-chicken-salad wraps, pork meatball banh mi and Vietnamese-coffee cupcakes in the comfort of your air-conditioned kitchen.

Then gather your friends, a cooler and a six-pack of Asian beer (or a bottle of Muscadet) and enjoy a picnic that will pull you right out of your summer rut. Fireworks might help, too.