16 Classic Food & Drink Recipes To Help You Celebrate Juneteenth

Red Velvet Cake

With a rich chocolate flavor, a fluffy texture, and a tangy cream cheese frosting, this Southern dessert was made to impress.

Black-Eyed Pea Bruschetta

Both are commonly paired with smoked turkey or pork and this combo is also eaten on New Year’s Day and Juneteenth to ensure a prosperous year ahead.

Fried Catfish

We know, it may sound odd, but the result is an extra-flavorful, slightly spicy catfish that, once coated and fried, results in crispy fillets that rival even our favorite seafood restaurants.

Homemade Cornbread

What defines the perfect slice of cornbread is a little different for everybody. 

Juneteenth Punch

In this punch, Millie skips ice in favor of strawberry sorbet. Not only does it keep drinks cold, but it adds a delicious creaminess as well.

We particularly love cooking mustard greens this way, but you can sub in collards, turnip greens, kale, or any combination with equal success.

Sautéed Mustard Greens