Patriotic Platters- 7 Food Ideas for Canada Day 2021


Canada Day is quickly approaching, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t give you some tips for celebrating in the best way we know how- with some patriotic dishes! From classic poutine to trending veggie burgers, we’ve got you covered! Here are our 7 food ideas to make your Canada Day a-moose-ing:

  1. Canadian Caesar Salad

To start off the list (and your Canada Day dinner) we’ll look first to a Canadian Caesar Salad. A long-time classic, a Caesar Salad provides the perfect amount of flavour and freshness for a summer day. This recipe combines bacon bits, croutons and Parmesan with other seasonings to create this ideal opening dish for your Canada Day meal. 

  1. Poutine


You didn’t think we’d be leaving poutine out of this Canadian food list, did you? Easily one of the most popular dishes associated with Canadian culture, this homemade food has a special place in the hearts of Canadians, hearty food lovers or not. This guide for making poutine stays true to the basics of fries, gravy and cheese curds, but you can also spice up your poutine with meats, BBQ sauce or anything else you wish! 

  1. Peameal Burger

Sticking to Canadian classics, peameal is one food idea that can be included in breakfast dishes as well as sandwiches. It is also a perfect fit to include in burgers, and adding peameal to a burger creates a combo fit for your Canada Day preparations. This recipe adds Black Diamond marble cheese to the peameal burger for increased flavour and satisfaction for everyone at your dinner.


  1. Black Bean Veggie Burger

As another option for your burger-loving family, you can also turn to a black bean veggie burger to ring in Canada Day in tasty style. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike can appreciate the taste and health benefits of a quality homemade black bean burger. You can follow this recipe or add your own elements to customize your veggie burgers to your liking.

  1. Beaver Tails

Interested in rounding out your Canada Day with something sweet? One food idea is a tasty tradition of Beaver Tails. These delicious, doughy desserts are a great way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and can be combined with toppings such as maple syrup, cinnamon or jam.  This recipe for Beaver Tails outlines the process for creating these Canadian delights.

  1. Butter Tarts

If Beaver Tails aren’t your thing but you still want to sink your teeth into some maple syrup to celebrate Canada Day, you can try your hand at whipping up some butter tarts. Whether you prefer them with or without raisins, everyone can appreciate the gooey goodness of these Canadian classics. Here’s a recipe to help your butter tart dreams become reality.


  1. Cinnamon Maple Caramel Popcorn

Finally, if you’re looking for a sweet way to watch the Canada day fireworks display, look no further than some sweet popcorn. Whether you opt for cinnamon, maple, caramel or all three, this is a simple way to satisfy your sugar craving while taking in the celebrations that make Canada Day special. This recipe for cinnamon maple caramel popcorn is sure to make your mouth water.

No matter how you’re celebrating this year, these Canada Day food ideas can help you show off your red-and-white in True North style.