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31 Super Summery Recipes To Make Every Day This July (And All Season, For That Matter)

·7 min read

And just like that, it's already July. Summer is in full swing, as are your cookouts, picnics, beach barbecues, and more. Beat the heat and take advantage of the season's best flavors with these peak summertime recipes.

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1.Strawberries and Cream Buttermilk Waffles

Waffles with powdered sugar and strawberries.

Fresh strawberry season is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to this heavenly breakfast. Just don't skimp on the homemade whipped cream.

Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Buttermilk Waffles

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2.Smoked Salmon Breakfast Flatbread

A Smoked Salmon Breakfast Flatbread

It's like a bagel and lox combined with pizza, and you can enjoy it in breakfast form.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Breakfast Flatbread

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3.Baked Egg Crepes with Herbs and Avocado

Crepes topped with ham and eggs on a sheet pan.

Making homemade crepes may sound like a big to-do, but this version comes together right in the oven. Garnish with your favorite fresh herbs and enjoy.

Recipe: Baked Egg Crepes with Herbs and Avocado

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4.Roasted Plum Compote

A close-up of plum compote.

Add this sweet-and-tangy plum compote to any of your favorite recipes from overnight oats or pancakes to yogurt with granola.

Recipe: Roasted Plum Compote

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5.Summer Fruit Breakfast Bake

Fruit and ingredients for breakfast bake.

Grab your favorite in-season fruits and turn them into a scrumptious breakfast, baked to perfection with eggs, milk, oats, and quinoa.

Recipe: Summer Fruit Breakfast Bake

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6.Mango Smoothie Bowl

A mango smoothie bowl with granola and more fruit.

Transport yourself to a tropical island with the help of these fruity mango smoothie bowls. Load 'em up with any of your favorite toppings like blueberries and coconut flakes.

Recipe: Mango Smoothie Bowl

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7.Grilled Halloumi and Peaches with Arugula and Jalapeños

Grilled halloumi salad.

This vegetarian meal features halloumi, a Mediterranean cheese beloved for its high melting point. It gets nice and golden brown on the grill, making it a hearty and delicious meat substitute in salads and skewers.

Recipe: Grilled Halloumi and Peaches with Arugula and Jalapeños

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8.Goat Cheese and Summer Squash Tart

A savory squash and cheese tart.

You can make this savory tart with pretty much any in-season veggies, but it's hard to resist this blend of summer squash and goat cheese. If you want to save some time, grab your favorite store-bought pie crust.

Recipe: Goat Cheese and Summer Squash Tart

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9.Charred Corn and Zucchini Enchilada Pasta Salad

Charred corn off the cob.

Looking for a pasta salad that boasts all the best flavors of the season? The search is over. Charred corn, zucchini, avocado, vine-ripe tomatoes, basil, and cilantro all come together in this flavor bomb of a side dish.

Recipe: Charred Corn and Zucchini Enchilada Pasta Salad

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10.Beet and Burrata Salad with Fried Bread

Beet and arugula salad with bread and burrata.

If you think salad can't be indulgent, this one will prove you wrong. Between the sweet beets, peppery arugula, and creamy burrata, this dish has it all. And let's not forget about the fried bread to sop it all up.

Recipe: Beet and Burrata Salad with Fried Bread

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11.Elote Style Quinoa Salad

An elote-style quinoa salad with corn, peppers, and cheese.

Ideal for your cookouts, barbecues, and everything in between, this Mexican-inspired, grain-packed salad will be a crowd favorite.

Recipe: Elote Style Quinoa Salad

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12.Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Avocado Orzo Salad

Marinated grilled chicken.

Leave the chicken out all together to make this dish vegetarian-friendly, or you can swap in your favorite protein like salmon, flank steak, shrimp, or chickpeas.

Recipe: Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Avocado Orzo Salad

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13.Unbreaded Eggplant Parmesan

No breading? No problem. This lightened-up eggplant parm happens to be gluten-free, and it only calls for five ingredients, but it still tastes totally delicious. Recipe: Unbreaded Eggplant Parmesan

No breading? No problem. This lightened-up eggplant parm happens to be gluten-free, and it only calls for five ingredients, but it still tastes totally delicious.

Recipe: Unbreaded Eggplant Parmesan

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14.Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Ingredients for grilled chicken Caesar sandwiches on a sheet pan.

These no-fuss sandwiches are impressive enough to make for guests and simple enough to whip up in a hurry.

Recipe: Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

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15.Grilled Fish Tacos with Slaw

Fish tacos with cabbage slaw.

If the thought of cooking seafood is intimidating, start with these grilled fish tacos. Rubbed in a blend of spices and tossed on the grill, they're so easy and so flavorful.

Recipe: Grilled Fish Tacos with Slaw

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16.Spicy Miso Portobello Mushroom Burgers

An open face mushroom burger with cucumber and carrots.

It's only July, but chances are you're already bored with basic hamburgers. Switch things up a bit with these mushroom burgers. Topped with cucumber salad, carrot slaw, and Asian-inspired avocado spread, they're bound to shake up your barbecue routine.

Recipe: Spicy Miso Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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17.Halloumi & Melon Skewers with Honey-Lime Glaze

Halloumi & Melon Skewers with Honey-Lime Glaze

Name a more perfect summer side dish. I'll wait...

Recipe: Halloumi & Melon Skewers with Honey-Lime Glaze

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18.Greek-Marinated Shrimp Skewers with Lemon Dill Sauce

Shrimp marinating in a bowl.

Upgrade your summer skewer repertoire with this Greek-inspired shrimp recipe, which is complete with zucchini, red onion, and a creamy lemon dill dressing. Serve it over orzo, rice, or with pita bread for a filling meal.

Recipe: Greek-Marinated Shrimp Skewers With Lemon Dill Sauce

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19.Watermelon Poke Bowls

Watermelon poke bowls with rice and vegetables.

Marinated watermelon takes the place of ahi tuna in these creative poke bowls. The best part is loading them up with all your favorite toppings from fried onions and scallion to avocado and sesame seeds.

Recipe: Watermelon Poke Bowls

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20.BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pineapple Mango Slaw

A pulled pork burger with slaw.

If you have a slow cooker or Instant pot, put it to use this summer and make this savory pulled pork topped with sweet fruit slaw, all packed into toasted buns.

Recipe: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pineapple Mango Slaw

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21.BLT Potato Salad

Potato salad with bacon, lettuce and tomato.

Potato salad doesn't get much more exciting than this, thanks to the magical trio of bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

Recipe: BLT Potato Salad

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22.Cucumber Melon Salad with Feta and Mint

Cucumber and melon salad with feta and mint.

Turn your typical fruit salad into a savory sensation with the help of some cheese (you can think beyond feta!), and plenty of fresh herbs.

Recipe: Cucumber Melon Salad with Feta and Mint

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23.Grilled Caprese Pizza

A grilled Caprese pizza.

If you've never made pizza on the grill before, this could be a game-changer. Just make sure your grates are nice and clean before cooking to prevent the dough from sticking.

Recipe: Grilled Caprese Pizza

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24.Stone Fruit and Blackberry Galette

A galette with blackberries and peaches topped with ice cream.

Run to your local farmer's market, stock up on the best berries and stone fruit you can find, and turn it all into one irresistible galette.

Recipe: Stone Fruit and Blackberry Galette

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25.Mixed Berry Trifle

A mixed berry trifle in a glass bowl.

Make this festive trifle — a blend of pound cake, pudding, and mixed berries — for the Fourth of July and all summer long.

Recipe: Mixed Berry Trifle

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26.Easy No-Bake Key Lime Pie

A key lime pie.

Let me guess: You'll take any excuse to avoid using the oven these days. This no-bake key lime pie is as easy as mixing a few ingredients together, tossing them into a Graham cracker crust, and letting it all sit in the fridge.

Recipe: Easy No-Bake Key Lime Pie

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27.Berry Cobbler

A bowl of mixed berries.

Sure, fresh berries are delicious on their own...but they're even better when cooked with sugar and citrus and baked below a buttery biscuit topping.

Recipe: Berry Cobbler

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28.No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake

A strawberry shortcake.

It's hard to believe this stunning dessert calls for just five ingredients. All you need is heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, store-bought sugar cookies, and strawberries.

Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake

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29.Frozen Peach Rosé Slushy

Sliced peaches.

This is really the only thing you'll want to be sipping on a hot summer day.

Recipe: Frozen Peach Rosé Slushy

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30.Mango Sunrise Piña Colada

Two mango cocktails.

Mmmm, tastes like vacation.

Recipe: Mango Sunrise Piña Colada

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31.Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail

A blackberry rum cocktail.

If you don't feel like making blackberry syrup from scratch, here's a trick: Just muddle some berries at the bottom of your glass. If you still want some more sweetness, just double up on the pineapple juice.

Recipe: Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail

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