31 Amazing Things To Cook In August

Summer is winding down. GET COOKING.

Photo by White on Rice Couple. Get the recipe for their Grilled Cherry Tomato Skewers here.

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SO MANY DELICIOUS THINGS! Obviously, last-chance summer berries are the perfect excuse to eat dessert twice a day. Also, to drink sangria on the regular.

(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live):

- Apricots
- Basil
- Bell Peppers
- Beets
- Blackberries
- Blueberries
- Boysenberries
- Cantaloupe
- Chard
- Cherries
- Corn
- Cucumbers
- Eggplant
- Fennel
- Figs
- Grapes
- Green beans
- Green onions
- Kiwi
- Mangoes
- Melons
- Nectarines
- Okra
- Peaches
- Peas
- Plums
- Raspberries
- Scallions
- Strawberries
- Summer squash
- Tomatillos
- Tomatoes
- Watermelons
- Zucchini

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1. Mexican Street Corn

The secret? Mayonnaise. Recipe here.

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2. Grilled Tomato Skewers on Toast

Recipe here.

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3. Ritz Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches

Your eyes do not deceive. Recipe here.

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4. Fontina and Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches.

I know, right? Recipe here.

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5. Individual Whole Peach Pies.

Don’t you wish you’d thought of it first? Recipe here.

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6. BBQ Sticky Asian Pork Ribs

Recipe here.

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7. Fried Mozzarella, Basil, and Nectarine Stacks with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese who? Recipe here.

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8. Marinated Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Huckleberries

Recipe here.

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9. Roasted Tiny Eggplant with Muhammara and Feta

Muhammara is a nutty, creamy red pepper sauce. And baby eggplants are totally adorable. Recipe here.

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10. Three-Bean Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Recipe here.

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11. Roasted Cherry Sangria

Spending extra time to roast the cherries? WORTH IT. Recipe here.

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12. Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Perfect for brightening up pretty much any meat that comes off the grill. Recipe here.

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13. Gingered Salmon with Grilled Corn and Watercress Salad

Recipe here.

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14. Blueberry Hand Pies

Yes, it’s like a sophisticated Pop-Tart. Recipe here.

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15. Jalapeno Popper Corn Fritters

Anyone will eat vegetables when they’re pan-fried and laced with cheese. Recipe here.

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16. Grilled Curry Chicken

Butterflied whole chicken works great on the grill. Recipe here.

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17. Zucchini Tart

Pretty. Recipe here.

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18. Mediterranean-Spiced Lamb Burgers

Recipe here.

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19. Grilled Figs with Honeyed Mascarpone

Recipe here.

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20. Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime, and Peanuts

Recipe here.

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21. Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

Any excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. Recipe here.

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22. Crème Fraîche Galette with Heirloom Tomatoes

Recipe here.

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23. Tomato and Mozzarella Potato Salad with Lemon Buttermilk Dressing

Because, what’s a barbecue without potato salad? Recipe here.

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24. Eggplant and Parsley Dip

Recipe here.

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25. Grilled Flatbread

Top them however you like. Recipe here.

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26. Cherry and Lime Ooey Gooey Butter Bars

Recipe here.

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27. Slow-Roasted Tomato Pasta

Simple is better, sometimes. Recipe here.

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28. Grilled Avocado and Cucumber Cold Soup

Recipe here.

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29. Grilled Fennel Salad with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan

Recipe here.

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30. Mussels Fra Diavolo con Crema

Spicy mussels with cream. Recipe here.

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31. White Peach Gin Fizz

Drink outside while you still can! Recipe here.

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Illustration by Claudia Pearson, who has some wonderful stuff in her Etsy shop.

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