31 Delicious Things You Need To Cook In July

Not to be corny, but July food is the berry best.

WHAT’S IN SEASON:

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

Apricots
Arugula
Basil
Beans
Beets
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cherries
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel
Mangoes
Melon
Okra
Peaches
Plums
Raspberries
Sorrel
Strawberries
Summer squash
Tomatoes
Watermelon

1. Grilled Polenta and Zucchini Salsa

Recipe here.

2. S’mores Fudge Pops

S’mores are so hot right now, but personally I think they need to chill out. Recipe here.

4. Jalapeño Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Believe it or not, fried chicken is the perfect picnic food. Recipe here.

5. Jalapeño Cornbread Panzanella Salad

Everybody’s favorite part of a salad is the croutons, so why not just go ahead and make them the main ingredient? Recipe here.

6. Smashed Cayenne and Cornmeal Crusted Fried Okra

Recipe here.

7. Lobster BLTs

Hey there. Recipe here.

8. Red Velvet Cake Layered with Berries

Much prettier than a Cool Whip flag cake. Recipe here.

9. Mini Roasted Poblano Risotto Cakes with Grilled Corn Salsa

Recipe here.

10. Herb and Pistachio Falafel

Vegetarians, rejoice! Recipe here.

11. Grilled Pineapple Relish

Serve with anything. Or, frankly, by itself. Recipe here.

12. Speculoos Icebox Cake

Recipe here.

13. Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

Recipe here.

14. Caprese Quinoa Bake

Recipe here.

15. Caramelized Peaches and Cream with a Toasted Crumble

Recipe here.

16. Grilled Chicken Skewers with Asian Flavors

Recipe here.

17. Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wow much yum. Recipe here.

18. Swiss Chard and Chipotle Tacos

Helen Rosner / saveur.com

Recipe here.

19. Dublin Iced Coffee

Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott / bonappetit.com

‘Tis the season for iced coffee and… boozing in the morning? Recipe here.

20. Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Jerk Vinaigrette

Christina Holmes / foodandwine.com

Recipe here.

21. Blueberry Ice Cream

Romulo Yanes / gourmet.com

Classic. Recipe here.

22. Grilled Kale Caesar with Torn Croutons

Recipe here.

23. Salmon Burgers with Quick-Pickled Cucumber Salad

Recipe here.

24. Watermelon Margaritas

Recipe here.

25. Grilled Ratatouille Tartine

Recipe here.

26. Strawberry Raspberry Crostata

Recipe here.

27. Heirloom Tomato, Peach and Avocado Bruschetta

Recipe here.

28. Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Mikkel Vang / gourmet.com

Simple and refined. Recipe here.

29. Iced Tea Granita

James Ransom / food52.com

Regular iced tea is refreshing. Serving it as a granita is a whole new level of summer cool. Recipe here.

30. Potato and Zucchini Salad

Yossy Arefi / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

31. Cherry Pie Bars

Recipe here.

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