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31 Delicious Things To Cook In August

Summer is the most delicious season, and we’re entering the home stretch.

WHAT’S IN SEASON:

(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

1. Fresh Corn Cakes With Pulled Pork and Cherry Salsa

Recipe here.

2. Stone Fruit Tart

Chia Chong / seriouseats.com

This stone fruit tart is taken to new heights with a layer of pistachio cream, which really is as delicious as it sounds. Recipe here.

3. Arugula Pesto Pasta With Roasted Golden Beets

Recipe here.

4. Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad

Sometimes I just don’t feel like eating chicken salad that’s 35% mayo. This chicken salad is for those times. Recipe here.

5. Heirloom Caprese With Mint Pesto

Recipe here.

6. Coconut Rice Pudding with Roasted Cherries

Done right, rice pudding is delightful. Recipe here.

7. Summer Squash Gratin With Salsa Verde

No reason why potatoes should get to have all the roasted, bread-crumbed fun. Recipe here.

8. Roasted Tomato Bowls With Wheat Berries

Recipe here.

9. Grilled Ribeye With Parsley, Celery and Blue Cheese

#STEAK please. Recipe here.

10. Cucumber Jalapeño Margtini

My two favorite cocktails in one, with a kick. Recipe here.

11. Summer Gazpacho With Shrimp

Recipe here.

12. Heirloom Tomato Galette

Pizza’s super sophisticated cousin is visiting from out of town. Recipe here.

13. Sweet Corn, Peach, and Cherry Salad With Creamy Goat Cheese and Lime Dressing

Recipe here.

14. Blackberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble

This is how the cookie crumbles. Recipe here.

15. Miso Roasted Eggplants With Tomatoes, Dill, Shiso, and Black Vinegar

John Kernick / foodandwine.com

Recipe here.

16. Beergarita Ice Pops With Smoky Chile Salt

Beer me that ice pop. Recipe here.

17. Blackened Fish Tacos With Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Recipe here.

18. Corn Jalapeño Fritters

Danny Kim / bonappetit.com

Corn on the cob never gets old. Except, by the end of August, corn on the cob gets a little old. Recipe here.

19. Garlic and Rosemary Grilled Chicken With Scallions

Christopher Testani / bonappetit.com

Rosemary gives grilled chicken an earthy, almost roasted taste. Recipe here.

20. Raspberry Coconut Chia Pudding Pops

Heck chi-YEAH. Recipe here.

21. Vegan Grilled Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Recipe here.

22. Blueberry Brownies

Go on, try it. Recipe here.

23. Cherry Mint Margaritas

This new-to-me combo is well on its way to becoming a classic. Recipe here.

24. Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe here.

25. Watermelon Raspberry Slushies

Recipe here.

26. Grilled Rack of Lamb

So perfectly pink. Recipe here.

27. Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls

Late summer mornings are just peachy. Recipe here.

28. Zucchini Anchovy Pizza

If you belong to a CSA, there will come a time this month when you have more zucchini than you know what to do with, but all you want is pizza. This recipe is your solution. Recipe here.

29. Heirloom Tomato Pasta

Sometimes, summer tomatoes aren’t in the mood to be saucy. Recipe here.

30. Goat Cheese-Stuffed Apricots with Honey

Push those dried apricots to the back of your pantry. Fresh apricots are in season, and that is something worth taking advantage of. Recipe here.

31. Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

It’s like dessert for dinner. Or breakfast for dessert. Or… well, it’s delicious, so does anything else really matter? Recipe here.

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