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    Posted on Jul 1, 2013

    31 Things You Need To Cook In July

    Tomatoes are here. At last.

    Dear June,

    My blueberries are better than your blueberries. And thank you for all of the rain, because my tomatoes are going to be EPIC this year.

    Love,

    July

    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 Avocados with Herbs and Cherry Tomatoes

    chimeraobscura.com

    I can eat all four of those, right? Recipe here.

    2. Ginger and Vanilla Peach Upside Down Cake

    sweetsugarbean.com

    Upside down cakes are peachy, don't you think? Recipe here.

    3. Shrimp Po' Boy with Mango

    4. Caramelized Pork Kebabs with Chinese Eggplant

    sunsetwineclub.com

    If you wanted to sub an easier-to-find eggplant, I guess that would be all right. Recipe here.

    5. Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza

    ohmyveggies.com

    Tomatoes and basil and cheese, oh my! Recipe here.

    6. Sorrel Frittata with Mozzarella and Parmesan

    7. Greek Pasta Salad with Crab and Feta

    neighborfoodblog.com

    All of our favorite things got together and this amazing thing happened. Recipe here.

    8. Beef Kalbi Short Ribs

    buzzfeed.com

    Crowd pleaser. Recipe here.

    9. Cherry, Arugula, and Quinoa Salad

    10. Grilled Peach Salad With Mint Pesto

    11. Bacon Corn Hash

    smittenkitchen.com

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially when you eat it for dinner. Recipe here.

    12. Strawberry Lemonade Cake

    twopeasandtheirpod.com

    Simple but... not. Recipe here.

    13. Charred Mexican Zucchini

    joythebaker.com

    Zucchini can be weird sometimes, but cheese makes everything better. Recipe here.

    14. Sweet Corn Pancakes with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

    preventionrd.com

    Apparently, these are healthier than regular pancakes? Whatever, we can look past that. Recipe here.

    15. Sizzling Lamb Lollipops

    16. Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mint

    smittenkitchen.com

    You could think of it as low-carb bruschetta. I think of it as the greatest eggplant recipe of all time. Recipe here.

    17. Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes

    seriouseats.com

    Because that Cool Whip flag cake is pretty played out. Recipe here.

    18. Pasta with Zucchini, Zucchini Blossoms, and Caramelized Onions

    bonappetit.com

    Summer Squash. Killin' it. Recipe here.

    19. Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

    20. Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

    thenovicechefblog.com

    What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold! Recipe here.

    21. Coconut Corn Salad

    22. Grilled Plum Little Cakes

    butterflyfoodie.blogspot.jp

    The name alone makes me love these. Recipe here.

    23. Apricot Crème Fraîche Tart with Honey and Pistachios

    bojongourmet.com

    I think this covers enough food groups that you can eat it for breakfast. Recipe here.

    24. Brownie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

    marthastewart.com

    Definitely what happiness looks like. Recipe here.

    25. Grilled Marinated Steak Kebabs

    simplyscratch.com

    A good marinade makes anything better. Recipe here.

    26. Grilled Radicchio with Malbec Barbecue Sauce

    katheats.com

    A grilled salad is a great salad. Recipe here.

    27. Grilled Banana Split

    made-famous-by.com

    Proof that even the most perfect foods are improved by grilling. Recipe here.

    28. Grilled Corn With Poblano Lime Crema

    pbs.org

    A step up from your regular buttered corn. Recipe here.

    29. Raw Berry Tart

    noshon.it

    YES! You can eat berry dessert without even turning on your oven! Recipe here.

    30. Cheeseburger Deluxe

    bonappetit.com

    Because, why mess with perfection? Recipe here.

    31. Potato Salad with Dill and Horseradish Aioli

    athoughtforfood.net

    No one wants to eat a super mayonaise-heavy salad that's been sitting out on the picnic table for hours. Make this one instead.