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    Jul 1, 2014

    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

    2. S'mores Fudge Pops

    therecipecritic.com

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

    3. Cherry Sidecar

    4. Jalapeño Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

    dinnerwasdelicious.com

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

    5. Jalapeño Cornbread Panzanella Salad

    twopeasandtheirpod.com

    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

    7. Lobster BLTs

    howsweeteats.com

    Hey there. Recipe here.

    8. Red Velvet Cake Layered with Berries

    whiteonricecouple.com

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

    9. Mini Roasted Poblano Risotto Cakes with Grilled Corn Salsa

    10. Herb and Pistachio Falafel

    greenkitchenstories.com

    Vegetarians, rejoice! Recipe here.

    11. Grilled Pineapple Relish

    foodiewithfamily.com

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

    12. Speculoos Icebox Cake

    yumsugar.com

    Recipe here.

    13. Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

    14. Caprese Quinoa Bake

    15. Caramelized Peaches and Cream with a Toasted Crumble

    16. Grilled Chicken Skewers with Asian Flavors

    17. Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

    sugarhero.com

    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

    23. Salmon Burgers with Quick-Pickled Cucumber Salad

    24. Watermelon Margaritas

    25. Grilled Ratatouille Tartine

    26. Strawberry Raspberry Crostata

    27. Heirloom Tomato, Peach and Avocado Bruschetta

    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