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    Updated on Jul 25, 2019. Posted on Jul 1, 2016

    31 Things You Need To Eat In July

    The perfect summer body is one that's filled with frozen cocktails and blueberry pie.

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    1. Perfect Grilled Pizza

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    Turns out, the best homemade pizza you can make is actually on your grill. Recipe here.

    2. Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad

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    Time to give your run-of-the-mill pasta salad a serious upgrade. Recipe here.

    3. Fudge Brownie Mudslide Ice Cream Cake

    4. Blueberry and Corn Crisp

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    Two of summer's best offerings in a single dessert. Recipe here.

    5. Spicy Black Bean Burger

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    Vegetarian burgers should never be a drag; this one is kicked up a notch with cumin, cayenne, jalapeño, and whole corn kernels. Recipe here.

    6. Vegan Coconut Cream Pie

    This vegan, gluten-free take on the classic summer pie is convincing enough for anyone at your barbecue. Recipe here.

    7. Skillet-Grilled Fish Tacos

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    Recipe here.

    8. Spaghettini with Roasted Tomatoes, Basil, and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

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    Tomatoes are in season, and it is your duty to eat as many as possible before they get pale and mealy again. Recipe here.

    9. Berry, Burrata, and Almond Salad

    10. Frozen Cherry Cosmos

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    You can definitely feel good about drinking something with this much fruit in it. Recipe here.

    11. Grilled Corn and Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

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    Always on the look out for a great new corn salad, tbh. Recipe here.

    12. The Ultimate Cherry Pie

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    Some really great tricks here — use tapioca starch instead of cornstarch in the filling, make "cherry pit whipped cream" — that'll take an already-great cherry pie to the next level. Recipe here.

    13. The Ultimate BLT

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    The best sandwich deserves perfect execution, every time. Recipe here.

    14. Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

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    Breakfast blueberries don't have to come in muffin form. Recipe here.

    15. Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri

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    Meat's not for everyone, but chimichurri definitely is. Recipe here.

    16. Apricot, Cherry, and Graham Cracker Crumble

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    Recipe here.

    17. Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails

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    The recipe calls for vodka, but I have a feeling this would be great with your liquor of choice. Recipe here.

    18. Spring Onion and Zucchini Rigatoni

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    Don't let your pasta habit go dormant just because it's technically grilling season. Recipe here.

    19. Ricotta Berry French Toast Casserole

    20. BA's Best Piña Colada

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    If you love piña coladas but hate getting caught in the rain, the safest thing to do is stay home and whip one up yourself. Recipe here.

    21. Peach Bread

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    Would get out of bed early for this one. Recipe here.

    22. Cinnamon Blueberry Slab Pie

    Currently on a blueberry bender, if you hadn't noticed. Recipe here.

    23. Grilled Salmon Taco Salad

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    For when you're tryna be healthy. Recipe here.

    24. Chinese Salad Spring Rolls

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    Keep it light. Recipe here.

    25. Raspberry Breakfast Bowls

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    A berry good way to start the day. Recipe here.

    26. Vanilla Bean Strawberry Sherbert

    27. Patriotic Stacked Smoothies

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    Red, white, and blue food doesn't have to be all Jell-O shots and flag cakes. Recipe here.

    28. Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs

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    Fruit salad is a great, simple potluck dish, but it should feel like more than just an afterthought. Recipe here.

    29. Corn and Black Bean Weeknight Nachos

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    Also 100% weekend appropriate, to be clear. Recipe here.

    30. Chicken Pesto Kabobs

    31. Rustic Strawberry Peach Galette

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    Easier than pie. Recipe here.