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    30 Crowd-Pleasing Summer Recipes To Make In June

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    1. Bacon and Ranch Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs topped with bacon and chives.
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    Creamy ranch dressing, bacon, Dijon mustard, and chives give your ordinary deviled eggs a major flavor boost.

    Recipe: Bacon and Ranch Deviled Eggs

    2. Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

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    This fresh and delightful appetizer starts with thinly sliced zucchini that is grilled and rolled up with ricotta and slow roasted, juicy tomatoes.

    Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

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    If you want to save time and effort, start with your favorite store-bought ricotta cheese and top these crostini with some fresh basil.

    Recipe: Peach Crostini With Herbed Ricotta and Prosciutto

    4. Green Goddess Pasta Salad

    Pasta salad with peas and chickpeas
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    Packed with chickpeas and green peas and then tossed in a zesty yogurt dressing, this pasta salad will quickly be a crowd favorite.

    Recipe: Green Goddess Pasta Salad

    5. Shaved Fennel White Bean Salad

    A bowl of white bean salad with fennel
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    Serve this hearty salad with crispy bread on the side, so you can enjoy it crostini-style.

    Recipe: Shaved Fennel White Bean Salad

    6. Asparagus With Poached Egg and Proscuitto

    Grilled asparagus topped with prosciutto and a poached egg.
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    Start with grilled or roasted asparagus, then top it with prosciutto and a poached or fried egg for an easy meal you'll want to make on repeat.

    Recipe: Asparagus With Poached Egg and Proscuitto

    7. Fish Tacos With Chipotle Mango Salsa

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    Use any flaky white fish like mahi mahi, grouper, or cod to make these crispy, Baja-style tacos. Whatever you do, don't skip the homemade mango salad made with chipotles in adobo, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and lime.

    Recipe: Fish Tacos With Chipotle Mango Salsa

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    Loaded with tender zucchini, sweet corn, and marinated white beans, this lettuce-free salad deserves a place at your next picnic.

    Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Salad With Corn and White Beans

    9. Chipotle Apricot Grilled Chicken Thighs

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    Sticky, sweet, smoky, and a tiny bit spicy, this grilled chicken hits all the right flavor notes.

    Recipe: Chipotle Apricot Grilled Chicken Thighs

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    Everyone needs a good potato salad in their arsenal. This one begins with grilled whole new potatoes, which are gently smashed, tossed with mixed greens, and finally coated in lemon yogurt sauce.

    Recipe: Grilled Smashed Potato Salad With Chive Lemon Yogurt

    11. Strawberry Caprese With Pistachio Pesto

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    The pistachio pesto is next-level delicious, but you can always go with your favorite store-bought version to save time.

    Recipe: Strawberry Caprese With Pistachio Pesto

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    You only need a handful of simple ingredients to whip up this veggie-packed side dish, but there's something about the combination of mixed fresh herbs and butter that goes above and beyond.

    Recipe: Summer Corn and Green Beens With Herb Butter

    13. Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

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    This still counts as eating your greens, of course.

    Recipe: Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

    14. Creamy Mushroom Asparagus Pasta

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    This cream sauce happens to be totally vegan, but you wouldn't even notice. It tastes that decadent.

    Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Asparagus Pasta

    15. Roasted Strawberry Ricotta Toast

    Two slices of toast topped with ricotta cheese and strawberries
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    Breakfast, lunch, or party app, this ricotta and strawberry toast is basically summer in a bite.

    Recipe: Roasted Strawberry Ricotta Toast

    16. 10-Minute Greek Watermelon Salad

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    Juicy watermelon takes the place of tomatoes in this summertime riff on a classic Greek salad.

    Recipe: 10-Minute Greek Watermelon Salad

    17. Grilled Salmon With Mango Salsa

    A piece of grilled salmon with mango salsa.
    Le Creme de la Crumb / Via lecremedelacrumb.com

    This sweet and zesty mango salsa turns basic grilled salmon into something unexpected and a little bit elevated.

    Recipe: Grilled Salmon With Mango Salsa

    18. Grilled Peach and Burrata Crostini

    Grilled peaches and burrata crostini with pesto
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    There's something about the combination of ripe grilled peaches, creamy burrata, nutty basil pesto, and crispy, olive-oil coated bread that is completely irresistible.

    Recipe: Grilled Peach and Burrata Crostini

    19. Beet Poke Bowls

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    This recipe calls for soba noodles at the base, but you can always swap in rice and your favorite poke toppings.

    Recipe: Beet Poke Bowls

    20. Grilled Chicken Margherita

    Grilled chicken with mozarella, tomatoes, and pesto.
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    If you're hosting a crowd for your summer cookout, this Caprese chicken recipe is a fan favorite that you can easily make in a big batch.

    Recipe: Grilled Chicken Margherita

    21. Grilled Watermelon With Honey Balsamic Glaze

    Grilled watermelon with honey balsamic and feta cheese.
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    Serve this grilled sweet-and-tangy watermelon as an appetizer, side dish, or even as dessert paired with vanilla ice cream.

    Recipe: Grilled Watermelon With Honey Balsamic Glaze

    22. Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Goat Cheese

    An arugula salad with grilled peaches and goat cheese.
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    There's something about juicy grilled fruit that totally transforms a salad. Pair it with tangy goat cheese and bitter arugula, and you've got a winner.

    Recipe: Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Goat Cheese

    23. Steak Fajita Kebabs

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    Serve these kebabs with tortillas, guacamole, and sour cream on the side for a simple yet oh-so-satisfying Mexican-inspired meal.

    Recipe: Steak Fajita Kebabs

    24. Blueberry Custard Pie

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    Grab the freshest blueberries you can find, and turn them into this seriously creamy custard pie with a flaky, buttery crust.

    Recipe: Blueberry Custard Pie

    25. Roasted Plum Compote

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    This plum compote is perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast with Greek yogurt or for dessert over a big bowl of ice cream.

    Recipe: Roasted Plum Compote

    26. Classic Cherry Crisp

    A cherry crisp in a skillet.
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    Did someone say à la mode?

    Recipe: Classic Cherry Crisp

    27. Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

    Three glasses of strawberry vodka lemonade with fresh berries and lemon.
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    Need a big batch cocktail recipe that's easy, summer, and completely delicious? Look no further.

    Recipe: Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

    28. Easy Blackberry Margaritas

    Blackberry margaritas topped with fresh berries.
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    Made with blackberries, tequila, triple sec, Sprite, and lime juice, these margaritas are a creative take on a classic summer drink.

    Recipe: Easy Blackberry Margaritas

    29. Peach Bourbon Smash

    Two bourbon peach smash cocktails topped with mint and raspberries.
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    The best thing about this bourbon smash is that you can make a big batch and keep the pitcher in the fridge for up to 12 hours until you're ready to serve.

    Recipe: Peach Bourbon Smash

    30. Watermelon Mojitos

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    Sunny summer days call for these super-fresh mojitos made with watermelon purée, simple syrup, mint, and lime juice.

    Recipe: Watermelon Mojitos