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    31 Things To Cook And Eat In August

    Get your kitchen in full summer mode.

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    1. Couscous Summer Salad

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    Summer in a bowl.

    Here's the recipe.

    2. Cherry and Peach Cornmeal Cobbler

    brooklynsupper.com

    You can replace the cherries and peaches with any stone fruits, like plums or apricots, for instance.

    Here's the recipe.

    3. Gazpacho

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    For those who are missing soup season, try this quintessential Spanish summer dish.

    Here's the recipe.

    4. One-Pan Caprese Pesto Quinoa Skillet

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    On top of being an easy one-pan meal, this baby is also meat-free and packed with protein.

    Here's the recipe.

    5. BLT Panzanella

    pinchofyum.com

    Because you should add bread to every salad.

    Here's the recipe.

    6. Oven-Roasted Whole Fish

    gimmesomeoven.com

    If cooking fish intimidates you, this step-by-step guide should help you get more adventurous with it.

    Here's the recipe.

    7. Roasted Raspberry Peach Tart

    Julia Gartland / food52.com

    This gorgeous tart is very customizable so feel free to swap the raspberries and peaches for any summer fruits of your choosing.

    Here's the recipe.

    8. Red Pepper Fettuccine With Shrimp

    pinchofyum.com

    They're creamy, they're spicy, they're yummy, they're everything you need them to be.

    Here's the recipe.

    9. Cucumber-Watermelon Salad With Chipotle and Sumac

    brooklynsupper.com

    A fresh summer salad with a kick.

    Here's the recipe.

    10. 5-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding

    minimalistbaker.com

    These require only a few minutes of prep and five ingredients, but you'll have to let them rest in the fridge overnight before you can dig in, so make sure you plan accordingly.

    Here's the recipe.

    11. Grilled Scallops With Herbed Zucchini Noodles and Charred Corn

    brooklynsupper.com

    On the grill or stovetop, scallops are ALWAYS a good idea.

    Here's the recipe.

    12. Radicchio and Plum Salad

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    The sweetness of the plums perfectly balances out the bitterness of the radicchio in this super flavorful salad.

    Here's the recipe.

    13. Unfussy Eggplant Parm

    Julia Gartland / food52.com

    No need to use a casserole dish for this smart take on the traditional eggplant parm.

    Here's the recipe.

    14. Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Pickled Beets, Aioli, and Goat Cheese Sandwich

    Alexandra Stafford / alexandracooks.com

    Step up your sandwich game.

    Here's the recipe.

    15. Plum-Cardamom Crumble With Pistachios

    Alex Lau / bonappetit.com

    It's plum season and you should definitely be excited about that.

    Here's the recipe.

    16. Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Mascarpone Tart

    Julia Gartland / food52.com

    Who said summer tarts had to be sweet?

    Here's the recipe.

    17. Corn Fritters

    Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

    These can act as a great side to a grilled meat, or you can have them on their own with a salad for a lighter meal.

    Here's the recipe.

    18. Baked Black Bean and Avocado Burritos

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    You can replace the black beans with minced beef or shredded chicken if you feel like it.

    Here's the recipe.

    19. Creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

    minimalistbaker.com

    Breakfast, but make it fashion.

    Here's the recipe.

    20. Grilled Garlic Herb Zucchini

    damndelicious.net

    You can't really get any easier than this: All you have to do is grill the zucchini and quickly put together the dressing.

    Here's the recipe.

    21. Vegan Cherry Cheesecake Bars

    ambitiouskitchen.com

    These bars don't require any baking and anyone who's tried to cook during a heatwave knows that's great news.

    Here's the recipe.

    22. Green Salad With Peas, Green Beans, and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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    So green, fresh, and crunchy.

    Here's the recipe.

    23. 2-Layer Tres Leches Cake

    tasty.co

    Sure, chocolate cake is great but if you want to try something different for your next birthday party, this one's for you.

    Here's the recipe.

    24. Prosciutto, Nectarine and Fontina Panini on Rosemary Focaccia

    James Ransom / food52.com

    New summer plan: Putting nectarines everywhere and in everything until they're out of season.

    Here's the recipe.

    25. Bourbon Peach Smash

    Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

    You may have eaten and baked peaches this summer but if you haven't had them with bourbon at some point, you ain't doing it right.

    Here's the recipe.

    26. Summer Spaghetti With Tomatoes and Burrata

    damndelicious.net

    Because you will never *not* need a new pasta recipe in your life.

    Here's the recipe.

    27. Grilled Zucchini Ribbons With Pesto and White Beans

    Deb Perelman / smittenkitchen.com

    All you really need for a great summer salad is pesto, zucchini, white beans, and parmesan.

    Here's the recipe.

    28. Skillet Balsamic Peach Pork Chops With Feta and Basil

    29. Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Pops

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    These strawberry-coconut pops are coated with dairy-free yogurt and granola for some extra crunch.

    Here's the recipe.

    30. Grilled Pesto Zucchini Stuffed With Tomatoes and Orzo

    halfbakedharvest.com

    I need more zucchini boats in my life.

    Here's the recipe.

    31. Blueberry Crumb Bars

    cookingclassy.com

    Blueberry bars for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, please!

    Here's the recipe.