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If You, Like Me, Know That July Is The Best Month For Cooking, You’ll Bookmark These 31 Summery Recipes ASAP

Let's be real: July is obviously the best food month of the year.

Here in New York, it's hot and ungodly humid, and I can't walk nine minutes to the subway without sweating through every garment on my body. What I'm trying to say is: It's finally July. And though peak summer weather might wreak havoc on our wardrobes and window A/C units, it also gives us an abundance of summer's best produce to cook with — and for that, I'm profoundly grateful.

Whether you're strawberry picking to your heart's content or just patiently waiting for that first juicy bite of summer tomatoes, these are the best seasonal recipes for every day of this glorious month.

What's in season in July: apricots, arugula, basil, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, mangoes, melon, okra, peaches, plums, raspberries, sorrel, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelon

2. Baba Ganoush

baba ganoush dip topped with olive oil, herbs, and pine nuts

3. Savory Zucchini Bread

savory zucchini bread

4. Red White and Blueberry Salad

red white and blueberry salad

5. Spicy Baked Fish Tacos

6. Halloumi & Melon Skewers with Honey-Lime Glaze

skewers with watermelon, cantaloupe, and halloumi

7. Slow-Roasted Strawberries

8. Frozen Peach Rosé Slushy

frozen peach slushies in glasses with garnish

9. Strawberries and Cream Buttermilk Waffles

strawberry topped buttermilk waffles

10. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pineapple Mango Slaw

pulled pork sandwiches with mango pineapple slaw

11. Classic Tomato Sandwich

12. Cucumber Salad with Herb Garlic Vinaigrette

cucumber salad with garlic herb vinaigrette poured on top

13. Grilled Caprese Pizza

grilled caprese pizza

14. Stone Fruit Tart

15. One-Pot Lemon Butter Ricotta and Zucchini Pasta

one pot lemon butter ricotta and zucchini pasta

16. Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Apricot, and Avocado

arugula salad with quinoa, apricot and avocado

17. Grilled Ribeye Steak with Italian Salsa Verde

grilled ribeye steaks with salsa verde

18. Blackberry Margaritas

blackberry margaritas

20. Mexican Street Corn Salad

21. Golden Beet Chips with Spicy Goat Cheese Dip

golden beet chips with spicy goat cheese dip

22. Thomas Keller's Roasted Zucchini

23. Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in purgatory

24. Cucumber Gazpacho

25. Panzanella Salad with Peaches and Corn

Panzanella Salad with Peaches and Corn

26. Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Crispy Tofu

Crispy Tofu Summer Rolls

27. Lavender Basil Lemonade

Lavender Basil Lemonade

28. Sweet Corn Polenta with Shrimp

29. Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler

30. Open-Face Eggplant Sandwiches

Open-Face Eggplant Sandwiches

31. Mango Royale

Mango Royale