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July is here and it means backyard BBQs, very hot weather and all that amazing farm-fresh produce. Here is a seasonal list of What to Cook in July!

Recipes to cook in July.

Our Top 10 Must-Make Recipes this July

Now that July is here, summer is in full swing and we love it! The local produce is more abundant, and we’re all craving classic outdoor food. We’re sharing a list of 10 recipes we are super excited to make and eat in July!

Seasonal Market Finds

July really kicks it up a notch after all that green produce from the spring, and we’re starting to see tons of color in our early summer fruits and veggies!

  • Summer berries (strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, etc)
  • Stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, etc)
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Greens (spinach, kale, collards)
  • Zucchini
  • Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, parsley)
Two raspberry oatmeal bars stacked up on each other.

Raspberry Oat Breakfast Bars: These Fresh Raspberry Bars have a delicious oat crumble and are a delicious on-the-go breakfast option. They’re made with minimal ingredients, no refined sugars, and are gluten-free.

Maple Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Maple Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: This Maple Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is perfect for a make-ahead breakfast or to serve at brunch. This 1-bowl breakfast bake is dairy-free, gluten-free and made without any refined sugars. This oatmeal bake makes a great fiber-rich and filling breakfast or snack.

Quinoa salad with mint and feta.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad: This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a must make for a healthy, light dinner or an easy side dish! With protein-packed quinoa, tomatoes, feta, arugula and mint this easy-to-make salad will be on repeat this summer!

Paleo Low-Carb Zucchini Fries

Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries: These Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries are low-carb, paleo-friendly, flavorful, and the perfect side dish to any accompany any meal! Serve them with a delicious roasted garlic mayo dipping sauce and you’ll make a zucchini lover out of anyone!

Mexican Street Corn pasta salad.

Mexican Street Corn Pasta SaladCreamy, tangy and so delicious, this Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad takes your favorite summertime side and switches it up with Mexican-inspired flavors reminiscent of Elote (Mexican street corn flavored with crema, cheese, a little heat, and lime). This pasta salad is a crowd-pleaser that is customizable, hearty, and unique. Watch it fly off the table whenever you serve it!

Grilled steak salad.

Grilled Steak Salad with Pineapple and Avocado: Steak is grilled to perfection along with fresh pineapple, red bell peppers and red onions, paired together with creamy avocado and served over lettuce. Top it with pineapple dressing to make for the best summer salad, ever. Put this Grilled Steak Salad on your menu now, because everyone is going to love it!

Grilled chicken with mango salsa.

Strawberry and Mango Salsa Chicken: We love those sweet and savory flavors on this one! This Strawberry and Mango Salsa Chicken is the perfect light dish on a spring or summer night! It has contrasting flavors that make it so good! This mango chicken is also easy to put together and pairs so well with many other dishes! It’s gluten-free and paleo too!

Citrus mahi mahi on a plate.

Citrus Mahi Mahi with Avocado Salsa: This Citrus Mahi Mahi with Avocado Salsa is such a great light and healthy Summer dish! The creamy avocado, fresh orange juice, and delicious smoky grilled fish is such a flavorful combination. I can’t wait to make this again and again.

Blackened cajun fish.

Cajun Blackened Fish: We love quick dinners in the summer! This Cajun Blackened Fish is a simple and delicious weeknight dinner. This dramatic looking dish is actually simple to make, requiring just a few spices, a piece of fish and a hot pan! Serve it with your favorite summer side and you’ve got dinner in under 20 minutes!

Easy Berry Cobbler (Gluten-Free)

Healthy Berry Cobbler (Gluten-Free): A favorite summer recipe! This Easy and Healthy Berry Cobbler is packed with fresh or frozen berries and topped with the best gluten-free biscuits. Don’t forget to top it with ice cream!

A cake made to look like the glad.

Gluten-Free 4th of July Cake (Nut-Free): Whether you are headed to a BBQ with family or friends or hosting a get together of your own, you’ll need a classic festive cake for the all the parties! Let’s make the most perfect (AND nut-free) vanilla cake topped with an easy buttercream and garnished off with tons of fresh fruit (red and blue for good measure)!

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