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What to Prepare dinner This August


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This month, farmers’ markets are exploding with goodness. Fortuitously, a lot of the produce rising now doesn’t want a lot cooking, if in any respect. Now’s the time to savor a ripe peach over the sink.

I’m having fun with as many Caprese salads as I can proper now—even higher after they’re made with burrata. You’ll discover an abundance of contemporary seasonal recipes under.


peach salad recipe with greens

Erin’s Peach & Avocado Inexperienced Salad

Gluten free

“I made this salad precisely as written final night time and it was good I dreamed about it! We’re struggling a extreme warmth wave within the PNW proper now so consuming a lot of your salads! Thanks for sharing.” – Debbie

Extra avocado recipes »

Berries! Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Strawberries

berry crisp with ice cream

Blended Berry Crisp (Gluten Free)

Gluten free and simply vegan

“I made this berry crisp immediately with blueberries and strawberries and it was so yummy!! It was an enormous hit and at your insistence we had it with vanilla ice cream!! All the things I’ve comprised of your recipes has been superior thanks” – Nicole

Extra blueberry recipes » (additionally blackberries, raspberries and strawberries)


This mega crunchy salad is super healthy and totally irresistible! Vegan and gluten free.

Mega Crunchy Romaine Salad with Quinoa

Gluten free and vegan

“I really like this salad! Made it identical to the recipe and it turned out nice. I even reserved half of the recipe and dressing(individually) for lunches, and it lasted properly within the fridge. Thanks for one more scrumptious salad recipe! I really feel like that is going to be one other go-to :)” – Stacy

Extra carrot recipes »


Cherry Couscous & Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cherry Couscous & Arugula Salad with Balsamic French dressing

See notes for gluten free and vegan recommendations

“Oh how I really like the way you assist me use my produce! I wish to reward the celery on this one–excellent addition of crunch and that “inexperienced” taste. All the things else in it was nice, too, however celery so not often will get praised so I need to give it a shout out.” – Anne

Extra cherry recipes »


fresh corn salsa with optional avocado

Contemporary Corn Salsa

Gluten free and vegan

“Simply occurred to get 4 ears of corn and a few tomatoes in my CSA share, so I made this and a few pico de gallo (additionally your recipe). Scrumptious! Plan on making this all by way of the summer season.” – Jeanne

Extra corn recipes »


Beautiful Greek salad made with wedges of romaine lettuce, fresh tomatoes, olives and herbs piled on top, and a lemon tahini dressing. Easily vegan.

Greek Wedge Salad

Gluten free and simply vegan

“I made this final night time and it was SO good- liked the dressing particularly. I skipped the shallot and marinating half as a result of I used to be quick on time and it was wonderful with out. Used contemporary tomatoes and cucumber from my deck pots. You give The Mixx a run for his or her cash. Positively shall be making once more :)” – Emily

Extra cucumber recipes »


mediterranean quinoa salad recipe

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Summer season Greens

Gluten free and vegan

“Vibrant, summery and scrumptious! My husband ate a lot of it that subsequent time I’d double the recipe. ;)” – Karen

Extra eggplant recipes »

Inexperienced Beans

The best green bean salad recipe—who knew green beans could be so good?! This healthy side dish is perfect for summertime.

Inexperienced Bean Salad with Toasted Almonds & Feta

Gluten free and simply vegan

“This was DELICIOUS! Making inexperienced beans this fashion ceaselessly, liked the tangy dressing.” – Nicky

Extra inexperienced bean recipes »


arugula strawberry salad recipe

Colourful Strawberry Arugula Salad with Balsamic French dressing

Gluten free and simply vegan

“This was delish! I assumed it wouldn’t be filling sufficient for an entire meal, but it surely was!” – Kathryn

Extra salad recipes »


Creamy Cherry Tomato & Summer Squash Pasta

Creamy Cherry Tomato & Summer season Squash Pasta

Vegetarian and engaging

“I’ve been cooking nothing however your recipes for the previous few weeks and this one was one among my favorites thus far (tied with pickled radishes and your potato salad). It was tremendous tasty and really easy. Will certainly be making it a couple of extra occasions this summer season. Thanks!” – Kayla

Extra basil recipes » (additionally cilantro and dill)


Kale black bean burrito bowls make a delicious, redeeming, vegan dinner that packs well for tomorrow's lunch.

Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Burrito Bowl

Gluten free and vegan

“I’m an previous vegetarian and a brand new vegan, and have actually been having fun with increasing my repertoire with yummy new recipes, however *this* is one among my prime two. I made it Sunday and we had it Monday for dinner, and it’s so, so good. My omnivore accomplice mentioned he was “ready to choke it down,” however he truly liked it, and raved about all of it night time. This was additionally my first foray right into a uncooked kale dish (aside from smoothies, in fact), and I’m formally hooked. Thanks a lot for this positively wonderful recipe!” – Julie

Extra kale recipes »


Fresh Thai green salad with sweet mango, bell pepper and a spicy peanut dressing!

Thai Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing

Gluten free and vegan (see notes)

“One other nice recipe! Simply the correct quantity of candy, warmth, and crunch! We stay in Cape Coral FL and have been searching for some new mango recipes. The timber are stuffed with ripe mangoes now. Thanks for the recipe!” – Ann

Extra mango recipes »


summertime white sangria recipe

Watermelon White Sangria

Gluten free and vegan

“This sangria is the perfect! I used John DeKuyper & Sons Fleur and it turned out great. Will make this once more for positive. Thanks a lot for the receipe.” – Kathy

Extra watermelon recipes » (additionally cantaloupe and these honeydew margaritas)


best bellini recipe

Contemporary Bellinis

Gluten free and vegan

“Made these final night time for my husband and I after the youngsters went to mattress. My husband isn’t actually a fan of candy drinks, nor wine for that matter, however we each actually loved these. Actual, entire peaches positively make the distinction between a light-weight, contemporary sweetness and that sickly candy syrup in most traditional cocktails.” – Eva

Extra peach recipes »


best breakfast tacos recipe

Favourite Breakfast Tacos

Gluten free

“We simply completed consuming this as our dinner. It was yummy and I’m saving it to make once more. It was extremely straightforward! My husband mentioned it should make for an incredible breakfast. Thanks once more for an incredible recipe!” – Erin

Extra bell pepper recipes » (additionally jalapeños)


Balsamic Stone Fruit Sundae

Balsamic Stone Fruit Sundae

Gluten free and vegan for those who use vegan ice cream

“I made this for a cooking class I taught and everybody liked it!! Hopefully you get some extra readership, as a result of I inform so a lot of my sufferers about your weblog :)” – Tricia

Extra plum recipes »


Southwestern corn chowder recipe

Southwestern Corn Chowder

Gluten-free and simply vegan

“Scrumptious!! A straightforward 5/5. Household liked it!! I’m again once more to make it per week later 🙂 Final week I used Greek yogurt, and this week I’m going to strive bitter cream. Thanks!!” – Kelly

Extra potato recipes »


fattoush salad recipe

Fattoush Salad with Mint Dressing

Simply vegan

“Completely scrumptious. Mild, tasty and straightforward to make. Made it for 15 as a part of a barbecue. Positively making once more. Everybody needed the recipe. Thanks for sharing.” – Chrissie

Extra radish recipes »

Summer season Squash

This fresh summer recipe features burst cherry tomatoes, cherry tomato and sun-dried tomato pesto, zucchini noodles, and spaghetti! It's light and delicious.

Double Tomato Pesto Spaghetti with Zucchini Noodles

Simply gluten free and simply vegan (see notes)

“Hello Kate, I’m reducing down on meat, cheese and pasta for well being causes and I’m so joyful to have discovered your web site! I had tons of cherry tomatoes from my backyard so I simply made a double batch of this pesto and it’s extremely scrumptious! I’ll use on zucchini noodles however am additionally pondering of placing it on some toasted italian bread for my husband. He’ll adore it. Thanks! (ps – wanting ahead to your cookbook.)” – Alicia

Extra zucchini recipes » (additionally yellow squash)


Simple Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Easy Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Gluten free

“I made these skewers final night time for a cocktail party and so they have been lovely in addition to tasty! They have been an enormous hit and I’d positively make them once more!” – Jody

Extra tomato recipes »

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