Top 15 Seasonal Food & Drink Recipes For July 2021

With July arriving and bringing up the heat, recipes that call for cooling has us excited. Seasonal ingredients like apricots, arugula, cherries, raspberries, beets, eggplants, watermelons, etc all vary depending on the time of the month and where you live. Here are 15 refreshing and delicious recipe ideas that will inspire you what to cook this July:

1. Summer Squash Casserole

Summer Squash Casserole

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A super easy and healthy summer squash casserole recipe that is made with yellow squash, zucchini, a crunchy breadcrumb and Parmesan topping, that is then baked in the oven to crispy perfection.


2. Tropical Wine Slushie

Tropical Wine Slushie

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Try this Tropical Wine Slushie recipe this summer. Customize your drink with your favorite tropical frozen fruit, add in a bottle of white wine with an option of splashing in Cointreau or vodka, and in less than 5 minutes this deliciousness will be ready to serve.


3. Watermelon Salad With Cucumber and Creamy Feta

Watermelon Salad With Cucumber and Creamy Feta

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An easy, fresh and super light Mediterranean watermelon salad with cucumbers, creamy feta, loads of  fresh herbs, and a zesty honey-lime dressing.


4. Pasta With Sausage, Greens, And Beans

Pasta With Sausage, Greens, And Beans

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The genius of this pasta recipe is in the contrast of the textures and flavors. If spicy isn’t your thing, sub in any fresh sausage you like.


5. Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs With Corn

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs With Corn

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Protein and hearty root vegetables simmer in a light lemon, herb sauce with tons of flavor. To elevate this dish, sauteing the chicken before adding popping it into the cooker adds a golden crispy texture.


6. Fennel And Celery Salad With Parmesan & Pine Nuts

Fennel And Celery Salad With Parmesan

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This shaved fennel and celery salad is simple to make. The light lemon vinaigrette with textural vegetables complements a perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.


7. Festive Fruit Pizza

Festive Fruit Pizza

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Why not top off your dessert with all of the seasonal fruits onto a gorgeous fresh fruit pizza. This brown sugar cookie crusted and cream cheese frosted fruit pizza will be the rave of the party.


8. Spaghetti With Roasted Tomatoes And Basil

Spaghetti With Roasted Tomatoes

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Quick, easy, and flavorful spaghetti tossed with roasted tomatoes and fresh basil. And oh, did I mention it’s topped with crazy delicious toasted garlic breadcrumbs?


9. Grilled Corn Salad With Creamy Lime Dressing

Grilled Corn Salad With Creamy Lime Dressing

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This colorful and crunchy vegetable mix is tossed with a creamy lime dressing with a kick. Serve this side dish with grilled chicken or steak to perfect your next potluck or picnic.


10. Homemade Strawberry Cake

Homemade Strawberry Cake

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A strawberry layer cake made ‘entirely’ from ‘real strawberries’? Yes, please. We’re talking strawberries inside the cake and in the frosting as well.


11. Raspberry Crumble Bars

Raspberry Crumble Bars

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Sweet, soft, wonderfully juicy raspberry crumble bars. It will become your ultimate, favorite dessert.


12. Salmon And Shrimp Foil Packets

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These shrimp and salmon foil packets with garlic cream sauce are baked over a bed of zucchini, carrots and red onion, all while being gluten-free and low-carb, taking only 20 minutes or less to make in the oven.


13. Airfryer Eggplant Parmesan

Airfryer Eggplant Parmesan

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Crispy on the outside and super soft on the inside with toppings of marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. This Air Fryer eggplant parmesan will elevate your cooking by a million.


14. Tomato Toast With Chives And Sea Salt

Tomato Toast With Chives

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For someone who do not have much of an appreciation for tomatoes, try this recipe now. This easy go-to on a Saturday morning appetizer is warm, acidic, rich and satisfying.


15. Mango, Kiwi, Pineapple Sangria

Mango, Kiwi, Pineapple Sangria

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You can never go wrong with a cool, refreshing fruit Sangria this summer.

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