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:
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.
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.
An easy, fresh and super light Mediterranean watermelon salad with cucumbers, creamy feta, loads of fresh herbs, and a zesty honey-lime dressing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A strawberry layer cake made ‘entirely’ from ‘real strawberries’? Yes, please. We’re talking strawberries inside the cake and in the frosting as well.
Sweet, soft, wonderfully juicy raspberry crumble bars. It will become your ultimate, favorite dessert.
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.
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.
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.
You can never go wrong with a cool, refreshing fruit Sangria this summer.