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31 Low-Key Spectacular Summer Recipes To Make Throughout The Month Of August

Make these recipes before summer ends.

Can you believe it's already August? It feels like just yesterday we were first lighting our grills for Memorial Day weekend, and now summer is almost fleeting. There's no better time to take advantage of the sunshine and fresh seasonal produce — so here are 31 recipes to make every day this August.

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1. Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

Clean Plate Mama / Via cleanplatemama.com

You know it's going to be a good day when breakfast tastes more like dessert.

Recipe: Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

2. Blackberry Popovers

Savory Experiments / Via savoryexperiments.com

Serve these with crème fraîche or butter and jam for a little piece of heaven on a plate.

 Recipe: Blackberry Popovers

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3. Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts

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If you're feeling lazy, you can always opt for a store bought dressing. If you have the time though, this orange-infused shallot dressing is next-level delicious.

Recipe: Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts

4. Tomato Basil Bruschetta

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Grab some ripe and juicy heirloom tomatoes, then turn them into summer's most crowd pleasing appetizer.

Recipe: Tomato Basil Bruschetta

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5. Roasted Fennel Tomatoes and White Beans

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A hearty side dish or vegetarian main, fennel is roasted in olive oil with cherry tomatoes and garlic until it's fork tender. Finish it all off with canned white beans for a satisfying dish. 

Recipe: Roasted Fennel Tomatoes and White Beans

6. Lemongrass Chicken With Scallion Oil

Tiffy Cooks / Via tiffycooks.com

This southeast Asian inspired chicken gets marinated for about an hour in a mixture of lemongrass, scallions, fish sauce, sugar, and chili flakes. The result is a savory, sweet, and slightly spicy dish that you'll want to make on repeat.

Recipe: Lemongrass Chicken With Scallion Oil

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7. Mexican Street Corn Salad With Chipotle Crema

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This corn salad boasts all the best flavors of Mexican esquites in a single picnic- ready bowl.

Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad With Chipotle Crema

8. 20-Minute Summer Squash Pasta

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It's summer squash season, and the produce really shines through in this simple yet delicate pasta salad garnished with silky goat cheese and brown butter.

Recipe: 20-Minute Summer Squash Pasta

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9. Burrata With Balsamic Cherries

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There's no bad way to eat burrata, but this recipe, which is served with sweet-meets-savory balsamic glazed cherries is simply spectacular.

Recipe: Burrata With Balsamic Cherries

10. Chipotle Steak and Rice Bowls

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This steak gets marinated in a basic mixture of olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce and fajita seasoning. If you're partial to cooking outdoors in the summer months, throw it on the grill.

Recipe: Chipotle Steak and Rice Bowls

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11. Roasted Eggplant Lasagna With Arugula Pesto

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A light and bright arugula pesto makes this roasted eggplant lasagna perfectly appropriate for warmer weather. 

Recipe: Roasted Eggplant Lasagna With Arugula Pesto

12. Mango and Thai Shrimp Noodle Salad

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This delicious rice noodle medley comes together in just about 20 minutes, and it tastes just as good as your favorite Thai take-out.

Recipe: Mango and Thai Shrimp Noodle Salad

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13. Everything Bagel Scallion Cream Cheese Pull-Apart Bread

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There aren't many things better than a bagel...but this everything-inspired bagel pull-apart bread might just take the cake.

Recipe: Everything Bagel Scallion Cream Cheese Pull-Apart Bread

14. Barbecue Apricot Chicken

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Your summer BBQ prayers have been answered with these glazed sweet and savory chicken thighs.

Recipe: Barbecue Apricot Chicken

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15. Grilled Pineapple Pizza With Prosciutto and Jalapeños

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Say what you will about pineapples on pizza, but this recipe proves that it's straight up delicious, especially when paired with salty prosciutto and bitter arugula.

Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Pizza With Prosciutto and Jalapeños 

16. One-Pan Garlic Butter Salmon and Swiss Chard

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The best thing about one-pot recipes is that they require very minimal clean-up. So you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the summer sun.

Recipe: One-Pan Garlic Butter Salmon and Swiss Chard

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17. Shrimp and Corn Chowder With Bacon

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When the temperatures start to dip on chilly summer nights, this thick and decadent seafood chowder never disappoints.

Recipe: Shrimp and Corn Chowder With Bacon

18. Sweet and Savory Plum and Prosciutto Galette

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How I can possibly describe the delectable duo that is plums and prosciutto nestled into flaky galette pastry dough? Well, you'll just have to try it for yourself.

Recipe: Sweet and Savory Plum and Prosciutto Galette

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19. Chinese-Inspired Smashed Cucumber Salad

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A delicious sauce has the power to turn ordinary ingredients into something completely delicious. In this case, cucumber gets taken to the next level thanks to a dressing made of vinegar, oil, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, and pepper flakes. 

Recipe: Chinese-Inspired Smashed Cucumber Salad

20. Crispy Corn Fritters

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You can make these crispy fritters just about any time of day. No one would scoff at a savory, buttery vegetable pancake for breakfast, dinner, or any time in between.

Recipe: Crispy Corn Fritters

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21. Grilled Watermelon and Halloumi Skewers

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During the summer months, halloumi should be your favorite ingredient. Thanks to its high melting point, you can throw it on the grill and it'll get golden brown and crispy.

Recipe: Grilled Watermelon and Halloumi Skewers

22. Cucumber and Tomato Salad With Basil Pesto

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A little pesto goes a long way. While the homemade version is wildly delicious, even store-bought pesto has the power to transform simple vegetables into a treat.

Recipe: Cucumber and Tomato Salad With Basil Pesto

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23. Easy Plum Cobbler Recipe

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Turn your fresh plums into a sweet-meets-tart cobbler. The recipe calls for apples, but you can really use any ripe fruit you've got like peaches, pears, or strawberries. 

Recipe: Easy Plum Cobbler Recipe

24. Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches With Ricotta, Honey, and Prosciutto

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Is there anything that screams summer like fresh peaches caramelizing on the grill? That's a rhetorical question, of course.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches With Ricotta, Honey, and Prosciutto

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25. Blueberry Angel Food Cake

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As light as a cloud with little pockets of sweet blueberry bliss, this jazzed up angel food cake is the perfect sweet ending to any summer cook-out.

Recipe: Blueberry Angel Food Cake

26. Brown Sugar Plum Clafoutis

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This French-inspired dessert may sound fancy, but anyone can make it at home. In fact, it only calls for a handful of simple ingredients like butter, eggs, flour, vanilla extract, and of course, plums.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Plum Clafoutis

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27. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

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Vanilla ice cream meets blueberry pie filling and crushed graham crackers in this irresistible dessert that'll cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Recipe: Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

28. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

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These homemade popsicles will stay good in the freezer for months, so make a big batch and you'll always be just a few seconds away from a refreshing treat.

Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

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29. Mango Sunrise Piña Colada

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30. Cucumber Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

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Slightly vegetal, citrusy, sweet, and refreshing, this cucumber-infused vodka lemonade is an ideal patio-sipper.

Recipe: Cucumber Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

31. Blackberry Peach Elderflower Cocktail

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You only need six ingredients to whip up these eye-catching cocktails: fresh fruit, vodka, elderflower liqueur or syrup, and mint leaves. Feel free to add agave for sweetness and Sprite for a little bubble, or leave them out all together.

Recipe: Blackberry Peach Elderflower Cocktail

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