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23 Bucket-List Recipes To Make Before Summer Ends

Heirloom tomato season isn't going to last forever...

Well that was quick — summer is slowly fading. But you still have a few good weeks to take advantage of the season's best ingredients. Here are a handful of delicious summery recipes to make before fall sets in.

1. Crunchy Sweet Corn and Jicama Tacos

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These crunchy, sweet, and tangy tacos are the perfect meatless meal or side dish for your end-of-summer cook out. Get the recipe for sweet corn and jicama tacos here.

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2. New England Clam Chowder

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When the summer nights start to get chilly, there's nothing better than a bowl of piping hot, super creamy clam chowder. Get the recipe for New England clam chowder here.

3. Pesto Zoodle Salad

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Serve this as a sophisticated side dish to instantly elevate your LDW barbecue. Get the recipe for pesto zoodle salad here.

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4. Grilled Garlic Herb Butter Pizza With Heirloom Tomatoes

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Full disclosure: You're going to want to schmear this garlic herb butter on everything. Get the recipe for grilled garlic herb butter pizza with heirloom tomatoes here.

5. Blackened Tilapia With Pineapple Salsa

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These tropical fish and rice bowls are totally customizable. Make them as the recipe calls for or dress them up with your favorite toppings like avocado, radish, jalapeño, and sweet corn. Get the recipe for blackened tilapia with pineapple salsa here.

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6. Farmer's Market Pasta With Walnut Pesto

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Stock up on the freshest produce at your local farmer's market or grocery store, then roast your veggies in the oven and whip them up into the most summery, farm-to-table pasta there ever was. Get the recipe for farmer's market pasta with walnut pesto here.

7. Peanut Sauce Marinated Chicken Skewers

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Summer is the time for skewers, so toss this sweet-and-savory Thai-inspired chicken on the grill. Get the recipe for peanut sauce marinated chicken skewers here.

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8. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

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Even seafood haters won't be able to resist this incredibly crispy fish. It's crunchy on the outside, but take a bite and it will literally melt in your mouth. Get the recipe for crispy fish tacos here.

9. Cream Cheese Toast With Heirloom Tomato and Poached Egg

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When life gives you heirloom tomatoes, turn them into fancy toast. Get the recipe for tomato toast with poached egg here.

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10. Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Galette With Gruyère

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In our humble opinion, we'll always choose savory galettes over sweet ones. The sugary caramelized onion and sharp Gruyère take this vegetable tart to the next level. Get the recipe for zucchini and caramelized onion galette with Gruyère here.

11. One-Pot Lemon Basil, Corn, and Ricotta Pasta

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Turn your leftover corn on the cob into a seriously decadent pasta. You can serve it as a side dish or add your favorite protein like grilled salmon, shrimp, or rotisserie chicken. Get the recipe for one pot lemon basil, corn, and ricotta pasta here.

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12. Cilantro Lime Shrimp Bowls

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It's everything you love about tacos minus the tortillas. The shrimp are marinated in lime, garlic, jalapeño, and mayo so they're tangy and a little bit spicy. Get the recipe for cilantro lime shrimp bowls here.

13. End of Summer Panzanella

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A super refreshing salad with bread and no lettuce? Now that's something we can all get behind. Get the recipe for end of summer panzanella here.

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14. End Of Summer Vegetable Soup With Pesto

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Packed with spinach, corn, zucchini, tomatoes, and cheesy pesto, this is the kind of soup we crave whenever the weather dips below 70 degrees. Get the recipe for end of summer vegetable soup with pesto here.

15. Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Chickpea Salad

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Introducing: The most perfect summer side dish there ever was. Go ahead and add some feta or goat cheese for a little extra flavor. Get the recipe for corn, tomato, and avocado chickpea salad here.

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16. Loaded Caprese Grilled Cheese

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That cheese pull makes us feel some type of way. How about you? Get the recipe for loaded caprese grilled cheese here.

17. Mango Avocado Spring Rolls With Easy Peanut Sauce

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Ditch the take out and whip up these summer rolls in your own kitchen. They're made with delicate rice paper and your favorite fruits and veggies. If you want some extra protein, add some shrimp or smoked salmon to the mix. Get the recipe for mango avocado spring rolls with easy peanut sauce here.

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18. Lobster Scampi With Linguine

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It's an unofficial rule of summer that you must eat lobster at least once. If you haven't now is your chance! Get the recipe for lobster scampi with linguine here.

19. Sheet Pan BBQ Tofu

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For a meatless meal the whole family will love, these super filling tofu bowls are a winner. Get the recipe for sheet pan bbq tofu here.

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20. Peach Cobbler

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Excuse us while we help ourselves to seconds...and thirds. Don't forget the vanilla ice cream à la mode. Get the recipe for peach cobbler here.

21. S'mores Dip

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No camp fire? No problem. Turn this nostalgic summertime treat into a warm and gooey dessert dip. Get the recipe for s'mores dip here.

22. Strawberry Pie Bars

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It's peak strawberry season so act like it. Get the recipe for strawberry pie bars here.

23. Lemon Icebox Cake

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This citrus cake is tangy, refreshing, and best of all: You don't need an oven to make it. Get the recipe for lemon icebox cake here.

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