10 Things to Make This July

POSTED June 25, 2019

July brings some of the best in-season produce of the year. Gardens are bursting with crisp zucchini, juicy tomatoes, bunches of basil and fresh sweet corn. You don’t want to miss your chance to chow down on the season’s best ingredients. This month, we recommend you stick to recipes that feature seasonal vegetables as well as simple dishes that don’t require much time in front of a hot oven. Here are 10 must-have recipes to make this July:

Margherita pizza is an ideal summer dinner featuring fresh, simple ingredients like in-season tomatoes and basil paired with extra virgin olive oil and mozzarella. With just a few high-quality ingredients, this dish truly captures the heart of authentic Italian cuisine.

This is the refreshing summer dessert you’ve been looking for. Bright and tangy homemade frozen yogurt meets a swirl of mouth-puckering cherry jam for a combination that is utter perfection.

It doesn’t get easier than this salad. Start with your favorite antipasto toppings, like olives, pickled veggies, pepperoncini, and salami. Add pasta and mozzarella balls, and pile it all atop a bunch of fresh greens. You’re guaranteed to love this Italian salad.

Nothing tops off a summer meal like this refreshing, orange-flavored Italian classic. With Aperol, soda and champagne, this cocktail is perfect for toasting with good friends and family. Saluti!

This fast and easy entrée has all the best flavors of lasagna without involving a hot oven. We sauté thinly sliced summer squash, juicy cherry tomatoes and fresh corn; combine it with cooked lasagna noodles and creamy ricotta; and serve it all up for a fresh and flavorful dinner.

Tangy feta and crisp in-season zucchini put a summery twist on a healthy turkey burger. Perfect for a healthy entrée or a summer barbecue!

We paired up avocado toast with the best flavors of Italian-style bruschetta for the perfect summer starter. Just take a fresh baguette; top it with mashed avocados, smoky-sweet tomatoes and crisp summer corn; then finish it off with our fragrant Simply Pesto sauce. Perfecto!

Roasted broccolini and cherry tomatoes offer added texture and depth to this orzo dish. Plus, we serve it on a bed of salad greens, making this one of the healthiest grain bowls you can get your hands on. Eat it straight out of the fridge for a refreshing lunch or dinner.

Summertime calls for ribs on the grill! In this recipe we dress tender pork spareribs with a crazy-good homemade glaze featuring our signature DeLallo Sour Cherry Spread and a splash of Bourbon. Who needs barbecue sauce when you can make next-level ribs with this easy-to-prepare sticky sweet, tangy-tart glaze?

This cool salad of watermelon, creamy feta and smoky Calamata olives is a unique way to enjoy some of summer’s best flavors. Try it as a cubed watermelon salad or serve the watermelon in wedges topped with all the ingredients.

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