31 Seasonal Recipes to Cook in July

Can we agree that July is the best month of summer? The weather’s warm, there’s still plenty of summer left, and the produce is literally amazing. During hot summer days, I crave all things fresh, flavorful and colorful.

You know I had to put together 31 seasonal recipes to cook in July to kick off the best summer month and inspire you to get creative in and out of the kitchen. These recipes are filled with incredible, fresh flavors you’ll crave. I’ve included plenty of grilling recipes for the days when the stovetop and oven are just too hot, plus tons of apps and desserts that are perfect for bringing to your Fourth of July BBQ!

What’s in season in July?

This month stock up on plenty of:

P.S. did you know we have dedicated ingredient pages? YES! Click any of the produce names above to see all of those recipes, or head to our Recipe Index to filter by even more.

Let’s get to the goods. Start things off with a fun appetizer, pair it with a bright, veggie-packed salad (pasta salad, anyone?), impress friends with a juicy burger or chicken from the grill, and don’t forget a sweet summer treat to round it all out.

If you make any of these recipes be sure to leave a comment below to let me know how you liked it!

almond butter peach blueberry baked oatmeal cups on a cooling rack


Almond Butter Peach Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

Fluffy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Knock You Naked Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal

Sunshine Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

Heart Healthy Olive Oil Salted Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

arugula pasta salad with peaches in a bowl


Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese & Hot Honey Vinaigrette

Summer Glow Strawberry Kale Salad

Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad

Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder

Avocado Peach Tomato Salad with Dilly Tahini Dressing

grilled crostini with roasted cherries and goat cheese on a platter

Appetizers & Sides

Grilled Crostini with Roasted Cherries, Goat Cheese & Basil

Cucumber Jalapeño Cilantro Cabbage Slaw

Honey Lime Basil Peach Fruit Salad

Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa

How to Grill Delicious Vegetables (4 different ways!)

gochujang pulled chicken sandwiches on a platter


Slow Cooker Gochujang Chicken Sandwiches

Herby Chicken Meatball Pitas with Jalapeño Tzatziki

Firecracker Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa

Moroccan-Spiced Turkey Burgers with Creamy Feta Sauce

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs

One Pan Enchilada Zucchini Turkey Meatballs and Rice

grilled peaches with various toppings on a platter

Snacks & Treats

Grilled Peaches (+6 different topping ideas!)

Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel

Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

The Best Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Ooey-Gooey Tahini S’mores Bars

PB&J Energy Bites

If you make any of these recipes be sure to leave a comment below to let me know how you liked it. Snap a pic and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen — I love seeing what you guys make.


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