What to Cook in July

Keep cooking all through June with these summery recipes

by0| PUBLISHED Jun 29, 2015 9:00 PM
What to Cook in July
Michael Turek

Summer's in full swing, and we're excited to take advantage of all our seasonal favorites: steak and vegetables on the grill, summer produce, and refreshing desserts. We've rounded up recipes we can't wait to cook this month.

July is prime cookout season. The weather's good, kids are out of school, and people are ready to party. We've got all sorts of grilling recipes for you to try out this month. We love cooking steak on the grill, whether you use an elaborate marinade like the one with our grilled flank steak with gochujang, mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger or keep it super simple, like with our bone-in rib eye cooked with olive oil and seasoned with sea salt after grilling. For meat-free grilled, try cooking up asparagus and Spanish scallions called calçots. They’re traditionally served with a garlicky tomato-and-pepper romesco sauce.

On a hot summer day, you're going to want something refreshing to drink. For a summer cocktail that you can drink all day mix up a pitcher of sangria, a wine-based drink with fruit, brandy, and seltzer. If you'd prefer something nonalcoholic, our Persian cantaloupe drink is a simple treat made by grating fresh cantaloupe and combining it with water, sugar, and fresh mint.

A cool dessert is another must-have in summer. You can't go wrong with ice cream—vanilla is classic, but for something unusual try beet ice cream with mascarpone, orange zest, and poppy seeds. Alternatively, try a summer popsicle variation: strawberry-rhubarb yogurt pops.

Keep cooking all through June with these summery recipes.