The 10 Most Popular Recipes of July 2021

published Jul 30, 2021
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Ben Weiner

Summer always has a way of getting away from us, doesn’t it? June moves along at a regular pace, then the 4th of July hits, and it seems as if you haven’t even blinked before July is wrapping up and August is prepared to storm through. Perhaps it’s because we’re all just having too much fun: July is a month for abundant cookouts and sunshine, after all!

We published so many great recipes this month that celebrate the vibrancy of the season and the relaxed ways of eating it inspires. Your favorite recipes, like chili-lime chicken skewers, marinated fresh tomato sauce, and blueberry buckle totally reflect that. Here are your top 10 favorite new recipes from this past July.

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Honey Mustard Salmon with Caramelized Carrots
A sweet and tangy honey mustard glaze lends loads of flavor to this easy salmon skillet dinner.
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2 / 10
Chili-Lime Chicken Skewers
Everyone needs a go-to summery chicken dinner, and this is ours. Bite-sized pieces of zesty, smoky marinated chicken are threaded onto skewers and grilled to perfection.
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3 / 10
Persian Makaroni with Red Lentil Bolognese
In this comforting dish, pasta is steamed like rice. Although it’s commonly cooked with a Bolognese-style sauce made with lamb or beef, this vegetarian adaptation swaps the meat for red lentils.
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4 / 10
Herby Tahini Buttermilk Ranch
This nutty twist on ranch swaps in tahini in place of sour cream, and is packed with fresh herbs.
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5 / 10
Marinated Fresh Tomato Sauce
Made with fresh tomato pulp marinated in oil, garlic, and basil, this simple sauce is a quintessence of the Italian summer.
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6 / 10
Almond Flour Pancakes
These almond flour pancakes are nutty, tender, and oh-so plush.
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7 / 10
Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake
From the warm lemon flavor to the impossibly moist, pillowy texture to the ultra-luxe lemon icing, this version is even better than the one from Starbucks.
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8 / 10
Italian Potato Salad
This mayo-free potato salad is made extra colorful, thanks to green beans, cherry tomatoes, and lots of fresh herbs.
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9 / 10
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Thin and crispy Parmesan zucchini slices served with an herb-yogurt sauce is summer's answer to chips and dip.
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10 / 10
Classic Blueberry Buckle
This tender breakfast cake is studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a sweet streusel and lemony glaze.
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