The Kitchn Collective Shares Their Must-Make Summer Recipes

published Jul 30, 2021
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Credit: Grandbaby Cakes

It’s been a long, hot summer, but the past couple of months have also provided a bounty of fresh tomatoes, strawberries, corn, and zucchini. It’s possible to get those things during the winter, of course, but they taste so much better when they’re in-season. A big strawberry-studded salad with sweet corn and fresh herbs is never going be the showstopper in January that it is at a July cookout — which is why we need to take advantage of all our favorite summer recipes now. 

Looking for some meal inspiration? We asked the Kitchn Colective for their must-make summer recipes — here’s what they had to say.

1. Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

“This recipe is super popular on my website during the summer. It’s an absolute must. No summer is complete without it! A lot of the flavor comes from the marinade, but the chimichurri brightens each bite even more. I seriously can’t get enough of it and neither can my readers.” — Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes

Get the recipe: Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri from Grandbaby Cakes

Credit: The Cookie Rookie

2. Mexican Grilled Corn

“Grilled corn makes me think of childhood summers. No one loved corn on the cob more than my grandpa. This recipe is full of flavor and sure to please the entire family.” —  Becky Hardin from The Cookie Rookie

Get the recipe: Mexican-Style Grilled Corn from The Cookie Rookie

Credit: Hip Foodie Mom

3. Strawberry Salsa Avocado Boats

“This recipe is healthy, quick, delicious, and so easy to make! The strawberry salsa is super versatile, too. Top over grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp, or simply eat with some tortilla chips. Enjoy!” — Alice Choi from Hip Foodie Mom 

Get the recipe: Strawberry Salsa Avocado Boats from Hip Foodie Mom

Credit: Yummy Toddler Food

4. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

“I’m all for using up our garden zucchini every which way, and these little cookies are a family favorite.” — Amy Palanjian from Yummy Toddler Food

Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies from Yummy Toddler Food

What’s your must-make summer recipe? Tell us in the comments!