What to Prepare dinner This August

What to Prepare dinner This August


Learn what's in season this month at cookieandkate.com!

This month, farmers’ markets are exploding with goodness. Thankfully, a lot of the produce rising now doesn’t want a lot cooking, if in any respect. Now’s the time to savor a ripe peach over the sink.

I’m having fun with as many Caprese salads as I can proper now—even higher once they’re made with burrata. You’ll discover an abundance of contemporary seasonal recipes beneath.


peach salad recipe with greens

Erin’s Peach & Avocado Inexperienced Salad

Gluten free

“I made this salad precisely as written final evening and it was good I dreamed about it! We’re struggling a extreme warmth wave within the PNW proper now so consuming lots of your salads! Thanks for sharing.” – Debbie

Extra avocado recipes »

Berries! Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Strawberries

berry crisp with ice cream

Combined Berry Crisp (Gluten Free)

Gluten free and simply vegan

“I made this berry crisp immediately with blueberries and strawberries and it was so yummy!! It was a giant hit and at your insistence we had it with vanilla ice cream!! All the things I’ve constructed from your recipes has been superior thanks” – Nicole

Extra blueberry recipes » (additionally blackberries, raspberries and strawberries)


This mega crunchy salad is super healthy and totally irresistible! Vegan and gluten free. cookieandkate.com

Mega Crunchy Romaine Salad with Quinoa

Gluten free and vegan

“I like this salad! Made it identical to the recipe and it turned out nice. I even reserved half of the recipe and dressing(individually) for lunches, and it lasted properly within the fridge. Thanks for one more scrumptious salad recipe! I really feel like that is going to be one other go-to :)” – Stacy

Extra carrot recipes »


Cherry Couscous & Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cherry Couscous & Arugula Salad with Balsamic French dressing

See notes for gluten free and vegan solutions

“Oh how I like the way you assist me use my produce! I wish to reward the celery on this one–good addition of crunch and that “inexperienced” taste. All the things else in it was nice, too, however celery so not often will get praised so I need to give it a shout out.” – Anne

Extra cherry recipes »


fresh corn salsa with optional avocado

Recent Corn Salsa

Gluten free and vegan

“Simply occurred to get 4 ears of corn and a few tomatoes in my CSA share, so I made this and a few pico de gallo (additionally your recipe). Scrumptious! Plan on making this all via the summer season.” – Jeanne

Extra corn recipes »


Beautiful Greek salad made with wedges of romaine lettuce, fresh tomatoes, olives and herbs piled on top, and a lemon tahini dressing. Easily vegan. cookieandkate.com

Greek Wedge Salad

Gluten free and simply vegan

“I made this final evening and it was SO good- liked the dressing particularly. I skipped the shallot and marinating half as a result of I used to be quick on time and it was superb with out. Used contemporary tomatoes and cucumber from my deck pots. You give The Mixx a run for his or her cash. Positively will likely be making once more :)” – Emily

Extra cucumber recipes »


mediterranean quinoa salad recipe

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Summer time Greens

Gluten free and vegan

“Vibrant, summery and scrumptious! My husband ate a lot of it that subsequent time I’d double the recipe. ;)” – Karen

Extra eggplant recipes »

Inexperienced Beans

The best green bean salad recipe—who knew green beans could be so good?! This healthy side dish is perfect for summertime. cookieandkate.com

Inexperienced Bean Salad with Toasted Almonds & Feta

Gluten free and simply vegan

“This was DELICIOUS! Making inexperienced beans this fashion endlessly, liked the tangy dressing.” – Nicky

Extra inexperienced bean recipes »


arugula strawberry salad recipe

Colourful Strawberry Arugula Salad with Balsamic French dressing

Gluten free and simply vegan

“This was delish! I assumed it wouldn’t be filling sufficient for an entire meal, however it was!” – Kathryn

Extra salad recipes »


Creamy Cherry Tomato & Summer Squash Pasta

Creamy Cherry Tomato & Summer time Squash Pasta

Vegetarian and engaging

“I’ve been cooking nothing however your recipes for the previous few weeks and this one was one in all my favorites thus far (tied with pickled radishes and your potato salad). It was tremendous tasty and really easy. Will certainly be making it a couple of extra occasions this summer season. Thanks!” – Kayla

Extra basil recipes » (additionally cilantro and dill)


Kale black bean burrito bowls make a delicious, redeeming, vegan dinner that packs well for tomorrow's lunch. cookieandkate.com

Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Burrito Bowl

Gluten free and vegan

“I’m an previous vegetarian and a brand new vegan, and have actually been having fun with increasing my repertoire with yummy new recipes, however *this* is one in all my high two. I made it Sunday and we had it Monday for dinner, and it’s so, so good. My omnivore associate stated he was “ready to choke it down,” however he truly liked it, and raved about all of it evening. This was additionally my first foray right into a uncooked kale dish (apart from smoothies, after all), and I’m formally hooked. Thanks a lot for this positively wonderful recipe!” – Julie

Extra kale recipes »


Fresh Thai green salad with sweet mango, bell pepper and a spicy peanut dressing! cookieandkate.com

Thai Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing

Gluten free and vegan (see notes)

“One other nice recipe! Simply the correct amount of candy, warmth, and crunch! We stay in Cape Coral FL and have been on the lookout for some new mango recipes. The timber are filled with ripe mangoes now. Thanks for the recipe!” – Ann

Extra mango recipes »


summertime white sangria recipe

Watermelon White Sangria

Gluten free and vegan

“This sangria is one of the best! I used John DeKuyper & Sons Fleur and it turned out great. Will make this once more for positive. Thanks a lot for the receipe.” – Kathy

Extra watermelon recipes » (additionally cantaloupe and these honeydew margaritas)


best bellini recipe

Recent Bellinis

Gluten free and vegan

“Made these final evening for my husband and I after the youngsters went to mattress. My husband isn’t actually a fan of candy drinks, nor wine for that matter, however we each actually loved these. Actual, complete peaches undoubtedly make the distinction between a light-weight, contemporary sweetness and that sickly candy syrup in most traditional cocktails.” – Eva

Extra peach recipes »


best breakfast tacos recipe

Favourite Breakfast Tacos

Gluten free

“We simply completed consuming this as our dinner. It was yummy and I’m saving it to make once more. It was extremely straightforward! My husband stated it is going to make for an important breakfast. Thanks once more for an important recipe!” – Erin

Extra bell pepper recipes » (additionally jalapeños)


Balsamic Stone Fruit Sundae

Balsamic Stone Fruit Sundae

Gluten free and vegan if you happen to use vegan ice cream

“I made this for a cooking class I taught and everybody liked it!! Hopefully you get some extra readership, as a result of I inform so lots of my sufferers about your weblog :)” – Tricia

Extra plum recipes »


Southwestern corn chowder recipe

Southwestern Corn Chowder

Gluten-free and simply vegan

“Scrumptious!! A simple 5/5. Household liked it!! I’m again once more to make it every week later 🙂 Final week I used Greek yogurt, and this week I’m going to attempt bitter cream. Thanks!!” – Kelly

Extra potato recipes »


fattoush salad recipe

Fattoush Salad with Mint Dressing

Simply vegan

“Completely scrumptious. Gentle, tasty and simple to make. Made it for 15 as a part of a barbecue. Positively making once more. Everybody needed the recipe. Thanks for sharing.” – Chrissie

Extra radish recipes »

Summer time Squash

This fresh summer recipe features burst cherry tomatoes, cherry tomato and sun-dried tomato pesto, zucchini noodles, and spaghetti! It's light and delicious. cookieandkate.com

Double Tomato Pesto Spaghetti with Zucchini Noodles

Simply gluten free and simply vegan (see notes)

“Hello Kate, I’m chopping down on meat, cheese and pasta for well being causes and I’m so joyful to have discovered your website! I had tons of cherry tomatoes from my backyard so I simply made a double batch of this pesto and it’s extremely scrumptious! I’ll use on zucchini noodles however am additionally pondering of placing it on some toasted italian bread for my husband. He’ll find it irresistible. Thanks! (ps – wanting ahead to your cookbook.)” – Alicia

Extra zucchini recipes » (additionally yellow squash)


Simple Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Easy Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Gluten free

“I made these skewers final evening for a cocktail party and so they have been stunning in addition to tasty! They have been an enormous hit and I’d undoubtedly make them once more!” – Jody

Extra tomato recipes »

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