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31 Seasonal Recipes to Make in July

31 healthy, seasonal recipes to cook in July! With summer in full-swing, it’s time for grilling and filling your plate with bright colors. Stock up on delicious produce and double these recipes to feed a crowd for your next party, bbq, or potluck!

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.

collage of seasonal recipes to cook in july

What’s in season in July?

This month stock up on plenty of bell peppers & jalapeños (the best), corn, tomatoes, berries, watermelon, and of course, zucchini. #AKZucchiniWeek is coming soon, so start with these delicious zucchini recipes and then be sure to add your ideas to our Facebook group!

Let’s get to the goods. I put together 31 seasonal recipes to cook for every day in July. You’ll find easy apps and snacks, plus my favorite recipes to throw on the grill that are perfect for meal prep or bringing to a BBQ. Fourth of July is right around the corner, so skip the boring veggie-and-ranch trays and put these recipes on your menu.

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.

Enjoy, xo!


peanut butter banana muffins with chocolate chips

1. Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (dairy free + gluten free)

2. Fluffy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pancakes

3. Good Morning Healthy Blueberry Zucchini Muffin

4. Triple Cherry Berry Watermelon Smoothie

5. Sweet Corn Honey Jalapeño Zucchini Cornbread Waffles with Turkey Bacon

6. Baked Coconut Donuts with Berry Glaze (The All American Donuts!)


blueberry quinoa salad with avocado in a bowl

7. Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad

8. 15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

9. Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad

10. Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad

11. Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto + Goat Cheese

12. Homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

13. Green Goddess Tuna Quinoa Salad

Appetizers & Sides

cucumber salad with red onion in a bowl

14. Dad’s Dilly Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad

15. Vegetarian Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups

16. Pesto Tuna Caprese Cucumber Bites

17. Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers

18. Sesame Garlic Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip


chicken burger topped with lettuce, bbq sauce, and cheese

19. Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers

20. How to Grill Pizza That’s Crispy, Chewy, and Ready in Only 15 Minutes

21. One Pan Cilantro Chicken Meatballs in Mango Coconut Sauce

22. 15-Minute Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes

23. Delicious Zucchini Pizza Crust Recipe

24. Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Bake

25. Cheesy BBQ Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Snacks & Treats

gluten free peach crisp in a skillet

26. Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel

27. The Best Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Eat

28. Tart Cherry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan + gluten free)

29. Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

30. No Bake Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge

31. Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies

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