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20 Must-Eat Summer Recipes You Still Have Time to Make

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We're republishing this list—originally posted in June 2015 as Summer Bucket-List Recipes—as a reminder that there's still time: Summer's not over yet! Go make a pie.

There's something about summertime that makes us so prone to making bucket lists, lists that grip us with the same voracious enthusiasm as New Year's resolutions—but instead of bracing ourselves against the cold, we're expanding. Summer is wonderful in this way.

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What's on your summer bucket list? Have you vowed to join a CSA, or plant a vegetable garden, or make everything from scratch? Have you pledged to compost, or to go road-tripping, or to use the grill more often, or just to relax a little? Has summer started so quickly for you that you've not yet gotten around to even thinking about a bucket list? We hear you. Us? We want picnic foods, bright flavors, intense colors, and nothing too heavy—all while taking advantage of the season's best produce. Here are the recipes on our summer bucket list:

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce by Josh Cohen

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Brown Butter Lobster Caprese Salad by laurenlocally

 

Zucchini Cupckaes with Dill Frosting by Alice Medrich

 

Ribeye Kebabs with Yogurt Sauce by Tanya

 

Torn Pita Panzanella/Fattoush with Salad Greens, Sumac & Feta Cheese by Sara Jenkins

 

Cherry Almond Torte by Rivka

Cherry almond torte 

 

Sautéed Zucchini with Mint, Basil, and Walnuts by Marian Bull

Zucchini

 

Third Generation Peach Pie by Rhonda35

 

Grilled Sambal Shrimp with Peach Salsa by Sarah | Wisconsin from Scratch

 

Grandma Virginia's Oven-Fried Chicken by luvcookbooks

Chicken

 

Summer Corn Cakes by Kenzi Wilbur

Corn cakes

 

Mai Tai by Erik Lombardo

Mai Tai

 

Seafood Spaghetti Baked in Paper (Spaghetti al Cartoccio) by Emiko

Seafood spaghetti

 

Blackberry Rhubarb Pie by Yossy Arefi

Blackberry Rhubarb Pie

 

Brown Butter Tomatoes by Amanda Hesser

Tomatoes

 

Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream by Alice Medrich

Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream

 

Alice Waters' Ratatouille by Genius Recipes

Ratatouille 

 

Braulio Shandy (Valtellina) by Erik Lombardo

Braulio Shandy

 

Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce by Genius Recipes

Sweet Corn Polenta

 

Iced Tea Granita by Anna May

Iced Tea Granita

What are you burning to make? Share your own summer bucket list recipes in the comments.

Tags: summer, bucket list