July is coming to a close and your top 5 recipes reveal that summer gardens and local farmers’ markets are in full swing. This month’s most popular Cooking Light recipes (on sister site MyRecipes.com and Pinterest) celebrate the best of summer produce including fresh zucchini, cucumbers, beefsteak tomatoes, and basil. And please share: What’s your favorite summer recipe?
Tomato, Squash, and Red Pepper Gratin: Sometimes the best “steak” comes in the form of ripe, juicy beefsteak tomato slices, as in this easy gratin. Serve with a salad of fresh summer greens.
Zucchini Oven Chips: Breaded, oven-fried zucchini chips taste like they’re fried, yet they are baked and amazingly crispy. This summer favorite made the top 5 in May as well.
Spicy Basil Chicken: Ready in just 20 minutes, this spicy chicken dinner gets rave reviews from readers with over thirty 5-star ratings.
Easy Refrigerator Pickles: Refrigerator pickles are easy to make, and there’s no need for kettle steamers, special jars, and vacuum-tight lids. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious homemade pickles are low in sodium.