Better Homes & Gardens July 2017 Recipes

Texas Peach Sangria, sangria, peach
Add peaches, okra, tomatoes, and other garden-fresh fare to the menu this summer! Wake up with a gingery cold-brew coffee, then keep your cool with our no-cook pasta sauce. For a sweet finish, savor a scoop of peachy ice cream. Learn how to make these and more warm-weather dishes and drinks with recipes straight from the July 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens!

Peach and Tomato Salad

With sweetness from summer peaches, saltiness from crumbled feta, and a hint of crunch from toasted pecans, this toss-together salad will add plenty of color and flavor to your picnic spread.

Ribeye Steaks and Peaches

Don't be intimidated by the length of the ingredients list. Most of the items called for are spoonfuls of spices you already have in your cabinet (which add loads of flavor to the steak rub).

Peach Ice Cream

Use your imagination as you top your scoop of bourbon-spiked Peach Ice Cream. We recommend a pinch of flaky sea salt or brown sugar.

Watermelon-Berry Limeade

Drink your produce! This easy blended four-ingredient drink recipe—watermelon, strawberry, coconut juice, and lime—counts as a serving of fruit.

Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella

When tomatoes are at their peak, generally from June through September, there’s no need to cook them to achieve a scrumptious sauce. Simply toss chunks of tomato with olive oil, garlic, salt, and a bit of pasta water, and your new favorite noodle topping is complete!

Tofu and Pickled Vegetable Sandwich

Yes, you can be full after a vegetarian dinner! These piled-high seared tofu-and-veggie hoagies are proof.

Sheet-Pan Succotash

Sizzle and serve! This sheet-pan side dish starts by heating the empty pan for 10 minutes; once the veggies hit, they begin roasting immediately and cook through quickly.

Ginger Pork with Sweet Peppers

No need to call for takeout. This Asian pork and rice dinner can be on the table in just 25 minutes!

Turmeric-Mango Tonic

This fizzy drink offers a sweet taste of the tropics. Pureed mango, pineapple juice, and sparkling water take a zippy turn once a pinch of turmeric is added.

Mexican Chiles and Peaches

Snack time is about to get spicy! Cucumbers and jicama are the perfect cooling companions for spice-dusted peaches on this healthy potluck platter.

Grilled Okra Tacos

Serving vegetarians at your cookout? It's no sweat with this fast and fresh taco recipe. Seasoned and grilled okra stands in for the meat, while berry salsa and feta cheese finish this Tex-Mex meal.

Roasted Cherry-Almond Milk Pops

Healthy eating pro tip: Roast fruit before incorporating it into dessert recipes to bring out the natural sugars. This recipe makes eight almond milk pops but calls for just 1 tablespoon of honey―and they're still plenty sweet.

Black-Eyed Pea and Quinoa Salad

Craving Mexican but don’t want to heat up the house? Turn to this no-cook whole grain salad. Mix in cubed grilled chicken, steak, or pork from last night’s dinner to make it a meal.

Shrimp, Couscous, and Melon Salad

Trade in leftovers of any small whole grain, like quinoa or barley, to make this an entirely no-cook meal. This will quickly become your go-to dinner on a toasty summer evening.

Coconut Summer Squash Soup

This summer squash soup manages to be light and warmly spiced—thanks to the Madras curry powder and turmeric—all at once. Pair it with a vegetable-loaded wrap or salad for lunch.

Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops

For loads of flavor without scoops of sugar, use brewed tea as the base for homemade freezer pops.

Fried Okra Salad

Swap out plain ol' croutons for cornmeal-battered okra bites to give your salad a taste of the South.

Ginger-Citrus Cold Brew

Bored by basic iced coffee? Rather than turning to cream or milk (again), try stirring in a syrup of orange juice, lemon juice, honey, and fresh ginger.

Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops

For a quick refresh on a scorching summer day, indulge in a coconut water and mint fruit pop. You'll want a steady supply in your freezer all season long to enjoy an escape from the heat.

Texas Peach Sangria

This simple pitcher sangria is just peachy! Start with white or sparkling wine and ginger ale, then top things off with peach nectar, peach schnapps, and peach vodka.

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