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The ultimate menu for a hot and hungry girl summer. 

July 31, 2022

Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Spencer Richards, Prop Styling by Marina Bevilacqua

Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Spencer Richards, Prop Styling by Marina Bevilacqua2/10

Spicy Caesar Potato Salad

Part Caesar, part patatas bravas, and supremely likeable, thanks to a sassy dressing with a clever shortcut.

Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Taneka Morris, Prop Styling by Catherine Campbell Pearson3/10

Black Bean Smash Burger

Our genius solution for a black bean burger that’s not at all gummy: Treat it like a smash burger, griddle until crispy, and devour with lots of chipotle mayo.

Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Thu Buser, Prop Styling by Stephanie De Luca4/10

Salmon Rice Bowl With Green Curry Creamed Spinach

This decadent weeknight dinner ups the ante on blah steakhouse creamed spinach with the help of spicy green curry paste.

Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Pearl Jones, Prop Styling by Dayna Seman5/10

French 75

The French 75 is that rare creature of a cocktail: elegant enough to make you feel like it’s New Year’s Eve in Paris but supremely simple to assemble.

Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Taneka Morris, Prop Styling by Dayna Seman6/10

Big Italian Sub Salad

The best salad is really a deconstructed Italian sandwich, complete with an oregano and red wine vinegar dressing that tastes just like how your deli does it.

Photograph by Scott Semler, Food Styling by Judy Kim, Prop Styling by Stephanie Yeh7/10

Raspberry-Cardamom Yogurt Semifreddo

No ice cream maker required to whip up this fruity, fancy-feeling frozen dessert.

Photograph by Maria Be, food styling by Thu Buser, prop styling by Marina Bevilacqua8/10

Spiced Chicken Burgers

Consider these chicken tikka kebab–inspired burgers oozing with cheese the only burger you’ll want to enjoy all summer.

Photograph by Peden + Munk, Food Styling by Diana Yen, Prop Styling by Hannah Ferrara9/10

Tomatoes With Creamy Feta

How do you make peak season heirlooms even better? Pair them with a creamy sauce you’ll want to put on everything.

Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Thu Buser, Prop Styling by Stephanie De Luca10/10

Roasted Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

This bright and creamy dip is RSVP’ing yes to your next cookout.