It’s August, which means you’re either sweating, working or wishing you were on vacation…or all three. No matter what you’re doing, you still have to eat dinner every night, and we’re guessing that you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time in a hot kitchen figuring out what to cook. Presenting our plan for 31 totally foolproof, seasonally appropriate and—most importantly—delicious August dinner recipes to whip up all month long, from tacos to skillet pasta.

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August 1: Cheater’s Skillet Lasagna

Corn and tomatoes are in season, which means we’re officially using them in as many meals as possible. We'll meet you at the farmers market.

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August 2: Seared Scallops with Green Peas, Mint and Shallots

It’s time to debunk the myth that cooking seafood at home is time-consuming and difficult. This dish requires less than ten ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes. (Bonus: There’s bacon.)

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August 3: Pearl Couscous with Chickpeas, Eggplant and Peaches

This 35-minute vegetarian gem has fancy dinner party written all over it. Sweet summer peaches and nutty tahini curb the acidity and sharpness of kalamata olives and red onion.

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August 4: Easy 5-Ingredient Corn Soup

When corn on the cob is in season, it really doesn't take much to turn it into something delicious. This summer soup is proof, as it only calls for fresh corn, potatoes and a few pantry staples.

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August 5: Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken

PSA: You can—and should—use your slow cooker in the summer. The less time you spend in a hot kitchen, the more time you have to hang outside in the (OK, equally hot, but more fun) sun.

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August 6: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime

When you’re in the mood for light dinner, serve these sweeties with a yogurt sauce and roasted chickpeas.

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August 7: Lime Chicken with Corn and Poblano Salad

Tonight, boring old chicken breasts just won't cut it. (BTW, the sautéed corn-poblano salad would taste good on tacos, nachos, salsa or even green salad.)

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August 8: Cheater’s Spicy Sausage Pizza with Burrata

Bless you, store-bought pizza crust. Bless you, burrata cheese. Bless you, 35-minute dinner.

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August 9: Cold Lemon Zoodles

For the true dog days of summer, when it’s too hot to turn on any kitchen appliance. (Plus, it’s a great way to use up all the zucchini that you bought at the farmers market).

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August 10: Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

All it takes to turn a few tilapia fillets into shatteringly crisp nuggets of bliss is a coating of flour, egg and easy store-bought taco seasoning. The recipe calls for baking the fish, but feel free to fry it instead if you're willing to brave a pot of hot oil.

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August 11: Whole-Wheat Feta Tart with Caramelized Onions and Herbs

We’ll take any excuse to eat cheese—and pie—for dinner. The whole-wheat crust is made with olive oil instead of butter, but it's just as easy to mold and press.

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August 12: Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich

Behold, the fanciest lazy dinner (or lunch) of all time. Just toast the bread, layer the toppings and grill the sandwich for a few minutes per side until the cheese melts.

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August 13: Seared Scallops with Citrus-Shallot Salad

This 20-minute meal will change your relationship with seafood forever. Despite its elegant appearance, the scallops require nothing but a thorough patting dry, an oiled skillet and a sprinkle of salt.

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August 14: Blackberry-Peach Grilled Cheese

The tartness of the berries and sweetness of the peach cut the richness of all *three* cheeses. Yup, it’s heaven on a plate.

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August 15: Sriracha Shrimp Skewers with Collard-Peach Salad

Burgers and hot dogs are fine, but let’s face it: They’re kind of a snooze-fest after the 15th time. These skewers are just as easy, but spice things up a bit.

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August 16: Low-Carb Zucchini Enchiladas

An abundance of in-season zucchini means finding creative ways to use it up, like substituting it for pasta. These guys have all the cheesy goodness of traditional enchiladas, minus the carbs.

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August 17: Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Why wait for Tuesday? One bite of this tropical crowd-pleaser and you'll want to make every night taco night.

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August 18: Tomato and Yellow Zucchini Risotto

Believe it or not, this decadent bowl of vegan risotto doesn't contain a drop of dairy. The key is cooking the zucchini long enough so that it breaks down and turns creamy.

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August 19: 20-Minute Burrata Salad with Stone Fruit and Asparagus

Who needs old-school caprese when cherries and peaches are at peak deliciousness? They're just the sweet foil for crisp, vegetal snap peas and asparagus.

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August 20: 30-Minute Creamy Chicken, Corn and Tomato Skillet

We're betting you have nearly all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Four corn cobs should be enough, but feel free to substitute canned kernels in the off season (or if you're feeling lazy).

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August 21: The Ultimate ‘Sweet Laurel’ Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

Don't let burger season pass you by without sinking your teeth into this L.A. bakery's signature handheld. It's crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside and served alongside homemade fries. Add sliced avocado to up the Cali-inspired ante.

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August 22: Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion

Wanna know a secret? You can make a meal to eat alfresco in just one hour. Oh, and you'll only scrub one pan after dinner. Thank us later.

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August 23: Greek Chicken with Feta and Kalamata Olives

With a little foil or parchment paper, all the cleanup is eliminated. Serve it with a big green salad, why don’t ya?

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August 24: Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard

The red onion, orange and Swiss chard are sautéed in the browned cod's leftover juices and olive oil for maximum flavor.

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August 25: Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Strawberries

What’s the forecast? Oh, right, another scorcher. No worries: You’re not turning on the oven tonight.

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August 26: Spanish Tapas Board

Heirloom pan con tomate + patatas bravas with saffron aioli + all the cured meats and Spanish cheeses = pure heaven. Cool if we have a plate of snacks for dinner every night?

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August 27: Pork Milanese with Cucumber Yogurt

Expertly breaded pork chops and garlic-lemon yogurt spread that's loaded with fresh herbs? You must be a fancy restaurant chef or something.

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August 28: Chickpeas with Braised Summer Vegetables and Basil

The recipe calls for jarred chickpeas, since they're sweeter and cooked to perfection as is. You can find them at specialty Italian groceries, but canned chickpeas will also work in a pinch.

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August 29: The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chicken sandwiches tend to be a bit, um…boring. But not this one. With tzatziki, fried onions and plenty of crunchy veggies, it’s a revelation.

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August 30: Rodney Scott’s Honey-Butter Fish

Fish is often grilled or sautéed quickly over high heat, but this recipe slows down the process. Keeping the barbecue at a low temp and cooking the fish in an open foil packet allows it to soak up as much smoky flavor as possible.

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August 31: Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

Any excuse to fire up the grill before Labor Day, right? Be sure to cut the steak against the grain to ensure its texture stays juicy and tender.

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