31 Easy August Dinner Recipes to Make Every Night This Month
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
August 31: Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
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