17 Recipes From the July Issue of Real Simple

Delicious recipes for your next backyard gathering, five easy dinners, three ways to cook with artichokes, and more.

The Backyard Beckons

Fancy tomato sandwiches on a wooden board displayed on a table with fruit juice and sunglasses.
Greg DuPree

Fancy Tomato Sandwiches

A nutty alpine cheese like Gruyère or Comté balances the acidic tomatoes, while a tangle of baby arugula offers a peppery bite. Get the recipe.

Green Bean Salad with Crispy Bread Crumbs
Greg DuPree

Green Bean Salad with Crispy Bread Crumbs

This dish is perfect for picnics, barbecues, or even holiday meals, but easy enough to add to your weeknight rotation. Get the recipe.

Platter of BBQ ribs set on a yellow print tablecloth with green beans and a red beverage.
Greg DuPree

Mostly Make-Ahead BBQ Ribs

These can be made up to a day in advance, perfect for ensuring a truly relaxing weekend barbecue or holiday party. Get the recipe.

Nectarine-and-Burrata Salad
GREG DUPREE

Nectarine-and-Burrata Salad

Juicy, olive oil-slicked nectarines nestle up alongside tangy pickled onions and creamy burrata. Get the recipe.

Garlic-and-Herb Potato Salad
GREG DUPREE

Garlic and Herb Potato Salad

This garlicky, herbaceous rendition of potato salad makes a good case for staying away from the mayo for good. Get the recipe.

Caramelized shallot dip is served with potato chips and sliced cucumber.
Greg DuPree

Caramelized Shallot Dip

Shallots stand in for onions in what's an otherwise straightforward sour cream dip. Get the recipe.

PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches
Greg DuPree

PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches

All the most craveable parts of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich are here in this ice cream treat. Get the recipe.

Sparkling Lemonade
Greg DuPree

Sparkling Lemonade Mixed Drinks

These low ABV alternatives are great for long summer afternoons or hot evening barbecues. Get the recipe.

5 Easy Dinners

Gnocchi Alla Vodka
Caitlin Bensel

Gnocchi Alla Vodka

Creamy tomato sauce blankets every little potato dumpling in this easy take on penne alla vodka. Get the recipe.

Nicoise Inspired Summer Salad
Caitlin Bensel

Nicoise-Inspired Summer Salad

Smoked trout stands in for the traditional tuna, which pairs perfectly with the chickpeas. Get the recipe.

Crispy Chicken Blue Cheese Salad
Caitlin Bensel

Crispy Chicken and Blue Cheese Salad

This salad is tasty, delicious, and best of all? It comes together in under 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

Sriracha Pork Chops with Smashed Cucumbers
Caitlin Bensel

Grilled Sriracha Pork Chops With Sesame Smashed Cucumbers

The honey in the marinade is the key to getting a caramelized crust on the chop, which pairs perfectly with the vinegary cucumbers. Get the recipe.

Grilled Lamb Flatbrad
Caitlin Bensel

Grilled Lamb Flatbread

Melted mozzarella ties together the spiced ground lamb filling, slices of red onion, and pops of salty feta cheese. Get the recipe.

Kitchen Hero: Artichokes

Roasted Artichokes and Potatoes
Jennifer Causey

Roasted Artichokes and Potatoes

Roasting concentrates the artichokes' bright, lemony flavors, and smoked paprika highlights their citrusy notes. Get the recipe.

Baked Marinated Chicken
Jennifer Causey

Baked Marinated Chicken

With jars of artichokes in the pantry, you always have a delicious, healthy side ready to go. Get the recipe.

Artichoke Mad and Cheese
Jennifer Causey

Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Artichokes dress up creamy mac and cheese, adding texture and punch to every bite. Get the recipe.

Plant Powered

Superfood Pesto
Caitlin Bensel

Superfood Pesto

Sunflower, hemp, and flax come together in a symphony of flavors ranging from nutty to spicy to buttery. Get the recipe.

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