Summer is in full swing, and our readers are making the most of it by whipping up the most delicious, summery recipes. From a vibrant pink Barbie-inspired pasta to a Taylor Swift Eras Tour-inspired hazy lavender cocktail, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our most popular recipes of July 2023.
Barbie-Inspired Bright Pink Beet Pasta
This month, our readers were just as obsessed with the Barbie movie as we were, because this Barbie-inspired beet pasta was our top recipe. Believe it or not, this pink pasta gets its incredibly bright colour naturally from beets! After being roasted, beets are blended with mascarpone, parmesan, lemon and garlic to create a velvety pasta sauce.
Cold Rice Noodle Salad With Spicy Peanut Sauce
This perfect summer recipe features fresh herbs, crunchy veggies, ripe mango and creamy peanut sauce. It hits all the right notes: savoury, sweet and spicy. You can serve this rice noodle salad as an interesting side dish or use it as a main dish paired with grilled chicken or tofu to make a complete meal.
Crispy Rice Paper ‘Vietnamese Pizza’
Inspired by a popular Vietnamese street food where rice paper is grilled over charcoal until crispy and then topped with a myriad of toppings, this recipe brings the flavours home to you. It’s easily customizable with your favourite toppings, perfect for using up any odds and ends in the fridge.
Taylor Swift Eras Tour-Inspired Hazy Lavender Sour
The Taylor Swift Eras Tour has taken over our FYP this summer, and the popularity of this cocktail is proof! Inspired by Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour and her single “Lavender Haze”, this gin cocktail features a colourful lavender-infused simple syrup. The addition of an egg white gives the drink that perfect frothy “haze” on top.
Anna Olson’s Decorated Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
These classic cookies from Anna Olson are a staple decorating cookie for any occasion. The sugar cookie dough is easy to roll and holds its shape once cut and baked, and the royal icing handles whether piping or flooding and sets firmly, giving the cookie strength so it won’t break if wrapped or stacked for gifting.
Japanese Chicken Curry With Fresh Apples
Comforting and so satisfying, this sweet and mild curry is great for introducing children and spice-shy adults to the delicious world of curries. Bonus: this recipe makes for mouth-watering leftovers, too.
Easy Creamy Dill Pickle Potato Salad
Dill pickle potato chip lovers, this one’s for you! This recipe screams summer and has tons of tangy dill flavour in the form of chopped pickles and their brine, fresh dill and a healthy amount of crushed dill potato chips studded throughout.
The Prettiest No-Bake Ube Cheesecake
Say hello to the prettiest no-bake dessert ever. If you’re looking to impress guests with a show-stopping dessert, this is the recipe for you. Mixed with cream cheese and folded together with whipped cream, this vibrant purple ube no-bake cheesecake is smooth and sweet with hints of vanilla.
Tuna and White Bean Salad with Pickled Onions and Jammy Eggs
This high-protein, fiber-rich salad is the quick meal you need when you’re looking for ample flavour and fuel. Tuna and white beans are often a classic duo in salads, and when they’re smothered with a simple, lemony vinaigrette and infused with pickled onions and fresh parsley, their flavour profile just gets better and better. Top it off with jammy, soft-boiled eggs for additional texture, taste and protein.