31 Delicious Recipes to Cook in August

Happy August! Actually wondering how it’s August already, but here we are.

You know what time it is — time to stock up on all of the delicious produce that the rest of summer has to offer and get some delicious recipes on your table.

collage of seasonal recipes to cook in August

What’s in season in August?

Peach and tomato season are in full force, and I couldn’t be more excited. OH and figs, aka the perfect ingredient to make any dish feel a little fancy. Plus #AKZucchiniWeek starts tomorrow, so I’ve got you covered on sneaking zucchini into pretty much any recipe you can think of. Be sure to stock up on:

Start with these zucchini brownies, and thank me later. SERIOUSLY THANK ME LATER.

Scroll through and try something new this month with all of the seasonal produce! These delicious salads, bright and flavorful dinners and wonderful baked goods are perfect for enjoying outdoors or meal prepping for busy weeks.

If you make any of these seasonal recipes be sure to leave a comment to let me know how you liked it, or snap a pic and tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. Enjoy, xo!


Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread Bars drizzled with chocolate

Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread Bars

The Best Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

Salted Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Shake

Paleo Banana Zucchini Muffins

Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Pie

Chunky Monkey Zucchini Banana Muffins

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread


homemade tomato basil soup in a bowl

Homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder

Spicy Ranch Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad

BBQ Ranch Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Balsamic Chicken Berry Quinoa Salad

Avocado Basil Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Apps & Sides

foil pack grilled brussels sprouts in a dish with a spoon

Tony’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Avocado Lime Sauce

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini

Spicy Green Cashew Dip


slice of low carb zucchini lasagna on a plate

The BEST Zucchini Lasagna Recipe (low carb!)

Firecracker Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa

Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula

Zucchini Mac and Cheese

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs

One Pan Cilantro Chicken Meatballs in Mango Coconut Sauce

Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & Mango Salsa

Sheet Pan Zucchini Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce

Snacks & Treats

stack of healthy chocolate quinoa crunch bars

Salted Dark Chocolate Pistachio Quinoa Crunch Bars

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (nut free, vegan & gluten free!)

The Best Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Eat

No Bake Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge

If you make any of these seasonal recipes be sure to leave a comment to let me know how you liked it, or snap a pic and tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. Enjoy, xo!

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