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8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

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1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

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Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted almonds; and a creamy peanut dressing laced with ginger, honey and fresh lime. GET THE RECIPE

2. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers

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These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look. And, if you haven't tried Sriracha -- the Asian hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand -- this is the perfect recipe to taste just how delicious it is. GET THE RECIPE

3. Zucchini Fritters with Feta & Dill

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The word fritter usually conjures up something heavy and deep-fried, but these zucchini pancakes are as light and delicate as can be. GET THE RECIPE

4. Roasted Garlic Guacamole

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Traditionally, guacamole is made with raw onions; this version is made with roasted garlic, which is so much more delicious! GET THE RECIPE

5. Grilled Pesto Shrimp

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There are endless ways to use pesto, but this recipe has to be one of my favorites. The pesto is used as a marinade and sauce for grilled shrimp, which turn out slightly charred and loaded with flavor. GET THE RECIPE

6. Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

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In this popular recipe, chicken thighs are marinated in a tangy blend of Greek yogurt, lemon, garlic and spices, and then grilled on skewers until golden brown. The kebabs are delicious with rice pilaf or couscous, or served on top of a Greek salad. GET THE RECIPE

7. Warm Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

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This is the perfect side dish for summer -- and by that I mean it's wonderfully light, takes mere minutes to make, travels well to a picnic or BBQ, and can be served warm or room temperature. GET THE RECIPE

8. Simple Summer Strawberry Cake

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Quite simply, one of the easiest, prettiest, most delicious cakes you'll ever make. GET THE RECIPE