10 Most Popular Recipes of August 2021

Our 10 most popular recipes of August 2021 showcases what you, our readers, liked the most. This month, it was a lot of ways to use up that haul from the garden or Farmers Market–tomato paste, dilly beans, and fresh peaches with burrata cheese. And then some chicken wings because we all love ’em.

A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.
Peach, burrata, and basil salad is one of those non-recipe recipes that’s a riff on Caprese salad. Arrange some oozing pieces of burrata cheese on a plate, top with peach chunks, and toss in some basil.
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Close-up looking into a mason jar full of pickled green beans and pickling liquid, with a fork.
These classic Southern pickled beans are great on their own, but they really shine next to freshly sliced good country ham.
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A cast-iron skillet filled with a tomato and cheese pie, one slice missing. Next to it, aq white plate with a half eaten slice of pie.
Guests swoon at the sight and sigh with delight at the taste of this simple ricotta and Manchego pie in a flaky cream cheese crust.
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A red and white bowl filled with cubes of squash, shreds of raddichio, slices of figs, crumbles of blue cheese, and farro.
Is there anything else like Italy in the fall? Not many of us have the luxury of strolling through the food markets of Tuscany in late September, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring those flavors together in the comfort of our own homes.
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A metal sheet pan, covered with spread out tomato paste.
Homemade tomato paste is surprisingly easy to make at home. All you need are tomatoes, salt, olive oil, a food mill, and a flair for classic Italian goodness. And time. It boasts a deep, mellow, caramelized flavor that’s wholly unlike the tinny taste of canned tomato paste.
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A basket of chicken wings with wax paper, covered with a sticky red sauce, sesame seeds, and green onion slices.
This recipe is inspired by Korean fried chicken, where boneless chicken thighs are fried and tossed either in a sticky, savory sauce or with lots of crispy garlic.
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A large rectangular key lime pie cut into sixths, covered with whipping cream and slices of lime, covered with lime zest and sliced limes next to it.
Each creamy slice is bursting with tart lime flavor on top of an extra-thick graham cracker crust. Be sure to serve it up with extra rum-infused whipped cream.
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A tall plastic cup filled with frosé or frozen rosé on a wooden table.
This frosé or frozen rosé is an eminently popular, magnificently slushy melding of strawberries, simple syrup, and rosé wine. And it’s what you can be sipping for the rest of summer. Here’s how to make it.
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5 panko breaded chicken tenders drizzled with deep red hot sauce and chile slices, with a bowl of more spicy honey and a honey dipper.
These chicken fingers are great to make when you’re looking for something classic and easy. They're crunchy on the outside, succulent on the inside, and drizzled off with a hot honey glaze.
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A pink bowl of short pasta with mushrooms, prosciutto, and Parmesan cheese on a placemat with a fork.
Add plenty of garlic and thyme to the pasta and caramelized mushrooms, along with crispy shards of prosciutto for good measure and the result is a savory, earthy pasta that’s easy to love.
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