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July's Top 5 Recipes

July is coming to a close and your top 5 recipes reveal that summer gardens and local farmers' markets are in full swing. This month's most popular Cooking Light recipes (on sister site MyRecipes.com and Pinterest) celebrate the best of summer produce including fresh zucchini, cucumbers, beefsteak tomatoes, and basilAnd please share: What's your favorite summer recipe?

Tomato, Squash, and Red Pepper Gratin: This popular dish on Pinterest says it all: we're counting down the days until tomato season.

Zucchini Oven Chips:  Breaded, oven-fried zucchini chips taste like they’re fried, yet they are baked and amazingly crispy. This summer favorite made the top 5 in May as well.

Spicy Basil Chicken: Ready in just 20 minutes, this spicy chicken dinner gets rave reviews from readers with over thirty 5-star ratings.

Chicken Tostadas and Avocado Dressing: These tostadas are also quick and easy to make—just don't skimp on the creamy, homemade avocado-sour cream dressing.
Easy Refrigerator Pickles: Refrigerator pickles are easy to make, and there's no need for kettle steamers, special jars, and vacuum-tight lids. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious homemade pickles are low in sodium.