The 10 Most Popular July Recipes

Words: Katrina Rose Wind

Winter is here and with that brings a new-found love for winter meals. We’ve got the most popular recipes that you, the reader, were searching for during the month of July on Crush. Perfect your soup game, try your hand at a coffee-infused banana bread, make a prego sauce that will beat any store bought nonsense. Why not try, it seems like everyone else is.


Prego Sauce

Eveeeryone and their mother has a go-to prego recipe. But what makes a good prego is an s incredible prego sauce – the iconic condiment that gives this much-loved sandwich its kick. It’s no wonder that July has been a hit for this recipe, it’s perfect for those cold, winter nights. It’s one of Crush’s all-time favourite and most searched recipes for a reason!

Recipe for Prego Sauce

Coffee Banana Bread With Whipped Espresso Butter

It wouldn’t be lockdown without trying to make banana bread! July marks the fifth month of lockdown, so it makes sense that this delicious coffee-infused banana bread recipe has been incredibly popular. This Coffee Banana Bread with Whipped Espresso Butter is perfect for any time of day, breakfast, tea, lunch, dinner and midnight snacking.

Recipe for Coffee Banana Bread With Whipped Espresso Butter


Mini Malva Puddings

It’s normally cold and windy in July, making it the perfect weather for staying indoors, curling up on the couch and overindulging a bit. Malva pudding is one of those quintessential South African desserts that brings back childhood memories, everyone’s mom, granny or aunty has the best recipe. Well, we want to throw our hat in the ring with this one. Even better, we’ve made them in mini form so that you can have second and thirds, guilt-free, when no-one is watching.

Recipe for Mini Malva Puddings

Split Pea Soup With Smoked Pork

There are few things more satisfying on a cold night than a bowl of split pea soup. The right soup is like a warm, gentle hug. July was a cold one and it’s only going to get colder before summer, so it’s the perfect time to perfect your soup game.

Recipe for Split Pea Soup With Smoked Pork


Raspberry Frangipane Tarts

This is another one of Crush’s all-time most popular recipes. The tartness of raspberries works really well with the almond-flavoured sweet pastry cream of the frangipane. Serve with a dollop of Chantilly cream and your lockdown home high tea is sorted!

Recipe for Raspberry Frangipane Tarts

Kate’s Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

How can you resist the flavour of delicious roasted red peppers? With added tomatoes for sweetness it makes for an incredibly yummy soup. We love all the tasty toppings like croutons, microgreens and a swirl of cream.

Recipe for Kate’s Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup


Lentil and Vegetable Bobotie

Soul-warming food that will fill you right up. This meatless bobotie will leave you wanting to try more vegetarian recipes. Perfect for July but even better for the rest of winter.

Recipe for Lentil and Vegetable Bobotie

Ribeye with Black Garlic and Truffle Sauce

Black garlic has a sweet taste, which reminds some people of liquorice. Truffle sauce has a light garlicky flavour with a deep musky aroma, it’s deliciously funky. Mixed together on a coffee-rubbed ribeye and you’re in food heaven. Once you perfect the recipe, you’ll be making it for every special occasion in your life.

Recipe for Ribeye with Black Garlic and Truffle Sauce


Prawn Bisque With Linguine

Two worlds colliding! The added linguine only makes the prawn bisque even better, it’s rich in flavour and perfect for date night. Even though this recipe was extremely popular in July, this recipe is great all year long.

Recipe for Prawn Bisque With Linguine

Chorizo, Bean and Tomato Soup with Crunchy Chickpeas

There is no such thing as ‘too many’ soup recipes. This chorizo, bean and tomato soup with crunchy chickpeas is a hearty soup that is packed with bold flavour. It was the perfect July soup recipe and will help you keep warm for the rest of winter.

Recipe for Chorizo, Bean and Tomato Soup with Crunchy Chickpeas

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