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40 Recipes

Don't miss out on May's blooming bounty.

Asparagus & crab salad

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(2 ratings)
This wonderfully fresh dish is full of light, shellfish flavours and makes the perfect start to a relaxed dinner party
40 minutes
Easy

Eton mess scones

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(1 ratings)
Take the classic strawberry, clotted cream and meringue combo and serve it on easy-to-make scones- irresistible
35 minutes
Easy

Crispy filo tart with seasonal veg

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(3 ratings)
This light, zesty tart is packed with asparagus, courgette, herbs and feta. Best served al fresco
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Soft-boiled egg, bacon & watercress salad

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Crispy bacon and a perfectly cooked egg with oozing yellow yolk is a brunch staple - this version teams it with watercress
15 minutes
Easy

Pea, bean & bacon tart

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(3 ratings)
Make the most of peas and beans with this layered quiche combined with lardons and Parmesan cheese
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy

Gooseberry ice cream

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(1 ratings)
Churning your own frozen dessert is a little effort, but great for using up seasonal fruit
40 minutes
Moderately easy

Watercress mashed potato

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Creamy mash laced with good-for-you greens makes for a simple, low-fat side that's budget friendly too
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Rhubarb & custard cake

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(127 ratings)
This recipe tastes even better with homegrown rhubarb
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Linguine with watercress & almond pesto

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(8 ratings)
Make your own Italian sauce from nuts, garlic and watercress, add a touch of lemon and serve with pasta
17 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Easy gooseberry cobbler

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(5 ratings)
This low-fat and satisfying cobbler is the perfect way to end a roast lunch with friends in summer
40 minutes
Easy

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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(93 ratings)
Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe
15 minutes
Easy

Strawberries & cream layer

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(4 ratings)
Turn strawberries and cream into a pudding to remember with the simple addition of puff pastry sheets
40 minutes
Easy

Creamy spinach soup

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(57 ratings)
The lovely, leafy spinach in this recipe makes for a flavoursome and intriguing bright-green soup
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sour cream rhubarb squares

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(27 ratings)
Perfect to serve for dessert or with coffee
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Thai spinach bites

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(3 ratings)
These little Thai nibbles are ready in just 10 minutes
10 minutes
Easy

Cheesy spinach bake

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(15 ratings)
Add some glamour to your lunchbox with this smart vegetarian recipe
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Pork with black pudding & roasted rhubarb

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(30 ratings)
A great dinner party dish that can be prepared 24 hours ahead, leaving just the sauce to prepare on the day
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Rhubarb & vanilla jam

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(45 ratings)
Homemade jam doesn't have to be just a summer treat with this sweet-sharp seasonal recipe
1 hour
Easy

Rhubarb & date chutney

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(35 ratings)
Keep this tucked away for a month so flavours can develop and then serve it with cheese, pâté, cold meats, sandwiches – you name it
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Gooseberry pie

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As this classic British pie is so simple, it's worth making your own pastry. Served warm, all it needs is a drizzle of custard or a scoop of ice cream
2 hours
Moderately easy

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