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38 Recipes

Light and luscious dishes, best enjoyed al fresco.

Strawberry & almond cheesecake sponge

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(6 ratings)
This easy summer bake made by adding dots of cheesecake mix to almond sponge along with chunks of fruit is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Ricotta dip with crushed tomatoes & bruschetta

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Brush slices of baguette with garlic then chargrill and pile high with Italian-style cheese dip with vibrant cherry tomatoes
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Individual summer puddings

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A traditional, low-fat dessert with strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blueberries and blackberries set in mini basin moulds
33 minutes
Easy

Frances Quinn’s Summer’s day wedding cake

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Frances creates her own version of the latest bridal trend - the 'naked' cake. She skips the traditional fondant icing for mascarpone seasonal berries.
5 hours and 10 minutes
For the keen cook

Summer beans on toast with prosciutto

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(2 ratings)
This open, bruschetta-like sandwich can be thrown together in a flash for a quick supper, lunch, or dinner party starter
20 minutes
Easy

Giant peach, nectarine & apricot meringue tart

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Using shop-bought puff pastry makes this dazzling summer tart topped with stone fruit, almond paste and dollops of meringue super quick to prepare
55 minutes
Moderately easy

Pimm's

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A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries
5 minutes
Easy

Late-summer tomato & carrot salad

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This vibrant vegetarian side dish is dressed with chilli, spring onion and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with crunchy pumpkin seeds
15 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Summer fruit quinoa salad

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Jazz up this good-for-you grain with some stone fruits like apricots, peaches and nectarines- add a little mint and parsley for colour and flavour
35 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Pea, feta & summer herb frittata

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(3 ratings)
Use your favourite soft herbs in this thick grilled omelette with peas, cream cheese and courgette- we like dill, mint and parsley
55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Black Forest pudding

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This spin on summer pudding is packed with cherries, blackberries, black grapes, blueberries, blackcurrants and a splash of Cassis liqueur
1 hour
Easy

Summer braised chicken with tomatoes

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(6 ratings)
A simple light casserole with cannellini beans, basil and green chilli served with gluten-free Parmesan cornmeal
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Strawberries & cream cheesecake jars

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Make your strawberry ripple cheesecakes portable by packing them into jam jars, then enjoy on a summer picnic
20 minutes
Easy

Summer ham & pea broth

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This smart soup doesn't require any cooking- just pour hot water over stock, grains and lots of delicious green vegetables
15 minutes
Easy

Barbecued leg of pork with grilled summer vegetables

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Butterflying a boneless leg of pork helps it to cook quicker. Serve with fennel, peppers, courgettes and spring onions charred to perfection
2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Slow-roast tomato Tatin

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Make a savoury tarte tatin with sweet and sour-slow cooked tomatoes on a crisp puff pastry base
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Vietnamese prawn summer rolls

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Fresh-tasting rice paper rolls packed with shellfish, light vermicelli noodles, carrots, cucumber and herbs, with a sweet ginger chilli dipping sauce
30 minutes
Easy

Homemade elderflower cordial

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Fragrant and refreshing, elderflower cordial is simple to make. Mix with soda water, or add to sparkling wine to start a summer party in style
24 hours
Easy

Lamb, apricot & shallot tagine

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Adapted from the Moroccan roast lamb fish 'mechoui', this slow-cooked dish has an aromatic marinade and irresistably fruity sauce
8 hours
Easy

Summer courgette & tomato gratin

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Rustle up a version of dauphinoise with seasonal vegetables baked with Gruyère and Parmesan cheese
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Roast chicken with peppers & feta

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(7 ratings)
For a casual summer lunch, try this Mediterranean roast with chickpeas, vegetables and salty Greek cheese
1 hour and 50 minutes
Easy

More veg, less meat summer Bolognese

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Hide peas and courgettes in this Italian favourite to up your vegetable intake - great for kids when served with pasta
55 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Summer potato salad

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Make the most of Jersey Royals in this fresh and crunchy side with buttermilk dressing, radishes and cress
27 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

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