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38 Recipes

Light and luscious dishes, best enjoyed al fresco.

Summer vegetable minestrone

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(7 ratings)
A healthy summer soup - based on an Italian classic and packed with greens, it's a good source of fibre and vitamin C
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Summer fruit bowl tartlets

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(5 ratings)
Mary Cadogan shows us how to make a classic French crème pâtissière – the perfect filling for these lovely summer fruit tartlets
1 hour and 20 minutes
Moderately easy

Garden tomato salad

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This simple salad of ripe tomatoes with fragrant herbs and finely diced shallots makes a refreshing side salad or buffet dish
20 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Summer vegetable curry

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(43 ratings)
Give your Friday night curry a healthy makeover with this low-fat, superhealthy, vegetarian dish
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Barbecue lamb & courgette salad

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(6 ratings)
This all-in-one salad makes light work of a summer meal and the most of the barbecue
40 minutes
Easy

Chicken tikka burgers

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(2 ratings)
This Indian dish is traditionally cooked in a clay oven, but works on the barbecue too- try with homemade tamarind chutney and herb salad
35 minutes
Easy

Sunshine tiramisu

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Swap chocolate and coffee for almonds, nectarines and peaches in this show-stopping make-ahead dessert
25 minutes
Easy

Herbed chicken, peach & feta salad

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(9 ratings)
Dill, mint and basil really bring this bulghar wheat dish to life- use a ready-cooked chicken to save time and add the herbs and dressing at the last minute
20 minutes
Easy

Crunchy baked tomato & onion gratin

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(4 ratings)
Simplicity is key to this slowly-cooked vegetarian bake- serve with plenty of bread to mop up the juices
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce

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Bashing tomatoes, chilli, sugar and shallots together in a pestle and mortar helps to bring out the flavours for a delicious no-cook pasta sauce. Make it more indulgent with creamy burrata cheese
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Honeyed peach & pistachio Pavlova

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Master the art of meringue and gain a kitchen skill for life. This pudding is topped with vanilla, cooked peaches and Greek yogurt
1 hour and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

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