Slow cookers aren't just for winter. These family dinners are full of summer flavours, spices and light sauces, perfect for a hassle-free feast.
Love your slow cooker all year round with these fresh, summery recipes to make the most of seasonal ingredients. No need to spend hours sweating in the kitchen, simply pick your favourite summer slow cooker dish and enjoy the time spent not cooking!
Slow cooker pulled pork
Succulent pulled pork is the ultimate barbecue treat, even better when it's the simplest recipe you'll ever make in your slow cooker. Serve with a tangy cabbage slaw to add some crunch and fresh bread rolls for a simple summer main everyone will want seconds of.
Slow cooker aubergines
This easy veggie main is full of summer veg and topped with crumbly feta. Slow cooker aubergines served with a hunk of crusty bread is guaranteed to be your new favourite go-to supper.
Slow cooker Spanish chicken
Get a taste of the Mediterranean with this tomato and pepper packed Spanish chicken recipe, with olives and chorizo. Slow cooking means the meat will be falling off the bone and you must mop up any sauce with a hunk of fresh bread.
Slow cooker barbacoa
This Mexican-inspired meaty barbacoa dish is perfect for bringing a little spice to your plate. Dark chocolate and ancho chillies bring the perfect blend of smoky, sweet heat. The pull-apart lamb pairs well with our zesty cabbage and radish slaw.
Slow cooker Goan pulled pork
Slow cooker Goan pulled pork is the perfect meal for sharing. Tender pork shoulder in a blend of Indian spices is cooked until it's soft enough to shred. Serve with chapatis, crunchy veg and a variety of cooling raitas and fruity chutneys.
Slow cooker ribs
Throw the ingredients to our slow cooker ribs into your pot and let it do the work. You can finish them off in the oven, or on the barbecue if you want a crisp coating. Baste them in barbecue sauce and take time to savour the taste.
Pulled lamb shoulder
This pulled lamb shoulder with a sticky pomegranate glaze makes a decadent summer main if you're entertaining. The sweet glaze and cinnamon-laced spice mix create an addictive combination.
Want a fruity summer dessert you can simmer in your slow cooker? These delicate poached apricots with rosewater and Greek yogurt are refreshing and light, the perfect way to end a meal.
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