Top 10 most popular summer recipes
Discover BBC Good Food's top-rated summer recipes that celebrate seasonal ingredients, such as courgettes, strawberries and tomatoes.
When summer finally arrives in the UK, we love to make the most of the season's produce by switching up our recipe repertoire. So we've looked at Good Food's top 10 summer recipes and collated them for you to try – they're packed with the season's best ingredients, such as courgettes, tomatoes and strawberries.
Each of the recipes below have been visited thousands of times, with hundreds of star ratings and comments from the community. Don’t forget to register for a My Good Food account so you can save your favourite recipes to make at a later date – you can organise them into your own collections for easy access.
These must-make recipes are guaranteed bring the sunshine, even if the weather doesn't cooperate. These recipes are perfect for any summer occasion, from BBQs and summer dinner parties, to picnics. Try salads, burgers and quiches, as well as beautifully presented desserts packed with seasonal berries.
Celebrate the arrival of summer with this epic no-cook salad. It's popular with home cooks, with over 100 five-star ratings and counting, and is a simple assembly job of heritage tomatoes, feta and mango, as well as a zingy dressing made of mint, lime and basil.
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Seasonal courgette is the star ingredient in this vegetarian one-pot risotto, which is a great way to use up a glut of homegrown veg. It's easy to make, and is livened up with lemon zest, Italian-style hard cheese and crème fraîche.
Feed a crowd at an al fresco party with this one-pot, and find more summer dinner party recipes for fuss-free entertaining.
Studded with blackberries and raspberries, this fruity loaf cake ticks all the boxes for an easy summer bake. You can even adapt it to use up whatever fruit you have, such as apricots, peaches or blueberries. Plus, it only requires 15 minutes of prep and can be frozen ahead of time.
Transport yourself to sunnier climes with these popular Greek-style kebabs. Marinate the chicken for as long as possible so it can soak up all the flavour and become very tender. Serve with warm flatbreads, salad and plenty of tzatziki.
Try more Greek-style recipes with our Greek recipe collection to create your own Mediterranean feast.
Bring sunny Italian flavours to the table with our top-rated quiche, studded with cherry tomatoes and flavoured with basil and parmesan. It serves up to eight, so it will feed a crowd at any picnic or garden party.
Burgers are synonymous with warm summer days, and these chickpea burgers are a big hit with home cooks. Whizz together a few ingredients in a food processor to make the patties, then sandwich in buns with tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, chilli sauce and coriander. These are also a healthy summer dinner option, as they're high in fibre, low in fat and provide two of your five-a-day.
Find more of our best burger recipes, including meat- and fish-based ideas, plus vegetarian and vegan options.
This pretty pavlova is a taste of summer, with ripe strawberries spooned over whipped vanilla cream on a rustic meringue base. Serve up to eight people with this dessert when you're next doing some summer entertaining.
Requiring just 10 minutes and a handful of ingredients, this no-cook couscous salad can be packed up for picnics or lunches in the garden. Add anything you have in the fridge, such as pomegranate seeds, edamame beans or salted peanuts.
Coming in at second place is this healthy, low-calorie summer soup, which has earned over 300 star ratings from the Good Food community. It's a delicious way to use up a glut of homegrown courgettes and potatoes, and it's freezable, so you can enjoy it all year round.
At number one is our easy, four-step strawberry cheesecake. With nearly 500 ratings and even more comments, this is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that can be prepared in advance.