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August recipes

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Discover the most delicious ideas using August's best fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. We include starters, mains, drinks and desserts.


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  • Blackberry Vodka in a bottle and 2 glasses

    Blackberry gin

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Bottle up the taste of a late summer hedgerow with this vibrant bramble liqueur with gin and blackberries. Perfect for cocktails, try it in a bramble

  • A plate serving charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

    Charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    This vegetarian side dish of charred courgettes and runner beans sings summer and also has a small bite of hot chilli. It goes down well at barbecues

  • Celery soup in bowl topped with celery leaves, with spoons and bread

    Celery soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.235 ratings

    Cook up a batch of fresh, low-calorie celery soup for a healthy and filling veggie lunch or supper. Serve with chunks of crusty bread

  • A white bowl serving cacio e pepe with runner beans

    Cacio e pepe with runner beans

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.13 ratings

    Cacio e pepe or "cheese and pepper" is a Roman classic – an easy pasta sauce that uses pasta water for silky texture. Runner beans add freshness and bite

  • Herby celery & bulgur salad

    Celery salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    This speedy salad will keep in the fridge for a few days - a great healthy lunch or snack to have on hand

  • Redcurrant sorbet

    Redcurrant sorbet

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Try this refreshing redcurrant sorbet for an alternative low fat dessert

  • Creamy celery gratin

    Creamy celery gratin

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Let celery take centre stage in this delicious side dish. The wine and stock make an intense sauce, while the nutty breadcrumbs provide a satisfying crunch

  • Fennel & celery salad

    Fennel & celery salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.18 ratings

    This simple salad is a refreshingly crisp and crunchy addition to any meal

  • A plate serving chard, lemon & cheese pie

    Chard, lemon & cheese pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.13 ratings

    Serve this pie for family or friends and it will go down a storm. Ricotta, feta, chard and preserved lemon are presented in a beautiful filo pastry parcel

  • Cheesy chard gratin

    Cheesy chard gratin

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Double cream turns green and flavoursome chard into something super-indulgent – be sure to mop up all the gruyère sauce with some crusty bread

  • Quick braised chard & lentils

    Quick braised chard & lentils

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    Rainbow or Swiss chard is a nutritious and vibrant ingredient- here we team it with robust Puy lentils to create an interesting side dish

  • A plate serving beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

    Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.56 ratings

    Try this vegan tart for a show-stopping centrepiece. The bold red of beetroot against the vibrant green salad also makes it ideal for a meat-free celebration.

  • Beetroot hummus party platter served with vegetables and toast

    Beetroot hummus party platter

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    This one-platter-serves-all beetroot hummus will be a big hit, and doesn’t require any cooking

  • A plate serving salmon with beetroot, feta & lime salsa

    Salmon with beetroot, feta & lime salsa

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.23 ratings

    Rustle up this tasty salmon dish with just four ingredients. Ideal for a quick and easy midweek meal with a tasty feta and beetroot salsa on the side

  • One honey roast beetroot & wensleydale tart tartine

    Honey roast beetroot & Wensleydale tart tartine

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Enjoy this showstopping beetroot and Wensleydale tart as a veggie centrepiece at Christmas. With its stunning deep red colour, it's a perfect festive dish

  • Beef with mangetout & cashews served in a bowl

    Beef with mangetout & cashews

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.19 ratings

    Fire up your wok to make this speedy Chinese beef with mangetout and cashew nuts. A tasty dish for the whole family, it takes just 15 minutes to make

  • Runner bean samosas

    Runner bean samosas

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Runner beans work really well with spices and these curried filo triangles are the perfect showcase - a great starter or nibble for 6 people

  • Runner bean & prawn paella

    Runner bean & prawn paella

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    The prawns in this delicious paella may not be essential but they do make it extra special for a Saturday night supper with friends

  • Runner beans, chorizo & almonds served on two plates and topped with eggs

    Runner beans, chorizo & almonds

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Growing runner beans in the garden? Enjoy them at their very best in the late summer in this stunning light lunch or starter with chorizo, eggs and almonds

  • Roasted plum & pistachio custard pastries on a white table

    Roasted plum & pistachio custard pastries

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make the most of plums in late summer and bake them in a pastry case with a pistachio and custard filling. They're well worth the effort

  • Tomato, pepper & bean one pot with our sweet & spicy topping

    Tomato, pepper & bean one pot

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.28 ratings

    Make a batch of this stew at the weekend, then chill or freeze it in portions for easy midweek lunches. See our different toppings to keep it interesting


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