Beetroot hummus with vegetable crudités on a plate

Bank holiday recipes

95 Recipes

Put on a Bank Holiday weekend spread for friends and family, with recipes for spring quiches, vibrant salads, lazy barbecues, easy roasts and sweet treats.

Beetroot hummus party platter

5

(2 ratings)

Never know what to make when you have friends round for drinks? This one-platter-serves-all beetroot hummus will be a big hit, and doesn’t require any cooking...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Egg & parsley salad with watercress dressing

4

(1 rating)

A picnic's not a picnic without a boiled egg or two. Serve them in a salad with parsley, shallots, our watercress dressing and a sprinkling of chilli salt...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Double cheese & spring vegetable tart

4.857145

(7 ratings)

This savoury make-ahead tart has a delicious crumbly base – no one will realise it's shop-bought pastry! Fill with goat's cheese and beautiful spring veg including asparagus and fresh peas...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Thai green curry roast chicken

4.75

(4 ratings)

Try this twist on a traditional Sunday roast chicken with our Thai green curry version, with all the aromatic umami flavours of Asian cuisine
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Jelly & custard trifle squares

5

(1 rating)

Create this retro jelly and custard trifle using cheat’s ingredients. It’s a completely make-ahead dessert, so ideal for a stress-free get together...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chicken, ham & asparagus picnic pie

4

(1 rating)

Create a showstopping picnic pie with chicken, ham, asparagus and pistachios. It takes a bit of effort, but it’s well worth it and can be made ahead...
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

BBQ sausages with smoky tomato sauce

5

(1 rating)

Light a barbie and grill these sausages with a smoky tomato sauce, perfect for kids and adults alike. They're great for a family barbecue or a camping holiday...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Roast new potatoes & radishes

5

(7 ratings)

Celebrate summer with this sharing salad of baby potatoes, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, spring onions, yogurt dressing and a scattering of chilli flakes
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Epic summer salad

4.916665

(12 ratings)

Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan kebabs with avocado dressing

5

(1 rating)

Pile chunks of mushrooms, peaches, courgettes and red onions onto skewers and barbecue them for a wonderful BBQ flavour. Serve with a delicious avocado dressing
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky cherry bakewell buns

5

(1 rating)

Make our cherry bakewell buns for a cake sale or to share with friends over a cuppa. These easy, sticky treats are bursting with sweet raspberry jam
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Roasted vegetables

5

(4 ratings)

Add feta and basil to roasted vegetables for a perfect summer side dish. The trick is to cut all the veg the same size so they cook in the same amount of time
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Next level quiche Lorraine

3.25

(4 ratings)

Give quiche Lorraine a makeover with spiced pastry, smoked bacon, three types of cheese and an irresistibly light soufflé-style filling. It deserves its status as a summer classic
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Slow cooker beef topside with red wine gravy

4

(1 rating)

Use a slow cooker to make this beef topside for Sunday lunch – the whole family will love it. Slow cooking makes the meat so tender and gives it a real depth of flavour...
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Roast side of salmon with chermoula

5

(1 rating)

Elevate roast salmon with a herby chermoula dressing for a dish that's rich in omega 3 and perfect for sharing with friends. Pair with a light salad...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

5

(3 ratings)

Combine roasted lemon with fronds of fennel, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate and herbs to make this colourful summer salad. It makes a perfect sharing dish
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tear-and-share feta flatbreads

0

(0 ratings)

Scatter classic antipasti over flatbreads for a simple and delicious starter that's great for sharing. Using quality ham makes all the difference...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Chocolate chip muffins

4.46154

(13 ratings)

Make these easy chocolate chip muffins with kids over the weekend or school holidays. They take just 15 minutes prep and are a guaranteed family favourite
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Barbecue sesame sweet potatoes

4.75

(8 ratings)

Serve these glazed sweet potatoes as a side dish at a barbecue, or turn them into a summer salad by tossing through handfuls of rocket or watercress
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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