Beetroot hummus with vegetable crudités on a plate

Bank holiday recipes

100 Recipes

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

Beetroot hummus party platter

5

(4 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

Coronation chicken pie

4.842105

(19 ratings)

Serve this gently spiced chicken pie warm or cold – it's delicious either way. While it looks impressive for a party or picnic, it's easy to make using ready-made puff pastry...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Victoria sponge loaf cake

4.22222

(9 ratings)

Turn a loaf cake into a celebratory dessert with a bit of fresh cream and some strawberries. All the flavours of a traditional Victoria sponge are combined in this easy showstopper
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Double cheese & spring vegetable tart

4.9

(10 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

(5 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

(3 ratings)

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

Vegan burger

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Make this fantastic base recipe for a vegan burger and add whatever you fancy – chilli flakes, grated lemon zest or other herbs all work really well...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken, ham & asparagus picnic pie

4.5

(2 ratings)

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

Elderflower wine

5

(1 rating)

Make your own delicious elderflower wine with our fabulous summery recipe. This delectable alcoholic drink is perfect for using our favourite seasonal ingredient
  • 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

Rhubarb & apple crumble

4.5

(4 ratings)

Use up a glut of rhubarb and apples for this simple crumble. Ground ginger adds a nice spice to the topping, but leave it out if you’d prefer...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roast new potatoes & radishes

5

(10 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

(36 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

(3 ratings)

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

4

(4 ratings)

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

(10 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

3.666665

(6 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

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