Beetroot hummus with vegetable crudités on a plate

Bank Holiday recipes

79 Recipes

Light and lazy dishes, for feeding a crowd.

Beetroot hummus party platter

5

(1 rating)

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

0

(0 ratings)

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

Cherry ripple, chocolate & rose ice cream

0

(0 ratings)

Serve this cherry, chocolate and rose ice cream in cones for the kids, or in slices for a dinner party dessert. You don't need an ice cream maker to make it...
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ploughman’s pork & cheese picnic pie

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(0 ratings)

Take all the best bits in a ploughman’s lunch and wrap it in golden pastry to make this fabulous pork & cheese picnic pie. One slice just won't be enough.....
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Blackberry Bakewell squares

4

(5 ratings)

Make these seasonal blackberry Bakewells for dessert to round off a picnic. They're easy to transport in a tin and will hold up against the heat of a sunny day...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

BBQ sausages with smoky tomato sauce

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(0 ratings)

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

(3 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

Sticky jerk lamb kebabs

0

(0 ratings)

Leave the lamb to marinate for a few hours if you have time, to give these kebabs even more flavour. You can also use goat meat if you can get hold of it
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Home hog roast with chilli pig sauce

5

(1 rating)

Enjoy the contrast between fork-tender meat and crunchy, crispy crackling in this succulent pork roast. Our roasted chilli sauce is the perfect accompaniment
  • 4 hours and 40 mins
  • A challenge

Pasta pesto salad

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(0 ratings)

Enjoy this veggie pesto pasta salad with cucumber, peas, cherry tomatoes and basil for an easy family meal. It's great for a packed lunch or summery picnic...
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Epic summer salad

4.8

(5 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

Cherry & almond frangipane galette

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(0 ratings)

Use spelt pastry for this free-form pie, as its nuttiness complements the frangipane. The combination of squishy baked cherries and juicy fresh ones is lovely
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted vegetables

5

(2 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

4

(3 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 pork shoulder

5

(1 rating)

Slow cooking delivers lovely tender meat. Cook this shoulder of pork until it falls apart, shred it, then pile into baguettes or serve alongside veg or salad
  • 8 hours and 25 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 summery salad...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

5

(2 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

No-cook strawberry & balsamic tartlets

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(0 ratings)

Try these simple no-bake strawberry tarts which are flavoured with hints of balsamic vinegar and black pepper for an unusual twist. A stunning summer dessert
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tear-and-share feta flatbreads

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(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

5

(3 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

(4 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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