Beetroot hummus with vegetable crudités on a plate

Bank holiday recipes

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

4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Give the Sunday roast a new look with hasselback potatoes and smoky, charred seafood, all cooked in one pan. Serve with bread for mopping up the buttery juices

1 hr
Easy
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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
Gluten-free
22 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate spring with this seasonal potato, wild garlic and watercress tart. The pink pickled onions are the perfect accompaniment 

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a different take on blondies using pistachios, rose and white chocolate. Scatter with dried rose petals for a pretty finish, if you like

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 2.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this potato salad with whatever crunchy vegetables you can get your hands on – fennel, celery and spring onions would also be very welcome additions

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
10 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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Pair charred, juicy lamb on skewers with the freshness and bite of crunchy garden vegetables in a pickled dressing. It makes a lovely light supper

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These pretty miniature baked cheesecakes are so easy to make and serve. Adjust the toppings throughout the year, using whatever fruits are in season

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
5 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star 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
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Try a taste of the Middle East with these meatballs, marrying rich lamb with vibrant fruit flavours for a sweet and sour effect

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
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