New potatoes and radish salad on a plate

Easy summer recipes

76 Recipes

Don't be chained to the stove in the hot weather.

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

Peach Melba sundae

1

(1 rating)

Peach Melba meets knickerbocker glory in this decadent sundae. Add a dash of champagne or prosecco for a grown-up dessert - the perfect end to a summer menu
  • 20 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

Stuffed rainbow baguette

5

(1 rating)

Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tomato, burrata & broad bean salad

4.5

(4 ratings)

Chop up tomatoes, toss with salt, top with creamy burrata and slather with a broad bean-flecked salsa verde to make this simple yet super-tasty salad
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

5

(2 ratings)

Bakers rejoice: this summer berry cake layered with rose geranium cream is simply divine. It will make a fabulously floral centrepiece dessert at any party
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted asparagus & pea salad

5

(2 ratings)

Whip up this quick and healthy asparagus, pea and egg salad and you'll get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C and iron, plus three of your 5-a-day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chia & yogurt puddings with berries

5

(2 ratings)

Try these summery little berry puddings for breakfast. They're made chia seeds, which are full of fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, and bio yogurt too...
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow-roasted courgettes with fennel & orzo

4.5

(2 ratings)

Roast whole courgettes over tomatoes, bay, fennel and chilli for a fabulous taste that pairs well with saffron-spiked orzo - a sumptuous summertime supper
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Salmon picnic platter

3

(1 rating)

A combination of cooked and smoked salmon, hot-smoked salmon, stuffed eggs and cucumber, yogurt and dill salad makes the ideal al fresco sharer for friends
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

Gin & tonic cheesecake

3.2

(5 ratings)

Combine your favourite cocktail and dessert with this fabulously zingy gin and tonic cheesecake. It makes a perfect sweet treat for a grown-up dinner party
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry & elderflower gateau

4.875

(8 ratings)

Make this stunning strawberry and elderflower gateau in just 30 minutes. As well as looking amazing, it tastes as good as anything from a top-end patisserie
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Korean chilli, sesame & honey chicken

5

(10 ratings)

A kebab always goes down well at a BBQ, and this Korean chicken with sweet, spicy and sticky glaze is our new favourite. Scatter over spring onions to serve
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Summer fruit & mascarpone tart

5

(2 ratings)

Think of this summer fruit tart with whipped mascarpone as an oversized millefeuille. It’s very easy to make, but impressive enough for a special gathering...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry shortbread ice cream sandwich

0

(0 ratings)

Sandwich spoonfuls of strawberry cheesecake ice cream between two Viennese whirls to make this easy yet indulgent dessert. A perfect summertime sweet treat
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

0

(0 ratings)

Pack all five of your 5-a-day into one healthy vegan dish. Flavoured with garlic, lemon and herbs, it's delicious griddled on the hob or cooked on the barbecue...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie rainbow picnic pie

5

(3 ratings)

Packed with veggies, feta and egg, this vegetarian pastry is part tortilla, part pie. Bursting with summer colours, it'll provide the wow factor at any picnic...
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pineapple & pork skewers

4.5

(4 ratings)

Kids will love these pork, pineapple and green pepper skewers, marinated for added flavour and cooked on the barbecue. Serve with rice or in pitta bread
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

5

(2 ratings)

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

4

(4 ratings)

Enjoy this cheesy garlic tear-and-share bread at a family dinner. It's perfect for feeding a crowd at a barbecue, or as a side dish to a hearty casserole...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer egg salad with basil & peas

5

(2 ratings)

Drizzle seasonal greens, new potatoes and eggs with a tangy, herby dressing to make this healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner, packed with iron, folate and fibre
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Smashed chicken with corn slaw

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Add a pop of colour to your plate with this vibrant turmeric marinade. This quick dinner is healthy, low-calorie and provides 3 of your 5-a-day
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Steak & aubergine salad

5

(5 ratings)

Rustle up this protein-packed salad in just 25 minutes. Made with sirloin steak, fried aubergine and feta in a zesty dressing, it makes a great summer dish
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

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