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Easy summer recipes

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Don't be chained to the stove in the hot weather. We've got plenty of simple summer dishes, such as fresh salads, light nibbles and speedy desserts.

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  • Strawberry shortcake cake cut into slices

    Strawberry shortcake slice

    A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.10 ratings

    Layer biscuits with strawberries and cream and they'll soften to create an indulgent no-bake dessert. Super easy and delicious, it's a fabulous summer treat

  • Roast new potatoes & radishes served on a sharing platter

    Roast new potatoes & radishes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • A bowl of quinoa, avocado and griddled peach salad

    Mint & basil griddled peach salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    This vegan salad makes a healthy and filling meal, providing 4 of your 5-a-day. Enjoy hearty quinoa, creamy avocado and juicy griddled peaches

  • Halloumi & quinoa fattoush served on a plate

    Halloumi & quinoa fattoush

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    With griddled halloumi, toasted pitta pieces, grains, tomatoes, dill and mint, this Middle Eastern-inspired salad makes a speedy and satisfying lunch for four

  • A veggie Indian burger

    Veggie Indian burger

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.6 ratings

    Add Indian flavours to veggie burgers with raita, mango chutney, coriander and Bombay mix for a fruity and crunchy twist. They're perfect for summer dining

  • A plate of sweetcorn fritters with black bean salsa and a poached egg

    Sweetcorn fritters with eggs & black bean salsa

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 ratings

    Get 4 of your 5-a-day in this healthy brunch dish. This recipe makes four servings – save half for another day if you're following our Healthy Diet Plan

  • Roasted vegetables served in a dish

    Roasted vegetables

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.20 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

  • An assembled rainbow baguette

    Stuffed rainbow baguette

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Two cannellini bean tartines

    Smashed cannellini bean tartine

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    A mix of garlic, chilli, parsley and smashed cannellini beans top these no-cook tartines along with feta and tomatoes. They're quick and easy, and healthy, too

  • Easy cornflake tart cut into slices and served with custard

    Easy cornflake tart

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.41 ratings

    Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple ingredients. With a pastry case and jam base, it's delicious served with custard

  • Harissa & lamb sausage rolls on a baking tray

    Harissa & lamb sausage rolls

    A star rating of 3.1 out of 5.9 ratings

    Spice up your sausage rolls with the flavours of harissa, herbs and spices. They're perfect picnic food for summer and a winner when you're feeding a crowd

  • Tomato, burrata & broad bean salad served in a large bowl

    Tomato, burrata & broad bean salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.9 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

  • Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream served on a cake stand

    Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 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

  • Roasted asparagus, pea & egg salad served on a plate

    Roasted asparagus & pea salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 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

  • Mix & match seafood tacos

    Mix & match seafood tacos

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Enjoy these mix-and-match seafood tacos – one made with salmon and avocado, the other piled high with prawns and a chilli dressing. They're perfect party food

  • Chia & yogurt puddings with berries served on a plate

    Chia & yogurt puddings with berries

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Triple-layered berry cheesecake served on a plate

    Triple-layered berry cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 ratings

    Make this showstopping cheesecake for summer entertaining. Top with strawberries or a mix of fresh berries, plus a drizzle of chocolate for extra indulgence

  • Slow-roasted courgettes with fennel & orzo served on a plate

    Slow-roasted courgettes with fennel & orzo

    A star rating of 2.8 out of 5.5 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

  • A plate of butter bean stew with garlic yogurt

    Rustic beans & spinach with garlic yogurt

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Enjoy all 5 of your 5-a-day in one tasty, gluten-free vegetarian stew, topped with garlic yogurt and paprika. You'll also get a dose of calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

  • A salmon picnic platter laid out

    Salmon picnic platter

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Gin & tonic cheesecake served on a plate and cut into slices

    Gin & tonic cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.20 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

  • Charred nectarine & prosciutto panzanella served in a bowl

    Charred nectarine & prosciutto panzanella

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Combine nectarines, prosciutto, ricotta, spinach, sourdough and herbs to make this simple summer salad. Charring the nectarines adds depth of flavour

  • Spiced hummingbird cake served on a cake stand

    Spiced hummingbird cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    This showstopping celebration cake tastes of summer, with pineapple and banana flavours, tangy cream cheese frosting and delicate edible flowers

  • Strawberry & elderflower gateau served on a cake stand

    Strawberry & elderflower gateau

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 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

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