Strawberry shortcake topped with strawberries

Easy summer recipes

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.

42 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Liven up your lunch with this easy, no-cook chipotle gazpacho soup. It's not only delicious but healthy too, delivering three of your 5-a-day and packed with vitamin C

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This salad has a great interplay of textures, temperatures and flavours. Toss juicy watermelon with salty cheese, crispy breadcrumbs, capers, almonds and mint

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this colourful sharing dish with nachos, black beans, salsa, avocado and melted cheese. Everyone will enjoy digging into it straight from the pan

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in our dairy-free and egg-free vanilla ice cream, the perfect dessert for summer as part of a vegan menu. Serve on its own or try with fresh berries

45 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up a shop-bought lamb burger with garlic mayo, gherkins and chilli for a hot and spicy twist. Perfect for lazy summer weekends

20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

You don't have to own an ice-cream maker to enjoy a homemade, freezer friendly staple

15 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Grated courgette makes these lean pork meatballs extra juicy – serve with a creamy, herby sauce and a flavour-packed salad for a healthy, satisfying dinner

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
23 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this zesty pasta dish for a quick and healthy veggie lunch option. Low in calories, it provides fibre, vitamin C and iron and counts as two of your 5-a-day

32 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make these perky crab cakes as a summer lunch or dinner for friends. Jersey Royal potatoes and crab are natural bedfellows – try using dill in the mix too

38 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try these tasty breakfast pots with fruit, bio yogurt and oats for a fuss-free start to the morning. They provide calcium, vitamin C and one of your 5-a-day

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cool off this summer with our super-simple frozen margarita recipe. This refreshing tequila cocktail can be made in just five minutes in a blender

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Make these tasty soy, honey and butter salmon parcels on a barbecue for the taste of summer. Serve with a refreshing cucumber and sesame salad on the side

30 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This anytime summer salad will be on the table in just 30 minutes

30 mins
Easy
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