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.

9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This open fruit tart looks and tastes fantastic for very little effort – frangipane flavours complement sugar plums

30 mins
Easy
45 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Throw your meat and veg into a pan with Italian-style flavourings and simply roast, for a no-fuss dinner

1 hr
Easy
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28 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This is a no-effort dish with only 20 minutes prep - just serve straight from the oven

4 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

No time to cook? This light, fresh pasta dish is ready to eat in 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This satisfying veggie supper is full of summer flavours, and it's on the table in 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Sweet summer raspberries folded into cream flavoured with honey, whisky and toasted oatmeal - what could be more delicious?

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Throw potatoes, courgettes and a whole garlic bulb in with chicken thighs then oven bake for a simple all-in-one supper

1 hr
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Don't save barbecues for the weekend. This light wrap makes an easy midweek dinner to eat outdoors

30 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Caponata is a chunky aubergine sauce that is great for dipping bread sticks into or spreading on toast

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

An easy and healthy pudding bursting with summer flavour, perfect for a family treat

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Create a poaching liquor of fennel, bay and parsley for your fish, then serve with an Italian 'green sauce'

25 mins
Easy
96 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

An all-in-one supper of roast, cheap chicken thighs and crispy new potatoes with all the sunshine flavours of the Med

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

Rustle up a quick salad for two with green beans, chickpeas and tomatoes, topped with decadent fried cheese

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Our easy affogato recipe is the perfect Italian-inspired summer dessert. This simple coffee treat can be made in just five minutes with two ingredients

5 mins
Easy
115 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this easy version of the traditional Spanish seafood dish straight from the storecupboard. Add extras such as chorizo and peas if you like

40 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Falling somewhere between an ice cream and a syllabub, this berry-rippled dessert is seasonal and spectacular

10 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A perfect sharing salad that requires no cooking - mix shellfish with canned pulses, herbs and lemon

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Use a simple packet mix to roll out an Italian flat bread with blue cheese and parmesan, drizzled with olive oil

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Children aged 3-6 can enjoy getting stuck in to making and eating this summery treat. Add your own toppings for extra fun

6 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Little Italian toasts topped with creamy cheese, sweet fruit and salty ham - a killer combination to be served as a nibble

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use up storecupboard fish, capers and olives in this super-simple puff pastry tart with cream cheese topping

35 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Contrast juicy sweet fruit with salty Greek cheese and finish with a honey, chilli and sherry vinegar dressing

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Create a wonderfully refreshing alcohol-free summer spritz with only four ingredients - make as spicy as you like

10 mins
Easy
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Flavour chicken breasts with coriander, chilli and lime then serve with Mexican corn chips and a fresh, crunchy salad

15 mins
Easy
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