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.

27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Serve salmon with paprika, ginger and honey mustard glaze for an Indian-inspired, original roast

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Dill, chive or mint (or a combination of all three!) really work in this creamy cannellini dip - a healthy snack

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Preserve the flavours of a batch of raspberries in this refreshing concentrated drink - delicious with soda on ice

20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use a corn tortilla as a base then top with storecupboard crabmeat, guacamole-style Mexican dip and salad

10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A colourful tomato salad livens up this speedy, healthy supper of marinated lean beef steak with hot mustard sauce

15 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Unlock the flavours of cauliflower with a red pepper, olive and caper salsa, topped with almonds. Healthy and vegan, it makes a tasty light lunch or supper

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Impress dinner guests with this creamy pea mousse, which makes a great dessert that's bang on trend. Decorate with pea shoots and flowers for the wow factor

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Combine roasted lemon with fronds of fennel, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate and herbs to make this colourful summer salad. It makes a perfect sharing dish

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Elevate roast salmon with a herby chermoula dressing for a dish that's rich in omega 3 and perfect for sharing with friends. Pair with a light salad

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this perfect summer dinner of cannellini bean mash, seasonal leaves and fried artichoke hearts - packed with vitamin C, fibre and three of your 5-a-day

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Layer up noodles, beans, tomatoes, spinach and chicken in jars to serve at a family picnic. These mini salads come with a tasty coconut and peanut dressing

45 mins
Easy
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Squish chocolate and salted caramel ice cream between two chocolate cookies to make this irresistible frozen dessert. Devour immediately or pop in the freezer

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve these moreish mozzarella chips hot with your favourite dip. They make a great side dish or snack at a party and will go down a storm with guests

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this fantastic smoky bean breakfast with chorizo, chipolatas, eggs and mixed beans. It's perfect for a camping holiday or serving dinner to a crowd

40 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Season tomatoes for up to half an hour before serving to amplify their flavour. This salad with onion and basil works brilliantly with our cumin-crusted lamb

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of summer's sweet, golden apricots with these moreish apricot and pistachio frangipane blondies. They make a perfect treat for afternoon tea

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Top these barbecued sweet potatoes with red pepper and halloumi for a veggie alternative in a family summer feast. Serve with parsley and a squeeze of lemon

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd

45 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

What dessert says summer better than roasted peaches filled with sweetened pistachios alongside a delicate orange blossom cream? Nectarines also work well

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Comfort food at its healthiest! This protein-rich dinner is perfect after a workout, and provides an impressive 4 of your 5-a-day along with vitamin C and iron

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

Pair sweet and juicy strawberries with salty feta and crumbly puff pastry for a divine summer lunch. Serve with a rocket salad and a chilled glass of rosé

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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