Strawberry shortcake topped with strawberries

Easy summer recipes

94 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.

Chipotle gazpacho

4.5

(2 ratings)

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

One-pan nachos with black beans

4

(2 ratings)

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

Summer fruit & mascarpone tart

5

(4 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

5

(4 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

(4 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

4.22222

(9 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

4.727275

(11 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

Vegan vanilla ice cream

4

(2 ratings)

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

Lamb kebab burger

0

(0 ratings)

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

Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

3.8

(5 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

4.42857

(7 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

4.5

(10 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

4.8

(10 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

Silly twits ice cream

4.894735

(19 ratings)

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

Swedish meatballs with beetroot & apple salad

4.4

(10 ratings)

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

Pepper & lemon spaghetti with basil & pine nuts

3.9

(20 ratings)

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

Herbed Jersey Royal crab cakes

4.5

(4 ratings)

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

Peach & orange yogurt pots with ginger oats

4.81818

(11 ratings)

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

Frozen margarita

4.833335

(6 ratings)

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
  • Vegetarian

Soy & butter salmon parcels

4

(1 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

Plum & almond pastry

4.77778

(9 ratings)

This open fruit tart looks and tastes fantastic for very little effort – frangipane flavours complement sugar plums...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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