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.

Summer pea pasta

3.6

(5 ratings)

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

Bean, chickpea & feta salad

4.52

(25 ratings)

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

Cranachan

4.875

(8 ratings)

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

One-pan simple summer chicken

4.38095

(21 ratings)

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

Easy caponata

5

(6 ratings)

Caponata is a chunky aubergine sauce that is great for dipping bread sticks into or spreading on toast
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Fruity summer Charlotte

4.166665

(6 ratings)

An easy and healthy pudding bursting with summer flavour, perfect for a family treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

4.658535

(82 ratings)

An all-in-one supper of roast, cheap chicken thighs and crispy new potatoes with all the sunshine flavours of the Med
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Easy paella

4.141305

(92 ratings)

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

Frozen blackberry fool

4.8

(5 ratings)

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

Cheat’s cheesy focaccia

0

(0 ratings)

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

Easy strawberry ice cream

4.25

(8 ratings)

Children aged 3-6 can enjoy getting stuck in to making and eating this summery treat. Add your own toppings for extra fun
  • 6 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Ricotta, fig & prosciutto crostini

4

(1 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

Cheat’s ginger beer

4.875

(8 ratings)

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

Spiced roast side of salmon

4.653845

(26 ratings)

Serve salmon with paprika, ginger and honey mustard glaze for an Indian-inspired, original roast
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Bean, feta & herb dip

4.642855

(14 ratings)

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

Raspberry cordial

5

(5 ratings)

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

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