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.

Crab & avocado tostadas

4.75

(4 ratings)

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

Pea mousse

5

(1 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

Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

4.25

(4 ratings)

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

Roast side of salmon with chermoula

5

(1 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

Easy vanilla cupcakes

4.272725

(11 ratings)

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

Coconut chicken noodle salads

2

(1 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

Choc hazelnut ice cream sandwich

0

(0 ratings)

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

Mozzarella dippers

3.2

(5 ratings)

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

Campfire smoky bean brekkie

5

(3 ratings)

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

Salted tomato salad

5

(2 ratings)

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
  • Vegetarian

Apricot & pistachio frangipane blondies

4.57143

(7 ratings)

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

Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

4

(4 ratings)

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

BBQ chorizo potato salad

4.666665

(3 ratings)

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

Cheesy seafood bake

4.88889

(9 ratings)

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

Strawberry, feta & thyme tart

5

(4 ratings)

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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