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Healthy summer recipes

66 Recipes

From salads and light soups to grilled meats and fish, make the most of summer produce with Good Food's healthy BBQ, picnic and al fresco recipes.

Summer egg salad with basil & peas

5

(2 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

Pepper & lemon spaghetti with basil & pine nuts

4

(12 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

Miso mackerel rice bowl

3

(2 ratings)

A triple whammy for maintaining a healthy gut, this flavour-packed rice bowl contains mackerel, miso and leeks to help keep your digestive system happy
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Swedish meatballs with beetroot & apple salad

4.333335

(9 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

Roast new potatoes & radishes

5

(3 ratings)

Celebrate summer with this sharing salad of baby potatoes, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, spring onions, yogurt dressing and a scattering of chilli flakes
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

5

(2 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

Seared beef salad with capers & mint

4.6

(5 ratings)

This quick and easy salad is drizzled with a tangy, herby dressing and topped with sliced fillet steak. Low in calories, it's a good source of iron and fibre...
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cumin-spiced halloumi with corn & tomato slaw

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Tuck into a super-healthy veggie dinner that's packed with flavour and freshness. We've topped a creamy, zesty coleslaw with pan-fried golden halloumi slices...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow-roasted courgettes with fennel & orzo

4.5

(2 ratings)

Roast whole courgettes over tomatoes, bay, fennel and chilli for a fabulous taste that pairs well with saffron-spiked orzo - a sumptuous summertime supper
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

5

(2 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

Steamed trout with mint & dill dressing

4.90909

(11 ratings)

Steam these trout fillets and green veg for a delicious dinner that's packed with nutrients, including omega-3 fats, calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roasted asparagus & pea salad

5

(2 ratings)

Whip up this quick and healthy asparagus, pea and egg salad and you'll get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C and iron, plus three of your 5-a-day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Egyptian courgettes with dukkah sprinkle

3.42857

(7 ratings)

Get all five of your 5-a-day in one vegan dinner! This easy recipe is healthy and gluten-free, and provides calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spaghetti puttanesca with red beans & spinach

4

(7 ratings)

Get four of your 5-a-day with this healthy vegan puttanesca. With spaghetti, kidney beans, tomatoes, olives and spinach, it's quick, easy and full of nutrients...
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bulgur & quinoa lunch bowls

4.2

(10 ratings)

These meal prep grain bowls use one base and two deliciously different toppings. Choose from avocado, olives and rocket or chickpeas, beetroot and orange
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Crispy paprika chicken with tomatoes & lentils

4.142855

(7 ratings)

If you're looking for a quick but nutritious main meal, look no further – this healthy paprika chicken with tomatoes and lentils delivers four of your 5-a-day...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

0

(0 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

Healthy Turkish meatloaf

3.5

(6 ratings)

Serve this lamb meatloaf and salad at a summer picnic or packed up for lunch. It's tasty and healthy too, delivering all five of your five-a-day...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Grilled aubergine tabbouleh

4

(2 ratings)

A vegan tabbouleh with all the flavours of summer. The coconut and tahini dressing adds a creamy, nutty element to this winning couscous
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted vegetables

5

(2 ratings)

Add feta and basil to roasted vegetables for a perfect summer side dish. The trick is to cut all the veg the same size so they cook in the same amount of time
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Burnt aubergine raita

5

(3 ratings)

Make this aubergine raita as a side dish for a summer barbecue. With yogurt, spring onions and mint, it's a refreshing accompaniment to meat dishes...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Herby potato salad

4.8

(5 ratings)

Try this potato salad at a barbecue for a different take on a classic summer salad. This delicious recipe instead features basil, parsley and garlic
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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