A Vietnamese noodle salad in a bowl with steak

Healthy summer dinner recipes

26 Recipes

Discover the best healthy summer meal ideas using seasonal ingredients. Try our nutritious recipes including meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options.

Steak & Vietnamese noodle salad

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Serve up this healthy steak and noodle salad for supper and nourish your body with nutrients as well as energy from complex carbs.
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Crispy paprika chicken with tomatoes & lentils

4.166665

(3 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

Chargrilled vegetable tacos with smoky salsa

5

(1 rating)

Make vegan tacos with a smoky-sweet salsa for a healthy weekend lunch and pack in all of your 5-a-day. Kiwi brings a moreish, fruity dimension to the salsa
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Feta & kale loaded sweet potato

5

(3 ratings)

Serve up this sweet potato packed with feta, chickpeas and kale for a healthy lunch or dinner. Topped with pumpkin seeds, it delivers three of your 5-a-day
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken & lemon skewers

5

(3 ratings)

Feed the family these chicken skewers in flatbreads. They taste great as well as being healthy and an easy-to-make dinner for hectic weeknights
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spanish rice with squid, prawn & fennel

0

(0 ratings)

Make this Spanish paella-style dish with squid ink for dramatic black rice – but if you can't find it, use saffron instead for the more familiar yellow look...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

Prawn & salmon burgers with spicy mayo

4.73077

(13 ratings)

These prawn and salmon burgers are not only fabulously tasty, they're healthy too, being rich in omega-3. Make them for the family in just 25 minutes...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Artichoke & aubergine rice

3.833335

(3 ratings)

As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke dish is low fat, low calorie and cost effective. Make a large batch and eat it cold the next day
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Herb & garlic pork with summer ratatouille

3.5

(10 ratings)

Pack in the vegetables with a fragrant herb and garlic pork dish that is not only low-fat and low-calorie but also provides five of your five-a-day
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Miso burgers with mint & pomegranate slaw

3.645835

(12 ratings)

If you're after some healthy vegetarian burgers look no further than these, made with chickpeas plus a delicious mint and pomegranate slaw on the side...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Summer chicken stew

3.75

(7 ratings)

One-pots aren't just for winter, try this fresh summer version with leeks, green beans, peas, new potatoes and tender chicken thighs...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Grilled aubergine tabbouleh

5

(1 rating)

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

Pesto-crusted cod with Puy lentils

4.857145

(7 ratings)

A light and healthy fish supper with homemade basil pesto, fresh tomatoes and a hint of chilli - ready in under half an hour
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Smoked paprika paella with cod & peas

4.078125

(16 ratings)

Cod is a great source of stress-busting B vitamins and magnesium, so why not enjoy this easy peasy paella that's also packed with three of your five-a-day, iron, folate and fibre...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy chicken & asparagus braise

4.175

(10 ratings)

This delightfully summery, low-calorie, low-fat dish packs in plenty of greens and has a yogurt, tarragon and garlic sauce
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lentil ragu with courgetti

4.305555

(9 ratings)

A healthy tomato 'pasta' dish that makes full use of your spiralizer. This vegan-friendly supper is five of your five-a-day and will fill you to the brim...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lighter chicken tacos

5

(7 ratings)

The same tasty Mexican dish with half the fat of standard tacos. Pile on the chicken, salsa and guacamole, and build yourself a delicious dinner
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spice-crusted aubergines & peppers with pilaf

4.6875

(4 ratings)

This recipe is laden with tasty goodness, it's low fat, low calorie, rich in folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron, plus it's a delicious meat-free main course that's 3 of your 5-a-day - what's not to love?...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted spiced cauliflower

4.375

(2 ratings)

Roasting cauliflower kicks the flavour up a notch, with sweet pomegranate seeds and earthy tahini, served in warmed pitta bread
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Masala frittata with avocado salsa

4.875

(10 ratings)

A spicy twist on a simple frittata recipe, with Masala paste, coriander and plump cherry tomatoes. Pair it with our avocado salsa for a light and budget-friendly supper
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mexican pulled chicken & beans

4.166665

(3 ratings)

This budget-busting sharing platter of slow-cooked chipotle chicken is perfect for feeding a crowd - and won't break a student budget, either
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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