A Vietnamese noodle salad in a bowl with steak

Healthy summer dinner recipes

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

7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
35 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
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8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
74 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try aubergine for a filling veggie meal worthy of Sunday lunch. Teamed with a goulash sauce and sweet potato chips, you can pack in all five of your 5-a-day

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These chicken skewers in flatbreads taste great as well as being healthy and an easy-to-make dinner for hectic weeknights

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
More effort
Healthy
28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke is low fat, low calorie and cost effective. Make a large batch and eat it cold the next day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
19 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
31 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Spice your chicken with cayenne, oregano, paprika and thyme then serve on a salsa-like storecupboard salad and avocado dip - this recipe makes enough for lunch the next day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
30 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

One-pots aren't just for winter, try this fresh summer version with leeks, green beans, peas, new potatoes and tender chicken thighs

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Rich in potassium, we've swapped pasta for courgettes to make ultra-trendy courgetti. Potassium helps to lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart rate

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
45 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
47 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
29 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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…

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Roasting cauliflower kicks the flavour up a notch, with sweet pomegranate seeds and earthy tahini, served in warmed pitta bread

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Stay full for longer with these protein-packed satay skewers served with pak choi and peanuts. They make a tasty vegan supper in just 25 minutes

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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