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.

15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

We've put together the ultimate healthy recipe to ease the symptoms of menopause, packed with calcium, folate and iron

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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142 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Marinate chicken breasts, then drizzle with a punchy peanut satay sauce for a no-fuss, midweek meal that's high in protein and big on flavour

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Liven up your lunch with this easy, no-cook chipotle gazpacho soup. It's not only delicious but healthy too, delivering three of your 5-a-day and packed with vitamin C

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

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
Vegan
9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Try this pork and potato salad for lunch or as a healthy dinner. The pork is wrapped in Parma ham which packs in flavour yet is low fat and low calorie

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
38 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for a healthy lunch bursting with the colours and flavours of summer, this delicious cod, avocado and mango salad is low in fat and calories

13 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This storecupboard fish stew is bulked out with bread and is full of fresh, summer flavours

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, gluten-free dinner or lunch, perfect for using up leftover roast chicken. Make it veggie by swapping the meat for a handful of pumpkin seeds.

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
24 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Spiralize courgettes to make this healthier, gluten-free 'pasta' dish. The vegetarian meatballs use ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs to increase the protein

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Fish and chips get a healthy makeover with a zesty caper dressing and minty mushy peas - replace with aubergine for a veggie option

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Tick off all 5 of your 5 a day with this super-healthy Sunday roast. To make it vegetarian, omit the lamb and add chickpeas to the caponata.

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Crunchy cucumber and juicy nectarines add a freshness to this high-fibre, healthy lunch - for a veggie version, swap the prawns for cashews or pecans.

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This salad couldn't be easier to make - simply shred leftover cooked chicken and mix with Asian flavours, tropical fruit, cashew nuts and herbs

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
20 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use super-ripe tomatoes in this Italian fish recipe to add extra sweetness to the spicy broth

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, all-in-one roast lunch, that supplies two portions of veg and a vitamin C boost

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

These kebabs are light and tender. Serve with a contrasting shredded slaw and new potatoes with parsley, mint and chives

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
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