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Caponata bake topped with cheesy sliced potatoes in a baking dish with broccoli on the side

Healthy summer recipes

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

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  • A plate of salad with potatoes, lettuce, peas and green beans topped with eggs

    Summer egg salad with basil & peas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 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

  • Super-veg pasta

    Super-veg pasta

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.64 ratings

    Get two of your five-a-day with this deliciously versatile sauce

  • A plate of spaghetti served with red pepper, lemon, basil and pine nuts

    Pepper & lemon spaghetti with basil & pine nuts

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.31 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

  • A saucepan with charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

    Charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.15 ratings

    Make this quick broccoli, lemon and walnut pasta with simple storecupboard ingredients. It’s healthy, low in fat and calories and full of texture and flavour

  • Summer chicken stew

    Summer chicken stew

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.38 ratings

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

  • A serving of vegan strawberry pancakes on a plate with a cup of tea/coffee in the background

    Vegan strawberry pancakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Use soya milk, soya yogurt and wholemeal spelt flour to make these delicious healthy pancakes for breakfast. Or use regular milk if you prefer

  • Spanish seafood rice

    Spanish seafood rice

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.29 ratings

    This quick version of paella is superhealthy, plus it's all cooked in one pan so there's minimal washing-up

  • Cauliflower steaks with roasted red pepper & olive salsa served on a plate

    Roasted cauliflower steaks

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.20 ratings

    Unlock the flavours of cauliflower with a red pepper, olive and caper salsa, topped with almonds. Healthy and vegan, it makes a tasty light lunch or supper

  • Chicken and pasta salad served in lettuce cups

    Chicken waldorf

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    This healthy twist on the traditional waldorf salad with packed with protein, folate, fibre and 2 of your 5-a-day – it's ready in under 30 mins, too

  • A plate of sweetcorn fritters with black bean salsa and a poached egg

    Sweetcorn fritters with eggs & black bean salsa

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    Get 4 of your 5-a-day in this healthy brunch dish. This recipe makes four servings – save half for another day if you're following our Healthy Diet Plan

  • A bowl of quinoa, avocado and griddled peach salad

    Mint & basil griddled peach salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    This vegan salad makes a healthy and filling meal, providing 4 of your 5-a-day. Enjoy hearty quinoa, creamy avocado and juicy griddled peaches

  • Garden salmon salad served on a plate

    Garden salmon salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Choose a lighter lunch with this easy, no-cook salmon salad packed with courgettes, peas, pea shoots and radishes. It's healthy and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

  • Giant couscous salad with charred veg & tangy pesto on a yellow serving platter

    Giant couscous salad with charred veg & tangy pesto

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    The beetroot here is rich in folate, iron, manganese and potassium and a chemical called betalain, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Beetroot is also rich in nitrates, which may help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance

  • A bowl of spaghetti with crab and peas

    Crab & lemon spaghetti with peas

    A star rating of 3.1 out of 5.11 ratings

    Enjoy this fresh-tasting lunch option, on the table in 20 minutes. It's low in calories but provides folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

  • A vegetarian caponata bake topped with sliced potatoes

    Caponata bake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    This healthy, comforting veggie bake is topped with cheesy potato slices and packs in all 5 of your 5-a-day, along with calcium, vitamin C, iron and fibre

  • Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad served on a plate

    Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 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

  • Wholemeal noodles with green peppers, leeks and salmon fillets

    Miso salmon with ginger noodles

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.22 ratings

    Try this healthy dinner dish of wholemeal noodles, peppers, leeks and spinach and omega-3-rich salmon fillets. It's ready in under 25 minutes

  • Healthy wholemeal wraps topped with pea hummus, vegetables and feta

    Wholemeal wraps with minty pea hummus & beetroot

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    This quick lunch option contains 3 of your 5-a-day and makes great fuel for exercise. Homemade wraps are easy to make and are much tastier than shop-bought.

  • Courgette curry in a pan with lemon rice on the side

    Courgette curry with lemon rice

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    The chickpeas in this recipe are a good source of manganese, needed for healthy bones. They also contain fibre, which helps regulate cholesterol, as does garlic

  • Superhealthy vegetarian pizza

    Superhealthy pizza

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.58 ratings

    The quantities for this vegetarian pizza are generous, so if you have any leftovers, pop a few cold slices into your lunchbox for the next day

  • A green bean, potato and lettuce salad with seared beef steak and mint

    Seared beef salad with capers & mint

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 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

  • A plate of coleslaw-style salad topped with cumin-spiced halloumi

    Cumin-spiced halloumi with corn & tomato slaw

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 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

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