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Healthy summer recipes

82 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.

Spaghetti puttanesca with red beans & spinach

4.29412

(17 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

Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta

5

(3 ratings)

Eat well at work with this easy-to-prepare Scandinavian-inspired beetroot and salmon fusilli salad. It'll keep you going through the afternoon...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egyptian courgettes with dukkah sprinkle

3.833335

(18 ratings)

Get four 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

Miso broccoli, egg & quinoa salad

4

(3 ratings)

Pack a lunch that will power you through the afternoon with this healthy miso and lime-dressed salad with broccoli, peas, boiled egg and radishes. It's tasty and full of goodness...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Apple & penne slaw with walnuts

3.5

(6 ratings)

Try a fresh twist on the classic pasta salad with a tangy, veggie yogurt-based dressing, plus apples, walnuts and chickpeas. It's a healthy, low-calorie lunch option that provides 3 of your 5-a-day...
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Crispy paprika chicken with tomatoes & lentils

4.125

(8 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

5

(4 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

Roast new potatoes & radishes

5

(10 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

Spanish pork with beans

4.333335

(15 ratings)

Providing all five of your 5-a-day, this flavour-packed butterbean stew pairs perfectly with lean pork shoulder steaks – perfect to enjoy after a workout...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Healthy Turkish meatloaf

3.77778

(9 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

3.4

(5 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

(10 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

Chicken & veg bowl

5

(1 rating)

Make this colourful chicken, brown rice and vegetable dish for the whole family. With avocado, edamame beans, sweetcorn and carrots, it's not only tasty, but healthy too...
  • 30 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

4.75

(8 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

Cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad

4.34483

(29 ratings)

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

Summer porridge

4

(5 ratings)

A healthy, summery vegan porridge with jumbo oats and bright pink pomegranate seeds
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Summer chicken stew

3.962965

(27 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

Crunchy bulgur salad

4.42857

(7 ratings)

A vibrant summer salad with radishes, edamame beans, peppers, almonds and herbs, drizzled with a citrus dressing
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky aubergine tagine with lemon & apricots

3.97143

(35 ratings)

A fragrant tagine is perfect for summer entertaining, lighter than stew but just as satisfying with meaty aubergines and aromatic spices
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Orange, fennel & rocket salad

5

(7 ratings)

This fresh, fruity salad combines peppery rocket leaves, tangy citrus and a punchy mustard dressing for a full-flavoured side dish
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Zingy teriyaki beef skewers

4.53846

(13 ratings)

If you're looking for a light and healthy dinner then these kebabs are just the ticket - rich in folate, fibre, iron and vitamin C, plus 3 of your 5-a-day...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter chicken tacos

4.642855

(14 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

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