Mad about May

Mad about May recipes

Don't miss out on May's blooming bounty.

3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This wonderfully fresh dish is full of light, shellfish flavours and makes the perfect start to a relaxed dinner party

40 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Take the classic strawberry, clotted cream and meringue combo and serve it on easy-to-make scones- irresistible

35 mins
Easy
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7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This light, zesty tart is packed with asparagus, courgette, herbs and feta. Best served al fresco

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A perfect snack, starter or side dish of nutty, crisp asparagus spears with a buttery glaze

11 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Gooseberries are often underused but they make a really glamorous summer treat

25 mins
Easy
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Crispy bacon and a perfectly cooked egg with oozing yellow yolk is a brunch staple - this version teams it with watercress

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of peas and beans with this layered quiche combined with lardons and Parmesan cheese

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Churning your own frozen dessert is a little effort, but great for using up seasonal fruit

40 mins
More effort
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Creamy mash laced with good-for-you greens makes for a simple, low-fat side that's budget friendly too

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
216 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This recipe tastes even better with homegrown rhubarb

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make your own Italian sauce from nuts, garlic and watercress, add a touch of lemon and serve with pasta

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Roll quail's eggs up in creamy smoked fish and potato for an impressive make-ahead weekend canapé or starter

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This low-fat and satisfying cobbler is the perfect way to end a roast lunch with friends in summer

40 mins
Easy
159 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe

15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Turn strawberries and cream into a pudding to remember with the simple addition of puff pastry sheets

40 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

The perfect family pudding

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
86 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The lovely, leafy spinach in this recipe makes for a flavoursome and intriguing bright-green soup

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Perfect to serve for dessert or with coffee

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These little Thai nibbles are ready in just 10 minutes

10 mins
Easy
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A nourishing spring salad, ready in minutes

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Add some glamour to your lunchbox with this smart vegetarian recipe

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A great dinner party dish that can be prepared 24 hours ahead, leaving just the sauce to prepare on the day

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
66 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Homemade jam doesn't have to be just a summer treat with this sweet-sharp seasonal recipe

1 hr
Easy
53 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Keep this tucked away for a month so flavours can develop and then serve it with cheese, pâté, cold meats, sandwiches – you name it

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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