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Quick summer recipes

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Spend less time in the kitchen and more time eating al fresco with these dinner ideas for summer which showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients - all ready in 30 minutes or less

For more quick and easy recipes that everyone will enjoy, try our quick dessert recipes, quick dinner recipes and quick vegetarian recipes.

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  • 15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers served on a wooden serving platter

    15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.63 ratings

    Struggle to find dishes to cook that take very little time but the whole family will love? Look no further than these chicken and halloumi burgers

  • A plate with feta & peach couscous and a fork alongside

    Feta & peach couscous

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.31 ratings

    Grab just four ingredients to make this easy, light lunch and enjoy a taste of summer. The combination of peaches, feta, couscous and mixed seeds is moreish

  • A large chicken, mango & noodle salad

    Chicken, mango & noodle salad

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Enjoy this no-cook chicken noodle salad with mango for a quick and nutritious supper. It uses leftover chicken, so is perfect the day after a Sunday roast

  • Two bowls filled with chipotle corn salad

    Chipotle corn salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Excite your tastebuds with a salad combining sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes, macadamia nuts and avocado with a kick of chipotle chilli. Ideal for a barbecue

  • Salmon sushi rice in a bowl

    Easy salmon sushi rice bowl

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Encourage kids to learn how to cook with our easy salmon sushi rice bowl. The recipe features a full list of equipment and easy-to-follow instructions

  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.108 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, our epic salad is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • Coronation chickpea sandwich filler being spread onto a slice of bread

    Coronation chickpea sandwich filler

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Create this veggie version of sandwich favourite Coronation chicken using chickpeas. It makes a lovely addition to a summer picnic menu.

  • Sriracha & lime potato salad in a bowl

    Sriracha & lime potato salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Jazz up your usual summer potato salad with a spicy sriracha and zingy lime dressing. It’s a lively addition to any barbecue that's healthy to boot

  • A sharing plate of lentil & tuna salad

    Lentil & tuna salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Throw together this easy, no-cook lentil and tuna salad for a speedy and healthy lunch or supper. It takes just 15 minutes to make – ideal for busy days

  • A prawn & grain poke bowl

    Prawn & grain poke bowls

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Quickly marinate prawns in a chilli & lime dressing, then serve with grains, mango, radish, avocado and spring onions. This poke bowl is the ultimate summer salad

  • Halloumi skewers on a barbecue

    Halloumi skewers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make our veggie cheese skewers on a barbecue or griddle pan and add your favourite marinade. We have ideas for three flavour-packed glazes

  • Creamy mushroom & spinach pasta served in a bowl

    Creamy mushroom & spinach pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.15 ratings

    Toss together tagliatelle, mushrooms and spinach in a parmesan and crème fraîche sauce to make a quick and low calorie dinner that takes just 25 minutes

  • Summer meatballs & spaghetti served in a bowl

    Summer meatballs & spaghetti

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.21 ratings

    Make a quick and easy meal for two with these pork meatballs, served with spaghetti, courgette ribbons, lemon and parmesan – perfect for summer evenings

  • Two bowls of black bean soup with chunky raita

    Black bean soup with chunky raita

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Rustle up this spice-rich soup and hearty raita for a tasty and speedy lunch. It's also healthy, delivering four of your 5-a-day

  • A plate of chicken satay with sliced cucumber and sweet chilli dip

    Nutty chicken satay strips

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.158 ratings

    Keep these nutty chicken satay strips in the fridge for a healthy choice when you're peckish. The chicken is served with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce

  • A Mexican egg roll sliced into two halves

    Omelette roll-up

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 ratings

    Turn a one-egg omelette into a wrap and slather on some salsa for a low-carb alternative to a flatbread or sandwich. A quick and easy vegetarian snack

  • Two Moroccan lamb burgers

    Moroccan-style lamb burgers

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Get a quick fix of spicy, fruity flavours with these simple-to-make, Moroccan-inspired lamb burgers. Serve in wholemeal buns with lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayo

  • Caprese salad on a white platter

    Caprese salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this classic Italian tricolore salad for a starter or side. It's incredibly simple but, when made with perfectly ripe tomatoes, is a real delight

  • A serving of gingery broccoli-fry with cashews in a bowl with chopsticks alongside

    Gingery broccoli-fry with cashews

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Try our gingery broccoli-fry for a healthy veggie dinner. It's a bit like fried rice but with antioxidant-rich broccoli instead

  • Green goddess salad

    Green goddess salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    A fresh green salad to accompany any meal - and it counts as one of your 5 a day too

  • 10-minute couscous salad

    10-minute couscous salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.193 ratings

    This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out and is equally good at home from the fridge

  • Miso steak with noodle salad in two bowls with chopsticks alongside

    Miso steak with noodle salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Looking for a quick, nutritious dish for busy days? Try our speedy, easy miso steak with a noodle and veg salad – it's healthy, low in calories and tastes great

  • A glass bowl serving Indian chicken protein pots

    Indian chicken protein pots

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Use leftover chicken or buy it ready-cooked for these speedy protein pots. The chicken is combined with spiced lentils and tomatoes and topped with tzatziki

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