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Summer recipes

118 Recipes

Celebrate summer with our selection of luscious dishes including fresh salads, light main meals, and fruity desserts – perfect for al fresco dining.

Epic summer salad

4.916665

(12 ratings)

Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry shortcake slice

3.5

(4 ratings)

Layer biscuits with strawberries and cream and they'll soften to create an indulgent no-bake dessert. Super easy and delicious, it's a fabulous summer treat...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

5

(3 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
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Doner kebab

4.454545

(11 ratings)

Make your own version of this takeaway favourite, complete with chilli and garlic sauces. Serve your homemade doner kebab with pitta bread and shredded cabbage
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Harissa & lamb sausage rolls

3.4

(5 ratings)

Spice up your sausage rolls with the flavours of harissa, herbs and spices. They're perfect picnic food for summer and a winner when you're feeding a crowd...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Miso salmon with ginger noodles

3.875

(8 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...
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

5

(2 ratings)

Bakers rejoice: this summer berry cake layered with rose geranium cream is simply divine. It will make a fabulously floral centrepiece dessert at any party
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweetcorn fritters with eggs & black bean salsa

4.4

(10 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...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mix & match seafood tacos

3

(1 rating)

Enjoy these mix-and-match seafood tacos – one made with salmon and avocado, the other piled high with prawns and a chilli dressing. They're perfect party food...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Summer fruit & mascarpone tart

5

(4 ratings)

Think of this summer fruit tart with whipped mascarpone as an oversized millefeuille. It’s very easy to make, but impressive enough for a special gathering...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted asparagus & pea salad

4.8

(5 ratings)

Whip up this quick and healthy asparagus, pea and egg salad and you'll get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C and iron, plus three of your 5-a-day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

One-pan nachos with black beans

4

(2 ratings)

Enjoy this colourful sharing dish with nachos, black beans, salsa, avocado and melted cheese. Everyone will enjoy digging into it straight from the pan
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie Indian burger

2.333335

(3 ratings)

Add Indian flavours to veggie burgers with raita, mango chutney, coriander and Bombay mix for a fruity and crunchy twist. They're perfect for summer dining...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry & elderflower gateau

4.90909

(11 ratings)

Make this stunning strawberry and elderflower gateau in just 30 minutes. As well as looking amazing, it tastes as good as anything from a top-end patisserie
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gin & tonic ice lollies

5

(1 rating)

For a twist on gin & tonic, try these alcoholic ice lollies as a boozy grown-up treat for hot summer days. They'll keep in the freezer for up to two months...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sea breeze

0

(0 ratings)

Blend vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice to make a classic sea breeze cocktail. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with lime for a taste of summer
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow-roasted courgettes with fennel & orzo

4

(3 ratings)

Roast whole courgettes over tomatoes, bay, fennel and chilli for a fabulous taste that pairs well with saffron-spiked orzo - a sumptuous summertime supper
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mojito pitcher

5

(1 rating)

Make a jug of refreshing mojitos to share, so you can spend more time with your guests. Try our three twists on this classic cocktail, too
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Pineapple & pork skewers

4.22222

(9 ratings)

Kids will love these pork, pineapple and green pepper skewers, marinated for added flavour and cooked on the barbecue. Serve with rice or in pitta bread
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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