Grilled aubergine, watermelon and sesame salad on blue plate

Summer recipes

56 Recipes

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

Grilled aubergine, watermelon & sesame salad

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Combine aubergine, watermelon, black rice and feta to make this quirky summer salad. It's topped with shards of sesame brittle for added drama and texture...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Feta & peach couscous

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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
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan Eton mess

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(1 rating)

Nothing says summer like a sweet, berry-filled Eton mess and this vegan version swaps the egg whites in the meringues for an ingenious alternative
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Club Tropicana ice cream cake

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Serve up the wow factor at the end of a summer menu with this ice cream cake. It features layers of mango and raspberry sorbet, sponge, cream and chocolate
  • 1 hour and 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rosé punch

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(1 rating)

Serve this super simple punch with plenty of ice at a picnic or barbecue. The combination of rosé, sherry, fruit and honey is a perfect taste of summer
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Layered rainbow salad pots

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Give kids two of their five-a-day and a dose of vitamin C with these colourful rainbow pots of tuna salad, ideal for a lunchbox, or summer picnic
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

Chicken Provençal with olives & artichokes

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(3 ratings)

Cater for a crowd with this easy, hearty chicken casserole that evokes summer in Provence using a fragrant selection of herbs, tomatoes, olives and artichokes
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Poached salt beef & root veg

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Enjoy salt beef in a broth with turnips, carrots, potatoes and radishes. A hearty meal for a get-together and with baby veg, the perfect summer one-pot
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Sangria cake

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Sangria is transformed into a deliciously decadent cake in this recipe, boasting all the summer fruit and red wine flavours of the classic Spanish cocktail
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry labneh

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(1 rating)

Try this easy summer dessert which features thick Greek yogurt, strawberries macerated in rosewater, honey and pistachios. Serve with biscuits on the side
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Vegan BBQ teriyaki tofu

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Serve this easy vegan teriyaki dish at a summer barbecue. Allow the tofu to soak up the delicious flavours of the marinade before placing on the coals
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Gin & tonic cake

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(3 ratings)

Fan of gin & tonic? What could be better than your favourite tipple in cake form? A fabulous showstopper for afternoon tea or a summer celebration
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Michelada

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Cold lager, chilli powder, pepper and lime: spice up your lager with this Mexican cocktail, popular throughout Latin America and great for a summer party
  • Easy

Lamb & garlic bread salad

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(1 rating)

Try these tasty lamb cutlets served with a vibrant salad of garlic bread, mint, charred cucumber and tomato. It's an easy midweek meal or an al fresco lunch...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Salmon, samphire & charred cucumber salad

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Evoke memories of the seaside by using seaweed flakes or nori sushi sheets to enhance this salmon dish, complemented by a smoky, cucumber and samphire salad
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Parma pork with potato salad

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Try this pork and potato salad for lunch or as a healthy dinner. The pork is wrapped in Parma ham which packs in flavour yet is low fat and low calorie
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Red berry granola yogurt pots

5

(1 rating)

Great for breakfast or at a picnic, these tasty yogurt pots have the summer freshness of strawberries and a raspberry coulis with a crunchy granola topping
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Watermelon & feta salad

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Serve this watermelon, feta and mint salad as a side dish at a barbecue or picnic. Bursting with fresh, summer flavours, it’s also two of your five-a-day...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

BBQ rum & caramel bananas

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(4 ratings)

Make the foil parcels for these BBQ rum bananas in advance, then place them in the dying coals while eating your main – the perfect end to a summer barbecue...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

BBQ sardines with chermoula sauce

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(1 rating)

Serve sardines with a delicious lemon, chilli and herb chermoula sauce for the ultimate taste of summer. Perfect for a lazy afternoon barbecue
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower gin

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(1 rating)

Add a touch of summer to a classic tipple with this delicious elderflower-infused gin. Great for a summer gathering, served with tonic water and lots of ice
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Eton mess cheesecake

4.75

(5 ratings)

If you’re after a summer dessert to impress, try this decadent Eton mess cheesecake filled with creamy mascarpone, topped with meringues and strawberries...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

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(2 ratings)

This vegetarian side dish of charred courgettes and runner beans sings summer and also has a small bite of hot chilli. It goes down well at barbecues
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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