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Chipotle chickpeas with aubergines and pitta

Budget summer recipes

36 Recipes

Browse our selection of thrifty summer dishes. These budget-friendly recipes include fresh salads, light pasta, burgers and more.

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  • Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    Masala frittata with avocado salsa

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.44 ratings

    A spicy twist on a simple frittata recipe, with Masala paste, coriander and plump cherry tomatoes. Pair it with our avocado salsa for a light and budget-friendly supper

  • A platter of spring onion and sweetcorn fritters with lemon wedges and soured cream

    Tuna, spring onion & sweetcorn fritters

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make these easy tuna, sweetcorn and spring onion fritters for a family-friendly meal. They're versatile and can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner

  • 4 frozen banana lollies decorated with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries

    Frozen banana lollies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat

  • Bhaji frittata

    Bhaji frittata

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

    This lunchbox or picnic-friendly dish takes an Italian-style thick omelette and adds some Indian spice, along with potatoes, peas and coriander

  • Jumbo sausage roll with salsa beans

    Jumbo sausage roll with salsa beans

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.19 ratings

    This giant sausage roll and spicy homemade baked beans are easy to make and perfect for sharing - great for students on a budget

  • Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle on a white plate

    Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.28 ratings

    A simple, budget pasta dish with a touch of chilli, squeeze of lemon and fresh basil. Add a drizzle of oil and sprinkling of feta cheese to serve

  • Cheesy bean burgers

    Cheesy bean burgers

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.43 ratings

    This super-satisfying, vegetarian bean burger makes a cheap and easy after-work meal for all the family

  • Spicy ‘vedgeree’ served in a casserole dish

    Spicy ‘vedgeree’

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    Try our veggie twist on kedgeree for a healthy supper. Like the traditional version, it's served with boiled eggs and has a lovely mild curry flavour

  • Spinach falafel & hummus bowl

    Spinach falafel & hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make this easy vegan salad bowl, with homemade spinach falafels and hummus served alongside pitta and salad. It's packed with nutrients for a healthy supper

  • A platter and plate of rice with courgette, chickpeas, herbs and lemon wedges

    Chickpea & courgette pilaf

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make our pilaf with lemon, courgette and chickpeas for an easy vegetarian midweek meal. Flavour with cinnamon, cumin and coriander if you have them in your storecupboard

  • A serving of chipotle chickpeas with aubergine & pitta

    Chipotle chickpeas with aubergine & pitta

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Give chickpeas and aubergine a spicy kick with chipotle. Serve on top of pittas with tahini and crème fraîche and finish with lime wedges and coriander

  • Vegetables, noodles and broth in bowl

    Easy vegan pho

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    Make our easy vegan noodle soup for a warming midweek meal. This low-calorie recipe can be spiced up according to taste with a side serving of sriracha

  • Two plates of fish curry alongside a pan with rice and lime wedges

    Coconut fish curry & rice

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Cook this flavour-packed coconut fish curry in just 30 minutes for a speedy meal. For a dose of sour use lime juice or tamarind paste if you have it to hand

  • Pizza omelette

    Pizza omelette

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.13 ratings

    This unusual combination is a real winner and is a great dish to cook with the kids

  • Hot pasta salad

    Hot pasta salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    This a good source of vitamin C and packed full of veg. Take some to work

  • Prawn & chorizo frittata

    Prawn & chorizo frittata

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.23 ratings

    Never tried seafood with spicy chorizo? Give it a go in this simple supper for two

  • Three bowls of cream with apple and ginger biscuits

    Vanilla, apple & ginger biscuit fool

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Impress guests with these apple and ginger fools for dessert. Made using just four simple ingredients, they're quick and easy

  • Greek loaded fries on a plate

    Greek loaded fries

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Bake some budget-friendly frozen fries and pile them high with a moreish Greek-inspired topping of feta, olives, tomatoes and cucumber. Great for sharing

  • Coconut & mango sponge

    Coconut & mango sponge

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.46 ratings

    This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale

  • Pasta with ham & minty pea pesto

    Pasta with ham & minty pea pesto

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.14 ratings

    Serve your choice of pasta with ham and a vivid green sauce made from peas, mint and crème fraîche

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