The BBC Good Food logo
Chipotle chickpeas with aubergines and pitta

Budget summer recipes

36 Recipes
Magazine subscription – your first 5 issues for only £5!

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

Advertisement

Showing items 1 to 12 of 36

  • Creamy fish curry

    Creamy fish curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.29 ratings

    Whip up a curry-in-a-hurry with this Goan-style mild dish with korma paste, coconut, green beans and sustainable white fish

  • Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

    Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.21 ratings

    Use a lime-spiked spicy marinade to coat thighs and drumsticks then roast and serve with paprika rice for a cheap and healthy supper

  • Prawn and noodle salad on platter

    Peanut butter & prawn noodle salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.19 ratings

    Peanut butter is the secret ingredient in our Asian-style prawn salad. This budget meal takes just 15 minutes to make, so it's ideal for busy weeknights

  • A veggie fajita wrap being held in cupped hands

    Vegetarian fajitas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.82 ratings

    For a quick, easy veggie family meal, try these black bean, avocado and pepper fajitas. If you don't have the spices, swap them out for fajita seasoning

  • Chorizo hummus served in a bowl with flatbread

    Chorizo hummus bowl

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    Add chorizo and kale to hummus for a dish that's packed with protein and flavour. Drizzle over olive oil and serve with flatbread to make lunch for one

  • One deli-style stuffed falafel wrap unwrapped

    Deli-style stuffed falafel wrap

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make this deli-style falafel wrap stuffed with spinach, gherkin, cucumber and red cabbage in just 10 minutes for a quick and easy supper for one

  • Prawn fried rice served in a frying pan

    Prawn fried rice

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.47 ratings

    Make this easy Asian-inspired dish in just 30 minutes. It's healthy and low in calories but big on flavour, making it perfect for a speedy family supper

  • Egg & rocket pizzas

    Egg & rocket pizzas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.38 ratings

    Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an egg in the centre and bake to boost protein intake

  • A pot and two plates of beef stir-fry on noodles, next to a glass and peanuts

    Stir-fried beef with ginger

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Forget a takeaway – make this beef and green pepper stir-fry with fragrant lemongrass and ginger instead. Marinate the beef while you prep the other ingredients

See more Budget summer recipes
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content