Sliced butterflied leg of lamb topped with sauce and lavendar

Summer dinner party recipes

64 Recipes

Summer entertaining has never been so easy with our al fresco dinner party dishes. Impress your guests with seasonal salads, light mains and fruity desserts.

Pea mousse

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Impress dinner guests with this creamy pea mousse, which makes a great dessert that's bang on trend. Decorate with pea shoots and flowers for the wow factor...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

5

(1 rating)

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

Home hog roast with chilli pig sauce

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Enjoy the contrast between fork-tender meat and crunchy, crispy crackling in this succulent pork roast. Our roasted chilli sauce is the perfect accompaniment
  • 4 hours and 40 mins
  • A challenge

Potted crab

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Rustle up Tom Kerridge's crab starter with a hint of smoked paprika for your next dinner party. You can make it ahead, leaving you time to sit down and enjoy...
  • 12 mins
  • Easy

Roast new potatoes & radishes

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(3 ratings)

Celebrate summer with this sharing salad of baby potatoes, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, spring onions, yogurt dressing and a scattering of chilli flakes
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Strawberry & elderflower gateau

5

(5 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

Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

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(1 rating)

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

Tropical tart

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Create a stunning geometric design on this tropical fruit tart using triangles of mango and kiwi or dragon fruit and pineapple - or dream up your own
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Roast side of salmon with chermoula

5

(1 rating)

Elevate roast salmon with a herby chermoula dressing for a dish that's rich in omega 3 and perfect for sharing with friends. Pair with a light summery salad...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Summer traybake chicken

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(17 ratings)

A great dish for dinner parties and family meals in - quick, easy and very tasty
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Tomato, burrata & broad bean salad

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(3 ratings)

Chop up tomatoes, toss with salt, top with creamy burrata and slather with a broad bean-flecked salsa verde to make this simple yet super-tasty salad
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Port & chicken liver pâté

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Impress dinner guests with homemade port and chicken liver pâté, which takes just 30 minutes to make. Enjoy as a starter with our rosemary crackers
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & verbena tart with raspberries

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(1 rating)

Impress your guests with an easy, delicious baked lemon tart. The magical sherbet flavour of lemon verbena leaves will take this classic dessert to new heights
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Classic coleslaw

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Make a classic coleslaw base then tailor it to your tastes. Apple and cheese work well, plus fennel, celeriac, raisins, spring onions or fresh herbs
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Next level paella

4.4

(5 ratings)

Choose the freshest ingredients for a world-class paella with our ultimate recipe. Serve this classic Spanish seafood dish in the pan to impress your guests
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Sticky onion & cheddar quiche

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(95 ratings)

A crisp pastry case and a just-set creamy filling, quiche is a good solution to any meal dilemma from dinner parties, suppers, picnics and even afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Baked chicken with lemon

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(2 ratings)

Spruce up chicken breasts with fresh thyme and lemon – whether or not you use skin-on chicken is up to you. Orange and rosemary also work well as flavourings...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry fizz

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Serve this fruity cocktail at a garden party or wedding reception. With crushed fresh raspberries, raspberry liqueur and champagne, it's a real taste of summer...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

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

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