sticky pork lettuce wraps family summer lunch

Summer family recipes

85 Recipes

Our selection of kid-friendly summer essentials. Feed the whole family with barbecue staples, one-pan traybakes, light salads and fruity desserts.

Sticky pork lettuce wraps

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Let people build their own with these sticky pork lettuce wraps - they'll prove a winner with kids. They're perfect for a summer lunch or light dinner...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chicken, baguette & tomatoes with pesto

5

(1 rating)

Try a chunky pesto with pine nuts in it to make our chicken, tomatoes and sliced baguette traybake. It's an easy, preparation-light choice for family dinners...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

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

Summer sausage rolls

4.545455

(66 ratings)

When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Halloumi burgers

4.76923

(13 ratings)

These veggie halloumi burgers in brioche buns are perfect for the whole family. Serve as a quick and easy lunch - they're also great on camping holidays...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Triple-layered berry cheesecake

5

(1 rating)

Make this showstopping cheesecake for summer entertaining. Top with strawberries or a mix of fresh berries, plus a drizzle of chocolate for extra indulgence
  • 34 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

4.8

(5 ratings)

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Teriyaki salmon & green beans

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Buy a whole piece of salmon for this traybake if you're feeding a family and cut into adult and children-sized portions. It's cooked in a delicious teriyaki sauce...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pea & pasta frittata

5

(4 ratings)

Use up leftovers with this easy mint, pea and pasta frittata, which takes just 20 minutes. It keeps really well – pack into lunchboxes for the next day...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mini milkshakes

5

(2 ratings)

Make these cute mini fruit milkshakes for a family picnic. With three flavours to suit everyone, try banana, strawberry & raspberry and mango & coconut
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

4.642855

(14 ratings)

Runner and green beans make a delicious addition to a comforting pasta bake - top with pumpkin seeds for added crunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

4

(4 ratings)

Top these barbecued sweet potatoes with red pepper and halloumi for a veggie alternative in a family summer feast. Serve with parsley and a squeeze of lemon
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • 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

Quick banana ice cream sandwiches

5

(1 rating)

Bake peanut butter cookies and blitz frozen bananas with cream and vanilla to make this impressive speedy dessert. Kids will think they've hit the jackpot...
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffed rainbow baguette

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Traffic light chicken shish kebabs

0

(0 ratings)

These barbecued kebabs are big on flavour, but the spice is toned down, so they're great for kids. Offer some chilli sauce on the side for those who like heat, and serve with flatbread...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Broccoli pasta shells

3.9

(10 ratings)

Kids will love this healthier take on pesto and pasta, with broccoli upping their veg intake. It takes just 20 minutes to make and is low in calories
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut chicken noodle salads

0

(0 ratings)

Layer up noodles, beans, tomatoes, spinach and chicken in jars to serve at a family picnic. These mini salads come with a tasty coconut and peanut dressing
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

BBQ chorizo potato salad

4.5

(2 ratings)

Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd...
  • 45 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

Piri-piri chicken

5

(3 ratings)

This oven-roasted chicken can also be spatchcocked and barbecued. If you don't like it too hot, adjust the amount of chillies in the piri-piri marinade...
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Salmon picnic platter

3.5

(2 ratings)

A combination of cooked and smoked salmon, hot-smoked salmon, stuffed eggs and cucumber, yogurt and dill salad makes the ideal al fresco sharer for friends
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

4

(4 ratings)

Enjoy this cheesy garlic tear-and-share bread at a family dinner. It's perfect for feeding a crowd at a barbecue, or as a side dish to a hearty casserole...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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