sticky pork lettuce wraps family summer lunch

Summer family recipes

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

9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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41 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
13 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A colourful all-in-one bake bursting with summer flavour

55 mins
Easy
67 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star 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
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

White fish served in tortilla wraps with a choice of cucumber ribbons, romaine lettuce or tomatoes makes this a good build-your-own meal for the whole family

45 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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