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Chicken and mango chutney sandwiches with salad

Summer lunch recipes

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Enjoy our light, fresh dishes for a seasonal summertime lunch. Choose from vibrant salads, pastas, sandwiches and kebabs.

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  • The ingredients for mango chutney & chicken sliders laid out on a board

    Mango chutney & chicken sliders

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Top these chicken sliders with mango chutney, red onion, chilli and cucumber salad, and a mint & yogurt dressing. They make fabulous finger food for summer

  • Peach panzanella salad served in a bowl

    Peach panzanella

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Pair this salad with barbecued chicken as part of a summer menu. Made with peaches, mozzarella and a lemon and caper dressing, it's also great on its own

  • Pulled pork sloppy joe dogs served on a tray

    Pulled pork sloppy joe dogs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Combine three street-food favourites into one awesome hot dog. You could use shop-bought pulled pork, or go the whole hog and make it yourself

  • A smoked mackerel & fennel salad bowl

    Smoked mackerel & fennel salad bowls

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve this smoked mackerel & fennel salad bowl as a lighter option at a summer get together with family and friends. It’s also great as a filling for a wrap

  • A plate with feta & peach couscous and a fork alongside

    Feta & peach couscous

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.31 ratings

    Grab just four ingredients to make this easy, light lunch and enjoy a taste of summer. The combination of peaches, feta, couscous and mixed seeds is moreish

  • Roast puttanesca aubergines with tomato rice & feta on an oval dish

    Roast puttanesca aubergines with tomato rice & feta

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Enjoy these glorious roast aubergines with tomato rice and feta for a summer supper or al fresco lunch. You could also barbecue the aubergines, if you like

  • Chicken souvlaki

    Chicken souvlaki

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.154 ratings

    Marinate the chicken for these Greek-style spiced kebabs as long as possible to soak up all the flavour and make it really tender. Serve with warm bread, salad and tzatziki

  • Halloumi burgers served on a wooden serving board

    Halloumi burgers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.30 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

  • Gazpacho

    Gazpacho

    A star rating of 2.9 out of 5.11 ratings

    Make-ahead this crowd-pleasing, vegetarian starter and get a good dose of vitamin C and one of your five-a-day

  • Veggie rainbow picnic pie cut into squares

    Veggie rainbow picnic pie

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Packed with veggies, feta and egg, this vegetarian pastry is part tortilla, part pie. Bursting with summer colours, it'll provide the wow factor at any picnic

  • BBQ rainbow beef salad served on a plate

    BBQ rainbow beef salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our Asian-inspired dressing

  • Pesto & Parmesan spaghetti

    Easy pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    This supper couldn't be easier. Make our filling pesto pasta recipe for a quick, family-friendly dish you can throw together with storecupboard ingredients

  • Greek salad in a bowl alongside kebabs and tzatziki

    Greek salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.123 ratings

    Make a fresh and colourful Greek salad in no time. It's great with grilled meats at a barbecue, or on its own as a veggie main

  • Halloumi & quinoa fattoush served on a plate

    Halloumi & quinoa fattoush

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    With griddled halloumi, toasted pitta pieces, grains, tomatoes, dill and mint, this Middle Eastern-inspired salad makes a speedy and satisfying lunch for four

  • Charred nectarine & prosciutto panzanella served in a bowl

    Charred nectarine & prosciutto panzanella

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Combine nectarines, prosciutto, ricotta, spinach, sourdough and herbs to make this simple summer salad. Charring the nectarines adds depth of flavour

  • Carrot & sesame burgers

    Carrot & sesame burgers

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.39 ratings

    Burgers are always a barbecue staple, and these sesame-scented ones can be dressed up or down

  • Loaded open sandwiches on a plate

    Loaded open sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Keep the kids happy over the summer holidays with a patisserie-style afternoon tea complete with these easy open sandwiches featuring a variety of toppings

  • Falafel burgers in a pitta bread with salsa

    Falafel burgers

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.697 ratings

    A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone after a satisfying bite low in calories.

  • A prawn & grain poke bowl

    Prawn & grain poke bowls

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Quickly marinate prawns in a chilli & lime dressing, then serve with grains, mango, radish, avocado and spring onions. This poke bowl is the ultimate summer salad

  • Tomato & courgette risotto

    Tomato & courgette risotto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.56 ratings

    Roast a glut of summer vegetables and serve in this creamy Italian classic, finished with mascarpone and grated Parmesan

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