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Summer recipes

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Celebrate summer with our selection of luscious dishes, including fresh salads, light main meals and fruity desserts – all perfect for al fresco dining.

Looking for more recipes to enjoy in the sunshine? Try our delicious summer budget recipes, summer party food recipes and summer starter recipes.

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  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.103 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, our epic salad is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad served on a plate

    Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    Combine roasted lemon with fronds of fennel, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate and herbs to make this colourful summer salad. It makes a perfect sharing dish

  • Doner kebab ingredients served on a serving platter

    Doner kebab

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.65 ratings

    Make your own version of this takeaway favourite, complete with chilli and garlic sauces. Serve your homemade doner kebab with pitta bread and shredded cabbage

  • Strawberry buns on tray with icing sugar

    Strawberry crumble buns

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Celebrate strawberry season with these moreish crumble buns. These eye-catching desserts are perfect for summer and make an impressive sweet treat

  • Peach & raspberry fruit salad with mascarpone served on a plate

    Peach & raspberry fruit salad with mascarpone

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Get the best out of fresh produce with this lovely peach and raspberry fruit salad. Serve with a scattering of pistachios, mascarpone and maple syrup

  • No-alcohol granadilla passion fruit spritz served in a glass

    Non-alcoholic summer spritz

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    This non-alcoholic cocktail uses granadilla, a type of passion fruit which is both sweet and sour – it makes a fruity spritz with slight tartness.

  • Cauliflower steaks with roasted red pepper & olive salsa served on a plate

    Roasted cauliflower steaks

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.20 ratings

    Unlock the flavours of cauliflower with a red pepper, olive and caper salsa, topped with almonds. Healthy and vegan, it makes a tasty light lunch or supper

  • Panzanella salad served on a large plate

    Panzanella

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    Prepare your own version of one of Tuscany’s most famous dishes, panzanella. It's a good way to use up leftovers, as it's made with stale bread – simply toss with ripe tomatoes and an olive oil dressing

  • Wholemeal noodles with green peppers, leeks and salmon fillets

    Miso salmon with ginger noodles

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.22 ratings

    Try this healthy dinner dish of wholemeal noodles, peppers, leeks and spinach and omega-3-rich salmon fillets. It's ready in under 25 minutes

  • Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream served on a cake stand

    Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Strawberry lemonade served in a bottle and two glasses with straws

    Strawberry lemonade

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make the most of summer strawberries at your next garden party or barbecue with this fresh take on easy homemade lemonade.

  • A plate of sweetcorn fritters with black bean salsa and a poached egg

    Sweetcorn fritters with eggs & black bean salsa

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    Get 4 of your 5-a-day in this healthy brunch dish. This recipe makes four servings – save half for another day if you're following our Healthy Diet Plan

  • Next level potato salad served on a plate

    Next level potato salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.30 ratings

    Take the humble potato salad to the next level with our ultimate version of this ever-versatile side dish. It's perfect for picnics, barbecues and more

  • Coronation chickpea sandwich filler being spread onto a slice of bread

    Coronation chickpea sandwich filler

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Create this veggie version of sandwich favourite Coronation chicken using chickpeas. It makes a lovely addition to a summer picnic menu.

  • Mix & match seafood tacos

    Mix & match seafood tacos

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Enjoy these mix-and-match seafood tacos – one made with salmon and avocado, the other piled high with prawns and a chilli dressing. They're perfect party food

  • Summer fruit & mascarpone tart served on a cutting board

    Summer fruit & mascarpone tart

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Think of this summer fruit tart with whipped mascarpone as an oversized millefeuille. It’s very easy to make, but impressive enough for a special gathering

  • Roasted asparagus, pea & egg salad served on a plate

    Roasted asparagus & pea salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

    Whip up this quick and healthy asparagus, pea and egg salad and you'll get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C and iron, plus three of your 5-a-day

  • One-pan nachos traybake with black beans

    One-pan nachos with black beans

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 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

  • Cucumber soup in a bowl garnished with oil and herbs

    Cucumber soup

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    The refreshing cucumber soup is served cold, so it will go down well on a summer’s day. Ladle it into bowls for a smaller gathering, or pour into small cups for an amuse-bouche.

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