Summer roast chicken with tomatoes

Summer roast recipes

Give your Sunday roast a summery makeover with these lighter versions of the traditional spread. Pair roast chicken with pilaf, barbecue a leg of lamb or go for baked whole salmon.

36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

For a casual summer lunch, try this Mediterranean roast with chickpeas, vegetables and salty Greek cheese

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Cook your roast chicken with honey and five-spice glaze then serve with a Chinese-style fruit sauce and pancakes

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Butterflying your lamb not only means it cooks quicker, but it can be barbecued as well as roasted

45 mins
More effort
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Revamp your roast chicken for the summer months with just a few ingredients. Serve our easy traybake with salad or crusty bread for a winning chicken dinner

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Cover your duck legs with sea salt and leave for 24 hours to infuse before rinsing and roasting for a crisp finish

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Lift your traditional roasties with lemon, bay, garlic and parsley for a versatile accompaniment with a crisp finish

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Throw potatoes, courgettes and a whole garlic bulb in with chicken thighs then oven bake for a simple all-in-one supper

1 hr
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give your side dish some lightness and crunch with thinly sliced radish, then dress with mustard and lemon

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Tamarind is commonly used to flavour potatoes in India, and makes this low-fat salad authentic and punchy

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This aubergine parcel looks very dramatic, but is dead easy

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you love restaurant Peking duck with plum sauce, try this version with sticky sesame and hoisin peaches

4 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Mary Cadogan demonstrates the technique of boning out a leg of lamb and how to cook it

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This dish is all about vegetables at the peak of their season

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Love roast chicken but want to give it a summer twist? John Torode, MasterChef judge and chef shows you how

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This simple salad is a flavourful, vegetarian side - perfect for al fresco summer dining

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Beautiful served hot or cold, this poached salmon makes a stunning yet stress-free centrepiece for a buffet lunch

2 hrs
More effort
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This Italian-inspired roast chicken couldn't be easier, but the result is really special

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Stuffed peppers are a vegetarian favourite - this version is packed with vegetables, fresh pesto, herbs and chilli

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A healthy Mediterranean-style tray bake with sweet potato, peppers, courgettes and chunky onion

1 hr
Easy
27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Serve salmon with paprika, ginger and honey mustard glaze for an Indian-inspired, original roast

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This summery beef dish is the perfect centrepiece for your outdoor entertaining

35 mins
More effort
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Everyone loves potato salad – and this recipe, packed with veg, has more to offer than usual, in both flavour and glamour

40 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get a taste of the Mediterranean with a laidback spread of roasted vegetables and salads

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cooking whole sides of salmon for a centrepiece is a sociable and special way of eating

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
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