Roasted vegetables with feta on tray

Summer side dish recipes

Make a selection of our summer side dishes for an impressive spread bursting with colour and flavour. Try fresh salads, mini quiches and selection platters.

18 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Add feta and basil to roasted vegetables for a perfect summer side dish. The trick is to cut all the veg the same size so they cook in the same amount of time

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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52 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Our classic potato salad recipe is the perfect barbecue side dish, great for picnic spreads or paired with roast leftovers. Try our easy, versatile recipe

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Forget shop-bought versions and make a homemade slaw. It's an ideal side dish for barbecues or to serve with burgers, salads, sandwiches and more

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
116 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make an easy classic coleslaw base then tailor it to your tastes. Apple and cheese work well, plus fennel, celeriac, raisins, spring onions or fresh herbs

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a fresher, seasonal version of mushy peas. If you prefer them very soft, you can purée them. They make an ideal side dish to homemade fish and chips

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Not one to leave your tummy rumbling, this filling salad really hits the spot and has a spicy kick

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy slow-cooked vine tomatoes with garlic as a summer side dish. Woody herbs like thyme, rosemary or bay can also be added to flavour the oil

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This superhealthy salad is the perfect summer side dish

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This vibrant dish has all the flavours of the Mediterranean for holiday dining at home

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

What can be better than dunking crispy roast Jersey Royals into gooey baked cheese? It's a simple, delicious and indulgent sharing dish

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This fresh and light salad makes an ideal summer evening supper

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in this moreish, Mediterranean side dish with chunks of bread and plenty of summer salads

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use tortilla wraps and a muffin tin to make individually portioned egg, salami and tomato bites - ideal for lunch boxes or picnics

25 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve these glazed sweet potatoes as a side dish at a barbecue, or turn them into a summer salad by tossing through handfuls of rocket or watercress

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Veggies needn't feel left out at barbecues with these Indian-spiced kebabs

3 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The taste of warm, buttery corn on the cob is hard to beat on a summer day, and it makes a great side dish to spicy chicken

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This zingy side salad is packed full of goodness and it adds a touch of colour to any dish

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Ditch the boring burger buns and try this easy side dish with burgers or chicken at your next barbecue

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A hidden layer of bacon makes this traditional Scotch egg recipe extra special

1 hr and 50 mins
A challenge
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian side dish of charred courgettes and runner beans sings summer and also has a small bite of hot chilli. It goes down well at barbecues

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Cut this onion focaccia into squares or tear and share – it's an ideal side dish for a barbecue alongside summer salads and can be made a day ahead

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

This one-platter-serves-all beetroot hummus will be a big hit, and doesn’t require any cooking

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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