Roasted vegetables with feta on tray

Summer side dish recipes

26 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.

10 ratings 5.0 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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42 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
94 ratings 4.7 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
12 ratings 5.0 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
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
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This superhealthy salad is the perfect summer side dish

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.8 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
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This fresh and light salad makes an ideal summer evening supper

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.6 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
13 ratings 4.4 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
19 ratings 4.6 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
16 ratings 4.4 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
9 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
9 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 3.3 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

Never know what to make when you have friends round for drinks? This one-platter-serves-all beetroot hummus will be a big hit, and doesn’t require any cooking

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bring some South American flavour to the table with this fruity side dish

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These little filo pastry parcels are packed with a cheese, basil, mint and watercress filling - perfect for a picnic

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
137 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Capture the flavours of summer in this simple, hearty couscous salad. With fried halloumi, vine tomatoes and courgettes, it's perfect for an al fresco lunch

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These savoury snacks are brilliant for picnics and lunchboxes - plus they can be frozen ahead

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
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