Summer recipes

38 Recipes

Light and luscious dishes, best enjoyed al fresco.

Summer ham & pea broth


(3 ratings)

This smart soup doesn't require any cooking- just pour hot water over stock, grains and lots of delicious green vegetables
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Slow-roast tomato Tatin


(4 ratings)

Make a savoury tarte tatin with sweet and sour-slow cooked tomatoes on a crisp puff pastry base
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vietnamese prawn summer rolls


(5 ratings)

Fresh-tasting rice paper rolls packed with shellfish, light vermicelli noodles, carrots, cucumber and herbs, with a sweet ginger chilli dipping sauce
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Homemade elderflower cordial


(17 ratings)

Fragrant and refreshing, elderflower cordial is simple to make. Mix with soda water, or add to sparkling wine to start a summer party in style
  • 24 hours
  • Easy

Lamb, apricot & shallot tagine


(9 ratings)

Adapted from the Moroccan roast lamb fish 'mechoui', this slow-cooked dish has an aromatic marinade and irresistably fruity sauce
  • 8 hours
  • Easy

Summer courgette & tomato gratin


(7 ratings)

Rustle up a version of dauphinoise with seasonal vegetables baked with Gruyère and Parmesan cheese
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roast chicken with peppers & feta


(16 ratings)

For a casual summer lunch, try this Mediterranean roast with chickpeas, vegetables and salty Greek cheese
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Summer potato salad


(1 rating)

Make the most of Jersey Royals in this fresh and crunchy side with buttermilk dressing, radishes and cress
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer vegetable minestrone


(8 ratings)

A healthy summer soup - based on an Italian classic and packed with greens, it's a good source of fibre and vitamin C
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian