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Summer recipes

118 Recipes

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

Summer egg salad with basil & peas

4.6

(5 ratings)

Drizzle seasonal greens, new potatoes and eggs with a tangy, herby dressing to make this healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner, packed with iron, folate and fibre
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tomato, burrata & broad bean salad

4.5

(6 ratings)

Chop up tomatoes, toss with salt, top with creamy burrata and slather with a broad bean-flecked salsa verde to make this simple yet super-tasty salad
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Korean chilli, sesame & honey chicken

4.95

(20 ratings)

A kebab always goes down well at a BBQ, and this Korean chicken with sweet, spicy and sticky glaze is our new favourite. Scatter over spring onions to serve
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Aperol spritz

5

(3 ratings)

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken, baguette & tomatoes with pesto

0

(0 ratings)

Try a chunky pesto with pine nuts in it to make our chicken, tomatoes and sliced baguette traybake. It's an easy, preparation-light choice for family dinners...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Club Tropicana ice cream cake

5

(1 rating)

Serve up the wow factor at the end of a summer menu with this ice cream cake. It features layers of mango and raspberry sorbet, sponge, cream and chocolate
  • 1 hour and 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Appletini

2

(1 rating)

Mix vodka with apple juice, lemon juice and maple syrup to make this divine appletini cocktail. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with a slice of apple
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roast new potatoes & radishes

5

(8 ratings)

Celebrate summer with this sharing salad of baby potatoes, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, spring onions, yogurt dressing and a scattering of chilli flakes
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egyptian courgettes with dukkah sprinkle

3.90909

(11 ratings)

Get four of your 5-a-day in one vegan dinner! This easy recipe is healthy and gluten-free, and provides calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Quick banana ice cream sandwiches

5

(1 rating)

Bake peanut butter cookies and blitz frozen bananas with cream and vanilla to make this impressive speedy dessert. Kids will think they've hit the jackpot...
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pork belly slices

4.666665

(9 ratings)

Nothing tastes better than tender pork belly with sticky barbecue sauce. Grill it for a perfect finish, then pile into buns and serve with coleslaw and fries
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Steak & aubergine salad

5

(8 ratings)

Rustle up this protein-packed salad in just 25 minutes. Made with sirloin steak, fried aubergine and feta in a zesty dressing, it makes a great summer dish
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Gin & tonic cheesecake

4

(9 ratings)

Combine your favourite cocktail and dessert with this fabulously zingy gin and tonic cheesecake. It makes a perfect sweet treat for a grown-up dinner party
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy brochettes two ways with manchego and chorizo or prosciutto, mozzarella and basil - ideal for a picnic. For young kids, simply slide them off the stick
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Coconut chicken noodle salads

0

(0 ratings)

Layer up noodles, beans, tomatoes, spinach and chicken in jars to serve at a family picnic. These mini salads come with a tasty coconut and peanut dressing
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Swedish meatballs with beetroot & apple salad

4.333335

(9 ratings)

Grated courgette makes these lean pork meatballs extra juicy – serve with a creamy, herby sauce and a flavour-packed salad for a healthy, satisfying dinner...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pea mousse

5

(1 rating)

Impress dinner guests with this creamy pea mousse, which makes a great dessert that's bang on trend. Decorate with pea shoots and flowers for the wow factor...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Cumin-spiced halloumi with corn & tomato slaw

3.875

(8 ratings)

Tuck into a super-healthy veggie dinner that's packed with flavour and freshness. We've topped a creamy, zesty coleslaw with pan-fried golden halloumi slices...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie rainbow picnic pie

5

(4 ratings)

Packed with veggies, feta and egg, this vegetarian pastry is part tortilla, part pie. Bursting with summer colours, it'll provide the wow factor at any picnic...
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mexican salmon salad

4.5

(2 ratings)

Mix salmon, tortillas, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and sweetcorn to make this speedy supper for two. It's packed with nutrients including omega 3 and vitamin C...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry fizz

0

(0 ratings)

Serve this fruity cocktail at a garden party or wedding reception. With crushed fresh raspberries, raspberry liqueur and champagne, it's a real taste of summer...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

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