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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.

Soy & butter salmon parcels

4

(1 rating)

Make these tasty soy, honey and butter salmon parcels on a barbecue for the taste of summer. Serve with a refreshing cucumber and sesame salad on the side
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Next level chicken Caesar salad

5

(7 ratings)

Toss lettuce, croutons and cheese in a punchy anchovy and garlic dressing for a traditional Caesar salad – plus griddled chicken to take the flavour up a notch...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

5

(4 ratings)

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

BBQ chorizo potato salad

4.5

(2 ratings)

Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Cod puttanesca with spinach & spaghetti

4.125

(8 ratings)

Tuck into a healthy seafood pasta dish in under half an hour. We've combined spaghetti with low-fat, high-protein white fish and an easy puttanesca sauce...
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Seared beef salad with capers & mint

4.5

(8 ratings)

This quick and easy salad is drizzled with a tangy, herby dressing and topped with sliced fillet steak. Low in calories, it's a good source of iron and fibre...
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Stuffed rainbow baguette

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tropical tart

3

(2 ratings)

Create a stunning geometric design on this tropical fruit tart using triangles of mango and kiwi or dragon fruit and pineapple - or dream up your own
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

5

(1 rating)

Pack all five of your 5-a-day into one healthy vegan dish. Flavoured with garlic, lemon and herbs, it's delicious griddled on the hob or cooked on the barbecue...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pepper & lemon spaghetti with basil & pine nuts

3.941175

(17 ratings)

Try this zesty pasta dish for a quick and healthy veggie lunch option. Low in calories, it provides fibre, vitamin C and iron and counts as two of your 5-a-day
  • 32 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Grilled aubergine, watermelon & sesame salad

4.5

(2 ratings)

Combine aubergine, watermelon, black rice and feta to make this quirky summer salad. It's topped with shards of sesame brittle for added drama and texture...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Feta & peach couscous

4.77778

(9 ratings)

Grab just four ingredients to make this easy, light lunch and enjoy a taste of summer. The combination of peaches, feta, couscous and mixed seeds is moreish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan Eton mess

5

(2 ratings)

Nothing says summer like a sweet, berry-filled Eton mess and this vegan version swaps the egg whites in the meringues for an ingenious alternative
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Layered rainbow salad pots

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Give kids two of their five-a-day and a dose of vitamin C with these colourful rainbow pots of tuna salad, ideal for a lunchbox, or summer picnic
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

Chicken Provençal with olives & artichokes

4.7

(10 ratings)

Cater for a crowd with this easy, hearty chicken casserole that evokes summer in Provence using a fragrant selection of herbs, tomatoes, olives and artichokes
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Poached salt beef & root veg

3.5

(2 ratings)

Enjoy salt beef in a broth with turnips, carrots, potatoes and radishes. A hearty meal for a get-together and with baby veg, the perfect summer one-pot
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Sangria cake

5

(3 ratings)

Sangria is transformed into a deliciously decadent cake in this recipe, boasting all the summer fruit and red wine flavours of the classic Spanish cocktail
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry labneh

5

(4 ratings)

Try this easy summer dessert which features thick Greek yogurt, strawberries macerated in rosewater, honey and pistachios. Serve with biscuits on the side
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Vegan BBQ teriyaki tofu

4

(3 ratings)

Serve this easy vegan teriyaki dish at a summer barbecue. Allow the tofu to soak up the delicious flavours of the marinade before placing on the coals
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Gin & tonic cake

4.25

(16 ratings)

Fan of gin & tonic? What could be better than your favourite tipple in cake form? A fabulous showstopper for afternoon tea or a summer celebration
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Michelada

0

(0 ratings)

Cold lager, chilli powder, pepper and lime: spice up your lager with this Mexican cocktail, popular throughout Latin America and great for a summer party
  • Easy

Lamb & garlic bread salad

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Try these tasty lamb cutlets served with a vibrant salad of garlic bread, mint, charred cucumber and tomato. It's an easy midweek meal or an al fresco lunch...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

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