Summer Recipes

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Find summer recipes for sunshine eating with recipes that use seasonal ingredients and won’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen.

Make the most of British ingredients in season such as fresh berries, tomatoes, courgettes, peas and broad beans, which is just come of the rainbow of produce that’s at its best at this time of year. Many summer ingredients speak for themselves and don’t need much to turn them into a delicious feast. Think gorgeous tomato salads, easy pea crostini and no bake strawberry cheesecake, which make easy but impressive recipes that are ready in under 30 minutes. This means everyone will be free to enjoy the sunshine and no one will be stuck with lots of washing up.

Try easy party food recipes for when it’s nice enough to eat in the garden with friends. Make summer cocktails in huge jugs, or make your get together more playful with fun cocktail lollies made with blueberries, elderflower and gin – make a batch beforehand and keep them in your freezer for whenever you might need them.

Planning a BBQ? Take a look at our best barbecue recipes including bourbon-glazed beef short ribs that are so tender the meat will just fall off the bone or go for DIY burgers, which taste so much better homemade.

Got a glut in the garden? Summer is the perfect time to start preserving, so you can keep produce into the winter. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about homemade strawberry or raspberry jam, tomato chutney or a fruit liqueur, which will make a lovely Christmas present (if you can even think about that yet!). Our pick of gorgeous summer recipes will help you make the most of the season when the sun shines and put everyone in a good mood.

Delicious Summer recipes

Mocha and Salted Caramel Sundae

Mocha and Salted Caramel Sundae

Mocha and salted caramel sundae is an absolute dream! You can build your sundae as generous or as modest as you like

Strawberry Fizz

Strawberry Fizz

This strawberry fizz recipe couldn't be simpler made with fresh fruit, sparkling wine and Roses de Reims biscuits

Pimm's With A Kick

Pimm's With A Kick

Put a twist on the classic Pimm's recipe by adding a splash of gin and tonic, plus refreshing lime and fresh strawberries

13 Things You Need In The Fridge When You Host a Barbecue

13 Things You Need In The Fridge When You Host a Barbecue

Hosting a successful barbecue is about so much more than burgers and sausages. Don't get caught out! Here are your must-haves to stock up beforehand

8 Marinade Recipes That Will Transform Your Barbecue

8 Marinade Recipes That Will Transform Your Barbecue

Marinating meat can take your barbecue to the next level in flavour and it's well worth the effort - all it takes it a little forward planning

11 Italian Food Trends You'll Be Eating This Summer

11 Italian Food Trends You'll Be Eating This Summer

Find out the foodie trends coming out of Italy this summer from Asda's innovation development chef, Mark Richmond

Caipirinha Cocktail

Caipirinha Cocktail

Make caipirinha cocktail in a jug to share, using one bottle of cachaça. This is a Brazilian favourite, perfect for summer

Apple and Fennel Coleslaw

Apple and Fennel Coleslaw

Make a lighter coleslaw with apple, fennel and white cabbage in a dressing that’s lighter than mayonnaise - and ready in 10 minutes!

Naked Cake

Naked Cake

This naked cake has wow factor with layers of cream and strawberries, perfect as a naked wedding cake or for a big birthday or anniversary

Matcha Cake with Raspberries and White Chocolate

Matcha Cake with Raspberries and White Chocolate

Matcha cake uses pure, finely ground green tea that ends up as a powder topped with cream, white chocolate and raspberries

G & Tea

G & Tea

Be on trend and serve a G & Tea at your drinks party, made with gin and green tea syrup

Fruit Salad with Star Anise and Coconut

Fruit Salad with Star Anise and Coconut

You can use any combination of fruit in this dessert, just make sure it's all deliciously ripe

Bourbon-Glazed Beef Short Ribs

Bourbon-Glazed Beef Short Ribs

Your butcher can prepare the ribs by splitting racks into seperate ribs-and cutting in half for a perfect size

Pineapple and Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Pineapple and Passion Fruit Cheesecake

This pineapple and passion fruit cheesecake is a mouthwatering dessert to brighten up grey days

Tapenade Crostini

Tapenade Crostini

These tapenade crostini are delightfully moreish and an ideal dinner party canapé

Summer recipe collections

Summer Chicken Recipes

Summer Chicken Recipes

Summer chicken recipes using seasonal ingredients, including chilli chicken skewers, chargrilled chicken and a chicken Caesar salad recipe

5 Recipes That Can Reverse Sun Damage

5 Recipes That Can Reverse Sun Damage

Repair sunburn, fight free radicals and reduce wrinkles with these 5 delicious recipes for sun damage

Healthy Summer Recipes

Healthy Summer Recipes

Get in shape for summer with our selection of healthy summer recipes that'll help you cut down on the calories, without having to compromise on flavour

Picnic Recipes

Picnic Recipes

Picnic recipes are ideal for any outdoor summer gathering, so pack your basket with our favourite recipes, from tarts and quiches and salads to desserts

Broad Bean Recipes

Broad Bean Recipes

Broad bean recipes to make the most of summer including broad bean and lemon risotto and light potato salad with pesto and broad beans

Fizz That Doesn't Cost A Fortune

Fizz That Doesn't Cost A Fortune

Find champagne for less and more fizz that doesn't cost a fortune with our edit of quality sparkling wines at high street prices

Elderflower Recipes

Elderflower Recipes

Elderflower recipes are a summer favourite, from elderflower cordial, ice cream, jelly and shortbreads to tarts, syllabub and sorbet

Barbecue Taste Test 2015

Barbecue Taste Test 2015

Find the best barbecue food in the shops from our barbecue taste test 2015, including the best barbecue sauce, quality burgers and sausages as well as shopbought desserts

Best Barbecue Recipes

Best Barbecue Recipes

Take your barbecue to another level with some of our delightful barbecue recipes; from chicken to seafood and steak, we've got the ideal recipe for your barbecue this weekend

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