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

Blackcurrant Jam

Blackcurrant Jam

Blackcurrant jam is a lovely way to make the most of blackcurrants while they're in season between July and August, plus it makes a great edible gift too

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 buttery biscuits

Orecchiette With Nduja Sauce

Orecchiette With Nduja Sauce

Orecchiette pasta with nduja sauce is a spicy pasta recipe that's made with a fiery pork paste from Italy's Calabria and fresh tomatoes. So speedy and delicious!

Coconut Sorbet

Coconut Sorbet

Coconut sorbet is a smart dessert that is tastes just like summer served with fruit and fresh coconut. You won't need an ice cream maker. Serve it straight out of the freezer

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

Plums with Cinnamon and Vanilla Sugar

Plums with Cinnamon and Vanilla Sugar

Plums with cinnamon and vanilla sugar makes an easy but impressive dessert recipe

Rich Pea and Parmesan Risotto

Rich Pea and Parmesan Risotto

This rich pea and parmesan risotto is a midweek staple that can be whipped up from storecupboard ingredients

Summer Berry Pavlova

Summer Berry Pavlova

Looking for a girly pink dessert recipe? Try our beautiful, seasonal meringue dessert that makes a great party recipe

Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies

Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies

It's gin and tonic how you've never seen it before - in ice lollies that are perfect for a hot summer day... Or year-round for that matter!

Chipotle Lamb Kebabs With Chimichurri

Chipotle Lamb Kebabs With Chimichurri

Chipotle lamb kebabs with chimichurri is a new way with lamb that's punchy and fresh at the same time - perfect for a summer barbecue

Sticky, Spicy Chicken Wings

Sticky, Spicy Chicken Wings

Sticky, spicy chicken wings are cooked just the way we love them - the glaze is so wonderfully sticky, just make sure you have plenty of napkins!

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a classic cold Spanish soup that's perfect for a sunny day. It's full of refreshing Mediterranean flavours that everyone will enjoy

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Avocado and cucumber soup with watercress and lime is a vegan recipe that can be served hot or cold

The Best Texan Burger

The Best Texan Burger

This Texan burger uses coarsely minced chuck steak which makes all the difference. Sliced Gruyère and jalapeños really take this burger to another level

Summer recipe collections

Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer dessert recipes that are the perfect end to your barbecue or meal, full of seasonal berries and fruits that are a real delight to eat!

Elderflower Recipes

Elderflower Recipes

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

Picnic Recipes

Picnic Recipes

Picnic food ideas that will work for an outdoor summer gathering, so pack your basket with our favourite recipes, from tarts and quiches and salads to desserts

Courgette Recipes

Courgette Recipes

Make the most of these delicious seasonal vegetables with our favourite courgette recipes

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

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