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Summer recipes - 148 recipes


Sea, sun and summer recipes! Summer is the time to eat all the colours of rainbow in the one dish - vibrant salads, alfresco dinners, aubergine tapas, red-ripe tomato and mozzarella starters, a Sunday strawberry tart. Make the most of fresh and healthy summer produce!


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Top rated Summer recipes

By Jojobean

Fresh and summery! This smoothie recipe, with its twist of fresh lime and the added lime sorbet, gives it a power

  • 4 scoops Lime sorbet
  • 1/2 fresh Lime
  • Fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Soda water (or for extra energy
  • add a dash of Redbull or similar energy drink!)
4.6/5 (803 Votes)

By Harriet

Full of vegetables, this ratatouille will rock your socks

  • 1 Onion (Peeled and Chopped)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (Peeled and Crushed)
  • 1 Small Aubergine (Diced)
  • 1 Green Pepper (De-seeded and Chopped)
  • 1 Courgette (Sliced)
  • 2 Cans Chopped Tomatoes
  • 10ml Oil (any type is suitable)
  • 1 Handful Fresh Basil
3.7/5 (168 Votes)

By Wackyjacky

Tasty fish and veg main course, perfect for making an impression at a dinner party

  • For the summer veg
  • 700g new potatoes
  • 350g button onions
  • peeled
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 24 asparagus spears
  • 150ml half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1-2 tbsp capers
  • finely chopped
  • knob of butter
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • halved
  • For the fish
  • flour seasoned with salt
  • for dusting
  • 6 x 175g fillets of fresh haddock
  • skinned
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • knob of butter
3.6/5 (172 Votes)

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Cook the pastry, empty, in a flan tin with weights, for about 30 minutes

  • 1 sweet pastry or puff pastry
  • Crème pâtissière (custard cream):
  • - 1/2 litre of milk
  • boiling hot
  • - 80 g sugar
  • - 4 yolks
  • - 45 g cornstarch
  • - 1/2 vanilla bean or vanilla extract
  • - 20 g butter
  • - 500 g strawberries
  • - 1 small bunch mint leaves
  • - 30g icing sugar
3.5/5 (202 Votes)

By wendymcc

Put the Water and Sugar into a pan, bring to the boil and leave on the heat for 3 minutes

  • 8 Liquorice Sticks
  • 450ml Water
  • 100g Sugar
  • Juice from 1 Large lemon
3.6/5 (137 Votes)

By

Roll out the pastry and place into a flan tin

  • 750g ripe and fragrant raspberries.
  • 1 roll of shortcrust pastry.
  • Filling:
  • 20 cl of creme fraiche.
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • and a few mint leaves
3.8/5 (148 Votes)

By Katie of blog www.katielovescooking.wordpress.com, Katie Loves Cooking

A lasagne full of gorgeous summery flavours and topped with pretty asparagus tips

  • Oil
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • Half a 30g tin anvhovies
  • chopped
  • Load of asparagus
  • tips left intact and rest chopped
  • 4 spring onions
  • chopped
  • Few handfuls peas
  • Few handfuls spinach
  • 300ml single cream
  • Bunch of fresh mint
  • chopped
  • Grated zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 blocks of feta
  • Bit of veg stock if necessary (I used Veg oxo cubes in boiled water)
  • Lasagne sheets
3.3/5 (157 Votes)

By Love Beetroot, Visit the Love Beetroot site

“This salad is a gorgeous starter for late summer, and the horseradish gives it a perfect kick against the so...

  • 1 pack (approx. 125g) asparagus tips
  • 135g watercress and salad leaves
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 2 cooked beetroot dipped in vinegar (not pickled)
  • cut into eighths
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tbsp horseradish cream
  • 2 tbsp Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Black pepper to season
  • 1 lemon
  • juiced
3.5/5 (142 Votes)

By laura, The Mrs Makes

Have you ever BBQ'd a pineapple? A sweet, summery marinade recipe and instructions for the best BBQ dessert

  • One pineapple
  • one shot of rum
  • 2 tbsp dark brown soft sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
3.8/5 (109 Votes)

By Laurapackham

Put the instant coffee with 2 - 3 teaspoons of hot water and mix in a small glass

  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 - 2 tsp sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • crushed
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • chilled
3.7/5 (115 Votes)

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