We love the summer! And whilst outside it may not be a scorching as we’d like, we’ve got some fantastic recipes to give you a taste of the summer no matter what the weather!

Seasonal Foods

Seasonal foods are cheaper as they naturally grow at this time of year, so we don’t need to import them. We’ve found some recipes to include these- they’re listed below.

  •         Watermelon
  •         Strawberries
  •         Aubergine
  •         Pomegranate

A full seasonality table which lists when fruit and veggies are in season can be found here 

Note: Some of these recipes, you’ll need the cup to grams converter as some recipes are American. You can find this here:

Lunches

Whether you’re taking a packed lunch to work or enjoying al fresco dining at home, even if the sun isn’t shining add some summer flavours to your lunches with these easy to make recipes!

Bruschetta

 

Quiche

Did you know, the quiche is actually a German recipe? The word ‘quiche’ comes from the German word ‘Kuchen’ which means cake

Salmon and Asparagus 

Salads

It’s easy to get bored of salads, so we’ve found some more interesting recipes which don’t include iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes!

Fruit Quinoa Salad

Two Peas and Their Pod have a great recipe for fruit quinoa salad.

Mango Salsa Salad

Check out this tasty recipe from All Recipes

Grilled Aubergine with Pomegranate

A summer delight, grilled aubergine with Pomegranate, mint and Feta from Food 52 

Dinners

Who wants a heavy dinner when it’s sunny outside? We’ve found some delicious recipes for summer evenings, check them out below!

Pork

Check out Summer Pork and Potatoes from BBC Good Food Jamie Oliver has this awesome recipe for Oriental Pork with Noodles.

Sticking with Jamie Oliver, this time we’ve found his recipe for Chargrilled Pork with Escalope’s 

Beef

Thai Beef & Mint Salad

Thai Beef & Mint Salad

Thai Beef & Mint Salad

Beef & Cheese Quesadilla

Beef & Cheese Quesadilla

BBC Good Food has this fabulous recipe for oriental beef skewers- yum!

Tuna

Delish.com not only have one summer tuna recipe, but 11, ranging from crunchy steaks with noodles to Tuna Pomodoro.

Tuna Patties

Chicken

These individual chicken wellingtons make a nice and simple change to the traditional beef wellington.

Fancy grilled chicken legs with orange and rosemary? No problem, Real Simple has a great recipe 

Why not enjoy chicken with tarragon and sweet potatoes with this recipe from Good Housekeeping.

Aubergine

BBC Good Food has this great recipe for chargrilled baby aubergine and toasted quinoa salad- yum!

Or why not keep it simple with pesto pasta with aubergine?

Desserts

What summer recipes article would be complete without a dessert section? The best section, in my opinion!

Mango

So versatile, but great in desserts!

Mango Delight, anyone?

This mango and passionfruit mess adds summery flavours to the classic Eton Mess recipe

Watermelon

Watermelon is a great summer food, juicy and refreshing!

Simple to make and delightfully delicious, this Mojito Watermelon recipe from Country Living is a tasty summer treat!

Four Watermelon Dessert Treats

Strawberries

A summer classic, we have found some great recipes below.

A twist on the classic strawberries and cream dessert from BBC Good Food 

Strawberries and cream cupcakes

Drinks

It’s not only delicious foods which make us feel summary, but drinks too. We have a fab section for drinks for children and adults, perfect for the summer!

Drinks -Children

Watermelon Slushies

Adult Drinks

Pimms

Original Pimms

Original Pimms

Original Pimms

Eton Mess Pimms

Eton Mess Pimms

Cranberry & Pomegranate margarita

A summery twist on the classic margarita from My Life As A Mrs 

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