10 Simple Summer Food Recipes to Delight Your Family

10 Simple Summer Food Recipes to Delight Your Family

When summer rolls around in the UK, it is time to enjoy the sunshine and the high-spirited, flavours of the season. Moving away from the usual summer staples, this collection of unique summer food recipes is perfect for those looking to spice up their typical summer menu. From inventive summer salad recipes to a refreshing twist on seafood, each summer meal idea is designed to be simple yet impressive, ensuring that your summer meals are as enjoyable to prepare as they are to eat.


1. Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

This sweet and creamy dish infuses a touch of gourmet into your summer salad recipes.

Ingredients: Ripe peaches, fresh burrata, arugula, balsamic glaze, olive oil, salt, and cracked black pepper.#



  1. Halve the peaches and grill until char marks appear.
  2. Arrange arugula on a platter and top with grilled peaches and torn burrata.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze, then season with salt and pepper.

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2. Crispy Chickpea and Roasted Beet Salad

Crispy Chickpea and Roasted Beet Salad

A hearty and colourful addition to any summer meal that offers a crispy texture and a nutty flavour.

Ingredients: Cooked chickpeas, beetroot, feta cheese, baby spinach, cumin, olive oil, lemon juice.



  1. Roast the beetroot and chickpeas with cumin and olive oil until crispy.
  2. Toss with spinach, crumbled feta, and a splash of lemon juice.


3. Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Pâté

Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Pâté

This pâté is a flavourful spread that pairs wonderfully with crusty bread or crisp crackers.

Ingredients: Smoked mackerel, cream cheese, horseradish, lemon zest, chives.



  1. Flake the mackerel and mix it with cream cheese, horseradish, and lemon zest.
  2. Blend until smooth, stir in chopped chives, and refrigerate until serving.

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4. Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

A refreshing and aromatic twist on a classic summer drink, perfect for hot days.

Ingredients: Fresh lemon juice, lavender flowers, sugar, water, ice cubes.



  1. Create a lavender-infused simple syrup by boiling water, sugar, and lavender.

  2. Strain and mix with lemon juice and cold water, serve over ice.


5. Sesame Seared Tuna Steaks

Sesame Seared Tuna Steaks

It is a sophisticated yet simple dish, bringing a touch of elegance to your summer dinners.

Ingredients: Tuna steaks, sesame seeds, soy sauce, olive oil.



  1. Coat tuna steaks in sesame seeds.

  2. Sear in a hot pan with olive oil on each side for a couple of minutes.

  3. Slice and drizzle with soy sauce.


6. Courgette and Ricotta Stuffed Flowers

Courgette and Ricotta Stuffed Flowers

Make use of summer's squash blossoms with this delicate and tasty appetiser.

Ingredients: Squash blossoms, ricotta cheese, lemon zest, fresh herbs, egg, flour.



  1. Mix ricotta with lemon zest and herbs.
  2. Gently stuff the mixture into the blossoms.
  3. Dip in a light batter, and fry until golden.

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7. Charred Corn and Nectarine Salsa

Charred Corn and Nectarine Salsa

Add a sweet and smoky side to any dish with this unique salsa.

Ingredients: Fresh corn, nectarines, red onion, cilantro, lime juice.



  1. Grill corn until charred, then slice off the cob.

  2. Chop nectarines and red onion, and mix with corn, cilantro, and lime juice.


8. Spiced Lamb Kebabs with Yoghurt Sauce

Spiced Lamb Kebabs with Yoghurt Sauce

These kebabs are marinated in aromatic spices and served with a cooling yoghurt sauce.

Ingredients: Lamb mince, garlic, cumin, coriander, mint, yoghurt.



  1. Mix lamb with garlic, cumin, and coriander, and form kebabs.

  2. Grill until cooked through.

  3. Serve with yoghurt mixed with mint.


9. Elderflower and Strawberry Tart

Elderflower and Strawberry Tart

A light and floral dessert that captures the essence of a British summer.

Ingredients: Puff pastry, fresh strawberries, elderflower cordial, cream.



  1. Bake the puff pastry until golden.

  2. Whip cream with elderflower cordial, and spread on cooled pastry.

  3. Top with sliced strawberries.

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10. Quick Pickled Cucumber and Dill Salad

Quick Pickled Cucumber and Dill Salad

This is one of the summer salad recipes that is crisp, and refreshing, and can be whipped up in minutes.

Ingredients: Cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, dill, salt.



  1. Thinly slice cucumbers.

  2. Mix with vinegar, sugar, and salt.

  3. Chill and sprinkle with dill before serving.


Enjoy These Summer Meal Ideas 

These summer food recipes offer a delightful way to enjoy the season with your family. Whether you are hosting a sunny garden party or a casual dinner, these summer meal ideas are sure to impress with their fresh ingredients and creative flavours. Enjoy crafting these summer meals and watch as they become new favourites!

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Is meal prep better in glass containers?

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