Summer is finally here, and with it comes the influx of tasty seasonal food for perfect beach-side barbecues to simple alfresco dining. The LuxPad has collated 101 Summer Recipes from our favourite foodie blogs for you to try-out and enjoy, from breakfast to dinner we have your summer dining sorted. Enjoy your summer with our favourite dishes below and be inspired to eat deliciously every day…
In the warmer months we tend to put away the hot steamy porridge and crave for something fresher and lighter to start the day with. Although you may not feel as hungry in the heat of the summer morning sun, it’s still the most important meal of the day so here are some alternative satisfying summer breakfast ideas.
Baked Omelettes by The Worktop (pictured)
“For me seasonal berries are essential for a summer breakfast, whether they be sun ripened strawberries, tart raspberries or glossy cherries” Choclette of Tin and Thyme
A colourful, crispy salad is essential to any summer barbecue or picnic and is also the best way to make the most of the fresh seasonal produce. Perfect for a refreshing healthy lunch or even dinner, these recipes will have you eating salads all summer long.
“Summer salad essential – fresh, local seasonal produce with plenty of colour, flavour and texture!” Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Another perfect barbecue accompaniment, pasta is a dish we love all year round. By replacing the thick creamy comforting sauces with fresh herbs and vegetables it becomes an easy summer favourite. Experiment with some of these exciting pasta recipes which are bound to give pasta a whole new meaning.
Whether you’re sitting on your towel on the beach or just in the garden on your lounger, there’s no better way to get the taste of summer than a fish dish! An easy way of creating a refreshing dinner or even light lunch, make sure you check out which fish is in season for the ultimate oceanic meal.
Eat more vegetables this season by taking advantage of the summer’s produce and creating some amazing meat-free dishes. Whether it’s for a barbecue or garden party, these satisfying vegetarian recipes will even please the meat-lovers out there.
Veggie Burgers by Milk & Honey (pictured)
Summers are meant for enjoying your favourite foods in the great outdoors and nothing beats tasty meat freshly cooked on the barbecue. From this season’s favourite of pulled pork to classic steak, we’ve found a meat dish to suit every taste.
Lamb & Apricot Sosaties by Greedy Gourmet (pictured)
Poultry is a timeless ingredient that can work wonders in any dish. Lean, versatile and effortlessly tasty; we have rounded up our favourite poultry dishes for you to try and enjoy.
Nothing says ‘English summer’ like a big family barbecue. Round up friends and family for a great afternoon in the garden and give some of these tasty recipes a try.
“Herbs and spices are essential to any summer BBQ recipe. They can transform a dish really easily, without adding too many extra calories.” Dannii Martin from Hungry Healthy Happy
Summer is a time for indulgence so let loose and enjoy one of these deliciously tempting desserts. From fun & fruity dishes to refreshingly easy baking ideas there is a recipe to match every occasion.
“The heat is on! Indulge in these healthy confections to keep your cool. Beat the summer heat and fulfill your warm-weather cravings with cool desserts, no-bake treats and frozen summer sweets.” Gray Hays from My Easy Paleo Desserts
Relax, put your feet up and enjoy a summer cocktail. Sunshine and cocktails are a recipe for guaranteed fun. Choose your favourite from the below or why not try and make all of them?
“For me a Summer cocktail has to be ice cold and should either be fruity or have a fresh crisp flavour. Save the creamy cocktails for Winter” Jacqueline Meldrum of Tinned Tomatoes
Summer dining inspiration a plenty! There really is no better way to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather than to relax with friends and family over a delicious meal. Let us know your favourite recipes if we missed them or how these ones turned out by leaving a comment below. Summer drawing to an end? Explore our collection of 101 winter recipes for more seasonal inspiration.