When the weather's warm and the sun is shining, a lighter Sunday lunch is in order. Here's our pick of the 20 best seasonal roasts, tarts, salads and BBQ dishes for lazy Sunday lunches in the garden
When the weather’s warm and the sun is
shining, a lighter Sunday lunch is in order. Here’s our pick of the 20
best seasonal roasts, tarts, salads and BBQ dishes for lazy Sunday
lunches in the garden…
Tray bake your fish with tomatoes and potatoes to make this roast haddock supper,
Baking your fish in these salmon, courgette and plum tomato parcels gives them plenty of flavour and makes the veg extra tasty. Serve with a cheesy potato gratin.
You don’t need to be in Spain to enjoy a traditional paella for lunch. This treat would be lovely if you’ve got guests over and space to eat in the garden.
Get the recipe: Traditional paella
Traditional roasts aren’t off the menu in the summer months, you just need to give them a fresh twist. This lemon and garlic roast chicken is easy and so full of flavour.
Meat can be a bit heavy in the heat so if you fancy something lighter, try these Mediterranean aubergines, which are filled with a tangy tomato and olive mixture. The in-season vegetable has a thick, meaty texture so will keep you full.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean aubergines
Powerful flavours and chunks of marinated chicken turn a simple salad into a centre piece dish for your Sunday lunch. Serve this Moroccan chicken salad with couscous to make it more filling.
For roast chicken with a summery twist, try Gino’s roast chicken with in-season courgettes. ‘It doesn’t take any time to prepare so you can enjoy your weekend while its cooking,’ says the This Morning chef.
Just because it’s too hot for a full roast with Yorkshire puds, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy beef for Sunday lunch. This summer beef nicoise salad features tender strips of roast beef, new potatoes, green beens and lots of veg.
Filling but not too heavy, this smoky cheese, bacon, baby leek and potato tart would be lovely served with some cooked veg or some salad.
Roast lamb gets a Mediterranean twist with the addition of Feta cheese, flat-leaf parsley and black olives in this crusted rack of lamb recipe. Plus, it’s ready in just 40 minutes.
For a fresh twist on Sunday lunch why not serve up tuna steaks in this gorgeous fresh salad of beans, potatoes and tomatoes. Finished with an egg, this tasty salad is filling and rich.
Throwing a BBQ? Cook your Sunday chicken over coals instead of in the oven. Standing it on an open beer can gives the meat an amazing flavour. Just follow our easy step-by-step beer can chicken recipe to find out how.
Got courgettes to use up? Try them in this lovely vegetarian goat’s cheese frittata for two. Just add crusty bread and a big bowl of salad if you’re serving a crowd.
Asparagus, broad bean and mozzarella bruschetta is an easy-to-assemble starter if you’ve got friends coming over at the weekend. To make it into a lazy meal serve with Parma ham, posh crisps and green olives. And maybe a little white wine…
Beetroot comes into season in July. Why not make the most of it with this simple beetroot and goat’s cheese tart recipe using ready-roll puff pastry?
Tomatoes are everywhere in the summer months and they are just delicious in this savoury spin on the classic dessert. This tomato tarte tatin would also be perfect for picnics.
For a lighter alternative to a joint, serve these lamb chops with a delicious sweetcorn salsa and potato wedges or roasties.
This delicious Woman’s Weekly fish pie is filled with asparagus and haddock, which are both in season now, in a naughty Hollandaise sauce.
Too hot for roast potatoes? Turn a cool and creamy potato salad into Sunday lunch by following Michel Roux’s recipe for potato salad with grilled mackerel and horseradish.
Seabass is in season and on offer in some supermarkets – it makes a delicious and healthy alternative to meat in a Sunday lunch especially in this seabass beetroot rosti recipe, served with crunchy beetroot rosti.