Sun-Kissed Summer Recipes: Savouring the Season's Flavours

Wondering what's in season this summer? Explore our complete guide, packed with delicious seasonal recipes to complement the flavours of the season.

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Eating seasonally means enjoying fruits and vegetables when they're at their best - fresh, tasty, and packed with nutrients. It also helps out local farmers and cuts down on the environmental impact of shipping food long distances. Plus, you get to mix up your meals with different foods throughout the year, making your diet even more exciting. To make eating seasonally even easier, consider signing up for a fruit and vegetable box service like Oddbox, which prioritises local growers. To check if we deliver to your area click here.

Seasonal Summer Fruits:

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Raspberries
  • Plums

Vegetables In Season In Summer:

  • Aubergine 
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli 
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chillies
  • Courgettes
  • Garlic
  • Fennel
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes

Summer Breakfast Recipes

During the summer months, indulge in deliciously fruity breakfasts bursting with strawberries, blueberries, and cherries. Alternatively, savour a savoury breakfast featuring broccoli, tomatoes, and garlic.

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Croissants Filled with Blueberry Compote

Golden croissants filled with a warm and saucy blueberry compote. The leftover compote can be used on porridge, pancakes or yoghurt (or vegan yoghurt). 

cherry and chocolate overnight oats topped with fresh cherries

Cherry & Chocolate Overnight Oats

This classic cherry and chocolate flavour pairing is perfect for breakfast meal prep and batch cooking.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Huevos Rancheros

One Pan Purple Sprouting Broccoli Huevos Rancheros 

This quick, one-pan Mexican-inspired recipe makes the perfect for brunch or midweek supper. The sprouting broccoli is cooked in chopped tomatoes with garlic, chilli and eggs (or tofu). 

Summer Lunch Ideas

During summer, fill your lunches with aubergine, beetroot, cauliflower, and a hint of spicy chilli for an extra kick.

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Zero-Waste Chickpea Stuffed Aubergines

This super easy aubergine recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner all year round. Give it a go!

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Beetroot Salad with Parsley, Candied Walnut & Feta

Grating beetroot is a great way to enjoy it raw and cut down the cooking time. We've served it with fresh parsley, rocket, crunchy candied walnuts and crumbled feta.

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Cauliflower Rice Sushi Bowl

Sesame-dressed cauliflower rice topped with colourful vegetables, nori seaweed paper and a creamy spicy vegan mayonnaise. Add your whatever you've got leftover, and play around with the toppings.

Summer Dinner Ideas

During this season, dinners revolve around the goodness of fennel, courgette, and broccoli - a perfect way to meet your daily five-a-day quota.

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Fennel Pasta

A quick pasta recipe with simple ingredients that is packed with flavours! Make sure your fennel is chopped very small to get a creamier sauce consistency. 

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Courgette Risotto 

Vibrant green vegetables join the earthy flavours of curry powder in this creamy weeknight risotto. Packed with onion, courgette and peas, the zesty lemon and creamy parmesan finishes this dish. 

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Tenderstem Broccoli Pesto Pasta

A green and creamy broccoli pesto made with blanched tenderstem broccoli, sunflower seeds, basil, lemon and parmesan.

Summer Desserts

Remember the sweet treats! During summer, fill your desserts with an abundance of berries and rhubarb, or get creative with beetroot as a natural sweetener alternative.

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Rhubarb Oat Cookies

These rhubarb oat cookies are sweet, tangy, and almost certainly unlike any other cookie you've had before. Made with easy-to-find ingredients and freshly chopped rhubarb, these cookies are one of the best rhubarb desserts to enjoy this spring.

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Blueberry & Lemon Scones

These scones are extra buttery, flakey, loaded with blueberries, lemon zest and topped with the sweetest lemon juice and poppy seed glaze. Quick, easy and packed with delicious flavours. 

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Nutty Beetroot Brownies

These deliciously fudgy brownies are packed full of earthy goodness from the beetroot – using the beets also means less sugar and butter. These brownies are a wonderful use for the humble beetroot and perfect alongside a cup of tea or coffee. They also keep wonderfully in a tupperware for a few days – if they last that long!

Summer Drinks

Feeling thirsty? Why not mix up a cool summer drink after all that time cooking?

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Blueberry Rose Spritz

Turn your blueberries into a puree and mix with rose wine and Aperol to make a delicious cocktail. The blueberry puree can be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer in ice cubes. Ready for express cocktail making all summer long. 

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Peach Iced Tea

Here's how to make peach iced tea at home in under 30 minutes with just three ingredients: peaches, tea bags and sugar.