Make the meal decision to cook or not to cook, but don’t feel overwhelmed finding a delicious summer vegetarian dinner.
Whether it’s a meatless Monday or a plate of grilled steak or chicken just doesn’t sound appealing on a hot evening, eating plant-based is easy. Opt for a cooling, chilled salad or a heartier lasagna packed with loads of zucchini at peak season. Whichever sounds best, here are 10 of our favorite meatless summer recipes, five of which require no cooking whatsoever.
It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
Try this traditional French dish on any
Mackerel is a British staple, and here, simply cooked with a crunchy bitter salad, sweet-sour rhubarb and creamy toasted almonds, it makes a brilliant light lunch.
Prep 5 min
Cook 25 min
2 sticks rhubarb (ideally forced, when in season)
1 tsp brown sugar
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 orange
2 heads yellow chicory
1 bunch watercress
2 large mackerel fillets (from a 300g fish)
Good-quality olive oil
Salt and pepper
20g toasted flaked almonds, to finish
Heat the oven to 200C (180C fan)/390F/gas 6. Cut
This time of year, my diet turns almost completely plant-based.
I suppose it’s only natural: height-of-season summer produce is seductive, with tantalising shapes and colours, and the kind of sweetness that comes from being freshly picked. This is the magic moment when melons, berries, stone fruit, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans and squashes collide.
This menu celebrates that moment. It’s not difficult to execute, but it makes great use of a market basket that is full to the brim.
For an extremely simple yet spectacularly refreshing salad, grab a melon, a cucumber and a handful of cherry tomatoes. With truly
Picture this: it’s mid-afternoon and the temperature outside is pushing well over 30 degrees — you are desperate for your daily coffee hit. However, the feverish heat means that the mere thought of downing a cup of hot coffee makes you sweat.
Be it your regular hot cup of cappuccino or latte or the mind awakening shots of espresso, getting through the day without coffee is a challenge for many of us.
Well, consider your problems solved with these three easy yet decadent iced coffee concoctions!
Be it a luscious evergreen glass of dalgona, or the oddly satisfying bitter-sweet combination
Local shops and supermarket shelves are stacked with prime summer produce. Piles of fragrant, sun-ripened tomatoes, crisp sweetcorn, freshly picked French beans. It’s the perfect time for Nigel Slater’s burrata with peas and basil, Richard Olney’s bagna cauda, or Yasmin Khan’s moussaka. From eastern China to northern Spain, Australia to the US, we have scoured the world for vegetable recipes. We devoured the best books. Whether you make Simon Hopkinson’s classic lettuce, cress and egg salad or bake Claire Ptak’s definitive carrot cake, savour this collection. Literal summer on a plate.
The simplest of lunch or supper dishes, ready