Summer is just around the corner and our social calendars are filling up fast. Whether you’ve been invited to a host of summer soirees, BBQs with your mates or you just want some top-tier recipes up your sleeve for when drinks in the garden turns into feeding a crowd then you’ve come to the right place. Check out these Instagram worthy recipes that are perfect for al-fresco dining, and click on the photos to go straight to the recipe:
The perfect ‘help yourself’ dinner for feeding a crowd, and so much healthier than a late night kebab shop order on Just Eat. Serve it up in buffet fashion and let everyone pick their own toppings.
These tasty surf ‘n turf foil packs are a cracking make-ahead recipe if you know you’ll have dinner guests. Simply make them the day before and store them in the fridge until needed and they’ll save you about 15 minutes of hands-off grilling!
Definitely one for the grown ups, these boozy Pimm’s ice lollies make the perfect refreshing treat after a hard day of soaking up the sunshine. (Remember your SPF folks).
Carbs. Olive oil. Fresh tomatoes. COUNT ME IN. This rustic Tuscan inspired salad is a definite crowd pleaser, and takes absolutely no time to whip up for a hungry crowd. Tweak the additional veggies to suit your taste or add grilled fish or chicken from the BBQ to dial the flavours up a notch.
Your new go-to meat-free pizza recipe (you’re welcome), even the non-vegans at the party will love it. Use a griddle pan to get those smoky charred lines or test it out on your pizza stone for the BBQ instead!
There’s no better food to dig into after one (or two) drinks in the garden, and this Greek salad spin on our all-time favourite nachos is sure to be a winner this summer.
Nothing screams summer to me like a freezing cold glass of peach iced tea (influenced heavily by my Pinterest feed, of course). Check out this super quick and easy recipe from Delight Fuel – you’ll love it.
Find me a better bribe to get the kids to eat their veggies than a dessert of barbecued doughnut ice cream sandwiches – I’ll wait. Any plain ring doughnuts will do, but we’ll be testing them out straight away with some original glazed Krispy Kreme.