Ride the British heatwave with these delicious summer recipes guaranteed to chill you out
This summer heatwave has got us all hot under the collar ... but there's no way we're complaining. If you're wondering what to cook for dinner when it's so hot, here are our 20 top-notch ideas:
Freshly-popped peas combined with fresh mint and tangy cheese makes for one stylish summer bite.
Creamy Marie Rose sauce and plump cold-water prawns are just the thing we reckon ... and not an oven in sight. Phew!
Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) has an earthy, nutty flavour and with a slight crunch. Made with cumin, hazelnuts, coriander and sesame seeds, it's a fancy-shmancy topping for this chilled tomato soup.
Pop your iceberg in the freezer for 10 minutes before you start for extra cool-down crunch.
Yes, this does involve the oven. But it's surprisingly simple given the splendiferous results!
Because there's no better way to feel like you're on holiday than drinking out of a watermelon. Fact.
We love the lemon zest and coriander in these little wraps, and the soured cream dip would chill even a bird's eye chili.
One for the kids! And a nicer way of cooling down than being soaked with a water pistol ...
Honeydew melon, juicy stone fruit and lemon juice make this fruit salad extra tasty. Swap in some pineapple and papaya to make things more exotic, if you like that sort of thing
Much more dramatic than an ordinary glass of prosecco: does that mean we can have two?
Flaky chunks of white fish with a soy and ginger dressing that's on the table in 15 minutes. Done.
You can't beat a properly ripe peach: especially when it's stirred through a tasty summer salad.
Shoulder of lamb gets a summer makeover with feta, dill and sweet pointed pepper in this tasty Sainsbury's magazine recipe. We want it all.
Make tzatziki with coarsely grated cucumber and it'll taste even more refreshing. Promise.
It's summer. Which means ice pops are a legitimate pudding (whatever your age).
It's summer. Which means you can eat strawberries and cream with everything (almost).
These fruity jellies fizz on the tongue and can be prepped ahead to whip out the fridge.
Can't decide whether you want sorbet or ice-cream? Cut the conundrum and have both. Ah, the many wonders of the trusty loaf tin.
Ready-made puff pastry is a summer hero. Let's face it, in this heat, there's no time to be making your own.
Use frozen summer berries, pomegranate juice and a touch of cream to bring this beauty together.