Simple and in Season June – 30 Summer Recipes

Are you ready for the summer? Having seen the entries for June’s Simple and in Season recipe link up I certainly am!

I’m going to jump straight into the round up and also announce that the winner of a copy of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen was…Choclette over at Tin and Thyme for her Rose Syrup and Garden Weeds Pesto entries – inspired!

Here are 30 simple summer recipes for you to try…

Summer Recipes

Eat Your Greens

I’m starting with a round up of all the super healthy green entries (shown above)

Kate at Veggie Desserts set the bar high with her Sweet Potato, Kale and Wild Garlic Salad [Get the recipe here] 

The Gluten Free Alchemist joined in with her Gluten Free Spinach and Cheese Ravioli [Get the recipe here]

Helen at Fuss Free Flavours made an Easy Asparagus Risotto in her Redmond cooker [Get the recipe here]

Alida at My Little Italian Kitchen made Asparagus and Parma Ham with Balsamic Vinegar [Get the recipe here]

Helen at Family Friends Food made a Creamy Courgette Puff Pastry Tart [Get the recipe here]

Simple and in Season

Seasonal Summer Salads

Julie at Life & Chai sent across a beautiful Tabbouleh with a Twist [Get the recipe here]

Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary created a Vegan Teff Salad with Sprouted Beans, Pea Shoots and Wild Garlic [Get the recipe here] – Teff is a grain, who knew?!

The Gluten Free Alchemist also sent in a Summer Salad Picnic Jar [Get the recipe here] 

Kate at Veggie Desserts also made Sumac Roasted Peppers with Kasha Buckwheat Salad  [Get the recipe here]

Jane at Onions and Paper made a Haloumi and Broad Beans with Cous Cous Salad [Get the recipe here]

Simple and in Season

Snacks and Sides

Katie at Feeding Boys and a Firefighter made a Fresh and Punchy Beetroot Burger Relish [Get the recipe here]

Choclette at Tin and Thyme made a Fat Hen and Chickweed Garden Pesto – and won the cookbook prize! [Get the recipe here] 

Tortilla for Tea made a Spanish-inspired Pisto (Ratatouille)  [Get the recipe here]

Ema at De Tout Coeur Limousin made a Smoky Charred Aubergine, Pepper & Tequila Salsa [Get the recipe here]

Simple Summer Recipes

Summer Sweets & Puddings

Now it’s time for some seasonal desserts!

The Gluten Free Alchemist made Balsamic Roasted Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream, with Rhubarb-Strawberry Sauce and Hazelnut Biscuits [Get the recipe here]

Camilla at Fab Food 4 All made a Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam [Get the recipe here]

Kate at Veggie Desserts made Carrot Cake Protein Balls [Get the recipe here]

Chardonnay & Samphire made Chocolate Cherry Flapjacks [Get the recipe here]

Janice at Farmers Girl Kitchen made a Strawberry Pavlova [Get the recipe here]

Made with Pink made a fresh Strawberry Pie [Get the recipe here]

Whilst Jibber Jabber UK made a superb looking Triple Layer Victoria Sponge Strawberry and Cream Cake [Get the recipe here]

Mardi at Eat Live Travel Write made a Rhubarb Clafoutis [Get the recipe here]

Linzi at Lancashire Food made an Apricot Upside Down Cake [Get the recipe here]

Ema at De Tout Coeur Limousin made a Rhubarb and Elderflower Compote [Get the recipe here]

Choclette at Tin and Thyme made a beautifully simple Rose Syrup [Get the recipe here]

The Gluten Free Alchemist made another seasonal delight, this time a Rhubarb-Strawberry Meringue Pie with a (GF) Lime, Pistachio & Cardamom Pastry [Get the recipe here]

Sarah at Maison Cupcake made a stunning Easy Chocolate Blackberry Charlotte Dessert Cake [Get the recipe here]

Ceri at Natural Kitchen Adventures made a virtuous Apricot Mousse [Get the recipe here]

Alida at My Little Italian Kitchen made a Strawberries and Cream Semifreddo [Get the recipe here] 

And Mother Mands made an Elderflower Syrup to round things off [Get the recipe here]

Thank You and have a Happy Summer!

Thank you to everyone who entered! Don’t forget – July and August is a bumper round – find the link up here. 

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  1. These recipes are great! I have many fresh vegetables from our garden this year and I am cooking greens the whole summer long. The veggies are so tasty that even the kids don’t have problems eating them! Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful recipes! I sometimes have lack of inspiration and it is so nice to have a list of recipes that I can pick the daily meal from. Soon it is going to be time for the autumn veggies and I will have new dishes too cook as they grow ready in the garden. 🙂

  2. What a delicious selection of seasonal food. I really shouldn’t be looking at these photographs at 10.30pm! So hungry now!

  3. Love summer recipes! It’s not just about bbq – snacks, desserts, drinks…

    Some great ideas in here though – my cooking isnt very good but I’m definitely gonna give some of this a try!

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thanks for stopping by to comment, Rob

  4. Woohoo Ren, thank you so much for picking me and for the book. That really made my week. It’s a gorgeous book with lots of inspiring recipes in it which I know I will use. Lots of inspiring recipes here too, as ever – we bloggers are a creative lot.

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thank you Choclette I hope you are enjoying the book I know I am x

  5. Lots of gorgeous Summer recipes there. Sad that Asparagus is going to disappear soon, still at least we have figs to look forward to soon!

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thank you Ceri for your lovely entry. I’m sad asparagus has gone too 🙁

  6. What a fabulous array of recipes this month and a beautiful round-up Ren:-) Thanks for hosting a great challenge:-)

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thank you Camilla for your rhubarb jam entry 🙂 Looking forward to a seasonal summer!

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