ake the most of seasonal produce this summer, with our favourite recipes! From simple ways to prepare and cook summer ingredients to delicious summer recipes, we've got you covered.
British produce comes into its own in the summer months of June and July, whether you shop at your local supermarket, grow your own or make the most of seasonal buys at the supermarket.
From sweet peas fresh from the pod to juicy British strawberries and raspberries, ripe, flavoursome tomatoes and even in-season mackerel, there's so much great food to cook with in the summer months.
Here we look at 10 of our favourite summer ingredients perfect for al fresco dining. Readily available, affordable and ridiculously tasty in season, these foods are the stars of the dish in our summer recipe suggestions. This is what you need to be cooking now...
Sweet, soft and moreishly delicious, broad beans when cooked are smooth and creamy in consistency, and taste great in so many summer recipes. Throw them into salads to add colour and texture, or use as a welcome addition to creamy Italian risottos.
They begin their season in June and finish in September, so you've plenty of time to experiment. They're also fairly easy to grow yourself, if you have enough space for a vegetable patch in the garden.
It's best to keep broad beans in a holed bag in the fridge, that way they'll keep their freshness for around 5 days before you cook them.