Nigella Lawson's Ultimate Summer Sunday Lunch Menu

Nigella Lawson knows how to do summer food like no-one else. Her elegant, relaxed style is perfect for this time of year, when the sun comes out, the pace of life slows down and we all want to enjoy laid-back weekend feasts with our family and friends.

To celebrate the re-release of her classic cookbooks as a series of stylish new editions, Nigella has picked out three recipes which, when put together, make up her Ultimate Summer Sunday Lunch Menu. Visually stunning, and packed with Mediterranean-inspired flavours, these are dishes to celebrate and linger over in the heat of a sunny summer afternoon.

Starter: Red Leaf, Fig and Serrano Ham Salad from Nigella Express

The colours and flavours of the Mediterranean burst from this dish, which works equally well as a light lunch or an elegant starter.

Main: Slow-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken from Nigella Summer

Punchy, rustic flavours are the signature of this beautifully simple roast chicken recipe.

Pudding: No Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream from Nigella Express

The easiest of ices, Nigella's no churn pomegranate ice cream can be prepared ahead, leaving you to enjoy the sunshine with your guests.

New editions of Nigella Express; How to be a Domestic Goddess; How to Eat and Nigella Summer are out now, with five further titles to be made available by the end of the year.

Check out our very special Nigella Lawson Twitter competition. Tweet us a photo of your most treasured Nigella book for a chance to win four signed books from her new collection. More info here.

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is the author of bestselling books such as How to Eat, Nigella Express and many more – which, together with her successful TV series have made her a household name around the world.

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