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10 of Jamie Oliver’s best easy summer recipes

by Lucy Hall

published on 9 May 2023

From al fresco favourites to delicious tray bakes, Jamie Oliver’s books are perfect for summer cooking. Whether it’s barbecues, picnics or long sunny evening meals at home, here are the 10 of the best easy Jamie recipes we can’t wait to try this summer.

Jamie Oliver Stracci Primavera with Sweet Peas, Asparagus, Edamame, Mint and Feta

from One

Create a bight and fresh pasta in just under 10 minutes – perfect for when you just want to be outside as quickly as possible.

From the book

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver Quiche

Jamie Oliver’s Quiche

This is the perfect dish for your summer picnic, baked through with delicious garlic, cheddar and goat’s cheese.

Jamie Oliver’s Smashed Lemongrass Chicken

from One

Ready in a quick and easy 20 minutes, it’s the contrast of the sharp lemongrass and the sweet teriyaki flavour that make this a summer staple.

Jamie Oliver One Cover
From the book

One

Jamie Oliver’s Scrumptious Veg Traybake with Sweet Tomato, Chianti, Porcini, Olives, Oregano, and Baked Feta

Jamie Oliver’s Scrumptious Veg Traybake with Sweet Tomato, Chianti, Porcini, Olives, Oregano, and Baked Feta

Bursting with summery Mediterranean flavours, this delicious veggie traybake is best served with couscous or wild rice.

Jamie Oliver’s Cheat’s Fish and Chips with Bacon Crumb, Smashed Peas and Quick Mint Sauce

Jamie Oliver’s Cheat’s Fish and Chips with Bacon Crumb, Smashed Peas and Quick Mint Sauce

Want a sunny day seaside classic from your own home? Try Jamie’s perfect cheat recipe for this British summer favourite.

Harissa Chicken Traybake

Harissa Chicken Traybake

Taking less than 10 minutes to prepare, this sumptuous recipe is a summer evening meal to savour.

Jamie Oliver Potato Salad | Easy Summer Side

Jamie Oliver’s Potato Salad with English Mustard and Lemon

A classic accompaniment to any al fresco lunch or barbecue, Jamie Oliver’s quintessential potato salad will not disappoint.

Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Salmon Tacos

Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Salmon Tacos

Try these fresh and zesty salmon tacos for an effortless yet flavourful meal.

Jamie Oliver’s Gunpowder Lamb with Pineapple Salsa, Coconut Rice and a Mint Dressing

Jamie Oliver’s Gunpowder Lamb with Pineapple Salsa, Coconut Rice and a Mint Dressing

A fantastic summer alternative to the Sunday roast, served with pineapple salsa and a refreshing mint dressing.

Prawn and Tuna Linguine

Prawn and Tuna Linguine

This sweet and sour pasta is an absolute joy, combining refreshing seafood with a delicate Italian sauce.

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