Yellow Courgette, Herb & Feta Salad by Amelia Freer

summer dishes

summer dishes

Naturally, Summer is all about hydration and food plays a vital role in that. I love the eloquence of summer dishes – zesty salads, fragrant summer soups, piquantly spiced fish and meat (eaten al fresco if we are lucky). Life seems freer, somehow, and dishes follow suit as we can afford a little more spontaneity.
This Yellow Courgette, Herb & Feta Salad really is a 5 minute meal that bursts with summer flavour. Herbs lend such flavour and depth to dishes and enliven our senses, so take full advantage of summer herbs such as basil, coriander, parsley and mint (grow these in your garden or a window if you have can)  – try my Cucumber Herb Gazpacho.

summertime dishes

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread
Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread

This is a different way to use beetroot and I think it’s pretty lovely to see a pink loaf of bread. Beetroots offer vitamins…

Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta
Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta

Broad beans are from the legume family, so are a great source of vitamins and minerals, plus they pack a good protein punch.…

Amelia Freer's Gluten Free Crunchy Granola
Crunchy Nut & Seed Granola

If you like to start your day with a little bit of crunch then this is the breakfast for you. It's not only tasty but there…

Wonderful summery raspberry and lemon muffins, gluten and dairy free
Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

I really love the hint of lemon in these muffins which makes them feel quite refreshing. Raspberries are in season from June…

Hangover Sandwich, Amelia Freer
The Hangover Sandwich

It would be unrealistic not to enjoy the odd overindulgence. We’ve all suffered from the morning after effects of too much…

Amelia Freer's Rhubarb & Orange Fool
Rhubarb & Orange Fool

The trouble with rhubarb is, of course, owing to its tartness, it requires a lot of sweetening and traditional recipes use…

Amelia Freer's Gluten Free Carrot Cup Cakes
Mini Carrot Cake

If I were going to eat cake, it would always be carrot cake. This is a slightly healthier twist on an old-fashioned version…

Passion Fruit ‘Crumble’

This is such a sweet little pudding. I’m not one for rich puddings but this is a little pop of yumminess – perfect for…

This Vegan & Dairy Free Banana Nutty Nice Cream is a wonderful healthy alternative to ice-cream but just as satisfying
Nutty Banana Nice Cream

If you are not yet familiar with using bananas to make ‘ice-cream’, you are in for a real treat. Their texture once frozen…

Rhubarb & Custard Tart
Rhubarb & Custard Tart

Rhubarb and custard: it has to be one of the most nostalgic flavours of childhood, it certainly is for me. This tart gives a…

Amelia Freer's Recipes: Pepper Gazpacho

Peppers, of course, are also a true ‘rainbow’ vegetable coming in the full, dazzling gamut of colours from white through to…

Amelia Freer's Green Soup & Cashew Cream
Green Soup & Cashew Cream

This simple soup is a celebration of all things green. Green leafy vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals and fibre…

Amelia Freer's Cucumber and herb chilled gazpacho summer soup
Cucumber & Herb Gazpacho

This is a velvety, iced, super refreshing gazpacho soup containing lots of antioxidants, vitamins and goodness from the…

Amelia Freer's Healing Carrot, Turmeric and Coriander Soup
Carrot & Turmeric Soup

get quite passionate about this soup. I remember when I first made it, I felt excited by just how powerful the ingredients…

Amelia Freer's Mackerel & Rhubarb Salad
Mackerel & Rhubarb Salad

Mackerel is one of my favourite fish – rich in healthy fats. This is an excellent fish to introduce into your diet if you…

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad by Amelia Freer
Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad

I sometimes roast chicken specifically to make this salad. It is that good. Every mouthful is exciting.