Summer time brings us many wonderful things! It’s hot outside and we have lovely long days to lap up with friends and family, this dream pairing gives us a huge array of opportunities to rustle up some delicious food where it be at picnics, gatherings or BBQs. We’ve rounded up 5 of our favourite summer potato recipes from the Love Potatoes site so you can enjoy the delightful tastes of the dishes outside in the garden or at a summer party.
Summer is also a time where people keep a closer eye on their diet, potatoes are a valuable contribution to a healthy diet - they’re not just a pretty taste. Explore the range of nutritional properties in spuds in our health and nutrition section.
So without further adieu, here are our 5 potato recipe picks for the summer!
The sensational summer salad recipe is our hero recipe for the season! It’s got everything you need from a light summer dish - fresh ingredients, great textures and wonderful flavours. A light base is built from peas, lettuce and runner beans which is spruced up with the addition of parma ham, mozzarella and potatoes. This is then complemented by an easy-to-make salad dressing which our method demonstrates too.
The steak marinade, tasty ingredients and pepper sauce makes up this recipe of three delicious parts. First of all you’ll have to concoct your marinade which is going to help those chunks of beef become the tasty centrepiece of the meal! After frying the veg, potatoes and marinated meat together at a high heat on the wok, you need a sauce to really finish off proceedings! Luckily this method accounts for that as it demonstrates how to whip up a fantastic pepper sauce to complement the beef chunks. Quick, delicious, no nonsense food! Check out the recipe in the video below.
There is an array of wonderful flavours to be enjoyed in Asian cuisine which are brought in full force to this tasty dish! The dressing is made up of fish sauce, honey and chilli which perfectly partners with the mix of rooster potatoes, fillet steak and explosion of fresh veg in the dish. This is an easy-to-make speedy recipe which is good to go after a quick sear of the steak, some prep of potatoes and a good mix of the ingredients all together.
Low maintenance and impressive results, that’s what we want to hear when it comes to summer recipes especially when there’s that glorious sunshine to enjoy outside. Fortunately, our summer one-pot recipe does just that! Potatoes are the centrepiece of this recipe reflecting their role at the heart of Spanish cuisine - they’re surrounded by kale, red onions and chicken thighs in the pot; this allows the mixture of chicken juices and range of spices to spread over the entire mix of ingredients.
This is a beautifully inventive potato recipe presented in a rustic BBQ style making it perfect for summer dining. You’ll need to channel your artistic side to complete this dish, our accompanying video and method demonstrates how to cut the spuds on a skewer so you can achieve that twister effect. After this handy work, it’s a straight-forward job for the oven. Whilst this is roasting away, you’ll have time to whip up an accompanying zesty dip so you can enjoy the spuds to its full potential!
So there you have it, 5 fantastic potato recipes to enjoy over the season. We've got plenty more delicious ideas sizzling over in our summer recipes section.
With the sun shining and the weather getting warmer, we've put together a selection of our tastiest Summer recipes. From salads to stir-frys, you're sure to find a potato dish perfect for every occasion this season.
Explore the many varied health and nutrition benefits of potatoes in this section.
As far as cooking skills go, boiling potatoes is not perhaps the most adventurous, but what they lack in glamour they more than make up for in versatility and usefulness! Whether you’re boiling some up for a salad or serving as a simple side-dish with garlic butter, you’ll want to make sure you get them just right!