The summer gives us plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious food out in the sunshine, whether it be from the comfort of your garden or at a gathering with family and friends. These light, tasty and refreshing summer recipes are all designed to be enjoyed on those long summer evenings or to be brought as a tasty addition to a BBQ or picnic. Potatoes are at the heart of these summer recipes and are presented in a variety of exciting ways - there’s spice, there’s some stunning potato salad ideas and there’s a tonne of innovative cooking techniques! Tuck into the selection below!
Asian spiced Potato Crab Cakes with Rainbow Slaw
Give your taste-buds a treat with these Asian-spiced Potato Crab Cakes. Flavoured with aromatic ginger, chilli and light soy sauce, these potato cakes are a quick and delicious choice for any occasion. Serve with fresh, rainbow slaw for that extra special kick.
Bombay Potato Frittata with Tomato Chutney
Enjoy a taste of India with this aromatic Bombay Potato Frittata. Deliciously smooth potatoes complimented by spices of cumin, chili and ginger make this dish a perfect choice for an exciting mid-week meal. Serve with tangy tomato chutney or cooling raita for an extra special touch.
Chinese Chicken & Potato Stir-fry
Sizzle up your mid-week with this quick and easy Chinese Chicken & Potato Stir-fry. Packed full of goodness with deliciously spiced chicken, potatoes and vibrant vegetables - this dish is the perfect alternative to a takeaway without losing the flavour!
Healthy potato dauphinoise with turmeric
Take everyone’s favourite dish to another level with this healthy potato dauphinoise recipe. With thinly sliced potato, generous garlic and crème fraiche, this dish has the heavenly creamy texture with half the calories. Featuring a mouth-watering cauliflower and tumeric twist, you’ll never make dauphinoise the same again!
Healthy seed-crusted fish & chips
Make fish and chips your own with this healthy twist on a British classic. The perfectly roasted potatoes with the seeded sea bream fillets are a match made in heaven, making them a great mid-week meal option. Serve with refreshing lemon mayonnaise for that impressive, yet hassle-free gourmet finish.
North African spiced baked eggs with potatoes
Start your day right these insanely delicious North African spiced eggs. Surrounded by succulent seasoned potatoes along with a garlic, saffron and cumin kick, this dish is sure to be the star of the show at any brunch! Serve with chilli flakes and cooling yogurt to make this meal even more tasty!
Aromatic Iranian lamb & potato one pot
Bring the taste of Iran home with this aromatic lamb & potato one pot. Featuring the authentic flavours of pomegranate and cumin seeds, this dish is great for entertaining loved ones or to enjoy as an exciting mid-week meal.
Tornado twister potatoes with zingy lime mayonnaise
Taking its origin from South Korean street food, give your guests a treat with these deliciously fun tornado twister potatoes. Generously seasoned with paprika, oregano and chili powder and served with zingy lime mayo, these tornado potatoes make the perfect showstopper for any occasion.
Chinese pepper steak & potato stir-fry
Sizzle up your week with this Chinese Pepper Steak & Potato Stir-fry. Quick, easy and packed full of colour and authentic flavour, discover how to create the ultimate potato stir-fry in just 30 minutes!
Sticky salmon topped potato noodles with pak choi
Why not create healthier noodles by spiralising potatoes. Not only does it make the potato quicker to cook but also adds a fun twist to your dish. Packed full of favours, the salmon is cooked in a delightful combination of garlic and ginger before having a delicious sticky sauce drizzled all over.
Cajun spiced chicken & potato one pot
Fantastically simple yet packed full of flavour, this dish is perfect to share with friends. Serve with yoghurt and top with pomegranate seeds to compliment that Cajun kick!
Potato pancake recipe with smashed avocado & smoked salmon
Use your leftover mash to create something different with these potato pancakes. The classic combination of salmon and avocado is fantastically easy but a guaranteed success. Top with a runny poached egg and drizzle with lemon and olive oil for that extra special touch.
Bavarian Potato Salad with griddled Pork Medallions
Rustle up this tasty Bavarian delight. Bursting with flavour and quick to create, this authentic combination of griddled pork and potato is sure to please any crowd!
Grilled Salmon and Potato Rainbow Salad
At just over 600kcal, ‘Bowl in One’ is a delicious combination of salmon spiced with turmeric, fresh potatoes for a fibre and potassium boost, and a generous helping of a mix of vegetables to provide three and a half portions of the recommended ‘5 A DAY’. Incorporating ingredients from all food groups, the dish provides nutrients important for eye, heart and digestive health.
Greek potato and chicken parcels with pomegranate, spinach and sumac
Get your Greek on with these yummy Potato and Chicken filo Parcels. Generously filled with spinach and spiced with sumac, this dish is set to be a party sensation!
Sprinkle with natural yogurt and pomegranate seeds for that extra-special finish.
Quick Pork and Potato dumplings with Korean kimchi
Amaze your guests with these deliciously quick and easy Pork and Potato dumplings. Seasoned with traditional Korean flavours, this recipe is the perfect showstopper for all occasions.
Buffalo-style slow cooked potato and chicken with slaw, wedge salad and ranch dressing
Switch on that Slow Cooker and impress your friends with this Buffalo-Style Potato and Chicken recipe. Served with homemade slaw, salad and ranch dressing this dish is sure to please any crowd!
Roast new potato, kale, beetroot and dill salad with toasted sesame seed dressing
Treat your taste-buds to this Roast new potato, Kale, Beetroot and Dill Salad. Don't forget to enjoy with a toasted sesame dressing!
Mexican beef lettuce tacos with potato torilla chips
Make it Mexican with these awesome beef lettuce tacos and potato tortilla chips. Flavoured with spicy chilli powder and cool sour cream, these are perfect for any fiesta!
Tuna, Edamame, Potato and Macadamia Poke Buddha Bowl
Add some colour to your recipe bank with this tantalizingly tasty Buddha Bowl. This trendy and refreshing dish is perfect for those warmer evenings with loved ones.
Vegan or Vegetarian? No problem - just replace the tuna with more avocado and you're good to go!
Fondant Potato with Poached Salmon and easy Beurre Blanc
Master your french culinary skills with this indulgent fondant potato and poached salmon recipe. Served with an easy Beurre Blanc sauce, this tasty dish is perfect for enjoying yourself or impressing your friends!
Potato farl steak sandwich with caramelised red onion and cheese sauce
Calling meat lovers everywhere! indulge yourself in this Potato Farl steak sandwich with caramelised red onion and creamy cheese sauce. Perfect for a tasty lunchtime treat or a quick mid week meal.
Vegetarian Thai potato noodle cleansing broth with basil and lemongrass
Mix up your recipe bank with this deliciously healthy vegetarian Thai vegetable cleansing broth with spiralized potato noodles. Enjoy!
Chaat Masala Spicy Street Snacks from India
Chaat Masala is a spice powder mix traditionally used in Indian cuisine. By combining these delicious flavours with prawns, courgette and potatoes it makes for a delicious supper dish.
Duchesse Mini Fish Pies
This twist on a classic fish pie is perfect as party finger food. With the beautiful flavours of dill, nutmeg and fish combining in a delectable potato base, these are truly a treat!
Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce
Treat yourself to a taste of Spain! Packed with chorizo and red wine, this is sure to please a crowd.
Blue Cheese Mini Sliders With Potato Buns
The perfect recipe to impress your friends - try these small yet delicious burgers with buns made from potato. Enjoy!
Moussaka is the ultimate Greek comfort food. Indulge in this Greek Style Beef and Potato Moussaka recipe and enjoy something a little different for dinner tonight!
Ham, Cheese and Potato Croquette
This recipe is such a crowd pleaser! The combination of a strong cheese, ham and silky potato makes for a delicious snack that is surprisingly quick to whip up.
Broccoli Stilton Apple Potato Ramekins
The combination of broccoli, Stilton and apple creates a delicious rich flavour in this dish. Enjoy these yummy ramekins as a starter, or served as party food.
Serve up something deliciously different for your guests this party season. These Indian street food snacks are really aromatic and satisfying.
Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon
Create wonderfully vibrant canapes by using purple potatoes. The combination of smoked salmon and horseradish creme fraiche works beautifully, and these can be served as a starter or for sharing.
moroccan-spiced baked potato crisps
These deliciously moreish crisps will have you coming back for more! Perfect for when you'd like to serve something a little out of the ordinary.
Spiralised Potato Recipe with Wrapped Cod with Herbs
This simple recipe is ideal to impress your guests with this delicious herby cod dish, which is ready in under half an hour! Quick and easily done, just in time for dinner.
Loaded mexican potato skins
These loaded potato skins are simple to prepare and the perfect Friday night treat! Make them in batches and enjoy with friends or family.
Deliciously Ella's Loaded Mexican-Style Potato Skins
The epitome of a guilt-free treat! This firm favourite from Deliciously Ella is perfect to whip up when entertaining friends.
"As you all loved the potato salad I posted a few weeks ago I thought I should share another lovely potato recipe for summer salads and feasts. This one is bursting with flavour and it’s coronation inspired sauce is just a dream. The sauce is made of a delicious blend of spices, from curry powder to garam masala, cinnamon and cayenne, which are mixed with lemon juice, tamari and coconut. The tender potatoes are then tossed with the sauce and scattered with juicy chunks of mango, flaked almonds and raisins. I love this served with big bowls of quinoa and veggies for a beautiful summer meal with friends."
"This is one of my favourite summer salads. It’s a great addition to any lunch, especially a picnic. The potatoes taste amazing tossed with asparagus in the creamy lemon and avocado mix, and then sprinkled with chives and spring onions. It’s simple but delicious! I can’t wait to hear what you all think of it."
"I’m so excited to share this recipe with you, it’s such a winner! It’s so quick to throw together and so satisfying. I love using potatoes instead of noodles, it’s a really fun twist on the dish and a nice new way to use a simple ingredient. The flavours in this are so great too – the mix of sesame, ginger, chilli and coriander with spring onions, peppers, kale and mushrooms is just so delicious. Can’t wait to hear what you all think!"
A scrumptious potato salad recipe which binds the fantastic flavours of bacon, egg and dijon mustard together for a light, fresh meal perfect for the summer.
Take your spuds and place them right into the heart of this Mediterranean-influenced dish. The potatoes are deliciously infused with flavours of dill, fresh salad leaves and pomegranate - delicious!
A delicious quick fix comprised of vibrant bacon and sundried tomato flavours, topped off with the nutty lift of green pesto.
Parboil and then grill for a lighter but still damn tasty Friday night sharing dish to chill out in front of the TV with, or serve at a party. Dos cervezas por favor!
An awesome potato stir-fry dish! Experience the fantastic combination of firey ginger and pepper flavours doused by soothing coconut milk.
Really simple to make, and the combination of juices from the pork and the fresh lemon really pack flavour!
Make use of the new season crop to create this deliciously fresh and light dish.
Four green lights on the traffic light system, a tasty and healthy alternative to your Saturday night takeaway - just whack it all on one tray and pop it in the oven. Easy!
For a twist on a Saturday night takeaway without the noodles, why not try this delicious Potato Pad Thai recipe for a healthy treat night?
Tasty pillows of goodness, absorbing the subtle flavours of tomato and basil used to make a classic Marinara sauce.
Famed for their presence at street food events throughout Brazil, Espetinhos are Portuguese kebabs - simple and tasty, and the possibility of combinations are endless!
A hearty eggy base allows a host of flavours to mingle in this beautiful frittata - sprightly onion, flavoursome asparagus and soft new potatoes, what could be better?
Spiralising a potato makes it quicker to cook, and adds a fun twist to your dish. This light salad looks and tastes great!
Fresh, summery flavours with and mint, coupled with the sweetness of the Parma ham make this a great dish for dining al fresco.
Try making these fish cakes - the gooey, cheesy middle makes them to die for!
A quirky twist on a fish cake, these can be served as a mini-appetizer or canape at a party - they look and taste great!
This dish works just as well with tinned salmon, and is a quick and tasty way to use up any leftover mash.
Quick to cook, vibrant colours and fantastic flavours transporting you to the Spanish Costas - now to find the weather to go with it!
Experience a blend of smooth and soft textures in this flavoursome treat of a meal. The combination of spice, the creamy consistency and the indulgent runniness of the accompanying eggs is like nothing else!
Take the roast potato outside the context of the Sunday roast and into more tropical cuisines. The crunchy and soft consistency works amazingly well with the prawn and coconut milk flavours.
Use your roast potato in delicious dip fashion with this incredible arrangement of ingredients which make up a tremendous 'dip and chip' alternative.
Cast your chips aside in favour of the roast spud in this twist on the traditional Fish 'n' Chip recipe.
Get your glorious greens with this terrific mix of flavours and textures which includes cheesy, vibrant flavours as well as fresh veg.
For a luxurious version this dish could be made with Dover sole, shrimps, truffles and Parmesan, but in wartime often it was made with substitutes. This modern take on the recipe uses sole, prawns and Cheddar.
A beautifully buttery consistency compliments the mixture of spuds, veg and delicious haddock in this chowder recipe. Discover how to create this amazing dish guaranteed to please.
Sublime smooth mashed potatoes churned with mustard is a delightful side to cod. Discover how to create the ultimate mustard mash in this easy, yet impressive recipe.
Rustle up homemade potato wedges, flavoured with a spicy chilli mix and paired with your favourite dip. Perfect for snacking on or as a side dish to a main meal.
A fantastic consistency runs through this frittata which is animated and littered with soft potato and crunchy flavoursome red pepper. Discover the easy method guaranteeing excellent results.
Quick, simple and comforting, this recipe is so easy to make and curl up on the sofa with a good film. If you have a particular favourite, switch the chives out for your preferred herb or spice.
This recipe works for any time of the day from brunch through to a late supper. The potatoes are steamed to keep them really light and fluffy before mashing with a delicious oniony milk, adding not only a creaminess but great flavour to the mash before shaping.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you! This is a unique potato cake recipe highlighted with zesty orange and featuring a sweet, soft base.
Enjoy the fantastic spice of these smooth potatoes fuelled by fiery mustard and chilli, the coconut milk is a cooling compliment to the spice and adds a terrific taste.
Recipe courtesy of Olivier Limousin, l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, created as part of an eight course potato tasting menu specially for Potato Week 2012.
The perfect fluffy, chunky cut chips with a delicious steak, topped off with a fruity salsa, perfect with the cajun seasoning. What better way to impress?
Quick and easy to rustle up, this delicious jerk chicken dish makes a great midweek meal. You can always replace the chicken for beef or a vegetarian option.
800g salad potatoes, thickly sliced
2 tbsp oil
400g chicken breast, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1½ tbsp Chinese 5 spice seasoning
½ x head of Chinese Leaf, shredded
1 tbsp white wine vinegar (optional)
A simple yet flavoursome warm Potato and Chicken Salad, complete with 5 Spice seasoning.
Simple ingredients, and really easy to cook - this recipe will definitely make you see a traditional store cupboard staple in a whole new light!
Simple and fresh ingredients, serve warm with a fresh leaf salad any time of the year.
Handy little snack-sized frittatas, perfect for portion control! Why not make a batch over the weekend to take to work for lunch - meal prep goal achieved!
Bring the taste of the Mediterranean home with this refreshing salad packed full of flavour - ideal for a summer picnic or BBQ.
An inventive and interesting table centrepiece, ideal for dinner parties. Crunchy golden filo pastry combined with crème fraîche and chicken makes an interesting combination.
An easy way to use leftovers from roast dinners, but still quick and easy to cook from scratch. Why not try with a poached egg popped on top?
"This brightly coloured and intensely flavoured recipe is speedy enough for any night of the week. The sweet and sour relish sets off the salmon beautifully and I've roasted the King Edwards in their skins to give the whole thing wholesome comfort."
“This is the good King Edward’s twist on the Greek filo pastry pie Spanakopita. I love a playful recipe, my pie is nestled into the potato and I serve it in a pie dish but there is no pastry in sight. Bags of spinach vary greatly in size so any that you have leftover you could serve as a side salad or wilt with some garlic to serve with the pies.”
Who knew that potatoes could be included in a dessert? Well now you do - so why not give this Chocolate Potato Cake recipe it a try?
A really simple salad to put together - why not serve alongside a BBQ with grilled chicken breast and a nice glass of white?
"This is simply yummy, as spicy as you fancy with the King Edwards catching a lovely lick of the chicken's roasting juices as they get to know each other in the oven."
"The first time I discovered smoked paprika was on roast potatoes served as tapas with smoked paprika mayonnaise. Before then, I'd assumed chorizo was spiced with plain paprika and then the whole sausage was smoked. It was a revelation and I've had a long lasting smoked paprika period since then. I serve the potatoes and pepper mixture with lamb as a little celebration of Spring."
Simple ingredients, great flavours. Ideal as a brunch option or a dish for a family to share.
Why not make your own Saturday night takeaway, with this potato version of a Chinese classic, packed with nutrients?
A simple, tasty, healthy salad with an Oriental influence.
Serve hits delicious recipe hot or cold, ideal to share with friends
A delightfully warming chicken and potato soup recipe littered with a range of fantastic flavours such as parsley, thyme and garlic.
This Pancake Day why not try a something with a twist, this savoury pancake recipe comes with a household favourite, the potato! With the potato at heart of the dish, it allows the flavours of salmon and asparagus to mingle with the delicious pancake base. Savoury pancakes are just as easy and quick as their sweet counterpart and are perfect for Pancake Day!
A perfect centrepiece to a lunch occasion - served with so many different combinations to suit the time and the weather.
Tasty at any time of the day, these scones are a simple way of using up any leftover mash to create a lush brunch dish.
Perfect for an evening in front of the fire and a film, or why not try with salad potatoes as a canape?
Bombay potato hash recipe
Packed full of flavour and textures, this is great dish to experiment with spice combinations - don't be afraid to turn up the heat a little!
Baked fish and potatoes in parchment - a healthy way of cooking by steaming the fish from the inside - locks in all the flavours too.
Serious flavours and colours make this an impressive dish to serve for brunch with friends - give it a go!
Hot wok potato and beef stir-fry recipe
Recreate your Saturday night takeaway with this healthier version - it tastes as great as it looks!
For a taste of the Emirates in your own home, try this modified version of a classic Tabbouleh dish, with a bit more bite.
Soy, honey and ginger combined with the darker meat from the thigh make this a dish rich in flavour, perfect for a midweek family meal.
Tuscan potatoes and chicken recipe
A combination of Mediterranean flavours make this ideal for sharing around the dining table whether winter or summer. Delish!
These punchy potatoes coupled with a moist tenderloin are great for a quick midweek roast, or even a centre piece at a dinner party to share.
Simple and effective, these Hasselback potatoes are perfect for a lazy lunch or a party nibble.
Try these delicious Chinese Potato 'Squeaks'. A fun new twist on an old favourite, and ready in just 15 minutes.
A recipe created by Michel Roux Jr for British Sausage Week 2015
Low sat fat
Rich, delicious and layered with undertones of fresh, nutty pesto, our potato and sage gnocchi is an indulgent dish packed full of classic Italian flavours.
Low sat fat
Giving an Indian twist on a classic potato rosti recipe helps gives this recipe a bit of a kick for spice lovers! Perfect for a healthy breakfast.
Low sat fat
Giving a Jamaican twist on a classic potato cake recipe helps gives this recipe a bit of a kick for spice lovers!
Low sat fat
Try this pan seared cod for a healthy evening meal. Containing chorizo, peppers and paprika for a spicy kick.
Low sat fat
Using lean rump steak and aromatic herbs and spices, this Southeast Asian delight is packed full of protein and can be made in no time at all.
Look at this Poached salmon & potato salad with creme fraiche. It is a great healthy recipe. It is a good source of Omega-3 fats and high in fibre!
Low sat fat
Looking for an easy Spanish tortilla recipe? Perfect for a healthy lunch to take into work or with a salad at dinner.
Learn how to make perfect potato rosti with this healthy recipe. Delicious potato rosti recipe with asparagus and a poached egg.
Low sat fat
Try out this recipe for a warm potato and tuna salad. A quick and healthy recipe for a winter evening.
Low in sat fat
Putting potatoes in a omelette helps to make it more filling. This is a great twist on a classic omelette recipe and is tasty too.
Looking for a delicious light meal or lunch to bring into work? This potato and courgette salad recipe is filling, tasty and less than 400 per serving.
This recipe is a Thai flavoured twist on a classic curry, giving a kick with a little bit of spice! Perfect for those looking for a fakeaway curry.
This recipe is great for those looking for an easy, healthy meal. Ty it mid-week, or as a simplified Sunday lunch.
This potato salad is the perfect accompaniment for a barbecue or party, helping to make your meal just that bit tastier and healthier!
This dish is a great recipe for those looking for an easy and healthy dinner to make. The added lime helps give this dish a fresh kick!
Who knew you could make a pizza base using potatoes? Try this great recipe for pizza with a twist, perfect for getting the kids involved with cooking their own food too!