Top 10 al fresco recipes

Eating outdoors is one of life's great pleasures – the fresh air, sun and the smell of cooking always feels like a special occasion. Here are our favourite dishes that are best enjoyed in the great outdoors.

Top 10 al fresco recipes
Crab, sweetcorn and chipotle salad

Crab, sweetcorn and chipotle salad

This filling spicy crab and corn salad can be easily adapted to make a light starter.

Grilled artichoke hearts with jamón, broad beans and spring onions

Grilled artichoke hearts with jamón, broad beans and spring onions

This Spanish recipe serves 4 and only takes 20 minutes to make.

Smoked chicken and runner bean salad with salsa verde dressing

Smoked chicken and runner bean salad with salsa verde dressing

A healthy salad recipe packed full of fresh flavours. Beans, lemon, capers and fresh mint complement the smoked chicken.

Feta and mint tabbouleh with crispy chorizo recipe

Feta and mint tabbouleh with crispy chorizo recipe

This summery salad recipe is perfect if you're looking for a quick and easy mid-week meal.

Grilled squid with cumin

Grilled squid with cumin

This deceptively simple recipe uses a fantastic cumin marinade for a Middle Eastern twist, and only takes minutes to cook.

Griddled prawns with warm salad

Griddled prawns with warm salad

Prawns are so adaptable - they are transformed with the help of a griddle into a tasty salad.

Roast tomato, mascarpone and rocket pasta

Roast tomato, mascarpone and rocket pasta

A vegetarian pasta dish with tangy tomatoes, creamy cheese and fresh rocket. The sauce would also be lovely with pieces of pan-fried cod or king prawns instead of pasta.

Middle Eastern chickpea and aubergine salad

Middle Eastern chickpea and aubergine salad

This Middle Eastern dish is one of our favourite chickpea recipes. It's a perfect summer salad.

Tomato and ricotta tart

Tomato and ricotta tart

This savoury vegetarian tart recipe uses sweet cherry tomatoes, creamy ricotta cheese and shop bought all-butter puff pastry.

Artichoke, asparagus, broad bean and almond pilaf

Artichoke, asparagus, broad bean and almond pilaf

This vegetarian pilaf recipe is full of gorgeous spring flavours and takes just 30 minutes to make.

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