August seasonal recipes

It’s August, therefore it’s time to turn up the heat with sensational seasonal produce: enjoy heat-loving aubergines, courgettes and tomatoes, luxurious lobster and scallops and brilliant summer berries including raspberries, redcurrants and blackberries. Have a scroll and never look back…

And if you need help with menu planning, see our four menu ideas for August.

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Aubergine, ricotta and ’nduja paccheri

Weekly pasta recipes

Aubergine, ricotta and ’nduja paccheri

Fiery ’nduja and creamy ricotta are natural companions for meltingly tender roasted aubergine in this baked pasta dish, bringing together...

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Patlıcanlı rulo börek (Turkish aubergine and pepper filo rolls)

Filo pastry recipes

Patlıcanlı rulo börek (Turkish aubergine and pepper filo rolls)

A touch lighter than a sausage roll but with an even more satisfying crunch, Özlem Warren’s aubergine, pepper and onion...

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Raspberry and sesame cheesecake danishes

Raspberry recipes

Raspberry and sesame cheesecake danishes

These easy pastries are like a cheesecake in danish form. Tart raspberries are mellowed by the cream cheese base, and...

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Aubergine biryani

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Aubergine biryani

Vegetarians deserve biryani too! In this wonderful recipe from Anshu and Renee of DabbaDrop, aubergine brings meatiness while a tomato...

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Pissaladière scrolls

Brioche recipes

Pissaladière scrolls

A pissaladière is a provençal tart that pairs caramelised onions with black olives and anchovies. In Anna Higham‘s recipe, the...

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Courgette, feta and blackcurrant salad

August seasonal recipes

Courgette, feta and blackcurrant salad

This elegant dish of courgette and feta. (or ewe’s curd) with blackcurrant purée makes the perfect starter or side dish...

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Hot-smoked honey trout with smoky beetroot ’tzatziki’

Trout recipes

Hot-smoked honey trout with smoky beetroot ’tzatziki’

Barbecuing fish is a great way to get depth of flavour, and this easy recipe from live fire and BBQ...

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Runner bean, tomato and tamarind curry

August seasonal recipes

Runner bean, tomato and tamarind curry

Tangy with tamarind, this nourishing curry showcases in-season runner beans with a fresh tomato sauce. Perfect if you’re growing both...

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Grilled peaches with burrata, basil and courgette shavings

Peach recipes

Grilled peaches with burrata, basil and courgette shavings

You can’t not be happy when eating this… Grilled peaches with burrata, courgette and lemon makes an easy salad for...

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Italian nectarine and almond tart

Almond recipes

Italian nectarine and almond tart

This golden nectarine and almond tart from food writer Ursula Ferrigno makes a perfect summer dessert. “A heavenly combination of...

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Barbecued aubergine and figs with pickled apricot salsa

Alternative barbecue recipes

Barbecued aubergine and figs with pickled apricot salsa

You need to know about this smoky barbecued aubergine and fig dish from Helen Graves which with a pickled apricot...

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Sardine escabeche

August seasonal recipes

Sardine escabeche

Chef, presenter and co-founder of Wahaca, Thomasina Miers OBE brings us the ideal make-ahead fish recipe. She says: “escabeche is...

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Cockle and dill rice

Sustainable recipes

Cockle and dill rice

Zainab Pirzada’s cockle rice recipe is inspired by her mum’s signature spicy prawn and dill rice, a family favourite in...

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Blue cheese and bacon smash burger

Beef mince recipes

Blue cheese and bacon smash burger

This blue cheese and bacon smash burger consists of two caramelised beef patties – each topped with a rich blue...

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Plum and apricot brioche tart with crème fraîche custard

Fruit tart recipes

Plum and apricot brioche tart with crème fraîche custard

This extra special brioche tart makes the most of the summer’s fruit. A crème fraîche custard  captures the delicious fruit...

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Nectarine curd

Peach recipes

Nectarine curd

Stone fruits are the gemstones of summertime. If you have plenty of nectarines to hand (and can resist eating them...

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