May seasonal recipes

Seasonal produce in May promises an abundance of exciting flavours and textures, from juicy peas and broad beans to sweet and sharp orange and lemons. Succulent spring lamb is not one to miss, along with the short but sublime British asparagus season. Scroll on down!

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Elderflower prosecco with cucumber

Cocktail recipes

Elderflower prosecco with cucumber

Complete any summer party with this light elderflower prosecco cocktail, garnished with cucumber ribbons for...

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Asparagus, ham hock and potato salad

Healthy salad recipes

Asparagus, ham hock and potato salad

Roasted new potatoes, asparagus, radishes and ham hock are served in a mustardy yogurt dressing...

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One-pot chicken, sweet potato and peanut stew

One-pot recipes

One-pot chicken, sweet potato and peanut stew

Gather round the campfire for an easy-to-make one-pot chicken stew. You can make the stew...

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Spanish-style cod and chickpea stew

Midweek meal recipes

Spanish-style cod and chickpea stew

A simple supper made with white fish (we’ve used cod but you could use any...

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Baked pasta with peas, broad beans, fresh herbs and grana padano

Creamy pasta recipes

Baked pasta with peas, broad beans, fresh herbs...

Serve Italian chef Francesco Mazzei’s baked pasta – in little bowls – as a dinner...

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Cheesy asparagus eggs on toast

Asparagus recipes

Cheesy asparagus eggs on toast

Francesco Mazzei says: “This asparagus with eggs is a great way to start the day,...

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Rhubarb, lime and ginger custard tart

Rhubarb recipes

Rhubarb, lime and ginger custard tart

The magic combination of sweet custard and tart candy-pink rhubarb is a classic flavour match,...

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Spinach and ricotta lasagne

April seasonal recipes

Spinach and ricotta lasagne

We’ve put a twist on the classic lasagne with a creamy spinach and ricotta filling....

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Carrot, sweet potato and feta fritters

Fritter recipes

Carrot, sweet potato and feta fritters

Enjoy this versatile vegetarian fritter recipe as a snack or for lunch, or serve with...

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Broad bean & mint dip

Broad bean recipes

Broad bean & mint dip

”Great for early summer when fresh broad beans are in season. It goes well with...

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Rhubarb chutney

May seasonal recipes

Rhubarb chutney

This glorious chutney really makes the most of forced rhubarb, packing a sharpness that makes...

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Rhubarb and ginger twice-baked soufflés

April seasonal recipes

Rhubarb and ginger twice-baked soufflés

This twice-baked rhubarb and ginger soufflé is a comforting, warming dessert. It’s easily smart enough...

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Spring onion and spinach tartlets

May seasonal recipes

Spring onion and spinach tartlets

These spring onion and spinach tartlets can be baked up to 12 hours in advance...

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Roast parsnips with almond, sorrel and watercress sauce

Parsnip recipes

Roast parsnips with almond, sorrel and watercress sauce

Olia Hercules’ sweet roasted parsnips are really brought to life by the fresh, bright green...

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Brown-butter carrots with pistachios and dill

Carrot recipes

Brown-butter carrots with pistachios and dill

”Brown butter is made by cooking butter until the milk solids in it have caramelised,...

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Lamb steaks with garlic, basil and spinach polenta

May seasonal recipes

Lamb steaks with garlic, basil and spinach polenta

Garlic, spinach and basil is whizzed together to create a pesto-like sauce, before it’s stirred...

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New potato, bean and mozzarella frittata

Frittata recipes

New potato, bean and mozzarella frittata

As this vegetarian frittata cooks, the mozzarella becomes melted and stringy. It’s great for a...

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Buttery jersey royal potatoes with broad beans, mint and lemon

Jersey royal new potato recipes

Buttery jersey royal potatoes with broad beans, mint...

What a classic summery side dish. Jersey royal potatoes are cooked in a parcel of...

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Strawberry and elderflower fool with lemon biscuits

Strawberry recipes

Strawberry and elderflower fool with lemon biscuits

You’d be a fool not to try these light, summery strawberry and elderflower desserts topped...

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Shakshuka with broad beans and labneh

Baked egg recipes

Shakshuka with broad beans and labneh

In every part of the world you can find a breakfast based on eggs and...

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Chilled radish, watercress and tahini yogurt soup

Summer salads and sides

Chilled radish, watercress and tahini yogurt soup

An appreciation of yogurt runs in Lebanese food writer Bethany Kehdy’s family, and this flavourful...

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Roasted radishes in brown anchovy butter

Radish recipes

Roasted radishes in brown anchovy butter

Can you cook radishes? Yes you can! Make your side dish the hero with this...

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Asparagus, pea shoot and butter bean tart

Asparagus recipes

Asparagus, pea shoot and butter bean tart

Puff pastry and seasonal veg make for a quick and easy vegetarian tart recipe. The...

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Spiced brioche and rhubarb pudding

Perfect pudding recipes

Spiced brioche and rhubarb pudding

Try this twist on a classic bread and butter pudding made with sweet brioche and...

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