No-cook budget recipes

With fuel costs through the roof, it only makes sense to try and cut back on oven and hob time and these no-cook recipes offer ideas for doing just that.

All can be made with raw ingredients or with boiling water from a kettle. There’s salads galore, of course, but also summer rolls, no-bake cheesecake, and much more. Forks at the ready!

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Sweetcorn gazpacho

Cold soup recipes

Sweetcorn gazpacho

This bright yellow chilled soup is thrumming with sweetcorn’s delicious flavour, balanced out by yellow pepper and jalapeño for a...

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José Pizarro’s carajamandanga (chilled tomato soup)

Tomato recipes

José Pizarro’s carajamandanga (chilled tomato soup)

Chef José Pizarro shares his recipe for carajamandanga, a chilled tomato, pepper and courgette soup which is similar to gazpacho....

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Orange, fennel and pea shoot salad with walnuts

Healthy salad recipes

Orange, fennel and pea shoot salad with walnuts

This zesty orange, fennel and pea shoot salad makes a vibrant spring side dish. Add grilled prawns or halloumi to...

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Monica Galetti’s crayfish and avocado on sourdough

Brunch recipes

Monica Galetti’s crayfish and avocado on sourdough

Monica Galetti’s irresistible brunch recipe is a sophisticated combination of sweet crayfish, silky homemade mayo and avocado on crunchy sourdough...

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Beetroot cured salmon fillet

Christmas salmon recipes

Beetroot cured salmon fillet

This beautiful beetroot-tinged cured salmon makes an impressive Easter or Sunday lunch starter. Our step-by-step recipe will show you how...

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Speedy mackerel pâté

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Speedy mackerel pâté

Find out how to make smoked mackerel pâté with our quick-fix recipe. It would make a sensational speedy starter at...

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Houmous and herbs on toast

Healthy lunch recipes

Houmous and herbs on toast

Make your own houmous in a matter of minutes and use it to top toasted sourdough, for a quick and...

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Margarita cheesecake with tequila strawberries

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Margarita cheesecake with tequila strawberries

For a make-ahead cheesecake with a twist, try our incredible margarita cheesecake, with crushed pretzel base and boozy tequila strawberries...

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Nutty avocado and mango salad with soy and lime dressing

Avocado recipes

Nutty avocado and mango salad with soy and lime dressing

This healthy vegan avocado salad is packed with the flavours of south east Asia – think mango, coriander, mint, ginger,...

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Red cabbage, quinoa and avocado salad with peanut pesto

Healthy salad recipes

Red cabbage, quinoa and avocado salad with peanut pesto

This vibrant vegan salad makes an exciting take-to-work lunch or colourful side dish. It’s a textured mix of crunchy red...

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Classic prawn cocktail

Christmas starter recipes

Classic prawn cocktail

Make our classic prawn cocktail when you want to whip up a starter in just 15 minutes. The prawns and marie-rose...

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Kohlrabi and fennel salad

Fennel recipes

Kohlrabi and fennel salad

The beauty of this fennel salad is you can keep it in the fridge until needed. Just drain and toss...

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Prawn noodle salad

Prawn recipes

Prawn noodle salad

This quick Thai-inspired salad brings crunch and tang to your table. It makes a great calorie-controlled option if you’re following...

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No-churn Daim bar ice cream

Frozen dessert recipes

No-churn Daim bar ice cream

All you need is just 10 minutes to whizz together the ingredients for this no-churn ice cream recipe before leaving...

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Heritage tomato salad

Summer salads and sides

Heritage tomato salad

Ruby red heritage tomatoes are served simply with pickled shallots, quality olive oil and caperberries in this standout salad. Do...

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Sardines with watercress salad

Summer salads and sides

Sardines with watercress salad

We’ve used tinned sardines in this simple salad to keep the cost down, but you could easily swap them for...

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