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10 easy summer dinner recipes

Make the most of those brighter, longer summer evenings with our simple and speedy dinner recipes. From veggie tarts to prawn pasta and easy pizzas, we have everything you need to pack your meals full of summer flavour - with none of the fuss!

Pesto salmon parcels with green veg
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Pesto salmon parcels with green veg

This simple pesto salmon recipe is the ultimate hassle-free meal. A green veg medley of courgettes, peas and green beans is wrapped in parchment with salmon fillets and fresh pesto and all roasted together for a vibrant summer dinner.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200'C, fan 180'C. Put the green beans and peas in a pan of boiling salted water and cook for 3 mins, then drain.
  2. Cut 4 rectangles (30 x 40cm) of nonstick baking paper. Divide the courgettes, green beans and peas between each paper, season and drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Top with a salmon fillet and spread each piece of salmon evenly with pesto.
  3. Loosely fold each paper into a parcel and place on a baking tray or in a shallow roasting tin. Roast for 10-15 mins until the salmon is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 mins, then drain and return to the pan. Toss with the butter and mint.
  5. Remove the parcels from the oven and serve with the potatoes and lemon wedges. 

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  • Ingredients
  • For the beans
  • 220g green beans
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 2 courgettes, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lemons, ½ juiced, the rest cut into wedges to serve
  • 4 salmon fillets, skinned
  • 4 tsp fresh pesto
  • 500g miniature potatoes
  • 25g butter
  • 10g fresh mint, finely chopped