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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!

Cheat's Caprese pizza
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Cheat's Caprese pizza

Why wouldn't you cheat when the end result is as tasty and delicious as this Caprese pizza? Using oven-roasted mini tortillas as the base and topping with sliced mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, gives delicious, authentic taste, and is wonderfully cheap. Plus, it’s on the table in 20 minutes, perfect for a weeknight supper.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the tortillas on 2 large baking sheets lined with nonstick baking paper and spread with the tomato purée.
  2. Arrange the mozzarella slices and tomatoes on top of the tortilla. Bake in the oven for 6-8 mins, until the cheese has melted and the edges of the tortillas are golden.
  3. Meanwhile, blitz the pine nuts, most of the basil leaves, garlic, oil and hard cheese in a food processor to make a pesto.
  4. Remove the pizzas from the oven, spoon over the pesto and garnish with the remaining basil leaves. Serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients
  • 4 mini tortillas
  • 20g (3/4oz) tomato purée
  • 2 x 125g pack mozzarella, drained and sliced
  • 250g (8 3/4oz) vine tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 20g (3/4oz) pine nuts
  • 1 x 30g pack basil, stalks discarded
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 20g (3/4oz) Italian hard cheese, finely grated