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What's your favourite summer meal that's a crowd pleaser with the whole family?

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GraceEMumsnet · 01/06/2022 09:47

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Summer is finally here and that means barbecues, alfresco breakfasts and picnics in the sun. Whether it’s delicious brioche burgers or a pasta salad to feed the five thousand, we want to know your favourite summer meal that's a crowd pleaser with the whole family.

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Lsquiggles · 01/06/2022 09:57

Lamb koftas with lots of delicious sides!

CanaryShoulderedThorn · 01/06/2022 17:34

Greek meze.
Big bowl of houmous
Big bowl of tzatziki
Greek salad
Green salad
Ton of crusty bread.
Job done.

biffyboom · 01/06/2022 17:49

Ours is quick and simple, handmade beef burgers in toasted brioche buns, corn in the cob, coleslaw made from cabbage and carrots with mayo, honey and English mustard.

jesusmaryjosephandtheweedonkey · 01/06/2022 18:03

Spatchcock roast chicken
Lemon couscous
Crusty bread

RippleEffects · 01/06/2022 19:27

Home made Pizza's, masses of home made dough balls, platters of sliced meats, salad leaves, vine tomatos, mini cucumbers and pickles, trays of berry fruits. Easy to prep, relatively cheap particularly with berries in season, doesn't matter exact numbers that turn up. Even fussy eaters can usually find a few bits in the mix to pick at. Can get away with minimal washing up generated as most people don't bother with plates.

Hugglethatmuggle · 01/06/2022 19:41

Sweet Pulled BBQ pork on brioche buns with homemade coleslaw, mixed salad, hummus and dips, fruit platters, plenty of cold drinks.

Theimpossiblegirl · 01/06/2022 19:47

It has to be a BBQ, homemade beef burgers in St Pierre brioche buns, marinated chicken skewers, pulled pork in the smoker, veggie patties for the vegetarians, pasta salad, cous cous salad, Greek salad and potato salad.

sharond101 · 01/06/2022 21:17

A BBQ platter with the traditional sausages, burgers and my famous sticky chicken strips. Served on the patio with salad, coleslaw, bake at home baguettes and bbq sauce.

MrsFrTedCrilly · 02/06/2022 02:34

Slow roasted shoulder of lamb in Middle Eastern spices with saffron and pomegranate rice and salad, always a winner here

tkwal · 02/06/2022 02:45

Panzanella with a selection of barbequeued fish, meat and robust vegetables

Ishka · 02/06/2022 03:59

Home made tandoori chicken
Rice and peas
naan bread
Home made raiata

StickChildNumberTwo · 02/06/2022 10:54

BBQ, with a favourite being kebabs with salmon, halloumi and lots of veg.

CatNamedEaster · 02/06/2022 22:52

Curried sweet potato salad
Spinach, cashew and orange salad
Cooked rice fried with peppers, peas and red onion
Chicken and veg kebabs
Vegan koftas
Dips and pittas
Cheesecake and fruit salad

keeptalkinghappytalk · 02/06/2022 23:08

Croissant filled with cream cheese and walnut ; traybake potato cubes and leeks, ( and bacon for meat eaters) soaked in lemon and oil, topped ( last 20 mins s) with feta chunks; burgers in buns with tomato, halloumi and cashew salad.

viques · 02/06/2022 23:16

Pan fried Salmon fillets marinated in teriyaki sauce, new potatoes and asparagus. Or put the cooked salmon fillets in a brioche bun with some good mayo let down with a bit of yogurt and sliced cucumber.

nearlyspringyay · 02/06/2022 23:21

We've just had a bbq - chicken shawarma and halloumi shawarma in flatbreads with salad and tahini

Beans gigantes, chickpeas and grilled pepper and asparagus.

Pumpkintopf · 02/06/2022 23:33

Current favourite is homemade falafel in a pitta with humous, tzatziki and Greek salad

Lovethatforyou · 02/06/2022 23:41

Couple of pizzas/naice garlic bread; pesto pasta salad with toasted pine nuts; tomato, basil and garlic pasta salad (with ev olive oil)

awonderfuladventure · 02/06/2022 23:50

Greek chicken kebabs,
Greek salad
Pita bread

Joterrin · 02/06/2022 23:55

New potatoes with roasted red onions & crushed sea salt & mayonnaise for potato salad.

halloumi & portabello brioche bun burgers.

corn on the cob, grilled.

PostMenPatWithACat · 03/06/2022 00:00

Leg of lamb rubbed with chopped rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Wrapped in foil and left in the I've for a couple of hours.

Served with redcurrant and fresh mint with a little red wine vinegar.

Light gravy made with the juices and white wine.

Serve with new potatoes and melted butter.
Salad with avocado and asparagus in a walnut oil and raspberry vinegar dressing


Roast chicken carved and served on a platter with its juices poured over. Then pour over green butter sauce: butter, lemon, salt and pepper and add to the pan chopped parsley (or coriander), mint, chives.

Serve with crunchy roasties and either asparagus and garden peas or a crisp green salad.

A barbecue: chops, steaks, halloumi, sardines as a starter, home made coleslaw, salads, and slices of good bread rubbed with garlic and toasted using an old aga toast racky thing. You can forget the sausages and burgers.

AnchorWHAT · 03/06/2022 08:00

Chipotle salmon either ovenbaked, grilled or popped on the barbeque, served with a vegetable packed savoury rice, red and yellow tomatoes dressed with cumin, coriander, chopped onion olive oil and lime juice, delicious.

SunshineLollipopsAndRainbows · 03/06/2022 08:09

Now I’m hungry! One of my favourites is a couscous salad that I first tried at a friend’s & could easily have polished off the whole bowl! Couscous ( obviously!), tomatoes, cucumber, sweetcorn, spring onions, peppers, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper plus the secret ingredient 2 tablespoons of mint sauce.

AmberGer · 03/06/2022 08:09

Roasted chicken salad with Roasted garlic new potatoes and coleslaw

Lamb koftas, cous cous and salad

Halloumi and watermelon salad

Quiche and pasta salad

BLT and chips

Twoinjuredswanss · 03/06/2022 08:18

roast chicken with salad and lemony new potatoes, followed by a delicious cold summery bread and butter pudding-made with brioche, fresh custard and summer fruits.

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