Weekly meal planner

No need for an oven for this delicious summer treat.
No need for an oven for this delicious tart.

Warmer days and nights lend themselves to fresh and simple cooking. So forget the slow-braises and heavy carbs for now and focus on lightly steamed and baked dishes flavoured with herbs and spices like our blue eye with curry leaf or Asian chicken parcels. Any leftover chicken can be used in fresh rice paper rolls for tomorrow's lunch.

Spring's harvest invites you to make the most of fresh fruits and vegetables - why not try Karen Martini's minestrone followed by a  homemade strawberry yoghurt for dessert.

And make a loaf of fruit bread on the weekend and you'll be right for toast all week.

Recipe

Greek spinach rice with tomatoes and feta

MONDAY: This healthy dish of Greek spinach rice is a reader favourite

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (33)
Lamb and eggplant stack with kefalotiri

TUESDAY: Crumble your leftover feta onto this lamb and eggplant stack

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
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WEDNESDAY: Wrap up and bake these steamed Asian chicken parcels

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
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SATURDAY: A loaf of fruit bread covers the coming week's breakfasts

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
One-pot chicken.

SATURDAY: Invite your friends for a cosy pot roast chicken dinner

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (25)
Berry mascarpone tart

SATURDAY: Follow with a showstopper no-bake berry mascarpone tart

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (19)
Spring minestrone with rocket and basil pesto.

SUNDAY: This easy minestrone soup sings with spring flavours

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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SUNDAY: Pick up a punnet of strawberries for this frozen yoghurt

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)