WANT some ideas for light and refreshing summer meals that are easy on the wallet?
These recipes from review site Brandrated.com can be thrown together in minutes and cost a maximum of £1 per person.
You won’t need to turn on the oven either, so you can save on energy bills too.
WATERMELON & FETA SALAD: Peel and chop a small watermelon, cucumber and a handful of fresh mint.
Then crumble a block of feta and mix.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze to finish. Feeds four.
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Place 1kg of tomatoes in a bowl of boiling water until the skin splits (around 20 seconds).
Drain and rinse, peel off skins and chop.
Peel and chop a cucumber and deseed and chop a red pepper.
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Whizz all together in a blender with a clove of garlic, four tablespoons of sherry vinegar, salt and pepper.
Add water if too thick.
Pour into a bowl, cover and chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
Should make enough for six people.
BEAN TACOS WITH STRAWBERRY MANGO SALSA: Mix 250g strawberries, hulled and sliced with a mango, peeled and cubed and a handful of chopped basil.
Throw in two tins of black beans, drained and rinsed.
Finely chop one or two chillies, to taste and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Crumble a block of feta and assemble the ingredients in taco shells or corn tortillas. Serves four.
HALLOUMI, CARROT & ORANGE SALAD: Peel and segment two large oranges, catching all the juice in a bowl.
Add 1½ tbsp of wholegrain mustard, 1½ tsp honey, one tbsp white vinegar, three tbsp olive oil and mix.
Use a peeler to cut two carrots into ribbons and add to the other ingredients along with 100g of baby spinach leaves.
Slice a block of halloumi and fry each square lightly on each side until golden, then arrange on top of the salad. Serves four.
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