I thought I would share some of my favourite Slimming World summer recipes with you. Please remember to check that any ingredients you use are syn free or a healthy extra choice as these are always subject to change and you are responsible for your own weight loss. These should give you some great summer dinner ideas if you have got your garden summer ready now and want to enjoy it with a meal outside or a BBQ.

If you are anything like me in the summer you want cooler food and things that can be eaten well outside maybe with a glass of wine (synned of course if you follow Slimming World!) or for a BBQ with friends.

Salads are great for the summer dinner ideas but we don’t want to feel that’s our only choice, do we! Here are some Slimming World summer recipes I have enjoyed that may help you with some ideas for a healthy summer.

Homemade Slimming World summer lollies
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There are so many great food diaries too so you can record your meal plans and track your weight loss to keep a record of the good and bad weeks.

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Planning summer

To ensure you stay on plan for the summer the best way is by meal planning. Not only is this cheaper and helps you to financially plan for the summer holidays but also means you have more money spare for holidays and will lose weight too.

Slimming World summer recipes – Savoury

Caribbean Rice

Fruity savoury rice which is vegetarian, great for a picnic and popular with everyone. It would make a great accompaniment to a BBQ or maybe to take to a buffet as your contribution?

This is a popular dish for Slimming World taster sessions too so remember to pin it for that!

Jerk Chicken

If you are vegetarian this can be made with Quorn also with slight adaption in the recipe.

An easy chicken dish that is great either hot or cold in a salad.

A plate of food, with Salad and Chicken

Garlic dip

If you are having a summer BBQ or maybe just eating in the garden and fancy some garlic mayonnaise then this syn free garlic dip may be perfect.

Whilst it doesn’t taste like mayonnaise you could find this the perfect swap.

garlic dip in an orange bowl

Slow cooker stuffed peppers

Easy to make and serve when you are ready after an afternoon in the garden!

stuffed peppers made in the slow cooker

Spicy Potatoes

Sometimes when you are trying to decide what to have for tea you just don’t fancy the usual boiled rice, pasta or potatoes.

This recipe for spicy potatoes may be just what you are looking for. Check out my Slimming World potato guide for more potato recipes you might like.

spicy potato

Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne

Great with a salad, vegetarian and full of flavour. This lasagne is so good even meat-eaters will love it! Pop a handful of salad with it and you have a great summery meal.

Slimming World veggie lasagne

Curry Loaf

This is lovely as a snack in the fridge or perhaps for a picnic. Quick and easy to make and popular with everyone!

curry loaf sliced for a slimming world summer meal

Slimming World summer recipes: Roasted red pepper houmous

This tasty roasted red pepper houmous is perfect as a dip with vegetable sticks for a buffet or in a burger with some rocket or roasted vegetables.

picnic dips


I absolutely love falafel for snacks, picnics or buffets all year round but especially in the summer.

This recipe is syn free on Slimming World and really easy to make. You won’t want to buy the high syn shop-bought ones again!

falafel on a grey plate with red ramekin of white coloured dip

Homemade Chips

Easy to make but my way of doing them is the best by far! Whether you make crinkle cut chips, wedges or fries homemade chips are the best and so much healthier than shop-bought!

homemade chips are great with slimming world summer recipes

Wholesome Vegetable Couscous

Vegetarian and really tasty hot or cold this couscous is great for work lunches and picnics. Alternatively, make a bowlful for a side dish at a BBQ.

Slimming World vegetable couscous

My healthy lunch essentials

My favourite Slimming World friendly lunch buys on Amazon to help you stay on plan and eat plenty of speed foods with a few cheap and easy purchases.

Lunch is a meal many people struggle with but these simple buys should help you out and keep you on plan.

If just buying a lunchbox or suitable tub means you stick to your meal plan and have great lunches all week then it surely has to be worth it.

Remember to check the syns of your favourite snacks too. Here are some frequently asked syns that may help but do check on the Slimming World website or with a group consultant.

If you can plan your lunches for the week it is more likely you will stay on plan so why not sit and do it now or check out my 4-week meal plan of healthy lunches done for you!

Tomato, herb and lime salsa

Salsa is a perfect addition to any summer recipe and this one is yummy and of course syn free if you follow Slimming World.

Slimming World summer recipes: Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are always such a nice dish and great as a meal themselves or with some salad. I love them in the summer so why not try them too?

Sweet Potato Patties

Great with burgers or a chilli or just as a snack on their own. Versatile and easily adapted if you like lots of chillies or just a bit. Play around with the recipe and see what you like.

You could always add in garlic granules instead and make them garlic flavoured, just be careful you only need a little!

Sour Cream

If you are making food for a whole family and some do not like spicy foods then you need sour cream. The usual version is full of syns for any Slimming World followers so try this version for a syn free alternative.

Add some chopped chives to vary it a little if you fancy.

Cheese Cream

Sticky Chicken Salad

A lovely summery salad that takes a few minutes to make but fills you up properly! For an alternative, you could serve a bowl of this chicken at a BBQ with salad separately?

Sweetcorn Fritter with Tomato Salsa

A family favourite summer recipe that is quick to make and great for a picnic or work lunch too.

Smoked salmon pasta with lemon zest

A great summer pasta recipe with lemon zest to really make you feel fresh and summery.

bowl of smoked salmon pasta
smoked salmon pasta

Butternut and sweet potato veggie burgers

These taste amazing and are the perfect veggie burger option for a summer BBQ or just a summer meal with some salad.

You could use your healthy extra b choice bread for the bun.

butternut veggie burgers


A favourite summer recipe for BBQ’s and buffets this syn free coleslaw will be popular and saves the syns too if you follow Slimming World.

Jacket Potatoes

Jacket potatoes, or baked potatoes, whatever you call them they are a great summer food.

I love them so much I even wrote you a dedicated guide of healthy fillings for them!

jacket potatoes

Etsy weight loss buys

If you are like me and like buying fun new items to motivate your weight loss, then here are my favourites.

Etsy is great for kitchen and weight loss goodies. I could spend hours browsing there.

There are so many great food diaries too so you can record your meal plans and track your weight loss to keep a record of the good and bad weeks.

Click the photos to have a look for yourself.

Mushroom Pate

An easy recipe for mushroom pate that is perfect on Slimming World or any other healthy eating diet.

mushroom pate

Bean and Rice Burritos

A tasty healthy version of your usual burritos that all the family will love. Made in a Slimming World friendly way.

bean burritos
Bean and rice burritos perfect summer recipe.

Sour Cream

You won’t need to buy shop-bought ones again! Slimming World followers will love this syn free alternative.

Cheese Cream

Spaghetti Primavera

Vegetarian and tasty with lots of flavour but as it is not spicy it is great for all the family.  

Slimming world spaghetti primavera in a grey bowl

Caramelised Red Onion and Rosemary mini quiches

A great snack to keep in the fridge or take on a picnic. Delicious mini quiches, perfect for a meal or snack for all the family.

mini quiches in silicone cases

Mini pepper quiches

If you like a quiche but want a recipe which involves a bit of a crust then these mini pepper quiches are perfect.

Slimming world mini quiches

Doner Kebab

If you like kebabs then this could be the perfect summer recipe for you! Combine it with wholemeal pitta bread as a healthy extra b option and salad for a healthy meal.

Bruschetta pasta salad

An easy tasty pasta salad recipe all the family will love!

Black bean and veggie quinoa burgers

A great veggie burger is full of flavour and perfect for summer BBQ’s and eating outside on a sunny day.

Team this with a wholemeal burger bun using your healthy extra b and you have a great meal choice.

quinoa veggie burger
Black bean and veggie quinoa burger

Nigerian Jollof rice

This spicy rice is amazing and if you have not yet tried it you really should. A tasty summer recipe perfect for buffets, BBQ’s and picnics. If you are looking for a summery lunch for work then this is great for that too.

Slimming World Nigerian jollof rice
Jollof rice

Chicken or Tofu kebabs

Making simple kebabs with tofu or chicken is great and this recipe uses a particular brand of sauces to marinate but you can make it any way you please.


Courgette bakes with Tomato sauce

Yummy courgette bakes perfect with tomato sauce and some salad as a summery meal or work lunch.

courgette bakes

Slimming World Summer Recipes – Sweet

Vanilla baked cheesecake

If you love cheesecake you will love this to add to your summer recipes. Perfect for a party or just a family meal with one of the tasty summer savoury summer recipes above!

Slimming World vanilla cheesecake

Slimming World summer recipes for Spiced Melon Medley

This is a great way to have melon and make it a bit more fun than just a bowl of melon!

If you struggle to get your kids to eat fruit then maybe this would be a good option. Get them involved in making it with you and I am sure they will love it.


Deconstructed cheesecake

For a quick cheesecake type dessert, this is perfect. It is quick to make and fills that naughty cheesecake shape gap when you want a snack!

deconstructed cheesecake

Sweet Banana Pots

Easy for kids to make and tasty too!

Lollies made from Sugar Free Squash

Simple! Add some fruit to make them more fun!


Frozen Pineapple

Put a lolly stick in before freezing and you will love it.  

Slimming World summer recipes frozen berries

Good to nibble on or add to a drink instead of an ice cube to go with your summer dinner ideas.

pile of berries

Fruity Pasta Salad

Sounds weird but is lovely! Don’t knock it until you have tried it    

fruit pasta salad

Slimming World summer recipes Frozen Yoghurt 

If you freeze syn free yoghurts they are tasty and still free. Straight forward and healthier than ice cream.  

blueberry yoghurt
frozen yoghurt

Carrot cake

Who doesn’t love carrot cake? I love it all year round but it is good for a summer party or picnic so give it a try.

Raspberry and chocolate indulgence

This dessert is amazing for summer dinner ideas and whilst it is not syn free by any means it can be enjoyed within your daily syn allowance.

chocolate and raspberry dessert

Need snacks?

If reading this has made you hungry and you just want to click and order some tasty snacks then remember that you can get past this by finding something else to do.

Plan snacks for the next few days that fall within your plan using my guides. Perfect if you have a chocolate craving or just fancy a nibble!

There are lots of ideas in my unofficial Slimming World snacks ideas and if you are peckish but don’t have any syns left then check out my favourite snacks for 5 syns or less and my favourite syn free snacks suggestions too!

Remember next week though to add some snacks to your meal plan so you can stay as on track as possible.

Slimming World Summer recipes BBQ Tips

Marinate Quorn or a meat of your choice in your favourite spices mixed with a little fat-free natural yoghurt then put onto a skewer and BBQ for an easy summer meal idea. I have a full Slimming World BBQ recipes guide to help.

Make some infused ice cubes for a perfect cooling drink to serve with your BBQ.

Use large flat mushrooms slightly cooked on the BBQ instead of bread if you want to save syns or avoid using your healthy extra allowance.

To incorporate plenty of speed with your BBQ make vegetable skewers to cook on the BBQ too.

We love Teppanyaki grills for a BBQ check out this good value one here and see why we love them!

lady reading on the beach in the sun wearing wide brimmed hat

I hope you enjoy trying out any of these summer recipes that you have not tried before and whatever the weather you can stick to healthy eating if possible. There are so many lovely recipes that can be made for picnics or BBQ’s there is no reason it should be hard and you can still lose weight and have a good time.

Planning for a healthy summer

If you want healthy food for a relaxing summer with lots of summer dinner ideas where you don’t put on the pounds I have some great summer recipes to help. Be sure to get out the BBQ and put rubs on meats, marinate tofu or get that charcoal in to ensure that you have a great time.

Whatever you do be sure to plan ahead because we all know that when the weather is nice no shops have BBQ foods in anymore and the whole of the supermarket is full of people with trolleys of bread rolls and beer. If the weather is a bit questionable there are plenty of cool summer meals to make in the air fryer to avoid putting the oven on or settling for a Mexican salad or Greek salad again!

A healthy summer means a little planning ahead to ensure you can stay on plan and still have tasty summer foods. That way you can always save calories or syns for favourites, mine are low syn chocolate or Jaffa Cake gin!

If you hate meal planning then check out my summer meal plan or for cooler days my late summer/autumn plan.

More you may find helpful

Fancy 4 weeks of Slimming World lunches already planned out for you to enjoy with these summer dinner ideas? Check this lunch plan out.

I have other guides to recipes with specific ingredients/diets so do go and have a look at those too. Recipes with chicken, vegetarian and vegan recipes, how to use quark and recipes with it, how to cook perfect rice and recipes with rice, butternut squash tips and recipes and many more just check out my recipes directory. Be sure if you check out anything though to look at the tasty desserts I share here.

Weight loss Guides

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Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

Here are some quick jump buttons to help you find my most popular Slimming World guides (all unofficial) and be sure to check out all my Healthy recipes too.

If you are happy to use a few syns then this Beetroot, rocket and avocado salad looks amazing.

A plate of food on a table, with Summer and Slimming World

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