The long evenings of summer are the perfect time to invite friends round for an al fresco dinner while it's still light out.
To prove that throwing a summery banquet or dinner party doesn't have to strain those purse strings, we've put together a delicious tapas-style sharing menu for four that comes in at under £15.
Including four main dishes, simply add some drinks and you're good to go. Who said hosting had to be a hassle?
Ham & cheese croquettes
Price per serving: 20p
Crisp on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, these cheesy croquettes take inspiration from Spanish tapas bars. Perfect as an appetiser or to compliment the mains, these savoury wonders are sure to whet everyone's appetites.
Chicken & pomegranate skewers with pickled red onion salad
Price per serving: £1.48
These tender kebabs coated in spices and served with flatbreads and yogurt make the perfect centrepiece for your garden dinner. Pile the skewers, warmed breads and bowl of pickled salad onto a chopping board and let everyone build their own to add to the laid-back, help-yourself feel.
Price per serving: £1.31
A classic Italian dish of crispy fried seafood, this super fresh seafood and vegetable medley brings some crunch and light, fresh flavours to the table. Serve with a bowl of mayonnaise spiked with citrus and a little garlic for that real Italian coastline feel.
Squash, chorizo & spinach salad
Price per serving: 69p
Full of smoky flavours, this colourful salad has a nice crunch from the toasted pumpkin seeds. Slowly-roasting butternut squash gives the vegetable some serious, caramelised sweetness that works perfectly with savoury chorizo and delicate baby spinach. Serve as part of this dinner party menu or with hunks of fresh bread for a simple summer supper.
Total cost: £14.72