Summer starts here! Our ultimate outdoor dining guide

Bring fabulous flavours to your BBQ and beyond with our ultimate summer food guide

Summer starts here! Our ultimate outdoor dining guide

The British weather can be unpredictable - but don't put that stunning summer feast on hold just yet. Whether the sun is shining and you're grilling on the barbecue, or the rain is lashing down and your only option is the oven, we have a huge selection of al fresco-style meat, as well as delicious veggie and vegan options, desserts, sides and drinks.

So whoever you've got popping over, and whatever the weather, you'll have a feast to feed the whole crowd. Scroll on for everything you need to get the garden party started.

Come rain or shine

Add flavour by stuffing the centre of this meaty burger with anything you fancy - from fried eggs and melted cheese to burger sauce, chutneys and gherkins. Why not try salsa, jalapeños and crumbled tortilla chips for a Tex-Mex sensation?

Smoke and glory

Does thinking outside the British barbecue box appeal? Then serve up a smoky taste of the States. Taking a foodie road trip through the USA couldn't be easier with our oven-cook Oak Smoked Boneless Beef Ribs or tender Beef Brisket, both smothered in a sweet and smoky Bourbon marinade.

Try adding a Mexican influence to your Stateside menu with Asda Tex Mex Spiced Pulled Pork - elevated with fajita spice - and succulent Pork Rib Rack. Drizzle with creamy ranch sauce and serve with slaw, sweet potato fries, grilled corn on the cob and a pan of smoky pit beans. Let's hear it for the land of smoke and glory!

Grab a kebab

Summer is made for skewering succulent meat, juicy seafood and tasty veg on sticks. Try our ready-made chicken and pork kebabs, and thread our chilli prawns with coriander onto bamboo skewers. Serve with shredded spring onions and lime wedges, to squeeze over.

Pimp your dog

Made with premium wagyu beef, these hotdogs are rich in meaty flavour and have a firm bite. Enjoy with fried onions, cress and chopped red onion, or bold and punchy flavours from pickles and chillies.

More choice for vegans

Serve a sensational vegan bean burger with a smoky chipotle twist. Find the recipe for this meat-free marvel here.

Or, grill these scrumptious veggie burgers for a barbecue feast anyone can enjoy with a sweet and fresh hit of asparagus or beetroot.

pump up the flavour

It's easy to whip up a zingy marinade for meat and vegetables - give these a go...

Bursting with punchy chilli with a kick of sweetness, try this saucy number on beef or chicken skewers, and halloumi and veg.

Mild doesn't have to mean boring. This lemon and herb marinade is great with chicken, vegetables, and juicy pork.

meat free marvelous

With a flaky texture similar to slow-cooked meats, jackfruit makes as excellent vegan or vegetarian substitute for your barbecue classics.

A zesty flavoured mango salsa and and a sticky BBQ sauce with a spicy kick make this hearty, meaty textured plant-based burger sing.

That's so corny

Beef up your barbecue with all the side dishes and little extras packed with flavours of summer...

Always a favourite, corn on the cob has a lovely sweet flavour and juicy kernels. It's often boiled or steamed, but grilling on the barbecue turns the kernels golden and caramelised with a hint of smokiness - perfect finished with creamy toppings that have a hint of herb and spices.

These butters make terrific toppings for corn - just add the hot, cooked cobs at the last minute.

Lime and paprika vegan butter

In a bowl, beat Flora Dairy Free until light and fluffy. Mix in some smoked paprika, a pinch of chipotle chilli flakes, some lime zest, crushed garlic, a handful of finely chopped coriander and some chopped chives.

Avocado 'butter' with bacon

In a dry pan, fry smoked bacon rashers over a medium heat until crisp. Put on a plate lined with kitchen roll to cool completely, then crumble into small pieces. Blitz avocado flesh with lemon juice and zest and some chopped basil until smooth. Spoon into a bowl and season with black pepper. To serve, top the corn with the avocado and sprinkle over the bacon and more basil leaves. To make this topping vegan, sprinkle with chopped toasted flaked almonds in place of the bacon.

Parmesan and sriracha butter

Beat unsalted butter until light and fluffy. Stir in grated Parmesan, some sriracha sauce, finely chopped red chilli, crushed garlic and finely chopped chives until combined.


Tomatoes ripened on the vine have a fresh, summery scent and deep red colour. They're great in salads, of course, but also cook beautifully on skewers on the barbecue or gently roasted in the oven to intensify the sweet flavour. Drizzle with balsamic or use to top bruschetta for an impressive side.

hit the salad bar

A barbecue wouldn't be complete without a few mix-and-match salads for everyone to dig into.

This Caribbean-inspired rainbow slaw is fresh and fruity, while this herby smashed potato salad is completely mayo- and dairy-free, perfect for meat-eaters and vegans alike!

Summer scoops

There's nothing like ice cream to celebrate the arrival of the warmer months - and it's not just for kids. Grown-ups will love this delicious new range, each less than 200 calories per half-tub.

Give it a try...

This refreshing watermelon dessert is ideal with our tasty new selection of reduced-calorie ice creams.

Cut one quarter of a watermelon into 1cm-thick slices. Griddle or barbecue for 2-3 mins on each side then top with ice cream. Take your pick from vanilla, peanut butter, cookie dough, or birthday cake flavours.

Ice cold

Oh-so-refreshing fruits combine for a juicy summer treat in these frozen ice lollies, available in pineapple and coconut sorbet, strawberry and watermelon sorbet, and coconut.

Or, if chocolate's more your thing, our Asda Moments combine velvety ice cream with a crisp chocolate coating. Take your pick from milk chocolate, white chocolate, almond crunch, mint and salted caramel.

Cool creations

Max out the fun all summer long with our mouthwatering multicoloured ice creams.

A combo of blue marshmallow and purple toffee flavoured ice creams is topped with meringue pieces and a sticky toffee and marshmallow sauce. Trust us, the taste of this galactic ice cream is out of this world...

Pink candyfloss and green strawberry flavoured ice creams, swirled together with sprinkled with mini sugar unicorns and a drizzle of marshmallow flavoured sauce. It's magic!

Summer sipping

These juicy mocktail mixes are summer-ready, are you? Available in piña colada, strawberry daiquiri and mojito, either keep them alcohol-free so everyone can tuck in, or add a splash of your favourite spirit for an adults-only, instant cocktail.

Gin for the win

The distinctive spirit is having a moment. For a G&T with a garden party twist, add cucumber and mint instead of lime.

Fruity ice cubes are also an easy way to make drinks more impressive. For crystal-clear ice, fill your trays with water that's been boiled then cooled to room temperature. If you want to add herbs, put these into the tray first, then top with a berry to stop them from floating to the top as the water freezes.

Has our ultimate barbecue bonanza got you in the mood for throwing a garden party or al fresco banquet this summer? Make sure to stock up on everything you need for your summer blowout online or pop into your local store.