A collage of mint sauce, aubergine chilli and courgette curry

June recipes

Be inspired to make the most of June’s bounty, from succulent strawberries to fresh mint and charred courgettes

Want to know what’s in season in June? Looking for June recipe ideas? Use sweet strawberries, fresh mint from the garden and aubergines and courgettes from your local greengrocer to make these seasonal dishes and bakes. We’ve included plenty of tips for how to shop for particular varieties, prepping guides and useful ideas to use up leftovers.

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Strawberries

You can eat any left-over strawberries with meringue nests and cream, make jam to preserve for the colder months or freeze to add to smoothies. They’re at their best in June. Find plenty of strawberry recipes here.

Strawberry cupcakes

These dainty cupcakes stay beautifully moist thanks to the chopped up strawberries folded into the sponge. Perfect for afternoon tea or a summer bake sale.

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Mint

It thrives in UK gardens but people are often unsure how to use it. As well as this sauce, mint is great as a tea or in any recipe that includes parsley or coriander – just add some chopped mint, too. Discover more mint recipes here.

Mint sauce

Use up mint from the garden in this classic mint sauce – it’s essential for roast lamb and only takes five minutes to make.

Cook’s notes

Here are some alternative ideas on how to use this mint sauce:

• Turn this sauce into a dressing by whisking 2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil into it and tossing with crunchy green vegetables, such as lettuce and cucumber.
• Try brushing some of the mint sauce onto lamb cutlets before grilling, then toss in a little more when the meat is resting.
• Whisk a few tablespoons of the mint sauce into plain yogurt for a great chicken kebab marinade.