As the weather begins to get warmer and the days grow longer, our palates begin to crave light, refreshing and flavorful dishes that match the lively energy of the season.
Summer is a fantastic time to experiment with a range of ingredients, from juicy fruit to fresh, crunchy vegetables.
Here are 3 perfect summer foods that are easy to prepare, packed with nutrients and sure to please even your most discerning guests!
3 easy recipes for summer foods
#1 Summer salad with berries
Nothing says summer like fresh, juicy berries. A summer berry salad is a delightful way to enjoy something different, making for a light and healthy meal.
- Mixed green vegetables
- Variety of berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)
- Goat cheese
- Roasted pecans
- Honey vinaigrette (honey, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper)
How to prepare it:
Just toss the greens with the vinaigrette, then add the berries, crumbled goat cheese and toasted pecans. This salad is truly a perfect balance of sweet, tangy while combining a creamy and crunchy texture.
So if you love berries, don't forget to try the Magnolia & Raspberry scented bar, which we guarantee will blow your mind with its aroma!
Magnolia & Raspberry is a seductive fragrance that perfectly captures the feeling of Spring. The blend of fruity and floral notes creates an elegant and sophisticated fragrance. Top notes of red fruits, raspberry, pomegranate and peach give the fragrance a playful and refreshing energy.
#2 Summer vegan rolls
Vegan Summer Rolls, also known as Vietnamese spring rolls, are a light, healthy option perfect for a hot summer day. They are filled with fresh vegetables and served with a spicy dipping sauce.
- Rice paper
- Fresh vegetables (such as cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, and avocado), thinly sliced
- Fresh herbs (such as mint, cilantro, and basil)
- Cooked rice noodles
- Peanut butter
- Soy sauce
- Lime juice
- Maple syrup or other sweetener
- Crushed garlic
How to prepare it:
Start by preparing your sauce. Mix together equal parts peanut butter and soy sauce, then add lime juice, sweetener and crushed garlic to taste. Then set the sauce aside.
Soak a rice paper wrapper in warm water until it becomes soft and pliable. Lay it flat on your work surface, then place a small handful of pasta, a few slices of each vegetable and some fresh herbs on one side of the wrapper. Roll it up tightly, closing the sides like you would a burrito.
Repeat with the rest of the ingredients. Finally, serve your summer rolls with the dipping sauce.
#3 Pizza with peach and prosciutto
Summer is also the perfect time to experiment with unique flavor combinations. A peach and prosciutto pizza perfectly balances the sweetness of the peach with the saltiness of the prosciutto.
- Pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Fresh mozzarella
- Thinly sliced prosciutto
- Sliced peaches
- Fresh basil
How to prepare it:
Roll out the pizza dough and brush it with olive oil. Top with slices of fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and peach slices. Bake in a preheated oven until the crust takes color and the cheese rises. Top with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with balsamic for a sweet and tangy finish.
For those of you who have a weakness for peaches, and their strong sweet aroma, we have the ideal aroma bar for you. Try Sunshine !
This snap bar really is like a sunny morning! Top notes of green leaves, lemon and apple, middle notes of peach and jasmine on a woody base that will win you over.
In a few words
These are just a few ideas to get you started on your summer culinary adventures.
Remember, the key to perfect summer meals lies in using fresh, seasonal ingredients and keeping flavors light and simple.
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