Summer refreshments on the plate: inspiration for light and tasty recipes

Summer is in full swing and with it comes hot days that call for something light and refreshing. Instead of heavy and fatty meals, let's focus on recipes that give our bodies the nutrients they need without weighing us down.
Summer refreshments on the plate: inspiration for light and tasty recipes

Seasonal vegetables and fruits:

Take advantage of the abundant variety of seasonal vegetables and fruits that are packed with vitamins and minerals. Refresh yourself with juicy melon, sweet strawberries, cool cucumbers or aromatic tomatoes. Prepare light salads with a variety of vegetables, herbs and dressings made with olive oil and lemon juice. You can also incorporate fruit into desserts, smoothies or refreshing lemonades.

Cool soups and gazpacho:

Cool soups and gazpacho are the ideal choice for hot days. Try a creamy broccoli soup, a refreshing tomato and pepper gazpacho, or an exotic mango and coconut soup. Serve soups with croutons, toasted bread or herbs.

Grilled fish and seafood:

Grilled fish and seafood are easy to digest and rich in omega-3 fatty acids that benefit our health. Try salmon with herbs, grilled shrimp with garlic and lemon, or grilled octopus with olive oil and herbs. Serve fish and seafood with grilled vegetables or a light sauce.

Light pasta and risotto:

Pasta and risotto don't have to be heavy and calorie-heavy. Choose whole grain options and combine them with light vegetables, herbs and low-fat cheese. For example, make pasta with tomato sauce and basil, risotto with zucchini and parmesan, or quinoa salad with grilled vegetables and feta cheese.

Healthy desserts:

Even in summer, you can indulge in sweet but healthy desserts. Try fruit sorbet, chia pudding with fruit and nuts, or homemade yoghurt and fruit ice cream. Don't forget sweet fruit, which is a great dessert in itself.

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