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07/08/2020 - Blog

Tasty summer recipes with fruit and vegetables

A light, healthy and fresh way to eat

With the arrival of heat, tastes in the kitchen tend to change profoundly. We look for summer recipes, which are fresh, but also practical, quick to prepare, light and healthy. We have gathered some interesting recipes to create a fresh, healthy and unique summer menu with fruit and vegetables, starting from our speciality.

Starters with Piquillo Pepper and Heart of Palm

Piquillo peppers are high in fiber, and vitamins C, E, A, and B. In particular, their vitamin C content is very high, comparable to a citrus fruit. Try one of these appetizer options:

SEAFOOD: Piquillo pepper stuffed with tuna, salmon, cod and prawns or hake and prawns.

VEGETARIAN: Piquillo pepper stuffed with Vegetables, Mushrooms, cauliflower rice and broccoli or cauliflower rice and cheese.

 GOURMET: Piquillo pepper stuffed with meat, pecorino cheese or both!

 

The heart of palm is sweet, smooth and delicate, and comes from the most tender part of the palm tree. It has a very pleasant flavour allowing you to incorporate it into a large number of dishes, usually in super nutritious salads.

Try a fresh salad with: heart of palm, olives, tomatoes and onions.

Starters with Avocado or Quinoa

The avocado is a fruit of a smooth, creamy texture that combines very well with other ingredients and has many health benefits. Due to its great contribution of nutrients and vitamins, it is considered a superfood and it helps reduce cholesterol. Pasta salad with:

  • broccoli
  • green vegetables
  • peas
  • basil
  • avocado
  • feta
  • lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. 

For a healthy dish, here is a beautiful and green dish: 

  • spinach salad
  • grilled chicken fillet
  • avocado
  • walnuts
  • onion

 

 

Quinoa is a low-calorie gluten-free food, useful for the health of the heart and muscles.

Quinoa salad with

  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • parsley
  • lemon juice. 

To add something fresher to the plate, consider a little bit of parsley.

Desserts with Quinoa

Quinoa is also used for sweet dishes. Here is a fresh recipe easy to do and to preserve in summer:

  • quinoa
  • grapefruit
  • orange
  • mint
  • honey.

 

Another sweet recipe with quinoa is a sweet pudding with:

  • milk
  • quinoa
  • banana
  • pistachio nuts
  • chia oats. 

Delicate, healthy, light and fresh, especially for breakfast and snacks.

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