Spring has officially arrived in the Southern Hemisphere and we are well on our way to summer. This means it’s time to lighten the load and get geared up for cold dishes, crunchy salads, and cool drinks. Here are a few of my fave recipes to get you in the mood for summer:
This recipe was inspired by Jamie Oliver but I’ve mad it so many times and adapted it to my taste. I often use basil pesto instead of the garlic and fresh basil leaves as its always on hand, but check it out, you are going to love this one.
I don’t know about you but I’m still not over kale and never will be. It’s an amazing vegetable that does require a little TLC to make it delicious. If I’m not making my fave crispy kale chips with Parmesan or even better, spicy kale chips with tahini and sesame I like to make this recipe. In this salad, I’ve softened the raw kale experience with raw baby spinach leaves (my other living best ingredient) and thoroughly coated these with the dressing as mentioned above. The leaves lose some of their super tough texture and the ready-bought rotisserie chicken make this a convenient salad to make in the week.
These stuffed peppers are my best and I can’t get enough of them in summer. They are perfect to serve with a Mediterranean style feast or at a BBQ. I love then cold served with salad on their own too. The other salads on that post are a collection of some of my faves.
I love making my nachos with loads of raw and cooked crunchy vegetable spiled on top. It makes for the most delicious texture adventure and you don’t feel quite as bad about the melted cheese. IN this recipe you will also find one to make a zesty salsa that you can preserve for whenever you want o whip out a few snacks this summer.
Check out ALL my salad recipes here
And my healthy eating recipes here
A few another seasonal recipe ideas & recipes I am planning to make again soon: Warning, many of these links will take you to an era of my blogging history where I would cringe at the photos. Recipes are good though so please don’t judge.
In fact all my salmon recipes
Poke bowls – ALL. summer.long
A summer fruit salad with ginger, mint & lime dressing – from deep in my archives this is the way to take your salad dressing to awesome new levels.
Grilled and baked aubergine pizza (so no bread dough base)