Yes, it might that you don’t feel like summer when you look out of the window. But the gloomy weather does not mean summer is not here. It simply means that summer weather is taking a long time to get to us… But, in the meantime, there is no reason not to get started on all good things that come along with summer.

One of those are all the lovely summer dishes and drinks. We have collected our gastronomic suggestions to brighten up your day while you wait for summer weather to come – or to celebrate its arrival. For full recipes, click on the hyperlinks.

Beetroot salad with Goat Cheese

 

This quick and colourful salad is the perfect after-work supper that will lightly satiate your hunger for a fresh and filling summer dish. Try adding oranges for a juicier taste.

Beetroot contains lots of good stuff such as potent antioxidants and nutrients that are important for cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure and prevents for heart diseases

 

Prawn & Courgette Linguine

 

This seafood pasta meal makes a wonderful midweek lunch (as dinners should be lighter in summer), delicious and quick, tastes fresh and interesting. Add extra chilli flakes if you like it spicy.

Prawns are a rich source of cardio-protective omega-3 fatty acids and courgettes are low in calories and provide you with plenty of vitamin A.

 

Spinach, Pine Nut & Feta filled Chicken

 

This light meal combines chicken breast with spinach, feta cheese and pine nuts to fill not only your stomach but also your senses with its incredible taste.

Spinach has high iron and calcium content and is great for your health. The pine nuts add a sweet and nutty flavour to your dish.

 

Berry Jelly

 

This fifteen-minute dessert is certainly a great summer finish of a meal or an afternoon snack. Make sure you make your own, as packaged versions are certainly less healthy. And it really is so simple.

Together with a good nutrient content, berries have an antioxidant value and are considered to be among one of the ‘superfruits’.

 

White Wine Sangria

 

Simply delicious, easy and refreshing. This Spanish alcoholic treat goes well with any meal in summer. While red wine is the traditional wine used in authentic Spanish sangria recipes, white wines have proven that they can hold their own when it comes to handling fresh fruit, ginger ale and a wee bit of sweet.

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