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12 summer recipes that remind us of a European getaway

As we gage into the sweltering summer that emerges, we might just need to pick out the lighter more refreshing recipes from our repertoire for the season ahead. We're making the most of our alfresco dining with these sumptuous recipes, that will pair nicely with a spritz or two after a day at the beach. You will be practically tasting the season with these summer recipes that are the soul of summer.


Sautéed Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce

Throwing a shrimp on the barbie with a twist. Simple, quick, and delicious, this recipe will surely be a crowd pleaser at a summer gathering event, or even adding it to a salad to spritz it up.


Summer Garden Pasta

Sometimes the simplest things in life give us the greatest pleasures, and in this case you can't go wrong with the basics in pasta: chilli and olive oil. The acidity from the tomatoes and spice from the chilli are perfectly casted together through the olive oil, with of course a touch of cheese, not too heavy and not too overbearing. Pair this with a Sauvignon Blanc to balance the acidity, and you have a match made in heaven.


Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Zucchini flowers are already a delicacy on their own, paired with some light ricotta fried to a light tempura, is exactly how you're going to reach higher power with flavour.


Baked Crunchy Hot Honey Chicken

This takes your traditional chicken schnitzel to a new level, the salty crunchiness melted together through the sticky sweet honey is one of the best combinations you could moderate through chicken.

Pan Con Tomate

Is there anything better than some good bread, ripe tomatoes and anchovies? Simply put: no. Add olive oil and flaky salt and it's a match made in heaven.



Summer Pasta with Zucchini Ricotta and Basil


Summer time certainly doesn't mean we'll be giving up pasta any time soon, only elevating it with a slightly fresher take. This version is filled with fresh summer zucchini and good quality ricotta for brightness. Look for the best artisanal ricotta; top-quality ingredients make all the difference here.



Ceviche a La Minute


Learning how to make ceviche is a bit of a party trick, especially in summer in the instance you've made friends with people who fish, or simply want to emulate the sentiment. This classic ceviche leans in very few ingredients and comes out perfect every time.



New-and-Improved Greek Salad


A classic, crisp, Mediterranean salad that no one could get bored of. This version is updated with marinated feta and spicy peppers. Need we say more?



Summer Salmon Niçoise


The perfect dinner option for those nights where it's too hot to think about food but you're in the mood for something substantial. As the article suggests, fresh salmon makes it all feel a little more special.



Lemon Risotto with Summer Squash


Comforting, substantial, while still feeing fresh, this risotto is perfect for a large group, especially if you have a couple of friends willing to stand over the stove and stir.


Fig, pomegranate and burrata with Sherry vinaigrette

This salad is the flavour of Mediterranean summer personified. It's 'special' enough that it will surely impress any unexpected guests, but takes no more than 10 minutes to throw together. Simple and delicious – that is European eating after all.


Kofta-Seasoned Ground Beef Pita Sandwich 

After a long day at the beach, all I want to do is to be wrapped up in this pita sandwich. You're bound to have all the ingredients in your fridge and it's one of the easiest ways to jazz up any kind of mince.


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