Today we take a little trip around the world. We’ve round-up 10 delicious summer dishes, all of which work well as sides to a collective ‘global’ spread, a complex mix of textures and tastes, bound to entice guests. We are big gourmands and for us always is a big challenge to try new and sometimes unusual recipes. Not always we are satisfied from the choice, but we are curious and we won’t stop trying new kind of food. If you are that kind of person and you have a passion to try different kind of food and various recipes, you’ll find yourself perfectly here!
Fire up the barbecue, get some drinks on ice and indulge in a little bit of global fusion. Mexican, French, Vietnamese, Turkish, Spanish … Which one do you prefer?
Mexican Chopped Salad
The wonderful crunch provided by all the fresh chopped veggies, black beans and corn, made this salad satisfying and full of natural fiber. This will be a salad that you will be making again. It would be perfect for a pot luck. Just wait to dress the salad right before serving.
Greek Lamb Meatball Salad
Lamb has iron to support red blood cell production, zinc for a strong immune system and vitamin B12 for nerves. Yoghurt and feta have protein and calcium to maintain bones, heart and muscles. Yoghurt helps maintain a balance of intestinal bacteria for immunity. Cumin boosts iron levels and can improve digestion by stimulating pancreatic enzyme secretions.
English Pea Salad
A pea salad is perhaps not the most exciting recipe in the world, but it made an easy and satisfying dinner – and it can help you clean out the fridge before leaving for vacation. It’s a simple dish, as many of his are, made from hot crisped bacon, sliced fennel, peas, fried eggs, and the tenderest lettuce you can find.
Vietnamese Bun Cha
Vietnamese cuisine is full of vitamins and low in fat – perfect food for cook yourself thin. It is spicy and really quick and easy to make, like this bun cha recipe.
Paella a la Marinera (Fisherman’s Paella)
This recipe hails from coastal Spain and calls for a plethora of seafood. Ask your fishmonger for the freshest langoustines or head-on shrimp available. The rice was cooked perfectly al dente, while the seafood was sublime.
Indian Carrot Pachadi
Carrot kothimira pachadi is simple, colourful and healthy with a pleasantly subtle blend of sweet-tangy-spicy medley of flavors and makes a great side with steamed rice. This pachadi calls for simple everyday ingredients – dals, red chillies, cumin, garlic, jaggery for that hint of sweetness, lemon for the tang and of course the harmonious combo of fresh coriander and grated carrots giving this pachadi its unique flavour.
Thai Summer Rolls
This would be a great dinner or lunch to make when having friends over — we are sure everyone would enjoy crafting and wrapping their own rolls! Enjoy the fresh summer light rolls.
Stuffed grape leaves, or Dolma (means stuffed or to be stuffed), are regularly eaten in most households. When stuffed with a meat and rice mixture, they are served hot with yoghurt and lemon. When stuffed with rice, they are generally served at room temperature. Can be adapted to vegetarian by omitting lamb and increasing rice to 1 cup.
South African Cape Malay Pickled Fish
A staple of South African cuisine, this fish picks up a world of flavour from a 48-hour soak in curried pickle brine. The recipe comes from Cape Town chef Reuben Riffel.
French Salad Niçoise
Dive in to the French cuisine. This is a summer salad that we love to prepare because it reminds us of our summers on the Riviera, tasty and healthy she eats without hunger. Bon appetite!