Summer cuisine: recipes that refresh … – 12/05/2022 at 16:15

As everyone says, the weather is an opportunity to prepare delicious grills and to take advantage of the most important weather, but it is also the time of year when they want to discover especially the culinary dishes. could be described as refreshing. Not only are our ideas fresh, as you will see, but they will no doubt be endorsed or agreed upon by most dietitians, which is not a bad thing, is it?

During our first part, we will offer you 2 rather original salad recipes, which will change from the evergreen lettuce-vinaigrette, or the famous tomato-mozza of our childhood … Then, the time of a second part all also light, we will go to a much less democratized concept in France, offering you 3 recipes for cold soups that will delight the whole family, without a doubt.

If you are ready to start discovering our refreshing ideas, then we can start!

In order to start our series of beautiful recipes, we decided to offer you a basic ingredient that is becoming more and more popular with consumers, but which remains unknown to many families: Quinoa! Here is a very tasty and hyper fresh salad to discover what le quinoa is or to comfort you in the idea that this food is decidedly as good as it tastes for health!

Pour into the vinaigrette:
– 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
– 1 teaspoon cumin
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– pepper and salt
For the salad itself:
– 70 g to 80 g of quinoa
– 1 onion
– 1 zucchini
– 2 carrots
– 2 tomatoes

  1. In the first place, you start to leave your vegetables. Once done, carefully peel the onion, zucchini and carrots.
  2. Then it’s time to cook your quinoa. Boil a pot of salted water and soak the quinoa in it for about 15 minutes.
  3. When the quinoa is cooked, it is very important to drain it well and then let it cool apart; you can put it in the fridge for this.
  4. While the quinoa is being handed over and cooling on its side, you are now going to take care of the dressing. Take a large bowl and mix all the necessary ingredients inside, then toss aside.
  5. Now all you have to do is mix the quinoa (which should normally be cold now …) with the rest of the ingredients in your salad and serve! 🙂

Note that it is quite conceivable to vary the pleasures, adding why not a few small pieces of roasted peppers in the preparation, or a few mint leaves, which will give an extra freshness … A you to see how you want to adapt the recipe according to your tastes!

2 / The Moroccan salad recipe

For this second preparation, we decided to threaten a little exoticism, and we are therefore naturally turned to Morocco, with a fresh and delicious recipe that will delight all members of the family. This recipe is relatively simple to prepare, and doesn’t need a lot of time either. In order to lend a hand, do not hesitate to hire your children, they will be happy to help you cook an exotic dish! And as for the result, don’t doubt it for a second, it will only be tastier in the end …

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes to 20 minutes
  • The difficulty: really very easy
  • List of ingredients (quantities indicated are calculated for 4 people):

Pour the dressing:

– the way

– du buia

– 2 squeezed lemons

– olive oil

– pepper and salt

For the salad itself:

– 4 tomatoes

– 2 onions

– 2 cucumbers

– flat parsley

– fresh mint

  1. First you will start by washing your vegetables and then once it is done you will carefully peel the cucumbers and onions.
  2. Then dice the tomatoes, keeping the pulp, juice and seeds well, then set aside.
  3. Now chop the cucumbers, always into small cubes, and then set aside again.
  4. Chop your onions as finely as possible, then put them back in turn.
  5. Now we are going to start preparing the dressing. To do this, take a large bowl and simply mix the lemon juice, salt and pepper, and olive oil. Some of you may enjoy adding a pinch of mustard, this can be done to your liking, however note that this is not the case in the original recipe.
  6. When the dressing has been prepared, as specified in the previous step, you can add paprika and cumin.
  7. Apart from that, you will now chop the mint sprigs very finely, and then you will have to incorporate them into the dressing. Then you mix it well with a fork or a whisk mic, so that the sauce becomes perfectly homogeneous.
  8. Mix all the vegetables, which you have cut at the beginning of the preparation. To do this, place the tomatoes, onions, cucumbers in a large salad bowl, or in a hollow dish, then toss well.
  9. All that remains is to sauce it, and this must be done according to the taste of each guest. That’s why we advise you to keep the dressing separately, in a large bowl, so that everyone can serve it.
  10. Finally, place your preparation in the refrigerator to allow the salad time to take on a balanced flavor, but also because the latter is expected to be cold, in principle.
  11. Just before serving, you can chop the flat parsley sprigs and sprinkle them on top of the salad to make it even tastier.

Absolutely nothing prevents you from varying a bit this original salad recipe …. not a single second, the original recipe is absolutely succulent as we presented it to you!

No soups for summer

1 / The gazpacho, a timeless classic

Do we need to introduce you to the gazpacho, this cold soup that comes to us from Spain and which, there, represents a true national symbol and an absolute gastronomic pride! We offer you a recipe that is all the more classic at first, because in France, too often, gazpacho is a bit set aside and does not fit into people’s eating habits, which is a shame. ..

  • Preparation time: about 30 minutes
  • The difficulty: really very easy
  • List of ingredients (quantities indicated are calculated for 4 people):

– 800 grams of ripe clusters of tomatoes

– 2 cucumbers

– 2 red peppers

– 1 onion

– 1 clove of garlic

– a few basil leaves

– 10 cl of olive oil

– 10 cl of sherry vinegar (or wine)

– salt and pepper

– 200 grams of bread

  1. Before anything else, you will need to peel the tomatoes, that is, cut the skin of the tomatoes crosswise and soak them for 1 minute in boiling water. Drain and then skin.
  2. Then what are you going to cut the tomatoes into quarters and seed them. Then peel the peppers into strips, remove all the seeds and filaments inside, and then pass a knife blade between the flesh and the skin.
  3. Once done, dice the pepper strips.
  4. Now you are going to peel the cucumbers and cut them into cubes in turn, then peel the basil and chop it coarsely.
  5. Now you have to peel and finely chop the garlic and onion, and once done, you can mix all these vegetables in a salad bowl and add the 10 cl of olive oil.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  7. Crumble the bread crumbs in a blender bowl, then pour in the Sherry vinegar and let the bread crumbs soak, then pour the vegetables and their juice into the blender bowl
  8. Now, you will be able to mix everything until you get a very smooth and homogeneous mixture, which will then have to switch to Chinese.
  9. Cool your gazpacho for an hour, as it is served fresh!

2 / The gazpacho, in a more original version

After our recipe we can no longer classic gazpacho, we will now offer you a variant of meeting with it also a very great success, and which will delight your taste buds, do not doubt it! This recipe is based on zucchini and ricotta.

  • Preparation time: about 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • The difficulty: really very easy
  • List of ingredients (quantities indicated are calculated for 4 people):

– 500 g of pumpkin
– 1 bouquet of basil
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
– 3 tablespoons ricotta
– 2 small onion stalks
– 15 cl of water
– salt and pepper

  1. Before you start cooking, you will need to wash the courgettes.
  2. Once done, you can remove and throw it to the end, then decorate the pumpkins in rounds.
  3. Steam these slices for 10 minutes.
  4. Now you are going to remove the stem from the onions, then peel them and finally cut them into
  5. You can now peel the basil.
  6. Place all the ingredients in your blender (or in a bowl that will allow you to mix them), and mix everything very finely, adding water as you go.
  7. If necessary, you can completely rectify the seasoning.
  8. Set aside your fresh zucchini gazpacho for about 1 hour and take it out when it’s time to eat!

3 / The iced cucumber soup

For this last recipe for soupe froide, we decided to propose a preparation of the concomit base. After trying it at home, we can say that it has been a great success, both with adults and with children, which in itself is a performance not to be underestimated!

  • Preparation time: about 20 minutes
  • The difficulty: really very easy
  • List of ingredients (quantities indicated are calculated for 4 people):

– 1 cucumber

– 100 g of white cheese

– 10 sprigs of chives

– 1 handful of pine nuts

– Espelette pepper (to be dosed according to your tastes and children, of course …)

– salt and pepper

  1. To start, you will wash the chives before finely chopping them.
  2. Once this is done, you can switch to cucumber. First cut the ends and throw them away, then peel them, remove the seeds with a spoon and cut the flesh into small pieces.
  3. Once this is done, you can mix the meat with about 2/3 or 3/4 of the chopped chives, a little Espelette pepper (it is better to put too little than too much …) , salt and pepper.
  4. All you have to do is add the white cheese and mix well again.
  5. Finally, reserve your soup in the fridge for half an hour and take it out when you are ready to eat.
  6. If you want, you can stick to the verrine soup, because you have been nicely accompanied by decorating with a few pine nuts, the rest of the chives and a pinch of Espelette pepper on top (optional).
  7. The trick is done, you can serve!

Return the conclusion:

We’re done with our special summer recipes, which will not only delight you and your loved ones, but also refresh you at the same time! We hope that you have found happiness and that we inform you, in the comments, of the success as well as the success of your preparations! And yet, you don’t have much more than ideas and you’re looking for other recipes, you’ll end up typing a few keywords into a search engine, and you’ll have access to dozens or even hundreds of such recipes. , you could renew every day, and the summer will be even more pleasant and tasty !!!

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