Although summer is usually associated with partying or lack of control, the truth is that there are ways to maintain healthy eating during the season.
There are foods that are perfect combinations to enjoy in the summer and serve to cool off on the hottest days.
A good example is salads, which can be prepared in so many ways that they are practically perfect for any time of the day.
Summer food? Try some of these salads
When it comes to preparing a fresh and delicious salad, the most important thing to keep in mind is to use the ingredients that you like.
If you do not know what kind of salad to prepare, here are three examples with their preparations; you can add or delete things, everything is in improving the recipe to your liking.
For this Greek salad we will need
- 1 cucumber
- 1 tomato
- 1 onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- Black olives
- Olive oil
- Dried oregano
- 5 oz cheese (it can be the one of your preference)
To prepare this salad, you only have to carefully cut each ingredient (tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, and onion).
Mix everything little by little in the bowl, add a pinch of salt, pour olive oil, add cheese cut into cubes, and decorate the olives.
If you prefer a more acidic touch, you can add a few drops of lemon and oregano.
Although the steps are very simple, it is best to use high-quality ingredients.
Moreover, when cutting the ingredients, ensure that they are not too big or too small, so that they are easy to eat and delicious.
Tortellini and cheese salad
For this preparation, we used the following:
- 17 oz of cheese tortellini
- ½ cup pesto
- Olive oil
- 15oz of asparagus previously cooked (preferably al dente)
- ¼ cup chopped tomatoes
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Basil leaves (optional)
- ¼ of Parmesan cheese
- ¼ of pistachios
- ½ slivered almonds
Cook the tortellini in salted water, cook until they begin to float and are all dente, try not to cook them until they become watery.
Remove the tortellini and drain excess water, which can be placed in cold water to stop cooking.
The asparagus was cut into small pieces and placed in salted water for a few minutes to give it more flavor and crispiness.
Now, chop the tomatoes and add them together with the tortellini, and add pistachios, almonds, and capers.
In another bowl for the pesto, olive oil was added and pour a little vinegar, salt, and pepper were added.
Mix the whole salad little by little and try not to use too much force so as not to break the tortellini.
Garnish with Parmesan and Basil and enjoys.
Summer salad with vegetables and chamoy
For this salad, we require
- ½ jicama
- ½ carrot
- ½ cucumber
- 5 tamarinds
- Worcestershire sauce
- Magui juice
- 1 bag of Japanese peanuts
Start by shredding the vegetables and placing them in a bowl.
The tamarinds are cut into small pieces and mixed together with peanuts to give a crunchy and smooth consistency at the same time.
In another bowl, prepare the sauce mixture, although you can use the sauces that you like the most, whether you want the salad more or less spicy, add them at the end, and that’s it.
This salad is more of a kind of snack that is a little spicier; it is simple and perfect for spicy lovers.