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Try these Delicious Summer Recipes with a Dash of Olive Oil

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy light recipes made with olive oil. This time of year, as the temperature rises, we turn to lighter meals, like salads and bite-sized snacks that tend to be easier on the stomach.

In such cases, Olive oil is a great ingredient to prepare meals with. It is easy to cook with, has numerous health benefits, and tastes great! And now that summer is upon us, it is time to give your cooking some unique lightness with extra virgin olive oil.

Check out these tasty recipes that you can make with a generous drizzle of your favorite Olive Oil and enjoy summer season by treating your palate to some summer specials.

   

Recipes with Olive Oil - Summertime Cooking

   

1. Grilled Vegetables with Olive Oil

   

Summer and grills go hand-in-hand. What’s better than grilling some wholesome vegetables that are fresh and crunchy? Try this grilled vegetable recipe to enjoy a sunny summer in your backyard.

   

Ingredients

  • Two Bell Peppers - diced
  • One Zucchini - diced
  • One Eggplant - diced
  • A handful of Mushrooms (any variety)
  • Two Onions - diced
  • A handful of Cherry Tomatoes
  • SOLASZ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Red Pepper
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Italian Herbs Mix
  • Salt and Pepper

   

Instructions

  1. First, take the diced vegetables and marinate them with Balsamic Vinegar, Italian Herbs, Honey, Salt and pepper.
  2. After half an hour of marination, stick them into the skewers. Alternatively, you can use the griddle pan.
  3. Grill or pan-sear the vegetables till they become slightly charred on all the sides.
  4. Drizzle olive oil and the remainder of the marinate mix on the vegetables to enhance the flavours.
  5. Once done, serve on a plate decorated with a bed of fresh iceberg lettuce.

       

Olive oil recipes in summer

       

2. Basil Pesto Sauce for Pasta

   

The sauce is simple to prepare but so complex in flavor. It is the perfect blend of basil, garlic, and olive oil. Light and refreshing, this sauce is fit for a summer’s day or night. Check out the recipe of our special basil pesto sauce that you can add to your pasta. Scrumptious pasta.

   

Ingredients

  • Half cup pine nuts
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Four cloves of garlic
  • SOLASZ extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Parmesan cheese

   

Instructions

  1. Bake or roast the pine nuts till they become golden brown.
  2. Add toasted pine nuts and all the remaining ingredients to a mixer jar and grind.
  3. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil to maintain the consistency of the paste as per your liking.
  4. Your Basil Pesto sauce is ready to use in your pasta, or to enjoy as is with some toasted bread.

       

3. Fresh Cabbage and Cucumber Salad with Olive oil

   

The crunch of the cucumber and the cabbage's freshness were all tossed in a light dressing. It is nothing but the perfect recipe for a summer salad. Get your daily dose of fibres and let your taste buds enjoy the flavour explosion with this fresh cabbage and cucumber salad with olive oil.

    

Ingredients

  • One Fresh Cabbage chopped

  • Two Peeled and diced cucumbers

  • Four Fresh Mint Leaves

  • Two tablespoons SOLASZ Extra Virgin olive oil

  • Four tablespoons of Lemon Juice

  • Peanut Powder

  • Pepper powder

  • Salt

   

Instructions

  1. Take cabbage, cucumbers and mint leaves in a bowl.
  2. Add Extra Virgin olive oil, lemon juice, peanuts powder, pepper powder and mix everything.
  3. Sprinkle some salt and mix again.
  4. Serve the salad in a bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves for that added touch.

       

Final Words

   

There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh, healthy food in the summer heat. And with olive oil, the possibilities are endless! You can enjoy a delicious salad with fresh vegetables, all drizzled with olive oil. Or maybe a light and refreshing pasta with grilled vegetables, basil pesto sauce and a touch of olive oil? The options are many, and all are sure to be packed with flavour. So why not give them a try?