The month of June ushers in the first warm days of the year and, with them, the need to start including light summer dishes in your diet. And what could possibly beat light dishes in good company and against the incomparable backdrop of the city of Barcelona?
It is worth pointing out that the dietary habits of the population have changed significantly over the last few years, and light, healthy dishes are becoming increasingly present, especially during the summer.
This is why consumers are increasingly appreciative of the authenticity of Mediterranean cuisine prepared from natural, locally-sourced products, commonly known as km0 in Spain.
1- Multi-colored salads: Is there a better way to start a summer meal than with a salad brimming with colors and flavors?
One fine combination is flowers, avocado, tuna fish and caviaroli (olive oil caviar) salad, but there are as many varieties as there are tastes and ingredients.
This is also the season of tomatoes, which can be combined with ingredients such as anchovies and crowned with a touch of basil.
2– Entrees with a maritime flair: Speaking of anchovies, they are an absolute must for summer appetizers, served with a few slices of tomato coca.
Cod fritters are another ever-popular summer dish.
3- Chilled cream soups and gazpachos: Vichyssoise, gazpachos, salmorejos and other chilled vegetable cream soups are an absolute must in any list of light dishes for the summer.
4- Rice dishes: What summer worthy of the name could go without a fine rice dish? We are fortunate enough to have a vast selection of rice dishes and pan-cooked dishes to suit all tastes. How about dry rice with Norway lobsters and mushrooms?
Light Mediterranean cuisine for the summer
If you fancy enjoying some light dishes this summer, the new menu at El Principal del Eixample is full of interesting suggestions for you to discover.
Our menu is based on Catalan and Mediterranean market cuisine with modern touches, featuring dishes prepared from freshly caught fish baked with potatoes, onions, tomatoes and rosemary, or tuna loin with thyme.
Now you’ve got the perfect excuse to enjoy some light summer dishes this month of June!