The period between July 15 and August 15 is often the warmest time in the year, and that is why we are going to go over a list of refreshing dishes that will allow us to cool off during these days. Let’s discover what they are!
Salads, an absolute must
Salads are a classic choice to beat the heat during the summer months as well as one of the star dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. Fortunately, a wide range of fresh products is available to us, ranging from tomatoes to all kinds of lettuce, not to mention the ever-refreshing basil and edible flowers, accompanied by vinaigrettes and marinades which are perfect to enhance the flavor of your salads, providing them with an aromatic touch.
These ingredients allow us to obtain dishes that are perfect to cool off during the summer months, such as a garden salad with tomatoes, anchovies, olives and basil like the one featured on the menu at El Principal. Avocado lovers, on the other hand, would be wise to choose our flower, avocado, tuna fish and caviaroli salad!
Gazpachos and chilled soups
Beyond salads, gazpachos (both classic tomato gazpacho or more innovative, watermelon-based recipes) and chilled vegetable (zucchini, carrot, pumpkin) or fruit (melon with Iberian ham shavings, for instance) soups are undoubtedly the paragons of refreshing dishes.
And how about some anchovies?
What would summer be without dishes to share with friends? That is why you surely cannot resist some nice tomato bread with anchovies, one of the classic entrees on the menu of El Principal de l’Eixample. Another dish with a seaside flair would be cod fritters or fireplace-roasted salmon with creamed potatoes. Now that you have learned about a few summer dishes to beat the heat, how about having a go at preparing some of them? If you prefer to be served, however, feel free to book a table, we will be waiting for you here at El Principal!