Smorgasbord Health Column – Summer Eating – Chilled Soups, Salads and Dressings

Stuck for some ideas for lighter summery dishes… here are some chilled soups and salads with a twist…. banana dressing!!!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

We have had three weeks of glorious sunshine here and the thought of hot, stodgy food just does not appeal… We got in the habit, when living in Spain, to have light meals in the really hot months, of chilled soups and homemade wholegrain soda bread, with a little butter (why not).

Here are some of my summer recipes for soup, salads and dressings with a little twist or two….

In the winter months it is very easy to stock up on nutrients with all the wonderful root vegetables available and also combining ingredients to make hearty soups and stews. However, as we get into the summer months, our appetites tend to change; I know there is a major shift in my taste buds once we get into late May.  I want to move away from the stodgy comfort foods and eat  a fresher and crisper menu.

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