The seasonal foods are healthier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly, but … what are seasonal food during the month of August?
Some begin the holidays and for others they end. This is August . The month in which everything is full and Madrid is empty.
Sidewalks burn and umbrellas crowd the shore. Pillaging a place in a beach bar is not always a possibility, so why not stay home and prepare something tasty, healthy and seasonal?
What should we take this August at home?
Seasonal foods are what we should always really eat , so take advantage whenever you can to do so. August is also a good month for it, do not hesitate.
In August we have at its best all summer fruits , which due to their high water content are essential to maintain good hydration when the heat is on, especially watermelon and melon.
Vary the ways to drink watermelon, melon and cherry ice cream . Melon with ham, watermelon with fresh cheese and summer salads in a tupper and on the beach, which is what you want most.
If you have a good mixer you can make smoothies or smoothies combining different fruits and adding some juice, milk or ice. They are delicious and perfect for a snack, or even dinner if we are in the middle of a heat wave.
Tomato. Summer king
As for the vegetables, tomatoes and cucumbers, they are at their best to make you a good gazpacho or salmorejo , and have you tried making an Antequera porra ?
If the gazpacho is already coming out of your ears, try the tomato soup. The tomato gives everything in summer, which is when it bears fruit, with the warmth. Although we can take it all year round in this month it tastes better than none .
Take advantage when you go down to the beach or pool and have a raw carrot mid-morning, right now they are delicious and have a lot of vitamin A that will help you preserve the tan.
Omega 3 throughout the body. Fish
The spits may also start to fill you up. Try something lighter like mackerel or pickled or marinated sardines . They are a real delicacy.
In fish we have in season the tasty scorpionfish, with which you can make a cold scorpionfish pie .
Do not forget to take advantage of the squid and baby squid, in a rice, in their ink or fillings, they are at their best!
With the tasty tuna try making a grilled tuna belly and use the sardines for a seafood salad , it takes just a few minutes and is a healthy way to eat blue fish.
Recipes with seasonal ingredients in August
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- Fruits: Kiwi, lemon, pineapple, pear, banana, grapefruit mmmm August brings a touch more citrus than any other month. Make a delicious fresh lemonade or, why not? A guacamole with lime, which is delicious this month.
- Vegetables: Spinach , which you can take both in scrambled eggs and in salad, as well as red cabbage, which is also your month. Cabbage, chard and carrot. Beta carotene through a tube that also activates melanin.
- Fish: The three “B’s” are no longer good, beautiful and cheap. Good “good” yes and “nice” too. This month the best of the best in the sea are the anchovies, the bonito and the
In Rechupete Recipes we have made this downloadable so that you know at a glance what fruits, vegetables and fish are in season during the month of August .
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