Mmmmh… when it comes to summer I am always excited about having barbecues. Whether you invite family or friends or have it with your close family it´s always relaxing. You don´t have to be stressed that your courses won´t be ready or done in time. I always make lots of antipastos and snacks and of course nice drinks which are perfect as an appetizer and while waiting for the grilled food. Here I got three recipes for you: an easy antipasti recipe, side dish and a dessert.
Sun dried tomato pesto:
- 100g sun dried tomatoes
- 40g pine nuts
- 2 garlic cloves
- 40g freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 150ml olive oil
Finely chop sun dried tomatoes. Combine pine nuts, chopped tomatoes, peeled garlic cloves and parmesan cheese in a food processor. Grind short and then add olive oil. Mix until pesto is homogeneously.
Serve as a bread spread or to dip with crissini sticks.
Making vegetable spits:
- button mushrooms/ champignions
- red, yellow and orange peppers
Cut into nice big but mouth-sized pieces. Alternately spear vegetables on spits and grill on barbecue or in oven for about 15 minutes.
- galia melon
Cut peaches and melon into bite-sized pieces, combine in a bowl and drizzle blueberries on top. Put in fridge and serve when needed.