With the arrival of good weather, we tend to set aside the hotter dishes and replace them with cool and light dishes. After all, who doesn't crave a refreshing dish on a hot summer day? There are plenty of summer recipes, but the most appetizing ones are those that feature a touch of Iberian ham, one of the most flavorful ingredients to liven up the freshest summer dishes and recipes.
Beyond specific foods or recipes, everything indicates that in the summer of 2021, healthy and high-quality foods will be consumed more than ever before. This trend has been on the rise for years and is here to stay. At Enrique Tomás, we cherish every product from the beginning. We work with high-quality guaranteed products, selecting the finest hams on the market for you.
Next, we'll present you with some of the trends in recipes that will take center stage this summer and will be the highlights of our freshest meals or special dinners with friends. Some are more common and you'll surely already know them, while others are bolder and more original.
The Trends in Fresh Summer Recipes
There are recipes that remain trendy every summer—simple, quick, and oh-so-refreshing!
Iberian Ham Salmorejo
The number one summer trend is Iberian ham salmorejo. There's no doubt that it's one of the star dishes of summer. Its main ingredients are four: tomatoes, garlic, bread, and olive oil. It's very easy to prepare and you'll only need 5 minutes to have the dish ready.
It has everything: seasonal vegetables, olive oil, easy preparation, served cold, and garnished with diced Iberian ham that adds the finishing touch. Furthermore, this recipe is perfect for having pre-prepared in the fridge, so when you get home, all you need to do is serve and enjoy.
Fruit and Iberian Ham Salad
Secondly, who wouldn't want a nice refreshing salad for lunch? When the heat is on, recipes filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are prepared simply and can even be made in advance are what we crave. This recipe is even simpler and quicker than the previous one.
Moreover, with a few pieces of Iberian ham, it becomes an irresistible summer dish. You can also add a special touch by adding pieces of seasonal fruit, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, peach... A bit of cheese can also add a creamy touch. Delicious!
Are You Ready to Try the Latest Summer Recipe Trends?
Are you the kind of person who always wants to amaze friends and family with new, especially original and delicious recipes? Then get yourself a coffee, grab a notebook, and take notes, because what you're about to read is right up your alley.
Iberian Ham and Parmesan Carpaccio
Exquisite dishes with appealing presentations are becoming more prominent over time and are increasingly popular. Iberian ham and Parmesan carpaccio is a healthy, original, quick, and easy recipe to prepare. To make it, you only need thin slices of Iberian ham, olive oil, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese. Moreover, its presentation is quite appealing, and the combination is truly delightful.
Iberian Ham Maki
Have you also jumped on the sushi trend? Then this summer, you must try Iberian ham maki. The recipe is very simple: add a thin slice of Iberian ham on top of the rice roll (seasoned with vinegar sauce, salt, and sugar) before cutting it into pieces.
Inside the maki, you can include your preferred ingredients. A delicious combination is a strip of ripe melon and small tomato pieces. Additionally, you can serve it with ginger, wasabi, and olive oil. In just a few minutes, you can prepare this delicious and flavorful dish that combines Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine!
Iberian Ham Tartar
One of the latest gastronomic trends is tartare. But have you ever tried Iberian ham tartare? If you want to try something different or surprise your guests, this will be the ideal summer recipe. It's a light, quick, and astonishing dish that doesn't require cooking. Besides looking exquisite, it's also incredibly delicious.
We recommend serving this Iberian ham tartare with a raw egg yolk in the middle and a bit of parsley for decoration. You'll fall in love with its flavor!
Complementing These Summer Recipes
In addition, we suggest complementing your meal with a refreshing ice cream, a summer classic (and not just for the little ones).
You can also prepare an appetizer before lunch because, as you may know, Iberian ham is the most gourmet Spanish tapa.
And that's not all—remember to always stay hydrated, especially during the hottest days, and a cool summer beverage in hand makes it much easier to withstand high temperatures. The trends that promise to extend this summer include infused water, combined with various natural flavors like lemon, lime, mint, cucumber, lavender, rosemary, or ginger...
We're sure that these recipes are the best option to beat the summer heat and make this summer unforgettable. So, send a couple of WhatsApp messages or make a few calls to invite your friends and family and surprise them with these trendy summer recipes.
We guarantee that they'll be amazed by the flavors and creations of the more daring recipes like the Iberian ham carpaccio and tartare. They'll also enjoy the lighter, simpler, and more refreshing dishes like never before.
Don't forget that in all our stores, you'll find every type of ham imaginable and in all possible formats: vacuum-sealed bags, packs, deboned pieces, or whole hams. Choose the one that suits you best and get to work with these delicious recipes!