From the floral explosion of spring, we arrive directly in the hottest season of the year: the table is coloured with the freshness and vitality of summer vegetables, of which we can take advantage to compose salads, centrifuges, cold dishes or pasta at will.
They benefit our body and are rich in nutrients: they should never be missing from our menu, allowing us to stay hydrated and cope with the temperatures of the period. Not only that: but in summer, vegetables reach the peak of ripeness and appear on our plates with an incredible aroma.
In this article, we will delve into all the benefits of summer vegetables, why it is good to consume them in season, and most importantly, we will offer you three couscous recipes with vegetables to prepare for any occasion.
What are the vegetables of the summer season?
Bright colours and intense flavours: the premises for loving and consuming summer vegetables are all there! The warmer months bring us not only a long list of ingredients to use on all occasions but also the desire to experiment with something new and different from the usual. In addition to having a detox and depurative action, they have extraordinary draining and diuretic properties that are helpful in fighting those annoying swellings on sultry days.
Besides being colourful, summer vegetables are tasty, nutrient-rich and very versatile: we find carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, green beans, arugula, tomatoes, celery, radishes, onions and corn.
The benefits of summer vegetables
We look out the window, it seems like evening never comes…the long, sunny days mean only one thing: summer is just around the corner! Every change of season brings with it inevitable changes that are reflected in our diet. As we read in this article, preferring fresh fruits and vegetables is the first basic rule for establishing a new summer routine.
Keeping in mind the seasonality of produce means following a healthier regimen, without additives or preservatives that would affect the nutrients of which the product is composed. Plus, changing one’s diet according to the season means diversifying one’s intake of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.
Do you already know all their benefits? Here are the main ones:
- Provides valuable aid in the prevention of free radicals;
- Important for healthy connective tissue;
- Valuable for the immune system;
- Promote digestion;
- Ensure the daily hydration that the body needs.
Summer vegetable couscous: 3 recipes
With seasonal vegetables and Couscous Martino, the (tasty) combinations are endless; therefore, experimenting with a touch of creativity can serve to never get bored at the table and replace traditional cold pasta with dishes that can amaze everyone!
Have you picked up a pen and paper yet?
Summer vegetable couscous is very quick to prepare: for an aperitif on the terrace, dinner on the beach or a picnic in the park, it is an ingredient that enriches the dish by giving it a taste that is never mundane.
A recipe with vegetable couscous? We suggest three:
- Whole Couscous Salad with Feta and Summer Vegetables
- Stuffed peppers with Couscous, mozzarella, anchovies and capers
- Zucchini rolls with chickpea Couscous and goat cheese
Contact us to learn more! Write to us to chat and get some advice on how to improve your product and service offerings with Martino Couscous.