Four Summery Al Fresco Recipes with Miele

10/January/2019
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Our sizzling SA summers leave no space for holiday blues. The festive season may have come to an end but we still have plentiful balmy days drenched in sunshine to soak up before the long winter hits. And what better way to celebrate the remaining warmer days than taking your celebrations outdoors?

We’ve created four fresh and simple al fresco recipes perfect for the remainder of the summer season that you can take outside and enjoy under the summer sun.

Four Simple Al Fresco Recipes with Miele

Basil Pesto, Pea, Pine Nut and Pecorino Pasta Salad

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Everything about basil pesto says summer. The light, fresh, herby flavours, together with a zing of lemon and punch of Pecorino are the stuff dreams are made of. Cool pasta salads are also a great go-to summery side dish that everyone loves to tuck into.

This gorgeously green pasta salad swaps out the classic creamy mayo-based dressing for a light and summery pesto with fresh greens. This tasty pasta salad is comprised of blanched peas, spring onions, fresh basil shoots and leaves, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a generous serving of shaved Pecorino cheese and toasted pine nuts.

Recipe for Basil Pesto, Pea, Pine Nut and Pecorino Pasta Salad


Toasted Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Thyme Vinaigrette

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This classic Italian salad is probably one of our favourite salads of all time. The simple ingredients work together so well to bring a combo of delicious and summery flavours.

This easy salad is assembled with a mix of exotic tomatoes, fresh basil and chives, dreamy burrata, shavings of Pecorino, crunchy croutons and the most divine thyme vinaigrette. The perfect outdoor summer salad.

Recipe for Toasted Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Thyme Vinaigrette


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Chargrilled Potatoes with Horseradish, Herb and Caper Drizzle

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There’s honestly nothing more satisfying than perfect fluffy-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside potato wedges and these are exactly that. Potatoes are so versatile and, whilst they’re usually a winter staple, these chargrilled potato wedges are definitely on the summer side.

Our wedges are drizzled in olive oil and chargrilled on a griddle pan resulting in at the crispiest, smokiest potatoes. Light and delicious topped with a dressing made of crème fraîché, creamed horseradish, chopped chives and fresh capers.

Recipe for Chargrilled Potatoes with Horseradish, Herb and Caper Drizzle


No-knead Pizza with Charred Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Prosciutto and Wild Rocket

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Making pizza at home has never been so easy with this fool-proof no-knead dough. You also don’t need a fancy pizza oven to enjoy perfect pillowy pizza at home.

Our no-knead dough is topped with a charred tomato sauce and slices of mozzarella, popped into the oven and grilled for 8 minutes until bubbling and golden. All you need to do then is assemble with beautiful twirls of prosciutto, wild rocket and a drizzle of olive oil.

No-knead Pizza with Charred Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Prosciutto and Wild Rocket

Like these al fresco recipes for balmy nights outdoors? Check out some of our favourite Braai Sides for your cook-ups over the coals.

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