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APRil 18, 2024

The Best Cold Dinner Ideas

The Best Cold Dinner Ideas

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, the pool, and the terraces. Nevertheless, with the arrival of summer, it is essential to adapt our eating habits to the high temperatures.

Today we bring you the best ideas for cold dinners to enjoy food without using an oven and keeping yourself fresh.


An ideal option to prepare is a Tartar since you can adapt the recipe to the ingredients you have in your fridge without compromising the texture. For instance, you could adapt it to different proteins, hence meat or fish.

  1. Beginning our list for the cold dinner recipe, we recommend using marinated salmon or tuna. Then, it will be as simple as filling a cooking ring with diced tuna or salmon, boiled egg, avocado, another layer of tuna or salmon, and watercress. Finally, our special touch, add a tomato salad dressed with two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil from Spain.
  2. On the other hand, if you want a sweet recipe for your cold dinner, you can prepare a salmon tartar with a green apple. Use diced salmon or tuna, finely diced green apple, cautiously chopped spring onion, wasabi paste, soy sauce, and extra virgin olive oil from Spain, and mix them with a touch of salt. These steps will be enough to have your fresh summer dinner ready.


Soups are a quick option, even to bring in a thermos or container on the way to a summer picnic or a night at the beach.

  1. Salmorejo is a typical dish from Cordoba, like gazpacho, with a touch of bread, tomato, garlic, extra virgin olive oil from Spain, and vinegar. In the end, you will have a thick and delicious consistency.
  2. A sweet version of the typical Spanish gazpacho is this cold dinner recipe with strawberries, red peppers, tomato, cucumber, mint, thyme, balsamic vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil from Spain. After washing all the ingredients, only chop them up and blend them. And do not forget to leave it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh to drink.


Salads allow infinite variations to adapt to your favorite ingredients or those you have on hand in your refrigerator. Therefore, we present three options as cold dinners ideal for the summer.

  1. A salad of sliced raw zucchini and chopped orange, with watercress and almonds or walnuts, is a sweet and easy option. And as if that were not enough, the final touch will be given by the dressing of orange juice, extra virgin olive oil from Spain, salt, pepper, and vinegar.
  2. A classic and undoubtedly perfect for the season is the Russian salad with potatoes, carrots, peas, green beans, mayonnaise, egg, canned tuna, and a little extra virgin olive oil from Spain.
  3. If you have legumes, such as lentils, you can prepare a salad with soybeans, carrots, apples, chickpeas, tomatoes, salmon, and extra virgin olive oil from Spain.


Indeed, this is another cold dinner idea if you have toast in the cupboard since there are several ways to use them.

  1. Avocado toast with diced grapefruit smoked sardines with sweet and sour paprika flakes and extra virgin olive oil from Spain.
  2. If you want a perfect recipe to serve your guests on a warm summer night, an escalade toast with tapenade and smoked eel will be ideal. To do this, cut roasted eggplants and peppers into thin strips, add salt and extra virgin olive oil from Spain, and place on the toasted bread with a layer of tapenade, diced avocado, and basil leaves.

In conclusion, cold dinners are an excellent option to combat the summer heat without sacrificing flavor and variety. In addition, with the right ingredients, you can create delicious and fresh meals in minutes.

We hope these proposals have inspired you and helped you to enjoy this season in a fresher way. We encourage you to try our ideas and have fun during your summer days. Enjoy your meal!

Por favor, no queremos otras grasas.


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