Light and fresh summer suppers
Summer is a time for eating light. The long evenings, the warm weather and the fresh seasonal vegetables are ideal for light and fresh summer suppers. This is the time of year when summer steps up a gear. A time for food that captures the vibrancy and abundance of the season. So throw out the rule book, take off your watch and enjoy food that you don’t need to cook but tastes delicious just the same.
Bring out the marinated olives
Olives are the super foods that no one speaks about. They are packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, fibre and vitamins. And they fill you up. Marinades boost the flavour of the olives with special ingredients such as lemon zest, oregano, garlic and chillis. Medfood marinated olives are truly special and our Bella Napoli olives are Gold Medal Winners of the Quality Food Awards.
Bring something special to your mezze or antipasti platter by putting olives on the menu. Whether it’s Bella Napoli, Chilli and Garlic, Lemon and Rosemary or another delicious flavour.
Want to try our new olive flavours? Why not try our new Snack Packs?
New for 2023 we launched our new Snack Packs at the Farm Shop and Deli Show and they went down a treat. Delicious pots of olives in five new flavours. They are perfect for taking on picnics, for snacking and for your lunchbox. Our 160g packs have very little oil or marinade making them mess free and easy to enjoy on the move. The 280g packs are in oil, but don’t forget, you can use the tasty oil in salad dressings or for frying.
Enjoy the variety of antipasti
Antipasti or antipasto is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Usually served on a platter, antipasti is made of bite-sized morsels of delicious foods that are designed to stimulate the appetite. Typical ingredients of antipasti include cured meats, olives, pepper, artichokes, cheeses and grilled and stuffed vegetables.
But antipasti doesn’t need to be served as a first course. With so many delicious ingredients to choose from, antipasti can easily be a meal on its own. Here are some gorgeous Medfood antipasti ideas for you to enjoy as part of your light and fresh summer suppers.
Red cherry peppers stuffed with cream cheese:
These cherry peppers are a tiny bit hot and a tiny bit sweet. They are stuffed with cool and creamy cheese. A perfect flavour combination.
Artichokes have a mild and nutty flavour and are considered luxurious vegetables as they are difficult to prepare. Choose from whole artichoke hearts or quarters. they are preserved in brine and are delicious just on their own.
Borattane onions in balsamic vinegar:
At first, the idea of eating a small raw onion in balsamic vinegar can be considered a tough challenge, but once you’ve had one you will never go back. These delicious Italian onions are mild, tender and sweet. They are pickled in sweet sour Balsamic vinegar and are a perfect pairing with cheese or cold meats.
Butterbeans in tomato sauce:
These delicious butterbeans are delicious hot or cold. The giant butterbeans are meaty and soft and the delicious herby tomato sauces is delicious mopped up with crusty bread. What more can you ask for?
Stuffed vine leaves or dolmades:
Moving from antipasti and onto mezze will open up your world to new and exciting flavours. Starting with dolmades. Dolmades are a traditional favourite from the middle east. Soft, young vine leaves are stuffed with rice, herbs and seasoning. A perfect bite every time.
No antipasti or mezza platter would be complete without grilled vegetables. Whether it aubergines, courgettes or mushrooms, grilled vegetables add a delicious summery BBQ flavour to your plate. Enjoy them on their own, in a salad or warmed up slightly. They are delicious and nutritious.