Mallorca's authentic recipes... this is the epitome of summer on the island! - Chef Donald
Summer, sun and fish & chips? Not a good idea! When temperatures peak in summer, our bodies need (and crave) things that are light and easy to prepare.
Salads, gazpachos, grilled fish and vegetables – that's more like it! Fresh produce from your local market is all you need to replenish vitamins and minerals lost through transpiration.
Affordable Mallorca Tip: Watch your calories! The body does not need to produce as much internal heat in summer, which means: it doesn't need the same amount of food to keep it fuelled.
These Foods Are Like Ice Cubes For The Body #
- According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, cucumbers, tomatoes, mint and water melon all help to cool you down.
- Coconut milk quenches your thirst and, say Ayurvedic experts, helps reduce heat in hands and feet.
- Beat the heat with yoghurt and buttermilk. They are rich in minerals and probiotic lactobacilli that keep you safe against the nastier kind of summer-loving bacteria (those that might give you the runs…)
- Spices will make you sweat more profusely, but don't consider this a downside. Transpiration cools the body! Try chillies, ginger and pepper.
And don't forget to drink enough. How much? Hard to say, as everybody is different. So, best check out yourself: your pee should have an almost clear colour – the colour of wheat straw, some say. If it's yellow, grab your water bottle!
How to Survive in the Heat
Hot like a furnace outside and the thermometer is rising? We show you how you make your Mallorca Summer a wonderful experience.
Our Legendary Gazpachos #
Watermelon and Garlic Gazpacho
This recipe will cool you down AND drive mosquitoes away.
Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho
Fresh and delicious – try as a starter or light summer lunch.
Serve Me Salads Anytime #
Watermelon and Mozzarella Salad
Want to try something new this summer? This is it!
Try Our Thirst-Quenchers #
Ice Cream – Make Your Own #
Homemade Almond Ice Cream
Mallorca’s number one desert: The famous helado de almendras
This is an ongoing series. More recipes soon to come, so please come back to see what’s new.
Por Ulla Rahn-Huber
1 agosto, 2022