Believe me, when I say this– there is a love/hate relationship with summer. We all love the holidays, but it's the "heat" that keeps us from calling it "our favourite season".
But summer also means fresh, juicy fruits and the opportunity to tuck into a delicious range of treats in the name of staying hydrated. From mangoes to pineapple and watermelon, we bring you 10 refreshing summer fruit recipes that will keep you cool this season.
Mango iced tea
Not your regular iced tea, this one is made with the goodness of mangoes. Beat the heat this summer special drink.
Fruit & Vegetable Salad
This healthy fruit and vegetable salad has pineapple adding flavour to a bunch of nutritious vegetables. Plus, it has pasta, in case you're looking for more reasons to try it asap.
Chocolate Banana Sundae
It's the summer holidays with your kids at home, and a great chance to introduce them to the joys of cooking. Do it with this chocolate banana sundae and watch the fun unfold.
No-cook Mango Popsicles
This mango popsicle is a dairy free summer treat made with diced mangoes and soda water. Easy-peasy, ain't it?
Watermelon Feta Salad
Made with watermelon, mint, feta cheese, olives, and balsamic vinegar, this salad is the perfect blend of sweet, sour, and saltiness.
Jamun fruit popsicle
Jamun or black plum is a summer favourite in India. Try our lovely jamun fruit popsicle, which is easy to make and comes with the refreshing twist of basil.
Raw Mango Dal
We all love mangoes, so why not make a raw mango dal? This recipe is best for a sunny day. Simply replace your usual lemon and kokum with kacchi kairi and add a burst of flavours to your everyday dal.
Fresh Lemongrass Cooler
Summers without lemons is a no-go. This refreshing and chilled lemongrass cooler is made with lemongrass water, lime juice, sugar, and a pinch of salt. And honestly, it is all you need this summer.
Mango Pineapple Smoothie
A great breakfast smoothie made with our two summertime favourites— mango and pineapple. Simply add fresh pineapple juice to mango pulp and it's ready.
Watermelon Smoothie with Yoghurt
Call it smoothie or lassi, whatever you like. Blend fresh pitted watermelon, strawberries, yoghurt, and sugar, and whip yourself up a quick and tasty brekkie.
Which of these recipes are you ringing in the summer with?
From aspiring to be an interior designer to graduating in finance. Afreen’s passion for food, art, poetry, and travel inspired her to become a content writer. She believes in healthy and balanced eating, but her love for all things chocolate gets in the way. When she isn't writing or creating content for social media, you can find her reading Architectural Digest, scrolling through H&M's latest collection, or watching period dramas.