My husband & I had an amazing week away in Marbella, Spain. The food & drink there were absolutely gorgeous. I want to share my two fav’s with you today – summer wine & Spanish salads. I sampled salads & wine all over Marbella – for review purposes of course!
I discovered the amazing salads on day one! They are fresh, delicious & full of flavour. I had a salad for lunch nearly every day over the holiday. The were light & delicious in the hot weather.
I’ve taken inspiration from the tasty Spanish salads & have been making different versions at home. Some of my favorite ingredients include prawns, goats cheese, avocado, olives, tomatoes & tuna. I also love having some fruit mixed into the salad.
What I learned is that anything can be added to a salad to make it delicious. Don’t be afraid try different meats, fruits & veg! A simple dressing like balsamic & extra virgin olive oil is all you need to top it off. Here are some of my favorite salads from Marbella, Spain…
On our last day, we got really brave & tried sardines with our salad. I took a bite. They are not for me. The skin, the bones. Just no. My husband was super brave & ate a few of them!
For review purposes, I sampled wine on our travels around Marbella. I had white & red wines, sangria & then I discovered something really delicious – summer wine a/k/a vino de verano. It’s so hot in the summer that it makes sense to drink your wine with ice. It’s lovely & refreshing to drink.
Summer wine is simply red wine with ice & lemonade or 7up.
I’m sure it’d also be delicious with white wine. It’s served in a wine glass or a short glass, with a straw. I’ve made it at home & really enjoyed it although it was nicer with an amazing view of the ocean!
The only difference between summer wine & sangria is the lack of fruit & liquor. I found the summer wine nicer to drink than the sangria. Have a look at some of the tasty summer wines & sangria’s I enjoyed in Marbella….
Vino De Verano at our hotel, Fuerte Marbella.
Everywhere you go, they put out little snacks when you order a drink. It was amazing!! Here I am trying out a sangria on the beach in Marbella. It was such a lovely place to relax.
There’s nothing nicer in the hot weather than summer wine & a nice salad! Do you have a favorite summer food & drink?