5 Simple Summer Dishes for an Even Tastier Summer

Viliam Gašparini, chef at the Mezzino Snack Bar (Istra Premium Camping Resort) recommends.

Holidaying is all about relaxing and enjoying oneself, and great food is an integral part of any successful holiday. Valamar camping sites offer selected delicacies, prepared by our top chefs. We definitely recommend you explore our culinary offers; however, if you are one of those holidaymakers who like to cook on their own, then we have a handful of cool recipes for you to try out. Moreover, if you have decided to cook while on holiday, we suggest you keep it simple and straightforward, as recommended to you by Viliam Gašparini, chef at the Mezzino Snack Bar of the Istra Premium Camping Resort. Serving light and simple dishes is a concept relied on by the Mezzino Snack Bar, where guests can enjoy the view of the pool or relax on a cooled terrace. They offer burgers made of top-quality meat, various children’s meals, and fresh salads made with seasonal ingredients. If, however, you decide to take matters into your own hands, here’s which quick and simple dishes have been recommended to you by Chef Gašparini.

 

Chicken breast with sesame and sautéed vegetables (serves four)

Ingredients

Chicken breast 800 g

Vegetables (carrot, zucchinis, eggplant, mushrooms) 1 kg

Sesame seeds 50 g

Oil 100 ml

Salt

Pepper

Preparation:

Thinly dice the vegetables. Heat the oil in a large pan, stir-fry the vegetables, and season to taste. Cut the chicken into smaller pieces, season them to taste, and coat with the sesame seeds. Fry on some oil until golden. Serve warm.

 

Pasta Carbonara (serves four)

Ingredients

Ground beef 300 g

Cream 400 ml

Eggs 4

Grated cheese 150 g

Pasta 500 g

Parsley 50 g

Oil 100 ml

Salt

Pepper

Preparation:

Put a large pot with 5 L of salted water on to boil. Once the water has reached a boil, add the pasta, and cook. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan, add the ground beef, and cook until browned. Add the cream and leave to cook. When the pasta is ready, drain it and put it in the pan. Toss everything to combine. Finish off by adding egg yolks, grated cheese and finely chopped parsley. Serve warm.

 

“Keep it simple and straightforward”, is one of the tips for carefree vacation from our chef Viliam Gašparini

 

Greek salad (serves four)

Ingredients

Feta cheese 300 g

Cherry tomatoes 300 g

Cucumber 300 g

Peppers 300 g

Onion 200 g

Olives 100 g

Lettuce 100 g

Balsamic vinegar 100 ml

Olive oil 100 ml

Salt

Pepper

Preparation:

Cut the vegetables into even 2-centimeter cubes. Put them in a large bowl, add olives, and cheese cut in the same way. Season to taste with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve cold on lettuce leaves.

 

Pasta with tomato sauce (serves four)

Ingredients

Cherry tomatoes 500 g

Peeled tomatoes (pelati) 400 g

Garlic 100 g

Grated cheese 150 g

Pasta 500 g

Oil 100 ml

Salt

Pepper

Fresh basil

Preparation:

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan, add the garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Add the sliced cherry tomatoes and cook for a short while. Mix in the peeled tomatoes, season everything to taste, and leave to cook. Cook the pasta. Mix it in with the tomato sauce. Finish off by adding fresh basil to taste. Serve warm.

 

Tuna salad (serves four)

Ingredients

Tuna 200 g

String beans 300 g

Cherry tomatoes 300 g

Lettuce 200 g

Onion 100 g

Corn kernels 200 g

Capers 20 g

Balsamic vinegar

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Preparation:

Cut all the ingredients into small pieces, mix them together in a large bowl, and season to taste. Serve cold.

 

“Great food is an integral part of any successful holiday”, chef Viliam Gašparini

 

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