Summers call for light food. The urge for something cold and refreshing, yet satiating is constantly on one’s mind as one copes with the gruelling summer heat. Heavy meals are best avoided. Savoury light eats, chilled soups and energising salads, are preferred over a full-fledged heavy and greasy meal. Several restaurants and eateries in Mumbai offer the perfect antidote to this heat, by way of light food which is nutritionally balanced and palate-pleasing too. So, head to any of these restaurants in the city and try some summer dishes which will appease your palate.
Seafood Ceviche At Kode, Lower Parel
Freshness oozes out in every bite from this chilled seafood ceviche, as do the tangy and tart flavours. These mesh well with the seafood and end up teasing your taste buds, giving you a respite from the summer heat.
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Try Some Feta With Your Watermelon At The American Joint, Thane
This is not your usual watermelon and feta salad. Poetry on a plate, it is, as the presentation is just wow. What is more, the flavours are equally refreshing too. The chilled watermelon layered with compressed feta cheese makes for a great start to a meal this season.
Burrata With Pineapple At Tasse de Thé, Fort
You can never go wrong with fresh burrata and this creamy cheese comes to your rescue in summer too. When paired with pineapple, the freshness gets enhanced and the zest added by the pineapple, makes this a winning combination you would not want to miss.
Quinoa Tabbouleh At Slink & Bardot, Worli
This freshly tossed light salad which is appealing to the eye, comprises organic quinoa, mixed peppers, parsley and caramelised tomato coulis. The tangy and sweet flavours juxtaposed perfectly, perk up your taste buds and the veggies offer the right amount of crunch. This bowl of goodness can thus be the perfect summer meal.
Vietnamese Summer Roll With Fresh Mint And Basil At Keiba, Mahalaxmi
With fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper, nothing can be more refreshing, yet packed with flavours, than this light roll, this season. With the aromas of fragrant mint and basil filling your nostrils and the comforting flavours soothing your taste buds, this one leaves you craving for more. For additional flavours, try it with a spicy dip.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.
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