Keep it light this summer with Bellingham wines paired with simple, healthy and fuss-free food. Because we know that apart from looking good you want to spend less time cooking and more time with loved ones enjoying the fabulous sunny outdoors this festive season. Here are four recipe suggestions that fit this brief, and our Bellingham wine picks for summer, like a glove:
Asparagus, tomato and feta salad with balsamic vinaigrette, served with Bellingham Sauvignon Blanc
Nothing says summer quite like a fresh, fruity salad and this one certainly is scrumptious. This year’s FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 award-winning Bellingham Sauvignon Blanc with its soft tropical fruit flavours goes brilliantly with the seasonal asparagus, while the salty feta highlights the more savoury minerality in the wine.
Recipe credit: www.cookingclassy.com
Grilled honey-lime chicken with pineapple salsa, served with Bellingham Chenin Blanc
The Bellingham Chenin Blanc’s tropical fruit core and hints of honey, marmalade and citrus-lime freshness echo the exotic flavours of this delectable dish superbly. The subtle oaking of the wine also allows it to stand up well to the slightly sweeter flavours of the marinade and salsa.
Recipe credit: www.delish.com
White wine garlic prawns served with Bellingham Chardonnay
This delicious prawn recipe simply sings in the company of the vibrant Bellingham Chardonnay. It is a beautiful match for seafood, especially shellfish with a touch of sweetness, prepared in a buttery sauce. Yum, and then some!
Recipe credit: Alida Ryder, www.simply-delicious-food.com
Summer strawberry and basil pavlova
This classic dessert is not only seasonal and easy but also quite pretty to look at. And why not try versatile Pinotage with your pavlova – the ripe red fruit flavours and a hint of oak spice in the wine pair perfectly with the fresh strawberries and vanilla pavlova. Summer on a plate!
Recipe credit: Sarah Graham, sarahgraham.co.za