9 Recipes for Your Next Pool Party

Our hearts are torn between the desire to lounge on a towel by the pool or relax on a picnic blanket. When the sun is just too strong, we don’t always want to cook, let alone use the oven! Let these nine recipes pull you away from your routine, and show you how to go the simplicity route.

1. Grilled Chicken Wraps

A wave of flavours sweeps over this tender mustard-marinated chicken. Serve wrapped in a tortilla, much like you wrapped in a towel after swimming.

2. Artichoke and Red Bell Pepper Spread

Change your usual habits with this spread! Toss the mustard or mayonnaise aside for an original sandwich that’ll make your tastebuds sing.

3. Tomato and Peach Salad with Béarnaise Dressing

Make a splash in this salad. With a Béarnaise-inspired dressing, jump with both feet into this abundance of seasonal fruit.

4. Watermelon and Strawberry Bites

Melon and strawberry are taking it easy in this unrivalled treat. These thirst-quenching bites are a delight on sunny days. Goodbye sunburn, hello refreshment.

5. Cold Avocado-Fennel Soup with Nordic Shrimp Salad

We have something to cool you off! Dive your spoon into this no-cook soup to counter the heatwave. We are riding on the acidity of lemon, balanced by the corn and avocado.

6. Smoked Meat and Green Pea Poutine

Score points with this take on the “galvaude” poutine. Smoked meat joins the party and the fun reaches its peak with this great taste reminiscent of your local cantina.

7. Tamarind Pork Ribs

There’s no rest for the grill with these peanut-lime-cilantro ribs. It’s a recipe that awakens the traveller within us, in an all-inclusive formula.

8. Garlic, Lemon and Anchovy Pasta Salad

It’s like being by the sea. Add anchovies, garlic and red pepper flakes, the flavours of which will be amplified in the skillet as the mercury rises. Tasty pasta, all without the need for Parmesan cheese!

9. Ice Cream Layer Cake

You’ll simply melt for this trio. In this cake version of the classic Neapolitan, we swap the strawberry ice cream for cherry and add chocolate cookie crumbs. Now eat it quickly before it melts!