June is here and with it, the Italian Summer has officially begun. Here are some easy and delicious summer recipes that we love to enjoy during the hot months ahead with all the ingredients you can find on BellaItalia to create the best Italian dishes for your family!

Ham and Melon

A delicious pairing to enjoy as a refreshing aperitivo: have you ever tried combining a slice of savory ham and one of sweet orange melon? We love this dish and on our shop you will find the best Italian Salumi to try this at home!

Caprese Salad

With the colors of the Italian flag, what is more iconic than a Caprese Salad? Alternate a slice of fresh mozzarella and one of tomato and garnish it with as much Basil as you like! Add a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a classic taste or a few drops of precious Balsamic Vinegar, for a surprising twist!

Rice and Pasta Salads

Did you know you can enjoy your Rice or Pasta also cold? A “rice salad” is perfect to bring with you for a lunch on the beach or at the park. Cook your rice or pasta and add sliced tomatoes, vegetables in oil, corn, peas, olives, and if you are craving some protein also add tuna in olive oil and a boiled egg! 


What is easier than a Bruschetta? Take advantage of the summer barbecues to toast some sliced bread and add tomatoes, cheeses, delicious Vegetable Spreads and Vegetables on Oil. Your fantasy is the limit here!


Do you feel inspired to try these recipes? Here are the best Italian ingredients for you: