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Healthy snacks: easy and healthy snacking recipes for this summer

Snacks, tapas, starters, or whatever you want to call it! Today we bring you 15 healthy snack ideas for this summer, with different foods that are very easy to find and that, when combined, are a definite hit for any time you need them.

Dare to try these recipes that are mouth-watering morsels that feed the palate and cravings and are perfect excuses to innovate in the kitchen and become the chef at gatherings with family or friends. In this list you will find everything from classic dishes to the most original, so you can choose one for each day and repeat as many as you like.

Warning! These healthy and easy snacks can be very addictive, so get to work and add some delicious touches to your summer:

Healthy snacks: Healthy and easy snacking

Vegetable sticks with hummus

    Let’s start with a sure-fire classic: vegetable sticks with hummus! Slice strips of carrot, cucumber, celery and pepper and serve them with a delicious homemade hummus dip. Made with chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, hummus is the perfect combination of creaminess and flavour. An easy and delicious way to add more veggies to your diet!

    Salmon and avocado rolls

      Want something a little more sophisticated? Try these salmon and avocado rolls. Simply place a slice of smoked salmon on top of a slice of avocado, roll them together and secure with a toothpick. The result is a creamy, fresh bite full of omega-3 fatty acids and essential nutrients. Perfect for impressing your guests at any occasion!

      Fruit and yoghurt cups

        For a refreshing dessert or snack, there’s nothing better than fruit and yoghurt cups. Simply cut your favourite fruits into small pieces and alternate layers of fruit with plain, Greek or flavoured yoghurt, if desired, in individual cups. You can add a touch of honey or granola on top for a little crunch. A burst of flavour and freshness in every spoonful!

        Tip: You can add a scoop of protein powder to this healthy snack and it is ideal to meet your daily protein requirements, for all those athletes or people who are in the process of losing weight.

        Cherry tomato and mozzarella skewers

          The classic combination of cherry tomato and mozzarella never fails. Thread these ingredients onto skewer sticks along with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar or, if you prefer, a little pesto on top will give your taste buds a guaranteed flavour explosion. A simple but delicious bite that will transport you straight to Italy!

          Ham and asparagus rolls

            If you’re looking for healthy, cold snacks, try these ham and asparagus rolls. Wrap a cooked asparagus spear in a slice of prosciutto and serve them cold or at room temperature. A combination of salty and fresh flavours that will make your taste buds dance for joy!

            Chicken and pepper banderillas

              For a heartier, healthier snack, try these chicken and pepper skewers. Cut strips of cooked chicken and red pepper into small pieces, thread onto skewer sticks and serve with a yoghurt sauce and fresh herbs. A low-calorie option that’s packed with protein and flavour!

              Avocado and salmon canapés

                For a more elegant option, try these avocado and salmon canapés. Spread slices of wholemeal bread with mashed avocado, place a slice of smoked salmon on top and garnish with some chopped red onion and capers. A sophisticated and delicious combination that will be the centre of attention at any party!

                Hummus and grilled vegetables toast

                  Another delicious option is these hummus and roasted veggie toasts. Toast slices of wholemeal bread and spread them with homemade hummus. Then add your favourite grilled vegetables, such as aubergine, courgette and peppers, and voila. An explosion of Mediterranean flavours in every bite!

                  Cucumber and tuna rolls

                    If you’re looking for a low-carb option, try these cucumber and tuna rolls. Cut thin strips of cucumber and roll them up with a mixture of canned tuna, light mayonnaise and chopped onion – a fresh, light and protein-packed snack that will keep you satiated for hours!

                    Tip: if you prefer to change the mayonnaise, you can also use Greek yoghurt with a few drops of lemon. The texture is very similar!

                    Mini Greek salads in small cups

                      Add a bite of flavour and zing to your summer days with these mini Greek salads in little cups that are perfect for satisfying your cravings for something fresh and tasty. Combine chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, black olives, crumbled feta cheese and mint leaves in individual cups and dress with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. An explosion of Mediterranean flavours that will transport you straight to the sunny beaches of Greece!

                      Salmon Rolls with Cream Cheese and Cucumber

                        A fresh and creamy delight, these cream cheese and cucumber salmon rolls are irresistible. Simply spread cream cheese on a slice of smoked salmon, place cucumber strips on top and roll them up. Cut into slices and secure with toothpicks. A perfect combination of flavours and textures!

                        Asparagus and prosciutto rolls

                          This healthy, cold appetizer option is elegant and delicious, these asparagus and prosciutto rolls are ideal for any occasion. Wrap cooked asparagus in slices of prosciutto and serve cold at room temperature. The contrast between the freshness of the asparagus and the saltiness of the prosciutto is simply irresistible.

                          Avocado and tomato toasts

                            Simple but delicious, these avocado and tomato toasts are perfect for a quick and healthy snack. Mash ripe avocado and spread on slices of toasted wholemeal bread. Top with thin slices of tomato and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. A tasty and nutritious option that will leave you wanting more!

                            Watermelon and feta salad

                              Such healthy snacks are a refreshing and tasty combination, this watermelon and feta salad is ideal for hot summer days. Cut cubes of sweet watermelon and combine them with chunks of feta cheese, fresh mint leaves and a drizzle of olive oil. An explosion of flavours that will make you feel like you’re on an island paradise!

                              Fruit kebabs with yoghurt sauce

                                Last but not least, a light and refreshing dessert or snack that always comes in handy after a couple of savoury bites. Try these fruit skewers with yoghurt sauce: Thread pieces of fresh fruit such as watermelon, strawberries, grapes, pineapple and melon on skewer sticks and serve them with a natural yoghurt sauce mixed with honey and lemon zest. A sweet and healthy option that will please every palate!

                                With these 15 healthy and easy appetizer recipes, there is no excuse not to enjoy delicious and nutritious dishes this summer. Remember that it’s important to stay hydrated and of course, get creative with the presentation of each of these snacks. So, let’s get to work in the kitchen, to your imagination and to enjoy these incredible flavours with your loved ones in the best plans!