Don’t Stop Beleafing: 5 Top Foods To Eat This Spring

16th April, 2019

Did you overdo it with Netflix and Chill over the winter? Are you petrified of emerging from your comfy baggy sweaters and trackie bottoms? Trust us – you’re not alone. The good news is that the warmer temperatures that the spring season brings with it cause our bodies to crave a lighter, fresher diet, making foods such as crunchy, green salads far more appealing than they would be during the colder months. Here’s what you should be adding to your plate before summer gets here, brought to you by deRobertis - the highest rooftop restaurant in Valletta!

1. Asparagus

Considered to be the ultimate spring vegetable, asparagus helps to reduce bloating and is very rich in potassium and low in sodium. It also breaks down harmful free radicals and carcinogens, and releases detoxifying compounds as well as antioxidants into the bloodstream when digested.

2. Mint

This potent herb is full of powerful healing properties, which range from relieving those pesky spring allergy symptoms to soothing an upset stomach. Due to its menthol content, it also makes for an effective natural decongestant.

3. Spinach

Banish those unhealthy cravings with a generous helping of spinach! Recent studies have shown that this leafy spring veggie contains compounds called thylakoids, which help to keep your appetite in check. As one of the healthiest greens out there, spinach is also rich in iron, protein, vitamins and fibre.

4. Arborio rice

Of course, Arborio rice is available during all four seasons; however, it’s an ideal item to stock up on at this time of year in order to make some delicious spring risotto! Its rich and velvety texture comes from its high starch content, and when mixed with fresh vegetables, garlic and herbs, it’s heaven on a fork!

5. Have you herb the one about spring seasonings?

Add some extra flavour with ingredients like chives, oregano, rosemary, sage and cilantro. Head over to your local farmer’s to get the very best of nature’s bounty, and use these herbs in your cooking to create bright, lemony notes to your meals.

Come and celebrate the turn of the season with your favourite restaurant in Valletta – deRobertis!

Book a reservation today and enjoy a mouth-watering plate of our risotto, garnished with fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, garlic and onions. Begin your meal with our sumptuous starters, many of which incorporate some of the best spring ingredients: mint, fresh green leaves and a wide assortment of herbs and other condiments - enjoy all of this under the bright sunshine on our rooftop dining terrace. There’s nowhere else in the city that can compare to our restaurant in Valletta!