Every year there comes a time when the summer temperatures soar into the 30s and stay there for weeks; from that moment you’ll want to eat light meals, although ones which are still satisfying to the palate! And there is a dish, hot or not, which throughout Italy everyone loves to eat: pasta with Bolognese sauce. Here we suggest a fresh, light and tasty alternative to the usual Bolognese: a vegetarian version, a sauce which is delicious at any time of the year, and very colourful. It is prepared with a myriad of fresh, crisp, diced vegetables. It starts with the classic chopped celery, carrot and onion, and then you add a variety of seasonal vegetables, such as courgettes, peppers and aubergines to give a truly vegetarian Bolognese. In addition, to give a really fresh and fragrant touch, you can add some lovely, fresh, aromatic herbs (maybe straight from your balcony or garden), such as parsley or basil.