The sun is blazing and that calls for a healthy and delicious dietary plan which must include some light meals (oily food will only make things worse guys!). So go for greener options like salads to beat the heat and keep your summer bod… but where to begin?
From a twisty pasta salad to smokey grilled options, these salads are packed with ingredients inspired by Mediterranean flavours, and will definitely help you beat the Maltese heat this summer.
1. Maltese Garden Salad (Insalata)
Best made with fresh ingredients, this simple yet healthy Maltese salad is filled with rich proteins.
With simple requirements like cucumber, sweet pepper, carrot and tomatoes, this surely packs a punch to beat the heatwave.
2. Tuna pasta salad
One of the easiest and the tastiest salads to prepare.
Just combine cooked pasta, capers, olives, red onions and cherry tomatoes in a bowl with a sprinkle of olive oil. Perfect for summer seaside quickies.
3. Chicken salad with soy ginger dressing
Loaded with crunchy toppings and fresh greens, toss this crowd-pleasing appetizer in soy ginger dressing for extra love.
4. Classic Caesar salad
Honestly the easiest to make, this crispy classic salad is filled with lettuce, anchovies, coddled eggs, and Parmesan cheese.
It’s fast to make and light on the tummy… a perfect combo for summer.
5. Chicken quinoa salad
Chicken and quinoa make for easy digestion and extra protein, and that goes that extra mile on a hot summer day.
Fall in love with this super healthy salad of mixed greens, red cabbage, quinoa, chicken, red onion and feta all tossed in a lemon parsley vinaigrette.
6. Falafel salad
Middle Eastern food is always cherished in any form, and what could be the better way to mix falafel with lettuce, cucumber, diced tomatoes, and chickpeas?
A blessing in a heatwave.
7. Quinoa beet salad
One of the most loved combinations for people going through intense Mediterranean summers.
Beets, carrots and quinoa with spinach touch will touch your soul in such torrid conditions.
8. Crunchy Green Salad
Sometimes, going basic really helps. Such is the case with this green salad.
Fresh greens with a dash of olives and anchovy dressing will make for a good Instagram post… and a hearty meal that won’t linger on the stomach.
9. Asian pear salad
If you haven’t tried Asian pear, now is the time to take a bite of the crisp and tart fruit.
Cool cucumber, crunchy carrots and ripe orange slices, all in a bright citrus ginger dressing will probably melt your heart.
Which one of these salads is making it to your dietary plan? Let us know in the comments and tag someone who needs to check this list out!