6 Summer Foods to try during the Holidays

Indulging in all that summer has to offer in Mauritius is a must; gather around a table full of fresh fish, veggies, and refreshing sides on a hot summer day to cool down.

Cold slushy drinks are not the only things that will help you keep cool during summer. When it's hot outside, along with a cold drink, treat yourself to flavourful and refreshing dishes that will also help you beat the heat.

Apart from the beautiful weather, picnics, and beach outings, one of the favourite things about summer is the delicious, fresh, flavoursome food. Mauritian cuisine is a unique combination of several continents, loved for its diversity and traditional recipes, but there’s always room to try something new.

Here are 6 Summer Foods you can try this holiday season:


This raw dish, is a classic Peruvian dish, composed of chunks of raw fish, marinated in freshly squeezed key lime or bitter orange juice, with sliced onions, chili peppers, salt and pepper. Sea bass is the fish traditionally used. Taste Peruvian flavours in Mauritius on a warm summer evening after a long day.



Treat yourself to an afternoon retreat from the hot sun where you can rest with your feet in the sand sipping on a fruit cocktail and snacking on fresh gazpacho. Cooling down with a bowl of gazpacho can also help you shed those unwanted pounds for good.



Easy to throw on the barbecue, chicken kebabs are packed with protein but low in calories, fat, and carbs. By adding fresh vegetables, like zucchini, bell peppers, and squash, to your skewer, you’ll add delicious, summery flavours as well.


Shrimp Cocktail

Great for a mid-afternoon snack, as an appetizer at a party, or for a light lunch, shrimp are a high-protein and low-calorie way to get energized. They provide about an important percentage of your daily-recommended iron intake, and a 3.5-ounce serving is less than 100 calories.


Macaroni Salad

During summer, it’s best to keep your salads light and healthy but hearty enough to eat as a meal. This is not your typical salad made with creamy mayo but don't leave the mayo out completely, just use less of it. Incorporate zesty dressing for a refreshing bite and it will be just as delicious as any other salad and will be a hit at your summer BBQs and picnics.


Tropical fruits

A tropical fruit salad recipe is so refreshing and is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day with zingy papaya, mango and pineapple. Popping some fresh watermelon into your mouth is a great way to rehydrate after a long day in the sun. Plus, tropical fruits are not just for fruit salads. Adding pineapple to your guacamole can help keep it looking fresh and prevent it from turning brown.