In most places, the colder months bring out a hibernation instinct. Short days and long nights have you less active than usual, and frigid temps keep you bundled inside cooking comfort food to stay warm. While this cozy routine is understandable, it’s not always best for your health.
Thankfully, the tropical weather in Suriname is properly aligned to bring tons of variety to your warm weather meals, and opting for these delicious salads won’t even feel like healthy eating – because they’re that good!. Salads To Make on a Typical Hot or Rainy Day in Suriname.
Arugula Strawberry Salad
The soothing taste of the strawberries are set to ease the sticky temperatures on a hot day during the hottest months of the year, period. This wonderfully refreshing arugula salad with roasted strawberry vinaigrette is the perfect way to eat healthy with all the flavor and excitement that comes with the blue sky during dry season.
Shrimp Avocado Freekeh Salad
This shrimp avocado freekeh salad is the ideal nourishing meal through a weather shift from a hot and sticky morning to a flat out rainy afternoon. The vivid combo of avocado and shrimp is complemented with the nutrient-packed grain freekeh, making for a salad that not only fits your health goals but will keep you coming back for its crazy-good flavors.
Cool Salad For a Heat wave
A hot day that doesn’t give way to evening cool usually means that rain has been absent for days to weeks.
Sometimes a meal that requires any form of cooking is not preferred and this chilled peanut noodle salad is perfect for those types of days. It’s gluten free, vegan and can be made in advance, so go ahead and whip up enough to get you through the entire heat wave.
Full-On Flavor Fiesta
What’s a sunny day feast without some fiery grilled corn? This one will be everything you want and more.
A charred corn with chicken and cheese salad is the perfect meal to bring to an outdoor barbecue or pool party. But if you decide to keep all of its smoky, rich flavors to yourself, that’s understandable.
Zest and Depth
The top two complaints that people have about salads usually are that they aren’t filling and they get boring.
Well, this spinach farro salad with orange and toasted coriander vinaigrette will not disappoint. The burst of flavor from the orange zest pairs perfectly with the nutty, rustic taste of the robust farro. Enough said.
Chopped Salad and Grilled Veggies
September which also happens to be school break in Suriname, has everyone spilling outdoors in packs, taking in the sunshine and swimming in rivers like it’s a gift delivered especially for them. The backyard grills come out and people enjoy the days with an all barbeque meal. A grilled chopped salad makes for a wonderful al fresco dinner or the perfect grilled side – you decide.
Thai Salad Rolls and Peanut Dipping Sauce
This turns a drowsy rainy day rapidly into a colorful day. The apple jicama salad rolls are fun and easy to make, as well as refreshing and light to eat. Technically, they’re appetizers, but they’re so good you can (and probably will) make a meal out of them.
Greens, Mint and Beets
This one is for the serious salad lover. It’s unique and refreshing in its own way, but it’s also simple: an organic salad that really lets you savor the flavors of the greens. This fresh mint and beet salad with meyer lemon dressing is all about pulling the naturally rich tastes out of these unassuming whole foods.
Sweet and Salty
Doesn’t it seem like there’s never a healthy option when you can’t kick that salty-sweet craving? This salad dressing with roasted cashews and sesame maple dressing is literally the perfect fix. It has a nice satisfying crunch and works great as a snack on a rainy sunday evening.
Soba Noodle Salad
We all know the longingly sad feeling of being stuck inside on a perfect sunny day. It does not have to be like this. Make a soba noodle salad in the morning, throw it in a sack lunch and take it outside. That’s much better.
Grilled Eggplant Salad With Lemony Chickpeas
As much as you love to grill during the warmer months, your options can get tiresome. Stay creative by opting for a grilled eggplant salad with lemony chickpeas. The best thing about this salad? You can change things up every time you make it by adding in your own customizations. The grilled eggplant is juicy and delicious, and its mild flavor pairs well with a whole wealth of other ingredients. It’s enough to keep you outside, right where you want to be.