Spicy Asian Summer Salads that bring the Heat

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Have you ever wondered people in Central and Southeast Asia eat foods flavored with hot chillie peppers and spices that make you sweat in summer? Spicy foods make you sweat, which in turn helps you cool down faster. Eating spicy foods works differently raises your internal temperature to match the temperature outside. Your blood circulation increases, you start sweating and once your moisture has evaporated, you’ve cooled off. Even though eating spicy foods on a hot day isn’t the most pleasant for many people, it may be worth doing because after sweating it out you do actually cool down. A glass of iced juice and ice cream on a sweltering summer’s day, the effect isn’t lasting. Spicy sour foods are not only delicious but also attracted with it smell to eat you during hot summer season.

Pomalo saladPomelo Salad

Fresh & lively summer salad of Pomelo is one of the most popular salad in Southeast Asia especially in Thailand. To make a spicy sour Pomelo salad, firstly you need to cut the shell of Pomelo and separate the Pomelo fruit into small pieces by pieces. Then mix together with sliced onion, chopped garlic, fresh chilies or dry chilie powder, fish paste, fish sauce and seasonings. This salad makes a lunch meal dish or side salad. You’ll find it very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Spicy Green Apple and strawberry Salad

In Myanmar, apples and strawberry are mostly used as the dessert fruits. Do you know Spicy Green Apple and strawberry Salada spicy sour salad can made with these two fruits?

Slice the apples or tomato into a bowl. Season to taste with lime juice, chopped garlic, some tomato, fish sauce, and dried red pepper flakes. These two salads may be the best healthy salads for summer time

Lime SaladLime Salad

When people see and get the smell of lime salad, they feel mouth water. So how to made this spicy sour month water lime salad? It is so simple and easy to make. Sliced Lemon into small pieces removed the core of lemon and seeds and put in a bowl. Then season with fish sauce, chili powder, sugar and dried shrimp seasoning. Then mix it together. You can taste how amazing of it taste and it will make you feel hot and sweating in a short time.

Cucumber SaladCucumber Salad

Summer time is the right time for cucumber. Cucumber salad has a classic Asian flavor, with a touch of sweetness and a hint of spiciness. This is a spicy, refreshing salad that’s perfect served on a hot summer. Cucumber salad is easy to make and it takes only 10 minutes. Put the sliced cucumber in a bowl then add dried shrimp powder and sliced onion, fish sauce, fresh chillies and if you prefer to use fish paste in it, it is also fine.

Big lemon saladBig lemon Salad

Big lemons are easily can be found every markets in Myanmar. Quick and yummy big lemon salad is a spicy and sour salad with big lemon, sliced onion, fish paste, garlic cloves, pea powder, fish sauce fresh chili and dry shrimp powder. That is particularly popular as a summer spicy sour salad and one of the Myanmar people favorite salad. It is usually serve together with hot soup.

Spicy sour Mango SaladSpicy sour Mango Salad

The best spicy sour salad of sliced sour green mango with green chilie, chopped garlic, fish paste, fish sauce and seasoning will blow you away with its taste bud-awakening flavors and mixture of textures. Myanmar people love to eat in summer time because green mango are easily can get in hot season. Spicy sour Mango salad is not only famous in Myanmar but also in South East Asia too.

Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe Papaya. It is of Lao origin but it is also eaten throughout Southeast Asia. The dish combines the five main tastes of sour lime, hot chili, salty, fish sauce and sweetness added by Palm juice. The ingredients are mixed and pounded in a large wooden mortar and pestle, pound the chilli. Add the garlic and pound. Add the snake beans and bruise slightly. Add the tomatoes and pound. Add the lime juice and dried shrimp. Continue pounding, gradually adding the palm sugar and fish sauce. Add the papaya. Continue gently pounding while mixing with a spoon for 1 minute. Transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with crushed peanuts to serve. Another ways of green papaya salad is Myanmar style Papaya salad which is made with Papaya, chick pea powder, cooked oil, shrimp powder, lime or terrime juice and dry chili powder and the other way is called Rakhaine Papaya salad style which is included papaya, fish paste, lime juice, shrimp powder and fresh green chilie sauce.
Do you like to eat spicy sour salad in summer time? Tell us what is your spicy food for summer?

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