Salad of gâteaux piments

In Mauritius, people love football. I had the opportunity to verify this on my last visit in December 2022, when the World Cup was played. Football is about beer… And beer in Mauritius goes with a salad of gâteaux piments!

Gâteaux piments are a popular snack on the island, a snack that you eat in two bites. And if you happen to have any left over, they’re easy to use in this salad.

Salad of gâteaux piments
Salad of gâteaux piments

Its preparation is really simple. Chop the onion, tomato, cucumber and celery, crumble the balls of gâteaux piments, add fresh coriander, season everything with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and mix together.

This salad in Mauritius is of course accompanied by a well chilled beer.


Accommodation in Mauritius
I wholeheartedly recommend the Seastar Hotel in Flic en Flac, just a short walk from a beautiful beach. The hotel is new, the breakfasts are great, and you almost always have an amazing hot tub on the roof terrace all to yourself! The last time I stayed here was in December 2022 and I will return again.