I’m a little obsessed with Thai flavours at the moment…
I just love that exotic burst of fresh flavour!
This simple Thai-style green salad is really quick to make and big on flavour:
Thai-Style Green Salad
You will need:
1/4 cabbage, finely shredded
1 head of romaine lettuce, finely shredded
200 g green beans, blanched
2 spring onions, finely chopped
a handful of fresh coriander, roughly cut
1/2 stalk of fresh lemongrass
3 cloves garlic
1 red chili
1 tbs honey
1 tbs sesame oil
4 tbs red wine vinegar
3 tbs olive oil
Toss all the greens together.
For the dressing, grind the lemongrass, garlic and chili to a rough paste using a mortar & pestle.
Add the honey, sesame oil, vinegar & olive oil and mix well.
I like to use an empty jam jar to shake up all the ingredients for the dressing, that way it gets mixed properly.
Season with salt and pour onto the salad.
You can make this salad a day in advance – it gives the flavours more time to mingle.
A Thai-style green salad like this goes really well with chicken – especially flame-cooked chicken. Try it for your next braai! X
And, if you’re as obsessed about Thai flavours as I am, also try these dishes: