Thai Salad Recipe

One of my favourite healthy lunches when travelling Thailand was a Papaya Salad. You could get it everywhere, from street vendors to fine dining restaurants, and it was always so good! (although too spicy for me sometimes!) It was also one of the recipes available to cook during my Chiang Mai Cooking Class

Since leaving Thailand, I’ve often found myself craving the blend of tangy, spicy and sweet flavours in those salads, so have created my own Thai salad, inspired by this combination.

This is a super simple recipe that you can whip up in under ten minutes and involves only a few ingredients that you are likely to already have in your fridge/cupboards! You can also easily swap the veggies for something different that you have already too. If you want to add meat, adding chicken slices would work really well. It works really well alongside my Fresh Spring Rolls recipe!

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Method

1. Prepare the Veg

Using a vegetable peeler, slice the carrot and cucumber into long thin ribbons. If you have a fancy machine that will do this then use that, but a vegetable peeler worked just fine too! Do this until you are about half way through the vegetables. Chop the second half of the vegetable into chunks. Add these and the vegetable ribbons into a large mixing bowl.

2. Tear the lettuce leaves

Tear the lettuce leaves off and wash them. Then tear them into bite size smaller pieces and add these to your bowl of veggies.

 3. Make the Dressing

Simply put the olive oil, water, chilli flakes, peanut butter, lime juice, rice wine vinegar and salt and pepper into a mug or mixing jug and give it a good mix with a fork until it is smooth and well combined. Pour this into your bowl of veggies and mix it all up really well using your hands or a wooden spoon.

 5. Serve!

Dish your Thai salad into two bowls. Crush up the cashews and sprinkle them on top, try to make them varied in sizes. Serve with a wedge of lime and a sprinkle of fresh coriander!

 6. Serving Suggestion

This Thai salad recipe is perfect to serve alongside my Thai Fresh Spring Rolls and their peanut dipping sauce. It works really well as a meal to share with friends or family!

I hope you enjoyed making and more importantly, eating, this Thai salad recipe as much as I did!

Take a look at my Fresh Spring Rolls recipe – they go great together!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Thank you for reading

The Healthy Backpacker x

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