GEN'S VEGETARIAN THAI MANGO SALAD

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of peanuts
  • 2 firm mangoes
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 2 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 4 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh Thai basil (and/or mint and/or coriander)
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil (or another very light-tasting oil)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp minced hot pepper
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

Directions

  • In skillet, toast peanuts over medium heat until fragrant and dark golden, about 8 minutes. Chop and set aside.
  • Peel, pit and thinly slice mangoes lengthwise. Seed, core and thinly slice red pepper. Set aside.
  • DRESSING:
  • In large bowl (or Masson Jar), whisk together oil, lime juice, tamari, sugar, hot pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Add mangoes, red pepper, carrots, mixed greens, green onions and thai basil; toss to coat.
  • Serve sprinkled with peanuts.

Notes

As far as I understand it, Thai dishes often try to balance four different flavours, or shall we call them, the 4'S: Salty, Sweet, Sour, Spicy.

The following recipe, which I discovered on Best Recipes ever and ever so slightly modified, does just that. This Thai mango salad is always a big hit and really taste like something you would order at a good Thai restaurant.

Categories: Lettuce/Vegetable 

Author Credit: Best Recipes Ever

Website Credit: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/thai_mango_salad.php

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