Thai cuisine has got to be one of my favorite cuisines. It’s incredibly healthy, spicy, sour, super flavorful and uses tons of aromatics and herbs like lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, basil, mint, coriander. Peanuts and peanut butter is also used extensively used in Thai cuisine to enhance the flavor and crunch factor.
Som Tam salad, Tom Kha ghai soup, Pad Thai and Thai noodle salad with peanut sauce are my personal favorites and so many people have tried the recipes of the same from blog and loved the dishes.
I make sure to incorporate lot of interesting salads in my everyday diet which are loaded with fiber and vitamins. Give me a salad anytime of the day and I am a happy girl! Contrary to what people believe, salads don't have to be boring. Salads can be loaded with protein in the form of tofu, cottage cheese, chickpeas, kidney beans and other legumes and turned into a healthy and filling meal. You can make healthy dressings with condiments like mustard sauce, honey, different kind of vinegars, hot sauce which makes salads incredibly delicious.
Some of my all-time favorite salads are Italian Panzanella Salad, Mexican grilled Pineapple salad , Zesty Mediterranean lentil salad, Mango salad with mango-mint dressing, and cooling Watermelon and Tomato salad with basil vinaigrette.
Type: Appetiser/Light meal
Portion: Serves 2-3 people
1 cup chopped pineapple
1 cup roughly torn romaine/ice berg lettuce
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/4th cup salted crushed peanuts
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp schezwan sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4th tsp salt
To make dressing, add all ingredients in a small air tight container and shake it to emulsify.
In a salad bowl, add pineapple, lettuce, cucumber , cherry tomatoes, onion, peanuts and coriander.
Pour the dressing , mix everything together.
Garnish with some more crushed peanuts and serve.
Love Thai food? Try these too
Som Tam ( Thai Raw Papaya salad)
Tom kha Ghai ( Thai coconut milk soup)
Pad Thai ( Thai stir-fried noodle dish)