Refreshing Thai Salad Recipe from Tracy Griffiths


Refreshing Thai Salad Recipe from Tracy Griffiths

Tracy Griffiths has shared one of her favourite recipes with us just in time for the food and wine festival - who can go past a Thai salad for flavour, health and convenience?? What we love about this recipe is it is so reflective of how Tracy approaches her professional success as a Noosa real estate agent - Tracy doesn't go 'exactly by the book' but adjusts for the overall taste. It's exactly the way she has forged such a loyal following in the real estate arena, through a planned but highly proactive approach.


1 ½ tbs fresh lime juice 1 tbs finely chopped dark palm sugar (or palm syrup) 1 tbs fish sauce 2 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 garlic clove, crushed Above dressing ingredient measurements are a good guide but can easily be adjusted to suit your individual taste.  

Salad 1 x 200g packet grape tomatoes, halved
1 continental cucumber, sliced into ribbons using cheese grater
2 long fresh red chillies, halved, deseeded, very thinly sliced lengthways
1 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked, large leaves torn
1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked
1 bunch fresh Thai basil, leaves picked, large leaves torn
1/3 cup toasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Whisk together lime juice, palm sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger and garlic in a jug.

Put the tomato, cucumber, onion, chilli, mint, coriander, basil and peanuts in a large bowl.

Drizzle with dressing and gently toss to combine.

**The dressing also makes an excellent marinade for beef steak which can then be lightly grilled for just a few minutes, rested, sliced across the grain and added to the salad above.

**Alternatively, the dressing is the perfect dipping sauce for Thai Spring Rolls.