I must say that this is a wonderful recipe. When I made this the first time I had a taste of the dressing just to make sure and I thought I was headed for a disaster given its weird taste, a sourish and saltish flavor. But when I started tossing the greens together the aroma of the different spices was heavenly! When I combined the greens and the dressing, the taste was wonderful! I was so wrong about the taste! I've replaced beef with roast chicken and it tastes just as great. I made this for a party and separated it into three parts since I have vegetarian friends coming over and they loved it! It makes a great vegetarian salad.
This recipe is fabulous! I didn't have any red chilies so I used one deseeded jalepeno and followed the recipe exactly other than that. My husband even loved it and he's super picky! Thanks for a great summer salad I'll use over and over again!
by the way, Whole foods carries the lime leaves
My O My, this was a very good dish! I too was unsure about the dressing, the aroma of the fish sauce alarmed me. But, once everything is pulled together and you take a bite, WOW, your taste buds are assaulted with sweet, sour, salty, spicy..all at once. It's wonderful! I used a bag of "spring mix" greens from the grocery store here in the Chicago area, and followed the recipe as KitchenManiac writes it. Great recipe KM, thanks a lot for another great recipe!
Phenomenal! I had some leftover steak and sliced it thinly. I don't usually repeat recipes but I plan to make this one often (and try it with pork and chicken sometimes as well). This is easy to pull together and would make a great buffet dish. Mmmmmmm!
very simple and delish. i added rice noodles to make something more like a noodle bowl and doubled the dressing. also added shredded carrots. cucumber would be good, too. very fresh dish.
It just doesn't get any better than this. I've been in a panic, thinking I'd lost the recipe...what a relief to log in and find it waiting for me. Like about half the world, I'm mildly allergic to cilantro (to us, it tastes like soap) so I left it out. I also added a cucumber for the crunch. Heaven!
Loved this. Added a little extra sugar, added cherry tomatoes, lebanese cucumber and fine bean thread noodles. Definately will make again.
This has been my favorite Thai salad for years! It's very hard to find many Thai restaurants.
From Donna Hay Cookbook.
Great recipe. I did read one review where someone said they made a vegetarian option with no meat, but this is one recipe that cannot be vegetarian just by taking out the beaf. Fish sauce is made with fish so be careful using it and calling a dish vegetarian