By Andi of Longmeadow Farm on March 12, 2008
Photo by Starrynews
Photo by Starrynews
"Trying to add different dishes and salads to the "Saturday Lunch at the Farm" crowd brought the dawn of new tastes and new ways of devouring lunch. This salad goes particularly well when "Tommy the Beefsteak Tomato" or "Penelope the Plum tomato" when in the summer you can actually smell the tomatoes maturing and growing big right before you eyes. The use of fresh mint really highlights this simple salad along with the use of fresh scallions, and cucumbers. Even during the cold winter, to bring this bright salad to the table can bring smiles and salad bowls handed down to add just a little more. This is a rustic salad that jumps up and grabs you to behold it. Hey, who said the "Farm" can't be healthful too. Don't hesitate to change the ingredients or using fresh green or red peppers instead of the chilies. Go ahead....it's ok! Enjoy mostly......and have fun *Note* my friend Maito tried this and her suggestions were so good I incorporated the into this recipe. I think it was perfect, thank you Maito!"
Serving Size: 1 (167 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Simple and delicious dish! I used fresh basil and mint from the garden and peanuts - loved the added crunch! I had a very strong jalapeno, so adjusted the amount to taste. Thanks for sharing! ZWT7"
"This is summer. Pure and simple. The basil and mint really make the juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers sing. I never would have imagined that fish sauce could add so much to such a salad, but it added a beautiful depth to the dressing. I cracked fresh pepper over each serving, sprinkled with kosher salt and savored each and every fresh light bite. I was truly saddened when it was gone."
"The quality of the veggies is critical for this dish. It's very very good. I did not have any chicken, but wanted this for lunch, and so I used some canned solid albacore tuna instead, and it worked really nicely with the veggies. I probably would not use any jalapenos next time - even though I reduced the amount, I still felt it overpowered the salad. I omitted the nuts, but otherwise used all the ingredients. I'll try this again when my own tomatoes and cucumbers are ready in the garden."
"WOW! What a fusion of flavours! We LOVED the sauce - it was tangy and very different from the usual vinaigrette! I used half a roast chicken, I shredded it, and Jasmin the Yellow Tomato as well as Tiny the out of season Red Tomato! I had no spring onions (scallions) so I used Ruby the Red French Onion! I served this substantial salad on top of rocket leaves with fresh crusty bread. The addition of the peanuts was a wonderful and almost Oriental touch that added crunch and texture! Andi Pandi - you and the farm NEVER disappoint us, and this was another success story - the Auberge thanks you! Made for Holiday Tag. Merci encore ma leeetle darlinkkkkkk! FT:-)"
"Oh so yummy! I had a big lunch today and a big snack. So I didn't really need a heavy dinner and this salad hit the spot. I mixed up the sauce, then the phone rang and I have to confess while I was talking on the phone I was sipping the sauce, I couldn't stop. The salad was simple and the sauce definitely hit the spot for me. Kept to the written recipe except I used jarred jalapeno pepper as it's the only one available in my region. Thank you Andi of Longmeadow Farm - *Made for Zaar World Tour 4*"
"Another WINNER out of the Farm. 4 out of 5 of us LOVED this. The 5th that really did not like it was purely a taste preference thing so his opinion doesn't count. Those that liked it LOVED it so it gets 5 stars. Loved the fresh mint in it. Thought it would be hot but it's not - just full of flavour. Definitely serve it with the fish sauce and go with the serano chili in the main part. The only change I made was to leave out the sugar in the Kampot Sauce. Just served it as a main dish salad for our meal as it was on a hot day. I'm thinking this would also work nicely with a solid white tuna. Made for ZWT4"
"This is a very good salad! I was reaching for the peanuts when I got cashews, and decided they would be good with it! I decreased the amount of garlic, sugar and fish sauce in the sauce and served this over a bed a rice noodles. It had a nice flavor and all the components went very well together."