Crunchy Thai Salad

"Here's a healthy and tasty way to get your veggies. This makes an easy appetiser for four people or you can turn it into a main dish for two by serving a piece of cod or thinly sliced pork fillet over the top. I also like a jalapeno pepper in my salad, but beware -- because this dish is not cooked the jalapeno adds a lot of heat!"
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  • Mix the lime juice, curry paste, fish sauce and brown sugar in the bottom of a medium sized bowl.
  • Boil the green beans for one minute, then drain and let cool.
  • Put the green beans, bean sprouts, red pepper, red onion, coriander, mint and chilli in the bowl with the dressing.
  • Toss until mixed.
  • Arrange the lettuce leaves on a plate, then put some salad on top.

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  1. Garlic Chick
    I made this recently because I've had something like this in the past. I made per the instructions using jalapenos as the chilis, about four, which was fine. I loved the way the onions came out, especially the next day and will make the salad a day ahead in the future because it had better flavor after sitting. Thanks for posting!
  2. Annette NC
    We all thought it was "interesting," but were not able to finish what I made. Not sure if I did something wrong.
  3. Leeloo78
    This is unbelievably good! I used three chilies because I love spice, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly! I will certainly be making this in the future!
  4. HappyBunny
    Awesome! Didn't have green beans but used a baby cabbage which added extra crunch. Thanks for posting.
  5. Jams McNeill
    I made this recipe for an outdoor party last summer and it was a big hit. I would probably add a couple of chilies if I was just making it for myself. Added the coriander and mint just before serving for great aromatics.


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