The most delicious way to get your veg is to make a dressing that is hot, salty, sweet and sour. Fresh lime, chilli and ginger are the champs in this salad: chop it all up and stir it through the salad veg and voila! It tastes like a cross between a Thai and Vietnamese salad.
Clean out the crisper with this one. You can use any crunchy veg sliced up fine in any combination. Make up a huge container it stays crunchy for days without the dressing. You will look forward to your lunch everyday.
I used the leftovers of this salad to make a delicious kimchi-like wild ferment mmmm
Inspired by the recipe on the back of the noodle packet, this version is punked right up with big flavours. Enjoy making your own versions with whatever you have on hand. The most important part is to get the balance to your liking in the dressing which depend on the sweetness in your lime and the heat in your chilli, so taste it before you dress it.
lovely on its own or even better with some tofu marinated in soy, fivespice powder and seasame oil.
Salmon grilled, sliced steak, prawns or chicken also make this into a wonderful meal. Even a can of tuna, for a work lunch, is a good match.
Fried Noodles, handful
Cashews, dry roasted in a warm pan for a few minutes
Zest of two limes
1/4- 1/2 wombok, chinese cabbage or any cabbage, finely sliced
10 cavalo nero, black cabbage, stripped from the stem, very finely sliced
1 red capsicum/pepper finely sliced
1 green capsicum/pepper finely sliced
1-2 cucumbers cut into strips
1-2 carrots sliced with a vegetable peeler nd cut on diagonal
1 cup coriander or vietnamese mint or lemon basil or combo, roughly chopped
optional red chilli finely sliced
1 tespoon seasame oil
2cm knob of fresh ginger, if you keep your ginger in the freezer its easier to grate
1 clove of garlic finely grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce or fresh chilli & 1-3 teaspoons sugar
optional fish sauce
2 limes squeezed, plus lime wedges to serve
- Mix all the veg and lime zest together and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Put all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake, taste and adjust to your liking so the flavours are balanced.
- When your ready to serve assemble all ingedients in a bowl reserving some nuts and noodles for the top, mix thouroughly and taste and adjust for balance.
- Serve with lime wedges, nuts, noodles and any additional protein of your choice. MIX!
There you go Yogis! This is one of our recipes from Monday Munchies, a little sharing of food love after class, this one was requested by Julia. Love my yoga friends.