Spicy Vegetable Salad

4.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: none
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Spicy Vegetable Salad

I love this salad, crisp tasty and really filling, the powerful flavour of the dressing is really fabulous, great starter on its own or main course such as a roasted corn fed chicken breast or roasted salmon fillet.


  • 150g dried shrimp
  • juice of 3 large limes
  • 200g French beans, cut into long thin slivers
  • 200g young runner beans, cut into long thin slivers
  • 1 medium Kohl Rabi, peeled then cut into fine matchsticks
  • For the Dressing
  • 3 tbsp tamarind paste (Bart’s)
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tsp heaped finely chopped red chilli
  • 75mls vegetable oil
  • 8 paper thin slices of lemon, cut into quarters
  • 4 tbsp roughly chopped Thai basil
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped mint
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • sugar
  • 10-15 cherry plum tomatoes, halved

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  • Using a pestle and mortar, pound the lime juice and shrimps together, until you have a rough paste then reserve.
  • Place all the prepared vegetables into a large bowl and mix well.
  • Place all of the ingredients for the dressing into a separate bowl and mix well.
  • Add the lemon and herbs to the dressing along with the shrimps and lime juice.
  • Season well with salt, pepper and sugar and leave for 20 minutes or best longer if you can.
  • Just before serving add the tomatoes you mix together well.