Thai Salad Top Tips
If you hadn't noticed by now, we love a good salad here at Rafi's Spicebox. They're the perfect way to add texture, colour and raw food to your dish - as well as making you look like a top chef!
Here are some of our best tips for adding a Thai salad to your meal; once you've nailed these basics, have some fun and be creative with your dishes. You never know, some "mistakes" could turn out to be real winners at meal times!
- Try a Thai slaw! Shake up your classic slaw of finely sliced white cabbage, carrot and onion by garnishing it with sweet chilli sauce, fresh red chillies vinegar and a splash of soy sauce!
- Salted peanuts aren't just for snacking on - crush them gently with some fresh red chillies and sliced garlic (see picture) for a delicious side salad with a kick! A fiery accompaniment to any Thai Curry.
- Pound some pineapple with fresh bird's eye chilli and a dash of fish sauce for an exciting flavour combination of salt, sweet and spice. A salad like this is very traditional in Thai villages.
- Haven't got the time to prepare an extra dish? Simply garnish your dish with a handful of fried onions, red chillies, cashews and a sprinkle of salt to bring a pop of texture to your finished curry.