This is a take on the traditional Thai salad, which is crunchy, sweet and spicy, and full of flavour. Fragrant firm mangoes are the best for this salad.
CRUNCHY THAI-STYLE MANGO SALAD
1 slightly under ripe mango
5-7 romaine lettuce leaves, torn into peaces
handful of fresh coriander leaves
25g roasted unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 shallot, very thinly chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 tablespoon mint leaves, finely chopped
- To make the dressing, mix together the lime juice, soy sauce, and sugar in a bowl. Then stir in the shallots, garlic, chilli and mint.
- Peel the mango using a sharp knife or potato peeler. Slice the flesh from each side of mango around the stone. Thinly slice or shred the flesh.
- Place the torn lettuce, beansprouts, coriander leaves and mango in a serving bowl. Gently toss together. spoon the dressing over the top, scatter with the peanuts and serve immediately.