A flavor-packed green papaya salad this is a great salad to serve at a party it's delicious and robust enough to last the whole evening without wilting first off these are a little dried shrimp you can buy them anywhere they smell almost sort of the seabed into the pest and water for this salad inspired by my travels across Thailand.
I'm starting by making a wonderfully spicy paste a little salt in there in break them up this place is like a stable ingredient in Thailand that's what we're looking for almost powder right next just one clove of garlic slice up the garlic and get that into the pest and water.
Bird's eye chili incredibly hot powerful but wow it does give an amazing kick to the paste in to the mix now a couple tablespoons of brown caster sugar that softens the blow with a chili and then just to get that nice sour taste a little bit of hot water into this Tamarind paste it's really tart but.
Sweet paste one tablespoon in fish sauce now it's got that almost sort of pickly smell slightly salty but the flavor is intense two tablespoons and bring that together and give it a really good mix some lime juice in half Another Touch of sort of tartness.
The pace is nice and thick and fragrant but it's got the heat the sourness the tartness incredible Green Papaya stand it up give it a little peel you can find Green Papaya and local Asian shops and bigger supermarkets and as it doesn't wield like more delicate Veg it's perfect for.
Robo salads like this not a great hit no that's what I want these thin slivers next a nice rich sweet banana shallot nice some carrot Cara gives it another texture.
Now nipple that and mix it finish that off with Thai Basil and fresh coriander Thai Basil is a much more fragrant basil it's stronger and it's slightly thicker as well like papaya and Tamarind paste you can get Thai Basil in good supermarkets and.
Independent Asian stores but normal basil works well too next prepare the crunchy topping pan on and toast some peanuts chop the nuts but it gives a really nice crunch indigo roll them around the pan gas off and just take them out.
Now for the exciting Palm I'm going to dress the salad nice spoon of dressing in to the papaya mix that in and finally a nice General sprinkling roasted nuts and that is one delicious very fragrant very robust.
Green papaya salad so easy to make and guaranteed not to go limp a perfect party salad and with such incredible colors textures and bold exciting flavors it's sure to grab your guest attention for fuss-free salad dressings simply add the ingredients into a Jam Jar screw the lid on tightly and Shake to combine in seconds there's no need to.
Wash up a whisk and the jar is ready made to store any leftovers when you're putting together a feast for the family or friends it's great to have some bulletproof salads in your cooking repertoire here are three more of my favorites to set you up first my delicious chopped salad foreign.
and add to the Bowl along with chopped red pepper and finely dye shallots next slice salami into strips and add follow with nutty chickpeas and smooth Eden cheese cut into matchsticks building up different tastes textures and flavors as you go next add.
Chicory for a deliciously bitter bite then chop crisp romaine lettuce ad for the dressing finely chopped garlic add Cherry vinegar a shake or spicy Worcestershire sauce cast the sugar and olive oil then simply whisk pour the dressing over the salad and mix.
So that everything is Thoroughly coated finally sprinkle with dried oregano for an aromatic finish a salad so easy if you can chop you can make it with such delicious results it has to be tasted to be believed my next simple salad that's perfect for a party is green bean salad with mustard.
Dressing for the dressing wrap a whole bulb of garlic in foil and roast it in a hot oven next add top and tail green beans to salted boiling water and cook for just a couple of minutes this is called blanching and keeps the.
Beans deliciously crunchy strain the beans and refreshing cold water this stops the cooking process so that stay crisp and green next remove your garlic from the oven cut off the head.
And squeeze out all the Glorious garlic which has gone creamy mellow and divine in the oven then simply add sharp white wine vinegar a dollop of Dijon mustard sweet runny honey season and pouring a good lug of olive oil then whisk.
Add the crunchy blanched green beans on top with toasted almonds for a lovely nutty note and crunchy texture mix well and serve Heavenly mustard vinaigrette with a hit of mellow roast garlic stunning green beans dressed to perfection.
My next salad that's great for any big bash is roasted red pepper lentil and Herb salad foreign lentils to vegetable stock along with a bay leaf and boil for 15 minutes prelentals are perfect for sellers they.
Have a great meaty flavor and a delicious bite for texture next chop sweet red peppers and place on a baking tray along with diced courgette drizzle over olive oil season and roast in a hot oven foreign.
To assemble the salad place the drain lentils in a large bowl then add olive oil and chop some blushed tomatoes take the roasted red peppers and courgettes from the oven and add along with chopped avocado as its delicious creamy flesh give this salad a.
Lovely contrast season then for a big Herby hit Top a handful of chives and basil and add squeeze over lemon juice and mix earthy aromatic and packed full of goodness absolutely stunning serve with roasted meats and fish or perfect eaten just by itself.