This is a perfect salad for really hot days with your favourite iced cold beer or home made lemonade!
Serve it as a side with homemade pizza or take as an offering to a BBQ. Just assemble it right before serving so that it is still super crunchy.
For the salad
1 small red onion, peeled and very finely sliced
2 cups of fresh bean shoots
2 red capsicum, core removed and thinly sliced
1 cup of fresh mint leaves, washed
2 long red chillies, seeded and very finely sliced
For the dressing
2 tablespoons of vegetarian fish sauce
½ tablespoon of minced ginger
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
Place all the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and add to the bowl with the salad. Mix everything well to combine and serve immediately.
Yields: A side dish for 4.
Time: 15 minutes.
Notes: You can purchase vegetarian fish sauce from vegan grocery stores, online and from some Asian grocers. Otherwise simply replace it with 2 tablespoons of organic tamari or soy.
This is also delicious with the addition of handful of Thai basil and/or thin strips of fresh coconut meat.