Thai Salad with Cucumber & Mint


I recently got to attend my first cooking class! It was held at one of my favourite kitchen stores, Sur la table, and was Thai themed. The salad we made was definitely one of my favourites. Here is my adaptation:

2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. soya or fish sauce
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp. lemongrass, minced
Juice and zest of 2 limes
1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
1 head green leaf lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Whisk together the first 5 ingredients to make the salad dressing and set aside. Chop the rest of the ingredients, setting aside the herbs.

Combine the herbs with the salad dressing and the rest of the chopped ingredients together in a salad bowl. Dress the salad and serve immediately.

***Additions to the salad I may try are zucchini and/or avocado - yum!

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