Saturday, June 14, 2008

summer som tam (thai salad)

Som Tam with Cashew Dressing

This is a recipe I learned in Bangkok when I did a Vegetarian Cooking Course with May Kaidee and we experimented with Raw Thai Cuisine; it can be made in any country!

Grate carrot in long noodles,
Do the same with beets
Chop up zucchini or make noodles
Slice a Red onion
Add coconut and grated Ginger

for the dressing:
Soak Cashews and crush them, add in nama shoyu (tamari or soy sauce), lime juice, sweetener like agave nectar, chopped hot pepper, water or oil and blend together to make a creamy sauce.

Garnish with mint and/or cilantro

You can serve this as a salad or put this combination in a nori or lettuce and make a roll.

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