Ok enough bullshit, on with the salads.
First off we have a thai mango salad. If you are a lover of sweet and spicy than this is a dish for you.
This recipe serves 6 people. Or if you're like me who loves thai food it serves 3.
- 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
- 2 unripe mangoes
- 1/3 c fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 4 tsp sugar
- 4 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 tsp chili sauce or hot pepper sauce
- 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
Toast your nuts in a skillet (that's what she said...sorry I couldn't resist) - about 6 minutes.
In a bowl, whisk together the coriander, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, oil and chili sauce. Add mango, red pepper, and onion and toss it all together. Sprinkle with the nuts and ta da....a beautific salad that's so yummy it's almost orgasmic.
Special note: Though the recipe doesn't call for it, I often grab a handful of baby tomatoes, cut them in half and throw them in. Adds color and a nice taste. Another thing I add, (can you see that I don't like to follow recipes?) is red pepper flakes. Be careful though, a little goes a long way.
Of course I've made this look harder than it is. It's not hard. Cutting the mango is the most difficult part. Seriously, I've had people offer to pay me for this recipe after I've served it at
On to recipe two.
Spinach Blueberry Salad
I have no measurements for this salad because it's one of those things I make that sort of happened by accident.
- 1 bag of baby spinach
- 1 pkg fresh blueberries
- a bunch of crumbled feta let's go with a cup
- a handful of chopped walnuts
- balsamic vinegar salad dressing
I'm serious this time.
You'll love it. And it's so easy. I'm all about the easy.