No one needs to suffer through terribly tasteless food while losing the excess poundage on one’s bod-ay on their journey towards better health, huh? Not me anyway. Otherwise, the whole thing ends without results, because I just cannot, simply cannot eat garbage-tasting, bland food for even a second, let alone a prolonged period of time in order to lose excess fat on these old bones of mine.
Anytime I hear the word “Thai” I know, without a shadow of a culinary doubt, that there will be a circus of flavors going on in the recipe. I also know, with solid conviction, that a Thai dish will be very healthy for me. Just think about it for a moment: there are just not that many overweight Thai people on this planet, and yet they are a people/a culture whose lives are centered around incredible food . . . just like Italians. So here I go . . . off to Thailand for some beautiful food inspiration, a distant cry from Italian cuisine, but oh so delicious, healthy, and good for us! I’m lovin’ this Thai Chicken Salad (often called “Laab” or “Larb”) and will pack whatever is left over for my lunch tomorrow at the office! Your taste buds will surely sing “Wow” too!
The fresh lime, pungent ginger, sharp cilantro, spicy, garlic-y Thai seasoning are blended with the mild, buttery nuttiness of cashews and the sweetness of natural honey to balance those powerful playing ingredients! Like all Thai recipes, it’s all about a balance of contrasts and this recipe has it all. Even my mother, who has never eaten a morsel of Thai food in her 83-years of life, enjoyed this flavorful salad. I hope you try it!
For the dressing
For the salad