Som Tam

Discover the refreshing twist on a traditional Thai favourite: Som Tam Salad with Green Apple! This innovative adaptation brings a unique crunch and sweet-tart flavour to the classic dish.

Key Details

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp caster sugar 
  • 1 heaped tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 6 green beans, chopped into 2cm chunks
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered 
  • 2 green apple, julienned 
  • 1 large carrot, julienned 

  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 heaped tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 6 green beans, chopped into 2cm chunks
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 green apple, julienned
  • 1 large carrot, julienned

Grab a pestle and mortar (or a bowl and a rolling pin!) and add your chilli, garlic and sugar. Crush into a paste. Add the peanuts and give them a bash so they start to crumble. Add your lime juice and fish sauce and stir. Add your green beans and cherry tomatoes, give everything a quick bosh to combine, and lightly bruise your veggies.

Add your julienned carrot and apple to a bowl and pour over the contents of your pestle and mortar. Toss everything through using a spoon and your pestle (or rolling pin). As you gently pound your salad it will soften with the acids of the sauce and the carrot and apple will wilt a little. Serve with a sprinkle of extra peanuts and enjoy!

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