Traditional LP salad has a very noticeable feature. It is one colour essentially....Green. No red, no orange, no yellow.


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I mentioned that the salad is a monochrome  :). Of course there is no rule determining this but it does set the Luang Prabang Salad apart from any other salad that I have noticed with a "brand" in Asia and I think a reasonable statement of gentle individualism through food is a pretty good way..

The salad most definitely has a French influence and I think that this can be enhanced further by the addition of mesclun ( an informal collection of legume leaves) to add texture and shades of greenishness.


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Ingredients:

  • 1 crisp lettuce and or a selection of fresh mesclun
  • 1 large bunch watercress
  • 1 bunch mint leaves (remove stalks)
  • 1 small handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 small handful dill
  • 2 spring onions. chopped
  • 6 rounds cucumber, then halved
  • 2 or 3 hard boiled eggs (Yolks removed and reserved for dressing. Whites sliced and used in the salad)
  • 1 small handful roasted peanuts.

Method:

  1. Onto a plate or into a salad bowl, add the above ingredients.
  2. Pour over the Lao Salad Dressing and toss the salad.

It's a fragile salad so serve immediately.