Thai Melon Salad

July 16, 2009

Thai Melon Salad

Sara Jones, Tucson CSA

This salad takes its inspiration from the classic Thai Green Papaya salad. It is usually a really spicy dish; use less chile if you want it milder.

1 melon (and/or cucumber), peeled, seeded, julienned or cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon dried chile flakes
3-4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fish sauce (or soy sauce)
2-3 limes
1 handful mint, finely chopped
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped

Crush chile flakes and garlic together into a paste. Mix paste with fish sauce and the juice from two limes. Pour mixture over melon and stir well to combine. Sprinkle with mint, peanuts and thinly sliced limes to serve.

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