Thai Apple Salad

Thai Apple Salad


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This is a unique Thai apple salad that uses apples, peanuts, carrots and snake beans in a chilli, lime and tamarind dressing.


Serves: 4 

  • 3 small cloves garlic
  • 3 Thai chillies
  • 1 small lime, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup snake beans, cut into 2cm lengths
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind juice
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, whole
  • 1/4 cup carrot, julienned
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into wedges

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. In a ceramic mortar and pestle pound the garlic and Thai chillies until chunky.
  2. Add the lime quarters and snake beans then smash a couple times until well bruised.
  3. Add the tamarind juice, palm sugar and dried shrimp then smash until the palm sugar has been worked in.
  4. Add the cherry tomatoes, fish sauce, peanuts and carrots then smash a bit more until the tomatoes are bruised.
  5. Add the apple wedges and toss all together in the mortar with a spoon until all is mixed.
  6. Place the salad on a plate and serve.

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