Som Tum is a traditional Thailand-style salad, usually made with green, unripened papaya. In some modern Thai recipes other fruits and vegetables are now used, creating a fusion with western flavors. This green apple salad recipe has a dressing made with tamarind fruit, lime juice, toasted rice, coconut sugar, fresh spearmint, and a small pinch of hot chili. It’s has a delicious combination of sweet and sour, nutty, minty, and slightly spicy flavors, yet it is also fresh and clean, allowing the crisp and tart taste of a perfect Granny Smith green apple to come through.
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Ingredient List for my Green Apple Salad:
1 large Granny Smith Apple
2 Tablespoons Thai Fish Sauce
2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar (palm sugar, light brown sugar)
1 Tablespoon Tamarind paste
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
2 teaspoons Toasted Ground Rice
1 Tablespoon Fresh Spearmint Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
1: Prepare the dressing by combining fish sauce, sugar, tamarind paste, lime juice, toasted ground rice, and chili flakes.
2: Prepare the apple by slicing it into thin julienne style strips. You can also dice or slice the apple in any other way you prefer.
3: Plate the apple and top with dressing. Sprinkle with a little toasted rice and chili flake. Serve with lime wedge on the side.
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