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Thai Citrus Salad
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Simple, fresh and tasty.
  • CourseMain Dish, Salad, Side dish
  • CuisineGluten-free
  • 2 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups chunks of grapefruit
  • 2 Tbsp roasted salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp shallots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chiles serranos
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint or cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup soft lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  1. Heat a small, heavy skillet on medium and toast coconut for 3–4 minutes, stirring often, until it becomes a toasty brown. Cool in a saucer.
  2. Combine lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar in a salad bowl; stir until sugar dissolves and mixture forms a smooth sauce. Add citrus fruit, toasted coconut, peanuts, shallots, chiles, and mint or cilantro. Toss gently with your hands until mixture it thoroughly combined.
  3. Line a serving bowl or platter with lettuce leaves and pile the salad into the middle. Serve at room temperature to maximize flavors.
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