I'm inspired a lot by whats around me and in OZ we have a really strong asian infulence and always have. So Lime, Ginger and Chilli have always been a staple in the house, and in my diet. I even brew Green Tea with Ginger, Coffee with Chilli Powder and put Lime into just about everything. I ahve another recipie that has thoes flavours, a light Thai Banana salad.
This one serves 4 people.
3 bananas, sliced, 300g
1 packet mixed salad leaves
handfull snow pea sprouts
handfull mint leaves
handfull coriander leaves
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
2 green chillies, finely sliced
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup of lite coconut milk (I usually use less then that as I discovered I really dont like coconut all that much)
Dressing: Place chillies, ginger, fish sauce, lemon juice, sugar and coconut milk in a jar with a firm fitting lid. Shake until combined.
combine the rest in a bowl and then pour dressing over the top.
You can use some shreaded precooked BBQ chicken or turkey in this if you want. For a change I actually soak and then cook diced tofu in what is meant to be the dressing first and use that to top everything.