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This is the perfect healthy dish to create if in a hurry or looking for something simple. A concoction of sweet, savoury and juicy ingredients, this salad is great for a lunch.
For the salad
- 200g closed cup mushrooms
- 200g chicken thigh fillet, finely chopped or minced
- 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and finely cut into thin strips
- 100g mange tout, sliced
- 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 4tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 50g peanuts, roughly chopped
For the dressing
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 limes, zest and juice
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar
- 2 tsp dried shrimp paste
- Whisk together the garlic, lime juice and zest, fish sauce, sugar and shrimp paste. Set aside
- Heat a sauté pan with a dash of oil and cook the chicken for a minute or two, stirring well to break it up
- Blitz the mushrooms in a food processor, or chop finely by hand, then add to the sauté pan and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Drain in a sieve to remove any excess liquid then leave to cool while you assemble the salad
- Mix together the papaya, mange tout, coriander and tomatoes. Stir in ¾ of the dressing then top with the peanuts.
- Gently stir through the chicken and mushroom blend and serve immediately with the remaining dressing and some extra coriander leaves