Summers are here and so are the days of enjoying crunchy- fresh Salads. Today, i have for you all a Thai style salad which is bursting with fresh flavours, looks gorgeous and is very exciting. I did say exciting right?? Now, whats more exciting than crunchy taco shells ! It is a healthy, ZERO OIL guilt free salad which is not loaded with heavy mayo dressings but has a nutty flavour from coconut milk, sesame seeds and peanuts. So, here it is.. presenting a fun meal for all – Thai Salad Corn Tacos 🙂
I have been thinking about eating light and simple meals these days. Today, i wanted a ZERO OIL dish for lunch and i started hunting for ideas. For many people, that means a non palatable dish. People associate oil with taste but that is a big myth. Zero Oil does not mean that you have to eliminate fun and taste from your meals. Thinking in that direction, i began to think of all the factors of food that makes it interesting and appetizing. One thing that struck me was the colorful vegetables. Keeping that in mind, i decided to dedicate this post to those beautiful produce and create a dish which you would “want” to eat. So, here it is ! Thai Salad with crunchy corn Tacos.
Yummy right? The concept was inspired by an Indian appetizer dish called as the “Masala Papad” where lentil crackers are laced with fresh tomato onion salsa. Read the recipe below and make it at home today ! This dish is made with corn, cabbage, peanuts, sunflower seeds, tofu, sesame seeds and bell peppers.
Thai Salad Corn Tacos
Thai Salad Corn Tacos
- 4 small corn tortillas
For Thai Salad
- 1 cup mixed red/ orange/yellow bell peppers, thin sliced
- 1 spring onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
- 50 gms Tofu, cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
- 1/3 cup coconut milk, light
- 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 clove of Garlic
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- We will begin with preparing the tacos from the tortillas. If u like, you can also buy corn tacos from the store and go ahead with the step 3.
- Pre-heat the oven at 365 F. Place the tortillas in a U formation between the gaps of a muffin tray and bake for about 7-10 minutes till the “U” shape retains. Remove from the oven and let it cool down. The corn tacos are ready.
- We will begin the Thai salad with the dressing. For that, put all the ingredients for the dressing in a mixie/food processor and make a smooth paste.
- In a bowl, put in bell peppers, carrot, cabbage, spring onions and tofu. Pour in the dressings on top of the salad mix and toss well using 2 forks.
- Sprinkle coriander, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds on top and combine. The thai salad is ready.
- To serve, place 2 tacos on a plate and fill them with the Thai salad. Serve immediately.
Suggested serving size : 2 tacos
Isn’t that a superb way to eat some veggies and keep it raw and real ? I love the colors of this dish.. You know how the saying goes ” You are what you eat !”. With these rainbow like color palate for lunch, i am more than happy to think of all the goodness it contains !
Btw i hope you are not wondering why Thai Salad in Mexican Tacos? I guess that is simply because in my opinion, Tacos are a lot of fun and they can make anything more enjoyable ! They sure do a great job of holding that Thai salad and add that perfect crunch for the salad. Salads need not be boring anymore !! So, make it today and enjoy 🙂