This is how we make a spicy veganuary salad.
To make this punchy, flavoursome spicy salad, you can find banana blossom, fresh from exotic fruit markets or fresh but pre-sliced from Chinese supermarkets! The tinned banana blossom will not work for this unfortunately!
So you have got to find yourself some fresh!
If you can’t get your hands on any fresh banana blossom, you can substitute it from any crunchy salad veg like watercress or pea shoots as the dressing is the real star of this dish!
You will need:
100-150g fresh sliced banana blossom
2-10 Thai Chillies or finger chillies
4-6 garlic garlic
A thumb of ginger
2 tbsp stir fry sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp coconut sugar
2/3 cup fresh coriander
2/3 cup fresh mint
1 tsp dried or fresh chopped lemongrass
3-4 lime leaves
1 cup julienned carrots
1 spring onion
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste
70-100g fresh pea shoots or watercress
A few more tbsps sesame oil for frying