OMG this cauliflower larb (thai spicy salad) is giving me LIFE rn. Cauliflower rice mixed with fresh herbs, rice powder & lime juice, wrapped in butter lettuce with homemade hot sauce. Def becoming my new staple. PS. this is FULLY vegan. 🙂 Find the full recipe below.
- 1/3rd cup sliced scallions
- 1/3rd cup roughly cilantro
- 1/3rd cup chopped mint
- 3 roughly chopped shallots
- 1/3rd cup chopped basil
- 1 lb riced cauliflower
- 1 tsp soy sauce
For the Rice Powder
- 1⁄2 cup of sushi rice or jasmine rice
For the Hot Sauce
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 shallots or 2 mini onions
- 4 dried chilies of your choice
- 2 tsp vinegar 1-2 lemon juice 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 T sriracha
- 2 tsp water
For The Lettuce Wraps
- Cabbage or butter lettuce Cucumbers
- Lime wedges
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and pour 1⁄2 the cauliflower rice on a pan with salt, pepper and oil for about 30-40 minutes until cooked and almost crispy.
Make your hot sauce next by charring your dried chiles and onions first in a dry skillet for about 5-10 minutes. Place in a blender or food processor, with your creamer, red pepper flakes, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, paprika, sriracha and water. If it’s too thick, add more water, lemon or vinegar. You want the consistency to be a creamy hot sauce.
Next, prep your veggies for the lettuce wraps by slicing cucumbers, lime wedges and assorting your lettuce wraps. In the meantime, toast your rice and once its brown and toasted through, place in a food processor until it becomes a powder. (you can sub out the rice powder if you prefer, it just adds a more umami flavor to the larb)
Time to make the larb! Heat a pan with the other 1⁄2 of your cauliflower rice and add in salt, pepper, soy sauce and the rice powder for about 10-15 minutes. Next, add in your shallots and the cooked cauliflower from the oven and let cook and char with lime, more rice powder and soy sauce for about 15 minutes.
Take the larb off the fire and add in your cilantro, green onions, mint and basil. Mix well and serve with your lettuce cups!
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