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  1. Perfect and refreshing summer salad, Nazneen. I used to watch a lot of HGTV and Food Network few years ago. Now a days, I don’t even turn on the TV, so thank you for introducing the salad to me :)
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Lail! Me too, I used to watch it quite often but lately I hardly turn it on. I just watch my recorded shows while I eat lunch or something, but leisurely watching a food show…doesn’t happen.

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Its delicious and you’d love it! Give it a try!

  2. 6/30/2013

    What a deliciously fresh looking salad! I do have an abundance of mint and coriander growing in my garden at the moment so this will be a great way to use it! :)

    I am always looking for fresh salad ideas :)
    I also just followed you on bloglovin, please stop over and say hi on my site when you have the chance :)
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Hi! Thank you for following and I will definitely check out your site. Thanks you for stopping by!

      Nazneen

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Jen! It’s really good and so refreshing when its hot out.

  3. 6/27/2013

    Lovely recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it!

    And you are definitely not the only one wondering what exactly is going into our food! I’ve started buying our meat and eggs from a local SPCA approved farmer. Its more expensive but helps put my mind at ease :-)
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Kim! It shouldn’t be expensive…why can’t we have normal, proper food?

  4. 6/26/2013

    Luke Nguyen is a genius and I used to love his series when I watched it. Now I barely get time.The salad with all those fresh herbs and greens is so refreshing and light. Ground rice I bet would be a great textural addition. And glad you added turmeric, it contrasts so well!
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Sonali! It’s a great salad and I love all the components too; very flavourful.

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Peachy! I am sure this is quite similar to what you may have over there. Lovely flavours.

  5. 6/26/2013

    We practically live on salads during the summer! Love having a nice one-dish recipe like this. We’ve got tons of mint at the moment, although not so much cilantro – just can’t seem to get that to grow properly for some reason. This dish has so many terrific flavors! Quite nice – thanks.
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      I should eat more salads but I don’t know why I don’t! Mint in salads is wonderful and adds that summery touch. Looking forward to some of your salad recipes John!

  6. 6/26/2013

    What a lovely refreshing salad. I like to watch ‘Vietnam’ as well. Re the GMO’s, there’s one GMO free product you can buy and that’s Barilla pasta. I just did a course with them (post is on its way) and they don’t use any GMO products in either their pastas or their pasta sauces. And they’ll be launching a GF pasta range in NYC in October. Well…that’s the pasta sorted! xx
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thats excellent to hear Charlie! I always use Barilla pasta because I love how it cooks and turns out perfect every time. Now I can be confident buying their products. Thanks Charlie.

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Nusrat! It’s a great salad with a lot of flavour.

  7. I love the fish sauce AND herbs in this …can’t go wrong, killer combinations!!

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Angie! I love the herbs especially!

  8. 6/26/2013

    I love Luke Nguyen too, almost as much as I love Laab! I make my Laab Thai style and agree that making your own toasted rice is easy and cheap. I learned in Thailand that you can add fabulous flavour to the toasted rice if you add lemongrass, kaffir lime and galangal to the rice as its toasting and then store the rice and extras in an air-tight container until you need to use it. The flavour develops over time and the toasted rice becomes wonderfully fragrant!

    Very impressed that your children eat such a strongly flavoured dish!
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Jas and I love that tip about adding lemon grass and kaffir lime..I’m going to try that!

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks! Yes, its incredibly summery!

  9. 6/26/2013

    Ah, I wondered what the yellow item was on top of the salad… turmeric-infused meat – nice! I love the spice myself, I have a huge pot at home, I must endeavour to use it more, so thank you for the inspiration.

    Apologies, I missed your previous post but I just went back to read it now. It sounds very painful. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a chronic condition like that so I wish you all the best with it. I hope you’re able to get to a point where you can alleviate the symptoms!
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Charles! I am ok, yes it’s a chronic illness and some days are bad but most days are good and I concentrate on those. It’s hard to control without meds but I do try and get off the meds once in awhile just to be free of chemicals in my body. Thank you for your lovely comment.

      I add turmeric to all my meat dishes so that’s one use for it!

  10. 6/25/2013

    A good salad is so refreshing on a hot day and this one sounds fantastic, Nazneen. Best of all it’s quick and easy to prepare, musts when the temperatures soar. Like, too, that the ingredients are fairly common. I’m much more likely to make a dish if I have almost all of the ingredients on-hand. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks John! Yep, it does make life easier if you have the ingredients on hand. Nice to experiment once in a while though but most people have Asian spices and condiments in their pantries. This was a great salad and easy to put together.

  11. 6/25/2013

    I love these salad recipes that are great on a hot day like today, thanks for sharing!
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Natalie! It is a very refreshing salad.

  12. 6/25/2013

    Luke Nguyen is so brilliant, I really should stalk his recipes more :P
    I love this salad, it looks so refreshing!

    Cheers
    CCU
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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Uru, yeah, he is quite brilliant!

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Hi GG! Yeah, he’s not on the main stream food network here but on a side channel and sometimes on public tv. I really like him though. This is a great summer salad, so much flavour.

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      Nazneen
      6/25/2013

      Me too! He’s great and I love this salad. Definitely great for the hot summer.

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      Nazneen
      7/1/2013

      Thanks Nilu!

  13. Eha
    6/25/2013

    This is an absolutely beautiful salad I have made quite a few times. Writing from Australia Luke Nguyen is of course ‘ours’ and quite my favourite chef and author at the moment. In addition to two brilliant Sydney restaurants and his series of food shows, videos and books he is suppoesdly an absolutely inspiring tour leader to his home country of Vietnam and all the neighbouring lands: friends have been and are immediately rebooking . . .

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      Nazneen
      6/25/2013

      Hi Eha! Of course, Luke Nguyen is Australian! I had forgotten that. I love him, he’s so down to earth and so passionate about his country and his cuisine. I enjoy watching his show when its on and when I remember! Thanks for stopping by!

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