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Tofu, watermelon and radish salad with nahm jim

Tofu adds protein to this super-quick refreshing salad, but if you'd like to bulk it up a bit more, add some sliced raw salmon or barbecued prawns,

By Max Adey
  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins preparation
Tofu, watermelon and radish salad with nahm jim

Tofu adds protein to this super-quick refreshing salad, but if you'd like to bulk it up a bit more, add some sliced raw salmon or grilled prawns right off the barbie.

Ingredients

  • 600 gm silken tofu, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 600 gm watermelon, cut into triangles
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, halved and coarsely chopped
  • 4 small radishes, thinly sliced on a mandoline
  • 1 cup soft herbs, such as thai basil, coriander and mint (loosely packed)
Nahm jim dressing
  • 100 ml lime juice, plus finely grated rind of 1 lime
  • 3-4 birdseye chillies, coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 3 makrut (kaffir) lime leaves, stems removed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 lemongrass stalks (white part only), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

Method

  • 1
    For nahm jim dressing, process ingredients in a blender until smooth and season to taste.
  • 2
    Divide tofu, watermelon, cucumber and radish among serving plates, drizzle with nahm jim dressing, scatter with herbs and fried shallots and serve with lime wedges.
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  • Author: Max Adey