Vegan Thai larb recipe

I cooked again! And got another great recipe for you. Very quick, easy and healthy: Vegan Thai larb. You can have it with or without meat & spicy or non spicy. Either way it is a light but filling dish. Let’s get started!

Larb is a traditional meat-based salad from Laos. The dish is also quite popular in the North-East region of Thailand, which borders Laos along the Mekong River. Larb is normally served at room temperature. It features stir-fried mince, lime juice and is seasoned with chopped up fresh herbs, like mint and coriander.

However, the following recipe is a quite easy and lazy one. If I got fresh chili, mint and coriander at home, I would definitely add them to the dish. But as it also tastes great without these herbs I’ll show you the less effort recipe. The recipe is for two.

Ingredients for vegan Thai larb

  • 1 lime
  • 1 lettuce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 300g basmati rice
  • 200g meatless mince
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g ginger
  • 1,5 tbsp soy sauce
  • optional: mint, coriander, chili
ginger-garlic paste
leaves for the larb
  1. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packaging.
  2. While the rice is cooking chop the ginger and garlic and mix them together with some olive oil and salt. Cut the lime in half. Wash the lettuce, separate the big outer leaves and shred the inner core.
  3. Heat a large pan, best would be a wok, with 1 tbsp sesame oil 5 minutes before the rice is finished.
  4. Once the pan is hot, add the mince and cook for 4-5 minutes until brown.
  5. Add the rice and ginger-garlic paste to the browned mince and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Then add 1,5 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, juice of 1/2 lime, shredded lettuce and herbs. Cut the remaining lime into two wedges.
  7. Give it a good mix up and then serve the filling on the lettuce leaves & lime on the side.
  8. Enjoy your vegan Thai larb!

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