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Larb Summer Salad

This simple fresh summer dish is a specialty from Laos. Larb is an exotic sour-salty salad with cooked ground meat and fresh herbs.

Larb likes it hot

Larb is originally very hot and served with unseasoned vegetables to balance the intense flavor. Our seasoning provides the basic with a mild hotness. Add as many fresh chilies as you can take.

Good for Two Different Dishes

Our tip: After cooking the meat, keep the cooking water. It’s a delicious broth that you can use to make another dinner. Peel and cut potatoes and root vegetables into the same size: either 1/4 inch for fast cooking or 1 inch for fast cutting. Cook them in the broth to create a Cuban style soup.

  •  Substitute beef with any other ground meat, or vegetables (recipes below).
  • Substitute 2 green onions with 1/2 red onion.
  • If not using fish sauce, add 1-3 tbsp anchovy paste.
  • Add chopped cilantro or Thai basil.
The Larb Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Lemongrass, amchoor, garlic, lemon peel, chili, coriander,  ginger, star anise, cilantro, onion, basil, cumin, white peppercorn, cinnamon, lemon oil

Larb dipping