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Luang Prabang salad Laos salad
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Luang Prabang salad (Laos salad)

An easy, simple salad with a slightly unusual dressing that's a classic in Laos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Laos
Servings: 2 -3
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 3 eggs hard boiled
  • 2 cups lettuce 70g
  • 1 cup watercress 20g
  • ½ cup mixed leaves optional, eg arugula, radicchio
  • 1 tomato large
  • cucumber approx 3in/7.5cm piece
  • 1 tbsp unsalted roasted peanuts optional, approx, to top
  • ½ tbsp cilantro/coriander approx, to top


  • 2 yolks from the hard boiled eggs , above
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • salt and pepper


  • Start by hard boiling the eggs. You can use your preferred method, but probably the easiest is to put the eggs in a pan, cover with cold water at least 1in/2.5cm over the eggs and bring to the boil. Once the water boils, turn off and leave the eggs in the water for 10-12min then drain and run under cold water to stop them cooking. When cool, carefully peel the eggs.
  • As the eggs are cooking, roughly chop the lettuce (and other greens, if using) and divide between 2-3 plates, along with the watercress. 
  • Slice the tomato and cucumber and lay on top of the greens.
  • Scatter over the peanuts, if using, and cilantro.

For the dressing

  • Cut two of the eggs in half and remove the yolk. Mash or break up these two yolks in a small blender. Add the remaining dressing ingredients (oil, lime juice, vinegar, sugar and a little salt and pepper) and blend until smooth. Note make sure the yolk is broken up and smooth before you add the other ingredients or it won't work after.
  • Cut the remaining egg into quarters or slices and put on the salads. Cut up the leftover whites and add to the salads too, if you like. Drizzle over the dressing and serve.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1920IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1.9mg