Burmese Salad Recipe – minus Tea Leaves

Based on the Tea Leaf Salad at Burma Superstar in San Francisco


Ingredients 1/4 cup dehydrated chickpeas

8 cups thinly sliced hearts of romaine (about 2 heads)

1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts

1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 lemon

1 T Large Crystal Sea Salt

1 tomato, diced

1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced




Step 1

Heat up 4 T of oil in a skillet, and fry the garlic until golden brown. Remove the garlic with a slotted spatula and set it aside to drain oil.

Step 2

In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the peanuts for about 5 minutes, remove and let cool. Don’t burn! If you burn them, throw them away and start over.

Step 3

Place romaine in a serving bowl

Step 4

Dice the tomatoes into ¼ inch cubes

Step 5

Dice the bell pepper into ¼ inch cubes

Step 6

Arrange the dehydrated chickpeas peanuts, sunflower seeds, crispy garlic, tomato and bell pepper in pie shaped clusters on top of the romaine

Step 7

Right before service squeeze the lemon on top of the salad and sprinkle the salt over the salad

Step 8

Toss and serve



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