1small head of lettuce,chopped or 10-ounce bag of washed salad greens
1-2cupsshredded cabbage,about 1/4 of a head
2carrots,peeled and cut into ribbons with the vegetable peeler
1red bell pepper,thinly sliced
1/2sweet or red onion,thinly sliced
sesame seeds for garnish
Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
Let sit to meld flavors while making the rest of the salad.
Mix ground meat with fish sauce, lime zest, sriracha, salt and garlic powder, stirring well to incorporate evenly. Shape into 8 small patties about 1/2-inch thick.
Grill patties until done, 5-6 minutes each side (**see note below for other cooking methods).
While patties are cooking, divide the lettuce and shredded cabbage between 4 dinner plates.
Top with the carrots, bell pepper and onion slices.
When the patties are cooked, arrange two of them on each plate, nestling them into the greens.
Drizzle with dressing and garnish with sesame seeds.
*Ground turkey or chicken can also be used, though you'd need to change the name of the recipe!**Alternative cooking methods for patties:
Broil the patties on a broiler pan 3-4 inches from the element, about 5 minutes each side until cooked through.
Bake in a 400 degree oven until done, about 15 minutes.
Pan fry in a skillet like you would hamburgers, 3-4 minutes a side.
OR just serve like a "Thai taco salad:" Cook the ground meat and seasonings all together in a skillet, breaking up the ground meat as it browns. Let cool slightly before dividing evenly atop the prepared salad plates (or in one large bowl or platter for larger gatherings).