This colourful Thai-style dish is bursting with fresh flavours and deliciously contrasting textures. The dressing is completely oil-free, so despite the beef and nuts this dish is light in calories.
*Add cubes of fresh or canned pineapple (canned in juice rather than syrup) or kiwi fruit to the salad, to increase the fruit content.
*Spice up the salad with very thin strips of fresh red chilli – particularly if you have a cold: scientists have suggested that eating chillies can help to alleviate nasal congestion.
*Replace the mango with 2 nectarines, unpeeled and sliced.
*For a vegetarian version, omit the stir-fried beef and increase the quantity of peanuts to 150g (5½oz). Peanuts are an excellent source of protein and contain much less saturated fat than meat.
Apart from adding its delicious spiciness to the dressing, ginger also aids digestion.