A tofu larb is a meat-free version of the warm Lao salad that is usually made with stir-fried minced beef or pork. Its sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors and ample fresh herbs make for a tasty dish. The addition of pickled carrots adds even more flavor nuances. You can also omit the fish sauce to make this a plant-only dish.
Pickled veggies can add a salty, sour flavor punch to many one-bowl meals. You can use this pickled carrot formula for other vegetables, including sliced cucumber, grated beet, and sliced radish.