Vietnamese table salad


  • 2 gem lettuces (leaves separated and well rinsed)
  • Half cucumber (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 3 handfuls bean sprouts
  • 1-2 firm star fruit or firm mango or green banana or Asian pear (finely sliced)
  • 1 firm papaya (cut in half, seeds removed, peeled and finely sliced)
  • 1-2 fresh green chillies (seeds removed and sliced into thin strips)
  • Small bunch of mint leaves (chopped)
  • Small bunch of basil leaves (chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)

How to make

Table SaladStep 1

Arrange the chopped salad items attractively on a plate with the lettuce leaves on one side as they are used as wrappers.

Step 2

In a bowl add the garlic to the soy sauce. Use this as a dipping sauce for the lettuce wraps.

Step 3

Squeeze the lime juice over the fruits. Place the salad in the fridge till ready to serve.

To enjoy your salad Vietnamese-style, wrap a little fruit, cucumber, bean sprouts and green chillies with the mint and basil in a lettuce leaf and dip in the soy sauce.

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