This is a tasty, light and healthy Vietnamese style salad recipe. Tasty and captures so many South East Asian flavours. Not too spicy so very suitable for all the family. Served with baby cos and rice.
It is similar to Thai’s famous Larb, but much easier to cook! It is ready in under 30 minutes, so is a quick meal for a busy weekday dinner.
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoon finely diced ginger or ginger paste
2 tablespoon lemongrass finely diced or use lemongrass paste from the supermarket
1 small red or green chilli, finely sliced (optional)
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
2 onions thinly sliced
1kg pork mince (get the best quality you can – it will still be cheap)
1/2 cup (65ml) fresh lime juice or “cheat” lime juice from the supermarket
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1.5 tablespoons brown sugar
1 supermarket packet of baby cos lettuce/ leaves
3 spring onions sliced thinly
4 tablespoons fresh Vietnamese mint sliced or standard mint
2 cups coriander leaves diced
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Extra time: 5 minutes, cooling
If you want to bolster this dish, cook some rice and serve with the dish.