vietmanese salad

Serves: 4
Nutrition per portion
Calories 400 kCal 20%
Fat 7g 10%
Saturates 1.5g 8%

250g (9oz) rice vermicelli
2 handfuls bean sprouts
½ cucumber, cut into matchsticks
3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
150g (5oz) cooked turkey, shredded
50g (2oz) peanuts, toasted and roughly chopped
handful mint leaves, torn
handful coriander leaves
lime wedges, to serve
For The Dressing
2tbsp Thai fish sauce
2tbsp rice vinegar
1tbsp caster sugar
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 red bird’s eye chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
juice 1 lime

Cook the vermicelli according to the pack instructions. Drain well and rinse under cold water, then set aside to dry at room temperature, covered with a tea towel.

To make the dressing, combine the fish sauce, rice vinegar, caster sugar and 50ml (2fl oz) water in a saucepan and place over a medium heat. Stir well and bring just up to the boil. Allow to cool, add the garlic and chilli and stir through the lime juice.

To assemble the salad, divide the bean sprouts between 4 plates, then top with the vermicelli. Dress the cucumber, spring onions, carrot and turkey and divide equally among the plates, pouring over any remaining dressing. Scatter over the peanuts and herbs, and serve immediately, with lime wedges on the side.

Top Tip for making Vietnamese-Style Salad
This salad would make a great packed lunch – just scatter over the peanuts and herbs before you head off to work or pop them in a separate bag to take with you.

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