Vietnamese Bean Sprout Salad with Lime and Crushed Peanut Vinaigrette

By • November 16, 2010 0 Comments



Author Notes: Also known as Sa Lach Dia, this is a refreshing and attractive salad for the holiday/Thanksgiving table.Anthony Chiffolo

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Serves 6-8

Salad

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, shredded
  • 2 Asian pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut into strips
  • 3 carrots, julienned
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 scallions, shredded
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 4 sprigs basil
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • 4 sprigs dill
  • 3 hot pumpkin peppers
  1. Wash all ingredients and arrange in a bowl or on a platter. Serve with a crushed peanut and lime vinaigrette (see next).

Crushed Peanut and Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons mint, freshly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, freshly chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, crushed
  1. Combine all ingredients; mix well.

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