Inspired by the traditional Vietnamese sandwich, this deconstructed version is transformed into a chopped salad, featuring the classic Vietnamese fixings tossed in a healthified version of the famous sriracha mayo for a creamy and spicy salad dressing. Get ready, this salad is bursting with flavor and texture in every bite.
For the Salad:
- 1 cup of greens, chopped
- 1/4 cup carrots, diced
- 1 radish, sliced
- 1/4 cup cucumber, diced
- 1/4 avocado, diced
- 1 scallions, sliced
- 1 nori sheet, crumbled into pieces
- 1/2 Tbsp jalapeno, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds
Incorporate your protein of choice: diced chicken or pork, cubed tofu, chopped hard boiled egg, quinoa, or edamame all work well
For the Dressing:
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1 lime zest + juice
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1/2 tsp tamari
- 1/4" ginger, grated
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Whisk together dressing ingredients. Toss salad ingredients and protein together with dressing. Top with toasted sesame seeds, and garnish with cilantro.
Lindsey Kane is a Registered Dietitian in Philadelphia. For more nutrition tips and recipes, visit her blog at biteforchange.com.
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