This Vietnamese Style Salad alongside Pork Meatballs is a spin on the classic Vietnamese salad, Bún chả. This version is made with butter lettuce, shredded napa cabbage, Thai basil, mint, as well as cilantro, crunchy veggies, as well as a ginger-lime vinaigrette. It’s topped alongside the about delicious, flavorful, six constituent pork meatballs. Such a uncomplicated, season-packed good for you repast!
My blood brother and I always say nosotros could be vegetarians if it wasn’t for pork. And I stand up by that thought. I LOVE pork in any grade, whether it live pulled pork, bacon, pork chops (my mom made them allll the fourth dimension growing upwards), or PORK MEATBALLS. I beloved all of them, and couldn’t live without them. This salad combines my 2 loves – pork, together with salad. Which I know power audio weird, simply it’s amazingly expert.
I’ve always loved experimenting and playing around amongst other cultures flavors in addition to dishes, specially afterwards I locomote. I’ve never been to Vietnam personally, just my blood brother went terminal year, and he wouldn’t cease talking nearly Bún chả. We both actually love food and nosotros’re constantly talking near it – together with I knew I had to re-create this once I heard his description of it. And hither nosotros are!
The entirely ii classic Vietnamese foods I’ve had are Banh Mi too Pho, as well as I loooove them both. Anything with tons of fresh herbs, pork, as well as noodles/staff of life has my refer all over it.
I decided not to add together rice noodles to this salad, simply that’sec something you lot could sure make to volume it upwardly a petty flake!
Oh my gosh the pork meatballs. Where do I fifty-fifty commencement?! They are SO tardily in addition to SO good. Only half dozen ingredients!
All y'all call for for the meatballs:
- earth pork (if you’re non a pork soul, y'all could sub ground turkey or chicken, simply the meatballs won’t live almost every bit flavorful)
- diced serrano or jalapeño pepper
- soy sauce
And that’sec it! Roll them into balls, nipper them in your skillet, in addition to yous’re left with the nearly mouthwateringly delicious pork meatballs.
I made a similar pork meatball on these banh mi bowls, together with I tin can’t get over how skillful they are. It’sec definitely the pork. Pork makes everything amazing.
And omg the DRESSING. It’sec a lime, rice wine vinegar, love, and ginger dressing, with a piddling serrano/jalapeño inward it, together with the combination is incredible alongside the rich pork meatballs too crunchy lettuce. No food processor or blender required either! It’s just a dressing that you lot whisk upward inward a bowl! Super unproblematic.
For the salad itself, we’re got butter lettuce, shredded napa cabbage, cucumber, radishes, scallions, Thai basil, cilantro, mint, too sliced jalapeños. Or serranos! I used serranos here, only whatever y'all prefer/take on hand is bully!
As long every bit pork meatballs, crunchy lettuce, too gingery-lime dressing is involved, nosotros’re inward business organization.
Vietnamese Style Salad with Pork Meatballs
This Vietnamese Style Salad amongst Pork Meatballs is a spin on the classic Vietnamese salad, Bún chả. This version is made amongst butter lettuce, shredded napa cabbage, Thai basil, mint, in addition to cilantro, crunchy veggies, in addition to a ginger-lime vinaigrette. It's topped amongst the nearly delicious, flavorful, half dozen factor pork meatballs. Such a elementary, flavour-packed good for you meal!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time x minutes