A fresh salad of herbs and vegetables with a flavourful dressing of garlic, chilli, fish sauce and Vietnamese mint and topped with shallots and peanuts.


  • 1/2 Stick Lemon grass

  • 1/4 bunch Coriander

  • 1/4 bunch Vietnamese mint

  • 1/4 bunch Spear mint

  • 150ml Water

  • 1 head Garlic

  • 100ml Fish sauce

  • 75 grams Palm sugar

  • 2 Limes( juiced)

  • 3 Chillies

  • 4 tbsp Crispy shallots

  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds

  • 50 grams Peanuts (roasted)

  • 10 Sesame crackers

  • 1 small Chinese Cabbage

  • 4 Red Shallots

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber

  • 1 (seeds removed) Red papaya (firm)

  • 1 cup Fresh bean sprouts

  • 1 cup Young coconut flesh


  • 1.

    Pound or liquidize the garlic and two of the chillies and palm sugar to a paste. Add the fish sauce, water and lime juice.

  • 2.

    Shred & slice vegetables finely.

  • 3.

    Mix together with a generous amount of dressing and the remainding chilli which has been finely sliced. Add the coriander, mint and Vietnamese mint.

  • 4.

    Shred the young coconut and add to the salad with the bean sprouts.

  • 5.

    Sprinkle with plenty of crispy shallots and roasted peanuts. Serve with the sesame crackers and more dressing on the side.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 213kj
  • Fat Total 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Sugar 20g
  • Sodium 1246mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Rebecca330Report
Recipe needs to reflect content of show. Come on guys. Get it right! The salad looked amazing on TV and now we cannot reproduce it.
Posted by Paul1598Report
Who writes these recipes anyway, there's always ingredients missing. Where's the ginger, where's the green mango, wheres the Thai basil????? I watched the show and don't remember lemongrass or spearmint being used, and it was run of the mill green cabbage not Chinese cabbage. If you're not going to record the recipe as shown in the show, these recipes are a waste of time...pffft!
Posted by JadoreReport
Dying to try this! Is it me, or isn't there suppose to be Mango in this recipe? I could have sworn Gary added mango......
Posted by Pj45Report
The method doesn't mention the lemon grass either It would be pounded with the garlic and chillies I suspect..