Salad Thịt Nướng Sốt Chanh Dây Recipe

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Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Intro

Vietnamese grilled pork salad with passion fruit dressing, or Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day (Salad Thịt Nướng Sốt Chanh Dây), is a local take on traditional BBQ salads. By using a few Vietnamese ingredients, it adds a breath of fresh air to the classic recipes.

Do you want to have a go at making it? I will go into what makes Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day stand out, the must-have tools and ingredients for preparing it, the instructions for making the salad, and tips and suggestions for similar dishes.

But first, let’s uncover how creative a Vietnamese grilled pork salad with passion fruit is!

Why Is Vietnamese Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day A Creative Dish?

Vietnamese grilled pork salad with passion fruit dressing is a creative adaptation of classic BBQ salads. It includes many Vietnamese ingredients like grilled pork, a salad dressing made with passion fruits, peanuts, and sesame seeds.

Passion fruits are a popular fruit in Vietnam. Its local name is “chanh dây,” which means something like “limes on vines.” Vietnamese people use it for making beverages, desserts, and condiments. Making the passion fruit salad dressing is a highlight of my Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day recipe.

My recipe will add a touch of Vietnamese freshness to your meal, even though it isn’t like traditional Vietnamese salads in many aspects.

How Do Vietnamese Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Differ From Traditional Vietnamese Salads?

Traditional Vietnamese salads are distinct from traditional Vietnamese-style salads in terms of ingredients (both for the salad and the dressing), flavors, and roles in a meal.

Known as “gỏi” or “nộm” in Vietnamese, classic Vietnamese salads don’t have lettuce. Instead, crunchy vegetables (like cabbage, banana flowers, and lotus stems) and green fruits (like papayas and mangoes) are staples. Many recipes feature protein, like chicken and seafood.

Classic Vietnamese salad dressing is always based on vinegar or lemon juice, along with Vietnamese fish sauce (nuoc mam), chili peppers, and other spices. Mayonnaise and dairy products are scarce in old-fashioned Vietnamese salads, which are always tangy and slightly sweet.

A Vietnamese salad is usually an appetizer or a main dish to enjoy with rice or rice porridge. My Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day shares this trait. Though fit for a big meal, it doesn’t need complicated tools or a lot of time to make.

What Are the Tools for Making Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day?

You need a knife, a cutting board, a small spoon, and a small bowl to prepare Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day at home. Here is a description of their roles.

  • Knife: For cutting the vegetables.
  • Cutting board: For cutting the vegetables.
  • Optional tools: I use a small spoon for mixing the salad dressing and a bowl for mixing the salad dressing and other ingredients of Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day. Replace them with anything you have available.
Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Tools

What Are the Ingredients for Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day?

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day requires a lot of vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.), grilled pork, passion fruit, peanuts, sesame seeds, and a few Vietnamese condiments. What are they used for? Let’s find out right away!

Vegetables:

  • Fried potatoes: They provide the salad with a seductive sweetness and crispy texture. I like to fry potatoes with an air-fryer to reduce the oil content.
  • Cherry tomatoes: For adding more freshness to the salad. Feel free to replace them with bigger and juicier tomato varieties.
  • Cucumbers: For adding more freshness to the salad.
  • Red onion: Red onion has a milder flavor than other varieties. Its color also makes the salad more attractive. Switch to white or yellow onions for a spicier and more pungent taste if you feel like it.
  • Red radishes: For adding more color and a peppery flavor to the salad.
  • Lettuce: Lettuce is the main component of the salad. I go with leaf lettuce, but there are many other suitable varieties, like iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, frisée, or a mix of many types of greens.

Others:

  • Grilled pork: Use bite-sized pieces of pork or shred them into thin strands like pulled pork. When you roast pork shoulder at home + (How to Roast Pork Shoulder Perfectly) and have leftovers, making the Vietnamese grilled pork salad is a very economical choice. Pulled pork is an ideal substitute for grilled pork.
  • Passion fruit: The floral fragrance and sweet-and-sour flavor profile of passion fruit is the selling point of the salad dressing. Other types of citrus fruits are acceptable, but the result won’t be the same.
  • Roasted peanuts: For garnishing the salad.
  • Toasted sesame seeds: For garnishing the salad.
  • Condiments: Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day needs salt, mayonnaise, and honey. They are important for preparing this Vietnamese salad perfectly.
Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Ingredients

What Do I Do to Prepare Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day?

To prepare Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day, you have to prepare the vegetables, make the salad dressing, and assemble the salad. Here is a breakdown of what to do.

Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables

Rinse the vegetables and let them drain.

Cut the tomatoes and passion fruit in half. Cut the cucumber, red radishes, and red onion into small slices.

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 1 Prepare Vegetables

Remove the core of lettuce and cut the lettuce into large chunks.

Step 2: Make the Passion Fruit Salad Dressing

Scoop out the pulp and seeds of the passion fruit. I won’t remove the seeds because I like having them in the salad dressing.

But if you want to get rid of them, there are two ways to do so. One is to simmer the pulp and seeds for a few minutes before straining them through a fine sieve or colander. Alternatively, just put everything into a blender and puree until smooth.

Next, mix the passion fruit pulp, mayonnaise, honey, and salt in the bowl.

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 2 Make Passion Fruit1

Stir vigorously until well blended. In case you’ve just used a blender to puree the passion fruit pulp, simply add the other ingredients to the blender and let it do the job.

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 2 Make Passion Fruit2

Step 3: Assemble the Salad

Add the lettuce to a large dish. Toss in the red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, red radishes, fried potatoes, and grilled pork. Gently drizzle the passion fruit salad dressing over them.

Garnish with roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, or your favorite nuts and seeds. Be creative with add-ins; it’s one of the best tips to improve the salad’s flavor.

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 3 Assemble Salad

What Are the Tips to Prepare Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day From Scratch?

To personalize your serving of Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day, follow these tips: incorporating fatty or protein-rich ingredients, getting rid of meat and potatoes, arranging the salad in a large and shallow bowl, and stirring the salad to mix it with the dressing.

In addition, I will also show you how to store and reheat Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day, plus similar Vietnamese dishes to discover.

Use More Types Of Fat And Protein

Besides grilled pork, don’t hesitate to add a variety of rich ingredients that will make your salad extra special, such as smoked fish, bacon, toasted nuts, avocados, or cheese.

The last one is a stranger in many Vietnamese dishes, but since Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day is already a fusion, just go ahead!

Remove Protein And Carbs

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh is hearty enough to be a main dish. To tune it down to an appetizer or side dish, leave grilled pork and fried potatoes out.

Stir The Salad With The Dressing

After adding the passion fruit salad dressing to the salad, feel free give it a good stir to distribute the dressing more evenly.

Use A Wide And Shallow Bowl

For the best presentation, the bowl should be slightly bigger than the content of the salad. A wide bowl will also prevent the lettuce and vegetables from slip-sliding onto the table. This type of bowl also helps store Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day more easily.

How to Store and Reheat Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day?

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day is easy to store but tricky to reheat. It can last 2 – 3 days in the fridge if kept in an airtight container. Lettuce isn’t suitable for freezing, but the other ingredients are fine in the freezer for 2 – 3 months.

To reheat Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day, the best way is to microwave it, but the result can vary from dish to dish. Some people object to the taste and texture of a microwaved salad.

A better solution to reheat Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day is to store the ingredients separately and only reheat the meat, fried potatoes, and salad dressing. This method applies to many comparable Vietnamese dishes.

What Are Other Suggestions for Similar Vietnamese Dishes?

You will love the following 5 Vietnamese dishes if you have a soft spot for Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day. They are other types of Vietnamese salads you have to try.

  • Goi Ngo Sen (Vietnamese lotus stems and shrimp salad) is full of protein and healthy carbs, it is usually an appetizer. Goi Ngo Sen is a common sight at many Vietnamese banquets and special meals. The crunch of lotus stems and shrimp are very enjoyable.
  • Goi Tom Xoai (Vietnamese green mango salad with shrimp) is another classic Vietnamese salad with shrimp. It replaces the mild flavor of lotus stems with sour and fruity green mangoes, a combo of flavors that will make your mouth water in no time.
  • Goi Ga (Vietnamese chicken salad) is a traditional Vietnamese vegetable-laden dish you can come across in many typical meals. Think of it as a coleslaw but with the addition of boiled and shredded chicken, unique Vietnamese condiments, and fragrant herbs.
  • Unlike other salads, Banh Trang Tron (Vietnamese rice paper salad) is a flavorful mix of shredded rice paper, dried meat, quail eggs, green mangoes, and many spices. It contains no vegetables and is mainly consumed as a snack.
  • Vietnamese noodle salad with shrimp is a combo of rice noodles, fried shrimp, various vegetables, and many Vietnamese condiments. It is more filling than regular salads and makes a full meal on its own.

Are You Ready to Make Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day?

Vietnamese Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day is an East-meets-West dish that marries Vietnamese ingredients with Western techniques. It is a beautiful and delicious salad that can play many roles.

I’ve shown you what is special about Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day and Vietnamese salads in general, as well as how to prepare and serve this Vietnamese salad with passion fruit dressing at home. Try it now, and don’t hesitate to show me the result!

Comment below if you have any questions. Before you go, don’t forget to share Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day recipe with your friends. Many thanks!

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Recipe

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Salad With Passion Fruit Dressing (Salad Thịt Nướng Sốt Chanh Dây)

Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day is a fusion dish that brings together succulent grilled pork, fragrant passion fruit dressing, and crunchy vegetables. Let’s learn how to prepare it.
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Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Fusion, Vietnamese
Keyword: Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day, Vietnamese Grilled Pork Salad With Passion Fruit Dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 507kcal

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 8.82 ounces (250 grams) fried potatoes
  • 2.65 ounces (75 grams) cherry tomatoes
  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 passion fruit
  • 2.65 ounces small red radishes about 2.65 ounces
  • 11.4 ounces small head of lettuce about 11.4 ounces

Others

  • 10.58 ounces (300 grams) grilled pork
  • 1.76 ounces (50 grams) roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions 

  • Rinse the vegetables and let them drain.
  • Cut the tomatoes and passion fruit in half. Cut the cucumber, red radishes, and red onion into small slices.
    Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 1 Prepare Vegetables
  • Remove the core of lettuce and cut the lettuce into large chunks.
  • Scoop out the pulp and seeds of the passion fruit. Mix them with mayonnaise, honey, and salt in the bowl.
    Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 2 Make Passion Fruit1
  • Stir vigorously until well blended.
    Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 2 Make Passion Fruit2
  • Add the lettuce to a large dish. Toss in the red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, red radishes, fried potatoes, and grilled pork. Gently drizzle the passion fruit salad dressing over them. Stir thoroughly.
  • Garnish with roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, or your favorite nuts and seeds.
    Salad Thit Nuong Sot Chanh Day Step 3 Assemble Salad

Video

Notes

  • You strain the passion fruit pulp through a fine sieve to remove the seeds or puree the pulp and the seeds in a blender.
  • Don’t hesitate to add more ingredients, like smoked fish, bacon, toasted nuts, avocados, or cheese.
  • Remove grilled pork and fried potatoes if you want to turn the salad into an appetizer or side dish.
  • Use a wide and shallow bowl to prepare the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1339mg | Potassium: 1341mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1247IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 4mg
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