This Fresh Vietnamese Veggie and Sprout Salad is such a great summer salad. It is loaded with fresh veggies and sprouts and the perfect combo of flavors and textures! It is also so simple to throw together and no oven needed on these hot summer days!
The most time consuming part of this salad is prepping the veggies. Don’t let that intimidate you though, it really isn’t too hard. I like my veggies to be cut fairly thin. Chunky salads are not my favorite kind. I prefer bite size or smaller pieces.
I also add purple cabbage in wherever I can as it is such a pretty veggie. The color is so vibrant.
The salad is coming together. Also, I buy my carrots in matchstick as it is so much simpler.
I was looking for a shorter and thinner noodle to use, like a vermicelli, but in our small town the best I could find was a pad Thai noodle. So I broke them into smaller sections and called it good. Cook the noodles according to directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain again. Add to the salad.
Once the salad components are put together , start on your dressing. With only 5 ingredients it comes together quickly. Start with the fish sauce.
Then the rice vinegar. Add remaining ingredients and shake well.
Now that all your veggies and sprouts are in your bowl, pour the dressing over top. Mix well to combine and that’s it. Ready to go. I like to top with a little more sprouts, peanuts and green onions, but that is up to you!
Don’t you want to just dig in?!?
This salad is just so beautiful to me. All the colors, texture and flavors make this such a great dish.
There are plenty of salads that hold over well. I don’t feel like this Fresh Vietnamese Veggie and Sprouts Salad is one of them. The veggies start to get a little soggy and the cucumbers release too much moisture. So, you can keep it up to a day or 2 in the fridge, but I don’t recommend it!
One thing I love about this salad is you can add any veggies you prefer. I have listed out the ones I used, but you can always add or subtract with what you are into!
Looking for a little more meat in your life? These teriyaki chicken burgers would pair perfectly with this salad! Salmon Fritters are also a really popular recipe on the blog, they would be so good with this Fresh Vietnamese Veggie and Sprout Salad!
If you are looking for another salad idea, I have plenty! Check these out.