Recipe: Jenn Lieu’s Jungle Asian Salad

About a month ago, Vinh Ta reached out to me on Instagram to ask if I would try his products and blog about them. I was honest: I didn’t know how to cook anything with Vietnamese flair, but my friend Jennifer Lieu was excellent at it. He had us both pick up a set of his VTA Products sauces to try.

Jennifer Lieu with our set of VTA Products sauces.

Truth be told, I was really really really hoping Jenn would make me some of her amazing pho, which is probably the best I’ve had. Instead, she made me a nice, healthy salad. Now, don’t get me wrong! This was still tasty. Someday, I hope I can talk Jenn into making more pho, though.

Salad
5 Kaffir Lime
1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
1 cup green cabbage, shredded
1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup of avocado, cubed
1/4 cup of Japanese cucumber, sliced
1 tablespoon of lemon or lime
4 large prawns

Juice the kaffir lime, then toss all ingredients together. Lay the prawns neatly over the top. Drizzle dressing over the salad.

Spicy dressing
2 tablespoon of Siracha sauce
2 tablespoon of VTA Hoisin Sauce
1/2 tablespoon of crushed peanuts

Mix the two sauces together well, pour over salad. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts.

I just need to warn you that the dressing she made was super hot! You can probably leave out the sriracha if you don’t like things too spicy.

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Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. Follow her @Melissa808 on Instagram and Twitter.

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