After eating horribly during the holidays, back to eating salads and getting back on track with my fitness. Eating healthy and eating salads don’t always have to be boring. You can make a healthy and beautiful looking salad and have it taste good too. Like this Vietnamese Style Roasted Salmon Salad!
There’s a lot of textures going on in this salad so it’s fun to eat and the salmon is healthy and still super yum. The salad was super fresh, light, and super tasty. The sauce added a limey tangy, spicy, flavorful, and garlicky kick to the salad.
I recently tried Cham Dipping Sauce and think it’s awesome. It’s made with lime juice, chopped garlic, spicy chilies, and cilantro and has all the flavors that will excite your taste buds for sure. For a bottled product, I was surprised by how fresh the chilies and garlic tasted. The chopped cilantro up in the sauce added an extra layer of freshness to it as well. The price point is pretty good given the high-quality ingredients that are put into each bottle and definitely freshness you can taste. Check out Cham Dipping Sauce and give it a try!
5 ounces wild-caught salmon filet, crumbled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3-4 ounces red leaf lettuce, or your favorite lettuce
2 ounces carrots, julienned
2 ounces cucumbers, julienned
1-ounce perilla leaves
1-ounce mint leaves
2 ounces roasted unsalted peanuts
2 ounces fried shallots
2 -3 tablespoons Cham Dipping Sauce
Roast Salmon – Coat both sides of salmon with olive oil and season both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Roast salmon in a 450-degree oven for 7-8 minutes or until desired cooking temperature. Remove from oven and crumble the salmon into chunks and set aside.
Assemble Salad – In a medium bowl, add lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, perilla leaves, mint leaves, cilantro, roasted peanuts, and fried shallots. Give the salad a quick toss. Add salmon and Cham Dipping Sauce and give it another toss. Plate and serve. Add additional peanuts, fried shallots and season with additional dipping sauce to taste.
- Proteins like chicken, tofu, and shrimp are perfect proteins for this salad.
- You can get creative with the veggies and add and remove any veggies you like.
- If you want to make your own sauce, you can make the Fish Sauce Dressing from my Vietnamese Chicken Salad recipe.