This recipe is an amalgamation of all the delicious Vietnamese style salads I’ve eaten in restaurants over the years. I made it up as I went along until I got to a place where the whole family loved it. The flavours are so fresh and the herbs and lime so zingy making it the perfect meal for summer. I always make it on those really sultry evenings when no one really feels like cooking.
The flavours are so complex that this is a great salad to eat by itself, but I often add a piece of barbequed salmon. Some juicy prawns or tofu could be good additions too.