Vietnamese Bánh Mì Meatball Salad Recipe: Turn That Sandwich Inside Out for This Fun Vietnamese Salad Recipe by 30Seconds Food

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Vietnamese Bánh Mì Meatball Salad Recipe: Turn That Sandwich Inside Out for This Fun Vietnamese Salad Recipe

Traditional? No. But this fun Vietnamese salad recipe inspired by the bánh mì sandwich is delicious. The pork meatballs could also be served with rice noodles or over fried rice with egg rolls.

Cuisine: Vietnamese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Servings: 2 to 3


  • 10 - 12 ounces ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoon oil, for frying


  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 hot chile, minced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • lettuce leaves
  • sliced radish
  • julienned carrot
  • julienned cucumber
  • fresh chopped cilantro

Here's how to make it:

  1. For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the meatballs, combine all the ingredients and mix until combined. Shape into meatballs. Heat the oil in a skillet. Cook the meatballs until cooked through and golden, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  3. To assemble the salad, put lettuce leaves on serving plates. Add the radish, carrot, cucumber, cilantro and meatballs. Serve with the dressing on the side.

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Skillets $10 & Up
Fish Sauce $3 & Up
Oil $3 & Up
Mandoline $10 & Up
Rice Noodles $2 & Up

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Julie Rose
Looks incredible 😍
Elisa Schmitz
What a perfect meal. So flavorful, yum!
I love this idea…

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