Pickled vegetables, juicy chicken, and a creamy dressing come together in this Vietnamese classic – without the bread!
If you’ve never tried a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, I highly suggest you try one. Yes, even I’m saying that knowing it’s served on a big, fluffy French baguette. If you don’t eat gluten at all or try to avoid it as much as possible as I do, this salad is a great way to get the same flavors of the sandwich!
One of the best parts of the sandwich is the pickled vegetables. They pair beautifully with the dressing and make for a delicious blend of spicy, sweet, and sour.
In addition to the amazing flavor combination, you also get all benefits of the vegetables in this salad:
Spinach– full of vitamin b6 and fiber, helping to produce amino acids to promote proper nervous system functions.
Cilantro– a phytonutrient dense herb that helps pull heavy metals from the body.
Radish– a cruciferous vegetable that helps reduce oxidative stress and promote detoxification.
Carrots– known to help our eyes and night vision and a great source of vitamin A.
Cucumber– hydrating and rich in vitamin C and minerals.
So there you have it, nutritious and delicious. If you like spicy foods with a hint of sweetness and tang, you’ll love this!!
P.S. your meal doesn’t always have to look pretty to taste good!