Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Ginger Salmon

1 Comment March 2, 2012 in Food & Fun

I love this recipe for Vietnamese Salad Rolls.

A few years ago I wanted something yummy that I had eaten at a local Vietnamese Restaurant. I looked everywhere and finally decided to come up with my own variation on the theme. I think it’s very close to the ‘real thing’.

This recipe uses Ginger Garlic Salmon, which I shared last week.

My salad roll dressing is not traditional, at least as far as I know. It’s my own ‘ACK!-I-don’t-have-the-ingredients-I-need-what-will-I-do!?!’ type recipe. But we loved it!

I’ve provided a recipe for a more traditional Vietnamese dressing as well, which we also love! Try them both and see which you like best!

Vietnamese Salmon Salad Rolls

Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Ginger Salmon - Carla Anne Coroy

Lettuce, finely shredded
Red peppers, finely julienned
Green onions sliced length-wise
Carrots, finely shredded
Red cabbage, finely chopped
Cucumber, finely julienned
Ginger root, finely julienned
Ginger Garlic Salmon
Rice paper
Large bowl with hot water (not boiling)
Vietnamese Salad Roll Dressing (see below)

Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Ginger Salmon - Carla Anne Coroy - Ingredients laid out for Make-Your-Own Vietnamese Salad Rolls

  • Dip one rice paper into the hot water for just a few seconds until it is pliable.
  • Lay rice paper on a plate, and place desired vegetables and salmon on top.
  • Spoon dressing over vegetables and salmon.
  • Roll the paper around the vegetables and salmon like a tortilla, folding in the ends to keep the filling in.

Enjoy your Vietnamese Salad Rolls! These can be made just before serving, or serve the prepared ingredients and make your own at the table. Very fun!


Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Ginger Salmon - Carla Anne Coroy - Dressing is in the glass with the spoon in it

The dressing is in the glass with the spoon in it. Give it a quick stir before spooning it over your veggies.

Vietnamese Salad Roll Dressing

3 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup hot water
1 tsp sugar (or xylitol)
4 tsp soy sauce (or Bragg’s All Purpose Seasoning for gluten-free)

  • Mix well.
  • Chill.
  • Serve.

We love this Vietnamese Salad Roll Dressing. You may want to try a more traditional dressing as well, which can be made as follows.

Traditional Vietnamese Salad Roll Dressing

1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp rice vinegar
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
1-2 finely chopped chilies
6 tbsp fish sauce
6 tbsp water
6 tbsp fresh lime juice

  • Mix well.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Serve.

What do you think?

Leave a comment and let us know how you like these Vietnamese Salad Rolls, and which dressing you like best!

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