Dining Out

Vietnamese style lamb mince salad

Preparation 10 mins l Cooking 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
500g lamb mince
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 small butter lettuce, leaves torn
2 small carrots, peeled, shredded
2 small Lebanese cucumbers, peeled into ribbons
200g grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup (80ml) Vietnamese dressing +extra, to serve
Coriander sprigs, fresh sliced chilli, prawn crackers, lime wedges, to serve
Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion for 1-2 minutes until slightly softened. Add mince and ground coriander. Season and cook, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine lettuce, carrot, cucumber and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing, season and toss to coat. Top salad with lamb mixture.
Serve with coriander sprigs, chilli, prawn crackers, lime wedges and extra dressing.
Lamb leg steaks, thinly sliced, or lamb meatballs would also work well.
Roll salad up into softened rice paper wrappers for Vietnamese rolls.
Leftover mince mixture can be used in a crunchy baguette, tacos or a noodle bowl.
Vietnamese dressing is available in the Asian section of most supermarkets or Asian grocers.