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Vietnamese Beef Watercress Salad

vietnamese beef watercress salad

Make this Vietnamese Beef Watercress Salad when you want something nutritious and easy but don’t want to sacrifice flavor! All you have to do is marinate the beef, give it a quick stir-fry on the stove, mix it with watercress, and dress it with nuoc mam cham (all-purpose Vietnamese dressing/sauce)!

I like to mix watercress with some green leaf lettuce because watercress does have a strong peppery bite! If you can’t find watercress, you can try and substitute arugula and green leaf. I would always get so excited when my mom made this for dinner! Even though I call it Vietnamese beef watercress salad, we always ate it with jasmine rice. 🙂

You can add fried shallots on top, but I find it super convenient and tasty to add some crispy Jus Garlic! Mention me for 10% off your order.

Lastly, here is the salad spinner I use in the video to dry my greens. It’s so worth it because I don’t like spending time making a salad only to have it come out watery and bland!


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Vietnamese Beef Watercress Salad

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 5 minutesServings:4 servings

Description

Make this Vietnamese Beef Watercress Salad when you want something nutritious and easy but don’t want to sacrifice flavor! All you have to do is marinate the beef, give it a quick stir-fry on the stove, mix it with watercress, and dress it with nuoc mam cham (all-purpose Vietnamese dressing/sauce)! Serve with Jasmine rice or by itself.

Ingredients

  • Marinade

  • Salad

  • Dressing

Instructions

  1. Combine beef and marinade ingredients and let it sit while you wash and dry the greens very well. Prepare the salad bowl by combining the greens and tomatoes.
  2. Heat pan on medium heat for one minute. Add neutral oil or garlic-infused oil and swirl the pan to coat the pan. Add beef and stir/cook for a few minutes until fully cooked.
  3. Add beef to the bowl of greens and tomatoes. Add nuoc mam dressing and Jus Garlic. Toss the salad and enjoy it by itself or with Jasmine rice.
Keywords:vietnamese beef watercress salad, salad, beef salad, healthy asian food

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2 Comments

  1. Sherree Mccollum says:

    What kind of beef did you use?

    1. Hi Sherree, I used flank steak!

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