This recipe for Cabbage Chicken Salad (Goi Ga Bap Cai) is an easy-to-make salad you can serve as a main meal or side dish. The aroma of the Vietnamese coriander and the mint adds such freshness to this salad and the combination of shredded veggies, chicken and fish sauce dipping sauce is absolutely delicious! If you’re making this ahead, don’t add the fish sauce until you’re ready to serve as the cabbage wilts fairly quickly. Enjoy!
Cabbage Chicken Salad / Goi Ga Bap Cai
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
14 oz bag of finely shredded green cabbage, approximately 6 cups
1 cup julienned carrots
1/2 cup red onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup mint, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Vietnamese coriander or cilantro, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup fish sauce dipping sauce
1/4 cup crushed roasted peanuts
Combine all ingredients except peanuts in large bowl. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts and garnish with fresh coriander and mint just before serving.
Yields: 8 cups, 4-6 servings