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Best ever Vietnamese recipes

Vietnamese cuisine is packed full of punchy, vibrant flavours and fresh, healthy ingredients. We've pulled together a collection of our favourite Vietnamese recipes, including colourful rainbow banh-mi, sizzling bun cha salad, and classic summer rolls.

Prawn and avocado Vietnamese summer rolls

Fresh and easy rice paper rolls. These are filled with prawns, avocado, chilli and ginger, shredded carrot and noodles. Serve with chilli sauce for a dip.

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Vietnamese caramel pork

This Vietnamese-inspired caramel pork recipe is quick and easy but looks so good it feels like a treat. Packed full of fresh Asian flavours, it’s the perfect midweek pick-me-up.


Vietnamese carrot salad

A super-healthy carrot and white cabbage based salad gets the Asian treatment. The zingy lime, chilli and ginger dressing gives crunchy veg a massive lift. Serve as a side with chicken or pack up for a low-fat lunch.


Lemongrass pork skewers with green bean salad

Wrap pork mince around lemongrass skewers before cooking for serving in lettuce leaf cups. Make an easy salad with finely chopped green beans to serve on top.


Rainbow stuffed banh-mi

Banh-mi is a Vietnamese stuffed baguette – banh means bread and mi, wheat. This version is packed with delicious flavours and looks fantastic with so many colourful ingredients. It’s perfect for summer.


Vietnamese lemongrass beef platter

Tender and fragrant marinated beef is barbecued or grilled and served with rice noodles and a chilli lime dipping sauce. Great as an appetiser or light main course.


Pork and lemongrass meatballs in lettuce cups

These pork and lemongrass meatballs are ready in just 30 minutes and under 300 calories but are packed full of flavour. The pickled cucumber helps to keep the flavours fresh and ties in the Asian influence, and the lettuce cups keep it healthy.


Bun cha

Bun cha is a typical salad in Vietnam. This is very easy to prepare as the sizzling pork is served with a make-ahead salad of cold noodles, herbs and beansprouts and a punchy dipping sauce.


Cây Tre’s beef and green papaya salad

Beef and green papaya is a classic combination in Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese restaurant Cây Tre use traditional ingredients to create this fresh and vibrant beef and green papaya salad. Traditionally made with dried beef, this modern version uses rare steak.


Vietnamese noodle soup

Pho is a classic Vietnamese broth, served on every street corner in Vietnam. Pho takes at least four hours to make, so we have created our own Vietnamese noodle soup for you to enjoy when you have half an hour to spare. Star anise, ginger, chilli – this soup is packed with fragrant Asian flavours.


Beef pho

Quick, healthy and packed with flavour, beef pho is easier to make than you think. The Vietnamese have this fragrant noodle soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Spiralized summer rolls

Spiralized veg takes the place of noodles in these super-healthy, Vietnamese-style vegan rolls. They’re great to pack for a posh picnic.


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Janine and Adam gives us their top tips from the test kitchen for injecting some Vietnamese flavour into your next barbecue.

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 Janine and Adam gives us their top tips from the test kitchen for injecting some Vietnamese flavour into your next barbecue. Janine and Adam gives us their top tips from the test kitchen for injecting some Vietnamese flavour into your next barbecue. Janine and Adam gives us their top tips from the test kitchen for injecting some Vietnamese flavour into your next barbecue.SaveSave