This Vietnamese Dinner Menu features two healthy and delicious Vietnamese recipes that you can make tonight! Both the main dish and the side dish are easy to make and come together quickly. 

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Vietnamese Dinner Menu 

Main dish: Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls

Side dish: Vietnamese Mango Fruit Salad 

The Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls can easily be made with meat. Shredded chicken, shredded pork, pork meatballs, ground pork, turkey or even tofu all work in place of the jackfruit. And for the mango fruit salad, if cilantro isn’t your thing, go ahead and use fresh basil or mint. Make it your own here! 

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Make ahead tips:

Up to 2 days ahead 

  • Cook the rice and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • Make the spicy mayo sauce and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Up to 1 day ahead 

  • Thinly slice vegetables and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or you can go ahead and pickle the vegetables and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • Toss the jackfruit with it’s sauce and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Finish Preparing and Serve 

  • Prepare mango salad (peel and slice mangoes, toss with dressing, finish with coconut chips, cayenne and cilantro. 
  • Assemble banh mi bowls and serve. 

Photograph of banh mi bowls filled with rice, jackfruit, pickled vegetables, fresh herbs and a creamy sauce, set on a light blue table.

GROCERY LIST:

PRODUCE:

  • 1 bag large carrots
  • 1 Daikon (or regular radishes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 limes 
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 small knob ginger
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch basil 
  • 5 mangoes

Dairy:

  • 1 small container Greek yogurt 
  • Olive oil mayonnaise 
  • 2 packages prepared jackfruit  (9-ounces each)

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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