Salad Series {Post #4} Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps – one of my favorite things to eat!

Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with Grilled Tuna, Candied Grapefruit, Mixed herbs and a Lime-Ginger BBQ to die for…
well, not really – but it’s darn good!
  Is it still considered a salad if you can pick it up and eat it like a taco?


Pottery handmade by Catalina Aguirre Hoffman


Pottery handmade by Catalina Aguirre Hoffman


*Marinade recipe adapted from the gorgeous book Alinea

Why do I love these so…

Is it the fresh, exploding Vietnamese flavors? Is it the communal experience? Platters overflowing with crispy, crunchy, fresh lettuce and herbs. The floral, jet black dipping sauce scented with lime, ginger and spices – a party in your mouth. Everyone reaching and grabbing, happily creating their own perfect wrap – what a wonderful vibe. Is it because no two wraps are the same? Each one unique, “maybe I’ll put a little more mint in the next one and more hot sauce!”. Maybe I just love watching others enjoy these as much as I do.

This is my happy food, I can eat these every day and never tire of it.

Happy Holidays everyone! See you next year!

6 Responses to “Salad Series {Post #4} Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps – one of my favorite things to eat!”

  1. Beautiful, beautiful! The photos are so wonderfully lit and the dish looks so delicious. We could basically live on Asian dishes. Happy Holidays to you…so glad to have found your blog.

  2. Found you on tastespotting. Love your blog! I’ve just started blogging too and it’s awesome to see so many people doing gorgeous food like this. Have a great Christmas! x

  3. Yummy! Great idea to candy the grapefruit-inspired and inspiring!

  4. I simply love your recipes, but the font you use is so hard to read. Am I the only one with this problem or are there others who have mentioned it.? Thanks for the beautiful and healthy recipes.

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