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Vietnamese Vegetable Platter
from: That is Dr House to you

From the Vegetarian Times 2000: "This platter is a traditional accompaniment to almost all Vietnamese meals."

SERVES 6

  • 2 heads of soft lettuce
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallion (white and green parts)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup daikon radish, shredded (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded jicama (optional)

Use lettuce like Boston lettuce, leaves torn in half.

for the cuke: peel and slice length- wise, then thinly into half-moons.

On a large platter, place each ingredient in individual mounds, with the lettuce in the center and the other items surrounding it.

Variations: In addition to or as a substitution for the vegetables and herbs listed use the optional ingredients.